Motivating success movies

List of the best movies about success selected by visitors to our site: Ice 2, Dolemite Is My Name, Success, Gully Boy, A Star Is Born, Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., Sorry to Bother You, On the Basis of Sex, Businessmen, Bigger
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Ice 2 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotSports, Success, Relationship, Hockey, Figure Skating
PlaceRussia

What happens in fairy tales after the wedding of the prince and princess? Figure skater Nadia and hockey player Sasha got married and more than anything else they dream of a child. True, the price they will have to pay for this dream will be unimaginably high. After such upheavals, it seems impossible to count on a happy ending. But if you think so, you do not know anything about real tales...

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersActors, Comedians
PlotSuccess, Money, On real events
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Success (2019)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
CharactersMusicians
PlotSuccess
PlaceRussia
StyleTouching, Soulful, Light, Disturbing, Fascinating

What price are you willing to pay for success? Since childhood, dreaming of becoming a rock star Lisa comes an offer from America, and she leaves the family - husband Artem and little daughter Vita. They once dreamed to go to America to make music with Artyom, but after the birth of their daughter they had to forget about creativity. Now Artem raises her daughter alone, interrupted by odd jobs. Once he is forced to speak with covers of Russian pop music at corporate parties. He takes Vita with him, and she unexpectedly rescues his father — he sings a song for him, the words of which he does not know. Their extravagant performance hits the Internet, collects millions of views, and attracts the attention of a famous producer. He promises to make them true stars. But Vita does not want to be a star at all - she wants her mother to come back ...

Gully Boy (2019)
Markimdb: 8
CharactersSingers, Poor, Drivers
PlotLove, Success
PlaceParty, College, Ghetto

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

A Star Is Born (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Dogs, Gay
PlotSuccess, Love, Relationship, Drug addict, Jealousy, Dancing, Motorcycles
PlaceUSA, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Best soundtracks, Oscars, Interesting, Romantic, Touching, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sri Lanka
Duration02:18
CharactersPoor, Celebrities, Cats, Journalists, Psychologists, Turtles
PlotSuccess, On real events, Love, Motorcycles
PlaceGhetto, Sea, Aircraft, India, Beach
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)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersLosers, Horses, Old man, Monsters, Poor
PlotSuccess, Money, Dancing, End of the world, Weapon, Computers, Slavery
PlaceOffice, Party
TimeHalloween

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.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersStrong women, Judge, Lawyers, Family, Teachers
PlotSuccess, Obsession, Relationship, Cancer, Justice, On real events
StyleInspirational, For girls, Uplifting, Smart, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

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)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime
CountryKazakhstan
Duration01:34
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends
PlotSuccess, Money

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)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersBodybuilders
PlotSuccess, Sports, Rivalry, On real events
StyleFascinating, For men, Inspirational

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.

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Temporary Difficulties (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersMothers, Fathers
PlotSuccess, Relationship, Hatred
PlaceSchool, Forest, Russia

Sasha Korolev has a congenital disorder. The boy’s father has chosen what seemed to him the only correct way to put the son on his feet: to treat him like a healthy person. “You’re not a patient, you have temporary difficulties”. Eating, getting dressed, going downstairs and walking up the front door steps — every day the child spends hours on such simple household tasks. At school he is mocked by his peers, and there is no help to expect. The boy has coped with the illness, but started hating the father. When he finished school, Sasha left home and stopped all contact with the father. Over the past 15 years he has become the best business consultant in the country, who has helped hundreds of businesses out of crisis. “You have no a crisis, you have temporary difficulties”, — Sasha would say to his clients, having gone along a difficult path himself. And one day, a new order unexpectedly gives him the opportunity to settle accounts with the father...

The Wife (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersPhotographers, Jews, Kings, Geniuses, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dancing, Snow, Money, Mystery, Seduction, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, Aircraft
StyleSoulful, Makes me think

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Non-Fiction (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
CharactersBusinessmen, Actors
PlotSuccess, Money
PlaceFrance

Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors - another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion.

