10 Movies You Need To Watch To Be More Successful
We’ve all had the experience of walking into the movies,
and then walking out feeling like different people.
Movies have the potential to inspire, and influence our
decisions about life. And why wouldn’t they?
We’re all familiar with the work of Woody Allen, James
Cameron , and Quentin Tarantino. Three of the great
many writers and directors who know how to
emotionally impact an audience.
Sometimes a movie could be our motivational bridge to
the success we truly desire.
And in this article, I’m sharing my personal list of 10
movies you need to watch to be more successful’
1. Fight Club: Materialism And Detachment
”You are not your job. You are not how much you
have in the bank. You are not the contents of your
wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a
beautiful and unique snowflake.” – Tyler Durden
Fight Club is a movie that offers more than a few lessons
in success. However, one of the greatest lessons we can
benefit from this movie is that of Materialism and
According to Tyler Durden: Fight Club is about freeing
yourself from the shackles of modern life, which
imprisons and emasculates you. By being willing to give
and receive pain and risk death.
Fight Club is one of those movies that can be watched
over, and over again, finding something valuable to take
away every time.
2. Pumping Iron: Self-Belief And Assertion
“I was always dreaming about very powerful people,
dictators and things like that. I was just always
impressed by people who could be remembered for
hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for
thousands of years remembered.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pumping Iron is not just a movie for body builders. No.
Pumping Iron is a movie for those who would like to
capture the power of self-belief and assertion in action.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his mindset, attitude, and
personal beliefs in this documentary classic. And will no
doubt leave you inspired when you watch it.
3. The Secret: Positive Attitude
“Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give
your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance,
education and peace” – The Secret
The Secret, is a movie based on The Law Of Attraction.
(Also available as a paperback book). Whilst many are
skeptical about the Law Of Attraction, the movie does,
however, portray a very positive philosophy for life.
The film has one primary aim: To help you lead a better
life by changing your mental attitude. So for anyone who
is looking for inspiration and motivation, The Secret is a
movie that does just that.
4. The Social Network: Entitlement
”A guy who makes a nice chair doesn’t owe money
to everyone who has ever built a chair.” – The Social
Everyone should be familiar with The Social Network
movie, and the success of Facebook founder, Mark
The Social Network is a movie that will inspire anyone to
feel deserving of success, whilst also showing some of
the drawbacks that being successful can have with the
creation of backstabbing and legal rows.
5. Yes Man: Opportunity
”YES! Say it a million times. Then say it a million
more. And the word you will have said two million
times is…” – Yes Man
Yes Man, is a fun movie that anyone can appreciate. Jim
Carrey plays Carl Allen, who lives and average and
He finds himself at a self-help seminar called ‘Yes’, and
soon, his life makes an interesting shift. This movie will
have you thinking about all the opportunities you may
have missed by saying ‘no’ to things.
6. Limitless: Getting Things Done
”I wasn’t high. I wasn’t wired. Just clear. I knew
what I needed to do and how to do it.” – Limitless
Bradley Cooper plays procrastinating writer, Eddie
Morra. One day Eddie finds his life take an immediate
shift when introduced to a new drug.
One can’t help to watch this film, and want to get in on
the narcotic action. However, instead of using a drug,
this film will enlighten you, and get you thinking about
all the things you could be doing with your life.
This is a movie that will certainly arouse you to take
some action, and produce results with your life.
7. The Wolf Of Wall Street: Drive And Prosperity
”Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in
poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich
man. And I choose rich every fucking time.” – The
Wolf Of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of
Wall Street is a film that demonstrates some of the
things money can buy, and what it cant.
One can’t help to watch this film and feel empowered by
DiCapprio’s performance. The Wolf Of Wall Street is a
film that will make you revaluate your current life, and
have you aiming for the finer things.
8. The Words: Own Your Work
”At some point, you have to choose between life and
fiction. The two are very close, but they never
actually touch.” – The Words
Another movie featuring Bradley Cooper, playing a
struggling writer. The Words demonstrates how success
can be a difficult, and provoke you to give up, or in
these cases, copy someone else.
This movie will certainly inspire you to take charge of
you work, and to do the best you can with what you
9. In Pursuit Of Happyness: Never Giving Up
”Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t
do something. Not even me. All right? You got a
dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do
something’ themselves, they wanna tell you you
can’t do it. If you want something’, go get it.
Period.” – In Pursuit Of Happyness
In Pursuit Of Happyness is beautiful film that will almost
leave you in tears. Will Smith plays, salesman Chris
Gardner who encounters a great financial struggle,
This film will demonstrate why you should never give up
on yourself, and to not allow circumstances to destroy
10. Good Will Hunting: Competence
”You think I know the first thing about how hard
your life has been, how you feel, who you are,
because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate
you? Personally… I don’t give a shit about all that,
because you know what, I can’t learn anything from
you, I can’t read in some fucking’ book. Unless you
want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m
fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do
you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say.
Your move, chief.” – Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is a touching film, containing great
conversations between characters Will Hunting (Matt
Damon) and Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).
For anyone who has a talent, and does not believe
themselves worthy of success. This film will certainly
inspire you, and prove you competent.