Top 10 business movies

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8:54 pm 19 Dec, 2011

The genre of business movies is indeed far away from the charm of romance, war or crime, but if you are seeking to conquer the monetary ballgame; movies listed here on TopYaps will help you for sure. Here are top 10 business movies that are best suitable for the business of business.



10. Trading Places:

An eminent business movie of satire genre, Trading Places was released on June 8, 1983, and made over 90 million USD during its theatrical run. Directed by John Landis, this movies stars Eddie Murphy and and Dan Aykroyd in their finest roles. The story-line of Trading Places revolves around Mark Twain’s famous novel “The Prince and the Pauper.”

Top 10 business movies

9. Gung Ho:

However, cynics of the world will discourage you for watching this movie, but to be very honest, Gung Ho is an awe-inspiring illustration of a plot, depicting dynamics of cultural differences. Directed by Ron Howard and comprising a smart crew of Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers and others, this movie presents the take on of an American car plant by a Japanese firm.

Top 10 business movies

8. The Aviator:

Based on the real story of Howard Hughes, a notable American business magnet, The Aviator is a maverick movie which fascinates every time you watch it. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, this movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DeCaprio with his phenomenal performance. The Aviator emphasizes the significance of money, power, talent and opportunity in ones life.

Top 10 business movies

7. Office Space:

Office Space is a stand-up comedy film of 1999 which focuses on the daily life of ordinary IT workers in their office. This flick was directed by Mike Judge and constitutes a long trail of experienced Hollywood stars. If you’ve ever worked in a corporate office, then certainly you can connect yourself on some level with one of the characters of this movie.

Top 10 business movies

6. Working Girl:

Best known for being an outstanding satire of corporate world, this movie is about a secretary, working in an investment bank who dupes herself as the real boss. Working Girl was a commercially successful movie, earning over $130 million.

Top 10 business movies

5. The Social Network:

Depicting the inspiring fable of mega-nerd Mark Zuckerberg and his sensational social networking site Facebook, this movie offers some significant business lessons which can be learned, if your concentration is at its best. Offering a palpable sense of excitement, The Social Network starts with a breathlessly wordy encounter and ends with a poignantly wordless scene. Don’t get hung up with a silly idea that it’s merely a typical “Facebook movie”, otherwise you’ll miss an incredible piece of direction, a phenomenal piece of acting, and overall the making of a multi-billion empire of Zuck.

Top 10 business movies

4. Glengarry Glen Ross:

Compiled of almost nothing but dialogue, Glengarry Glen Ross tells about why business in America is a state of war as well as how quest for money has dehumanized us. Directed by James Foley and holding the star track of fabled actors including Al Pacino, this business movie is based on 1984 Pulitzer winner play of the same name.

Top 10 business movies

3. Boiler Room:

If you want to jump into the thrilling business of stock market then Boiler Room is strictly recommended to you. This movie tells the story of young business guys willing to get rich quick, irrespective of the aftermaths. Indeed, thrilling performances of Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, Nia Long, Nicky Katt make this movie a must watch.

Top 10 business movies

2. Wall Street:

A purely timeless movie, Wall Street is best known in the Hollywood movie arena for giving a flawless interpretation of every aspect of successful business. This sensational business movie was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah in leading role.

Top 10 business movies

1. Citizen Kane:

Citizen Kane is an exception among all business movies and has been hailed almost universally. However, some critics see this “old movie” a slow one compared to modern genre, but to be very honest, for those who can understand the ‘class’ of a movie, Citizen Kane is a technically brilliant and ground breaking.

Top 10 business movies

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