Burn the Stage: The Movie (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredocumentary, music
CountrySouth Korea
PlotTime travel, Success
PlaceParty

Burn the Stage: The Movie is the first movie from BTS, going behind-the-scenes of the BTS WINGS TOUR to reveal the full story of the band’s meteoric rise to fame. This unmissable cinema event provides an intimate look at what happens when the most successful global boyband of all time breaks down barriers and invades the mainstream music scene. Exclusive tour footage and brand-new one-on-one interviews with BTS members give fans an unprecedented glimpse into their lives and an opportunity for everyone to celebrate together in movie theaters worldwide.

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersScientists, Fathers, Astronauts
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

Discover the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel technology through electric cars, the Hyperloop, and revolutionary ideas on how we live through artificial intelligence and colonizing Mars.

A Fortunate Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
CharactersPregnant, Family, Priests, Fathers, Poor
PlotWedding, Love, Success, Religious, Death, Love triangle, Cancer, On real events
PlaceParty

On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, that professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a success and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchist behavior.

The Russian Five (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
PlotSports, Success
PlaceUSA

The story of the five Russian hockey stars who helped propel the Detroit Red Wings to two Stanley Cup championships and created one of the most memorable chapters in Motor City sports history.

Champion (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Horses
PlotLove, Racing, Cancer, Rivalry, Success
PlaceTurkey

Mark is an arm wrestler and dreams of becoming a champion. Jin-ki is a promoter and he dreams of turning his life around by using Mark. But then Marks sister Soo-jin appears and changes the live of everyone.

American Made (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32
CharactersSmugglers, Horses, FBI, CIA, Pilots
PlotSuccess, Money, On real events
PlaceUSA, Court, Jungle, Aircraft
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Fascinating

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

My Blind Date with Life (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Janitors
PlotSuccess
PlaceGermany
StyleSoulful

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

Becoming Warren Buffett (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
PlotSuccess
PlaceUSA

The story of the evolution of a boy from Nebraska who became one of the most respected men in the world, and the heroes who helped guide him along the way. By allowing access to his life and never-before-released home videos, Buffett offers a glimpse into his unique mind to help us understand what is truly important when money no longer has meaning.

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
PlotSuccess, Creation
PlaceUSA

After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

The Breaks (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFriends
PlotSuccess, Music
PlaceNew York, USA

Picking up where the original movie leaves off, it's 1990 in New York City at the height of rap's "Golden Age" of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre. Nikki lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray. Her best friend and producer DeeVee is working with rapper Ahm who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. How far will these driven young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?

Mr. Pride VS Miss. Prejudice (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryChina
PlotSuccess
PlaceChina

Online writer Tang Nan Nan crosses path with Zhu Hou, a second-generation rich boy “sea turtle”, resulting in hilarious situations and face-offs.

Downsizing (2017)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:19
CharactersTeens, Doctors, Scientists, Lawyers, Jews, Poor
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, Cancer, Dancing, Computers, End of the world, Experiments, Success, Travel
PlaceNorway, Laboratory, Party, Aircraft, Village
TimeFuture

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

The Greatest Showman (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersBusinessmen, Lions, Giants, Singers
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Success, On real events
PlaceUSA, Party, Beach
StyleExciting, Soulful, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Geniuses, Hermits, Jews
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Religious, Success, Loneliness
PlaceHotels
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Black Butterfly (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain, USA, Italy
CharactersHunters, Hermits, Writers
PlotFear, Mystery, Obsession, Abduction, Success, Loneliness
PlaceMountains
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

Paul is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.

The Motive (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, Mexico
CharactersDogs, Old man
PlotJealousy, Cheating, Cars, Success, Chess
PlaceOffice
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending

Álvaro, a man obsessed with the idea of writing what he brands as “high literature,” manipulates the lives and feelings of the people around him to write about the consequences caused by his devious acts.

