Movies and Tv shows are a very good source of inspiration for all of us today. Today in the real world, we talk about feminism and giving them equal opportunities. But still, females are struggling to make their place in this business world. Watching a story in which female entrepreneurs fight and rule the world is always inspiring. Hence, this article will discuss the best female entrepreneurs’ movies and tv shows.
We can even learn a lot of lessons that are important for a woman entrepreneur to learn. Hopefully, the movies we discuss are playing a role in inspiring you enough to go ahead in the journey and rule out.
10 of the Best Female Entrepreneurs Movies and TV Shows
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
The story of this movie among the best female entrepreneurs’ movies and tv shows is about a single mother. Her name is Rose. She is trying to save tuition fees to 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 a business in the same field.
The movie shows and inspires one that even though the field was never designed for a woman. She can work in that field and build a powerful industry here.
2. Mostly Martha
- Director: Sandra Nettlebeck
- Cast: Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto, Maxime Foerste
- Release date: 17 January 2002
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
The 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 turn upside down. She goes through a shock when 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 problems, her niece puts her in a tight spot.
This is when Martha balances her work and life, making things easier for her. This movie teaches that in a woman’s life, her 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 and is greatly efficient at her work. She has a sister whose name is Conny and she has Schizophrenia which is a mental disorder, and 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.
The movie gives a sneak peek of a classic dilemma of separating personal and professional life. Every female entrepreneur is generally facing this problem and is in a dilemma about 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 taking tasks by cooking all the 524 recipes in the book. The book is ” Mastering the Art of French cooking”, written by no other than American chef Julia child. When she was on this mission, she wanted to share her experience with others. So she started her blog.
The blog became a hit with a huge fan following. And it was unexpected to her. The movie has a cute message: if you are passionate about something, you can easily find a way to succeed.
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5. Born to Win
- Director: Vicente Villanueva
- Cast: Greg Kriek, Merline Balie, Nadia Beukes, Briggitte Terblanche, Elmarie Terblanche, Frans Cronjé
- Release date: 6 May 2016
- IMDb rating: 5.7/10
The movie’s story is about a lesson: greed can end your career and hurt you in the long run, and you can never recover from it. It is about Encarana. She has lived a dull life for the past many years. There has been no change in the last few years.
One day she meets her classmate, she suggests entering the business and becoming a part of it. She will also help her earn some benefits which will help her live her life as she always dreamed 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 decide, which can lead her to the road to success. The same goes for Tess, who has to make some difficult decisions.
The movie is about Tess. She is a secretary in a bigger corporation who keeps finding other better positions and faces the harsh reality of the corporate world but tackles them smoothly.
She gets an opportunity when her boss suffers an accident. To get what she wanted for the past few years, she tries to get it her way. She cheats and lies to get what she desires. This shows that everyone in their life faces a situation where they must stick to their values. But it is dependent on you which path you choose.
7. Coco Before 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
The movie is about a fashion designer, Coco Chanel, who is also famous. The movie revolves around the life of a designer who builds the “Coco Chanel” brand. This movie is a pure inspiration in which one can achieve what he wants without 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 to sew. With her little efforts, she builds her own company.
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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 woman entrepreneur character in this movie. Her character is set to be one of the most liked, powerful and iconic bosses. Movies teach us about there is always a story behind strong women that became their source of inspiration. That inspiration is why 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 household work.
The male character that is in the movie plans to rob a bank. For this plan to be in action, he rented out his pizza shop that was next door. In comparison, his wife starts selling cookies. Within a short time, her cookies become famous among customers. It leads to 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 in England, which captures a scene from 1959. A young woman wants to open a bookshop, but the neighbours give her a tough time. It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Penelope Fitzgerald.