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What are your top 3 startup related movies?

Mine:

🥇 The Founder
The story of Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4276820/

🥈 Pirates of Silicon Valley
Docufilm about young Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/

🥉 The Social Network
The story of Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/

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    Missing a few key ones ;)

    • The Aviator
    • The Intern
    • The Internship
    • Joy
    • Lord of War
    • Chef
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      If you're going with Lord of War, throw War Dogs in there as well!

      Edit:

      oh, and Wolf of Wall Street, of course. And while we're skirting the edge of the law, American Hustle and maybe Scarface...

      Starting to get off the track a bit, tho...

      Reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson gets me motivated as well.

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      mmh, don't know any of them, it's gonna be a long weekend 🍿😂

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        Oh I envy you! Wish I was watching them all for the first time! I would begin by the order :)

  2. 4

    It is not a movie but a whole series - Halt and Catch Fire. Thanks to @vaclavhodek for sharing it with me.

  3. 2

    Silicon Valley TV show - first 2 seasons matched 90% what I experienced!

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    Yeah "Pirates of Silicon Valley" is a great one 👍

    Indie Game: The Movie is also another cool one. A documentary, not a movie per se but, I guess, fits well our Indie Hacker spirit 😉

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      Aah yes watched this! Cool one!

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    I'd add War Dogs and Gold (with Matthew McConaughey), both are fun roller coasters

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    If I were to think of three favorite startup movies, I think it would be:
    1.Pirates of Silicon Valley
    2.The Wolf of Wall Street
    3.The Social Network.
    These movies inspired me to want more and never give up on my dream, no matter what those around me would say. Work, patience, and sleepless nights are the only way you will get where you set out to be. I like to watch such movies, and I even have a particular platform https://yesmovies.sx/. It is an excellent way to relax after a hard day's work.

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    Great choice, thanks for sharing. Based on the fact that I watched many different films about the start-up, I can distinguish three films. So these are the films "Social Network," "E-Dreams," and "Startupcom." These films are actual video tutorials on how to run a business. More precisely, guides on how to run it are not necessary because they are created based on real unsuccessful experiences—just amazing movies. I looked them up at https://fmovie.vip/ since there was better quality here. So I also found a great video player for watching movies.

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    1. The Founder is so good.

    2. Surprisingly the Steve Jobs movie with Ashton Kutcher was pretty good, despite the fact that he's not really a character actor.

    3. Does The Godfather count?

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    Self Made, I even did a Twitter thread on it a while back 😎

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    Fight Club - teaches both detachment as well as viral growth.

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    1. The Social Network
      Directed by David Fincher, The Social Network tells the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook while studying at Harvard and how he was later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and his best friend who was ousted from the company.
      Why watch it? It offers you a glimpse into how Facebook began and reminds you that big companies often have small beginnings. Aside from that, you have Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant script, David Fincher’s perfect direction, and a great ensemble cast.

    2. Pirates of Silicon Valley
      Based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer, Pirates of Silicon Valley explores the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates between 1971 – 1997. This movie came out in 1999, just when Steve Jobs began flourishing in his second innings at Apple. The movie ends with Bill Gates gaining the upper hand in the rivalry, but we all know what transpired next.
      Why watch it? It offers a glimpse into the humble beginnings of two of the most iconic technology companies in the world and chronicles the rise of two men who totally transformed the world of technology.

    3. Startup.com
      If you want to learn more about the rise and fall of internet companies during the dotcom bubble, then Startup.com is the perfect movie. Startup.com is a documentary film that follows the story of GovWorks, a promising startup that failed spectacularly because of mismanagement and internal power struggles.
      Why watch it? Aside from showing you the boom and bust of the dotcom bubble era, the documentary also tells you a cautionary tale of how friendships can turn into bitter rivalries because of internal politics. Massively underrated, it’s easily one of the best startup movies of all time.

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    The Founder and The Social Network are also in my list.

    To name 3 other movies I go with:

    • Steve Jobs, the one with Michael Fassbender,
    • Moneyball (it's more about business in general),
    • The pursuit of happyness
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      Haven't seen the first one! I'll add it in my list

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