The Founder (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich
PlotSuccess

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.

Slash (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersTeens, Writers, Pupils
PlotSuccess, Internet, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.

Pitch (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersFamily
PlotSports, Success, Relationship, Rivalry, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, Tense, Fascinating

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
PlotTravel, Success
PlaceUSA

Granted unprecedented access, Berlinger captures renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins behind the scenes of his mega seminar Date with Destiny, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself.

Divines (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Qatar
Duration01:52
CharactersFirefighters, Poor, Criminals
PlotSuccess, Money, Power, Dancing, Weapon, Seduction
PlaceGhetto, France, Paris, Night Clubs
TimeNight

In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.

We Are X (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends
PlotSuccess, Death, Sects
PlaceJapan, Hospitals

As glam rock's most flamboyant survivors, X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal. Twenty years after their tragic dissolution, X Japan’s leader, Yoshiki, battles with physical and spiritual demons alongside prejudices of the West to bring their music to the world.

The Voices of a Big Country (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryRussia
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends
PlotSuccess
PlaceRussia, Moscow

A funny musical story about a most popular Russian TV show "The Voice" and it's participants.

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Actors, Journalists, Gay, Musicians, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dreams, Death, Money, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA, Hotels, Party
StyleInspirational, Touching

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersDirectors
PlotSuccess, Death
PlaceUSA

This intimate portrait of director, producer, and improvisational comedy icon Mike Nichols shows his final and historic interviews filmed just months before his death. Director Douglas McGrath documents Nichols’s early life, as he opens up to his friend, director Jack O’Brien, about the storied beginnings of his career.

Queen of the South (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:29
PlotSuccess, Adventure, Revenge, Fate, Chase
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

Drunk Company (2016)
Mark10
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
CharactersDoctors
PlotSuccess, Money
PlaceRussia, Hospitals

Comedy mini-series about doctor who cures hangovers

Entertainer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:28
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceOffice, Korea

Shin Suk-Ho worked for the biggest entertainment company as a director, but he is now the CEO of a new and tiny entertainment company. He gathers people to form a band. Through various incidents, Shin Suk-Ho becomes a real and successful manager.

The Queen of Spain (2016)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:21
CharactersFriends, Actors
PlotSuccess
PlaceSpain
StyleTouching

Nearly twenty years after the events of "The Girl of Your Dreams", in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile.

Rock Dog (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryChina, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Cats, Bears, Birds, Musicians, Wolves, Celebrities, Foxes, Guitarists
PlotMoney, Dreams, Moving, Creation, Snow, Radio, Success, Chase, Cheating
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Aircraft

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersGeniuses, Inventors, Family
PlotSuccess, Computers, Technology, Depression, Obsession, Loneliness, On real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart

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.

Spy (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersPolice, Spy, Partners, CIA
PlotSuccess, Dreams, Undercover
StyleExciting, By comics

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

The Bartender (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:29
CharactersWizards, Losers, Bartenders
PlotLove, Magic, Success, Relationship
PlaceRussia, Office
StyleSoulful, Light

Vadim is an ordinary office worker with no prospects, desperate to somehow change his boring life. One afternoon, while pondering his life in a pub, a mysterious bartender offers Vadik a cocktail. Upon drinking this cocktail, Vadik's world is instantly transformed beyond recognition. He is now successful, attractive and interesting. However, Vadik needs to learn how to sustain this new mirage, once the cocktails run out.

Paradise (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration03:15
PlotSuccess, Money, Relationship, Moving
PlaceRussia

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Lousy Neighbour (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy
CountryUkraine
Duration02:33
PlotSuccess, Dreams, Test

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Kill Your Friends (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotBetrayal, Dancing, Depression, Snow, Money, Computers, Mystery, Success, Music
PlaceLondon, Prison, Hotels, Aircraft

In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

Startup (2014)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration01:32
PlotSuccess, Death, Fate
StyleTouching, Fascinating

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.

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