Motivating success movies

List of the best movies about success selected by visitors to our site: The Founder, The Social Network, Steve Jobs, Startup, The Wolf of Wall Street, Jobs, American Made, One Chance, A Star Is Born, Matangi / Maya / M.I.A..

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Founder (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

The Social Network (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersHackers, Businessmen, Programmers, Scientists, Friends
PlotOn real events, Love, Success, Social Media, Money
PlaceParty, College, New York, California, USA
StyleSmart, Intellectual, Makes me think

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Geniuses, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Depression, Technology, Obsession
StyleFascinating, Soulful, Smart, Serious, Vital signs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Startup (2014)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama, biography
PlotSuccess, Death, Fate, Friendship
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

Russia’s answer to U.S. box-office hit “The Social Network”, the movie tells the story of a pair of Moscow students in the mid-90s who create an internet search engine that becomes one of the largest in the world.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Millionaires
PlotOn real events, Love, Success, Stock Exchange, Money
PlaceWall Street, New York, USA
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, Smart, For a group of friends, Beautiful

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Jobs (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
CharactersBusinessmen, Programmers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Computers, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

American Made (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
CharactersHorses, CIA, FBI, Pilots, Smugglers
PlotOn real events, Success, Money
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, USA, Court
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Fascinating

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

One Chance (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSingers, Cinderella
PlotOn real events, Success, Music
PlaceEngland, Venice
StyleFascinating, To cry, Touching

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

A Star Is Born (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, music
CharactersDogs, Singers, Musicians, Gay, Alcoholics
PlotDancing, Love, Success, Motorcycles, Jealousy
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Cute, Fascinating, Touching, Atmospheric

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sri Lanka
CharactersPoor, Psychologists, Celebrities, Journalists, Cats
PlotOn real events, Love, Success, Motorcycles, Hostage
PlaceSea, Ghetto, Aircraft, Beach, India
TimeNew Year

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy
CharactersHorses, Monsters, Poor, Losers, Old man
PlotDancing, End of the world, Success, Money, Slavery
PlaceParty, Office
StyleBlack humor, Fascinating

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

My Blind Date with Life (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersJanitors, Friends

An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTeachers, Lawyers, Family, Judge, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Success, Obsession, Cancer, Relationship
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, For girls, For men, Makes me think

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Businessmen (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends
PlotSuccess, Money, Friendship, Rivalry, Love
StyleSerious, Disturbing, For men, Inspirational

Events in the "Businessmen" unfold in the era of the 90's, when the country is experiencing an economic crisis. Heroes of the film are among the first who stood at the origins of market relations in Kazakhstan.

Bigger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CharactersBodybuilders, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Success, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, For men, Inspirational, Serious

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, music
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Actors
PlotTime travel, Success, Fate, Happiness, Friendship
StyleDisney, Light, Cute

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.

Last Holiday (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CharactersCooks, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotTime travel, Success, Dreams, Vacation, Holidays
PlaceHotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Romantic

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

Yes Man (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotAdventure, Love, Success, Depression, Fate
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, For men, Uplifting, Soulful, For a cozy evening

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Rushmore (1998)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Losers, Students
PlotLove, Success, Depression, Jealousy, Love triangle

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CharactersParents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Success
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Serious, Vital signs

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.