10 Movies You Must Watch if You Want to be Successful

Every human has one common goal: to be successful. The fields can be different; the paths can be different; the motives can be different; but we all have one common destination: success. Just to be clear, here, that success doesn’t mean money or fame or any materialistic possession. For some, they are parameters of success, but for most they are not. To me, success means deep satisfaction and happiness with what you have achieved in life. For others, it might mean something else. But, no matter how you define success, to get to the end goal where you feel you have achieved what you wanted from life is not as simple as it sounds. It takes a lot of drive and hard work for a very long period of time to even come close to your goals. Therefore, it is important to be constantly inspired so that you can keep working towards your goals.

The below listed 10 movies won’t make you successful — nothing will except your hard work — but they will certainly help you in remaining inspired.


10. Fight Club (1999): Detach from material possessions

Fight Club

‘Fight Club’ as a movie narrates many lessons on success through a journey of a man who befriends and carries on with an imaginary friend. It turns one to thinking about imprisoning and emasculating shackles of modern life. Basically, the film says to you that if you really want to be successful, you will have to learn to detach from material possessions because it’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.


9. The Social Network (2010): Know your path to success


A Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, creates the social networking website site that would become known as Facebook. An entrepreneurial success leads to personal and legal complications as his two brothers and cofounder sue him for stealing their idea. His hardship spells success as within six years, he held a brigade of 500 million friends a title of youngest billionaire in history. Everybody wants to be successful, but nobody know how to handle success. The truth is beginning to taste success means beginning to taste hardship, losses, betrayal, et al.


8. Steve Jobs (2015): Be ready to give sacrifices

Like all success stories of entrepreneurs, Apple wasn’t formed overnight. It had to travel a tough road strewn with obstacles to cross the finish line. The documents the difficult choices the face behind the bitten apple had to take behind the scenes. Steve Jobs might not be the most likeable man, but one thing he knew very well was “how to succeed”. And if his life story teaches us anything it is that in the quest for success you might have to give many sacrifices.


7. Rocky (1975): Keep moving forward


Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. Despite all the hardships he has to go through, he emerges the winner in the end. The lesson you can learn from the film is that the world is not a very kind place. It will keep hitting you to the ground. But as Rocky Balboa says in one of the sequels of ‘Rocky’: “It ain’t about how hard ya hit.  It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”


6. Ali (2001): Fight for what you deem right


An autobiographical adaptation of the life of one of unrated sports heroes Mohammed Ali, who knew exactly what he wants from the world, reaches out to take it. He fights the wrongs, fought racial discrimination and he did not fight his way for fame, but for his rights and the rights of all black people in the world. One of the important things to keep in mind while you strive for your success is that fight for what you deem right, embrace controversies and be loud about what you want.

1 comment

  • 1) The twins in ‘The Social Network’ are not Mark Zuckerberg’s brothers.
    2) Rocky did not win in the original movie.