Movies and Tv shows are a very good source of inspiration for all of us in today’s time. Today in real world, we talk about feminism and giving them equal opprtunities. But still females are struggling to make their own place in this business world. It is always inspiring to watch a story in which female entrepreneurs fight and rule the world.
Here in this article, we will discuss about some 10 best female entrepreneurs movie and tv shows. We can even learn a lot of lessons which are important for woman entrepreneur to learn. Hopefully the movies we discuss are playing a role in inspiring you enough to go ahead in journey and rule out.
1. Sunshine Cleaning
- Director: Christine Jeffs
- Cast: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins, Jr., Eric Christian Olsen, Kevin Chapman, Steve Zahn, Alan Arkin.
- Release Date: 7 March 2009
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
Story of this movie is about a single mother. Her name is Rose. She is trying to save tuition fees so that she can send her son to a good college. She gets a job where she is forced to clean up the crime scenes for the police. With this she takes her sister’s help who is also unemployed. And start he business in same field.
Movie shows and inspires one that even though the field that was never designed for woman. Here she can work in that field and also build a powerful industry out of it.
2. Mostly Martha
- Director: Sandra Nettlebeck
- Cast: Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto, Maxime Foerste
- Release Date: 17 January 2002
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Story is about Martha who is a very shy person. But she is a well known cook living in Hamburg. One incident and her life turns up side down. She goes through a shock where in a car crash she loses her sister. Her sister had a young child whom she left behind.
Martha decides to take care of her niece who is now an orphan. She is only 8 years old. There she faces challenges while dealing with her. Though she is a strong woman and is willing to face all the problem, but her niece put her in a tight spot.
This is the time when Martha she balances her work and life and makes thing easier for her. This movie makes you learn that in woman’s life that personal life can affect her immensely which can affect her work too. But she can balance everything if she wants to make things work.
3. The Ground Beneath My Feet
- Director: Marie Kreutzer
- Cast: Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger, Mavie Hörbiger, Michelle Barthel, Marc Benjamin, Axel Sichrovsky, Dominic Marcus Singer, Meo Wulf
- Release Date: 7 February 2019
- IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
The story of this movie revolves around Lola. She is a business consultant. She is great and efficient at her work. She has a sister, whose name is Conny. She is suffering from Schizophrenia which is a mental disorder and also she tries to attempt suicide. For the world it is kept secret. But one day there is an unexpected event and all the secret is out.
Movie gives a sneak peak of a classic dilemma that how to keep personal and professional life separate. Every female entrepreneur are generally facing this problem and are in dilemma whether to share with their cagoules or not.
4. Julie & Julia
- Director: Nore Ephron
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond
- Release Date: 7 August 2009
- IMDB Rating: 7/10
Julie is a passionate cook. She’s on up taking task by cooking all the 524 recipes in the book. Book is the ” Mastering the Art of French cooking” and it was by none other than American chef Julia child. When she was on this mission , she wanted to share her experience with others. So she started her own blog.
Blog became a hit with huge fan following. And it was an unexpected to her. Movie is with a cute message which tells that if you are passionate about something, then you can find a way to success easily.
5. Born to Win
- Director: Vicente Villanueva
- Cast: Greg Kriek, Merline Balie, Nadia Beukes, Briggitte Terblanche, Elmarie Terblanche, Frans Cronjé
- Release Date:
- IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Story of the movie is about a lesson that greed can end your career and can hurt you on a long run that you can never recover from it. It is about Encarana. She lives a dull life from past many years. There have been no change from last few years.
One day she meets her classmate and she suggest her to enter business and become a part of it. She will also help her earn some benefits which will help her live her life the same way that she always dream of.
6. Working Girl
- Director: Mike Nichols
- Cast: Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith
- Release Date: 20 December 1988
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
In every girl’s life there is a situation in which she has to make decision which can lead her to road of success. Same goes with Tess who has to make some difficult decisions.
Movie is about Tess. She is a secretary in a bigger corporation. She keeps finding other better positions. There she faces harsh reality if corporate world, but however she tackles them smoothly.
She gets an opportunity when her boss suffers an accident. To get what she wanted from past few years she tries to get it by her ways. She cheats and lies to get what she desired for. This shows that everyone in their life faces a situation where they have to stick to their values. But it is dependent on you that which path you choose.
7. Coco Chanel
- Director: Christian Duguay
- Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos
- Release Date: 22 April 2009
- IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Movie is about a fashion designer, whose name is Coco Chanel. Who is famous as well. Movie revolves around life of a designer who build the brand ” coco chanel”. This movie is pure inspiration in which one can achieve what he wants without any support.
Coco was around 12 years old when she lost her mother. Later she was also abandoned by her father. Then she started to work in Catholic Orphanage and learned sewing. By her little little efforts she build her own company.
8. The Devil Wears Prada
- Director: David Frankel
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Adrian Grenier
- Release Date: 30 June 2006
- IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Meryl streep is a strong women entrepreneurs character in this movie. Her character is set to be one of the most liked powerful and iconic bosses among all. Movie teach us about there is always a story behind a strong women that became her source of inspiration. That inspiration is the reason that she is standing the way she is today.
9. Small Time Crooks
- Director: Woody Allen
- Cast: Woody Allen, Tony Darrow, Hugh Grant, George Grizzard, Jon Lovitz, Elaine May, Michael Rapaport, Elaine Stritch, Tracey Ullman
- Release Date: 19 May 2000
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Small time crook is a small time comedy movie. It empowers women entrepreneurs and their power to contribute to house hold work.
Male character that is in the movie, he plans to rob bank. For this plan to be in action he rents out his pizza shop that was next door. Whereas his wife starts selling cookies. Within short time her cookies become famous among customer. It leads to an unexpected success.
10. The Book shop
- Director: Isabel Coixet
- Cast: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy
- Release Date: 10 November 2017
- IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
This movie is about a small town that is in England which captures scene from the era of 1959. Where a young woman wants to open a bookshop, but the neighbors give her a tough time. It is based on novel with same name but written by Penelope Fitzgerald.