Several directors have reported on Movies About Startups. We found 8 of the top ones.
From David Fincher, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara
The Social Network is a riveting drama based on the true story of the events leading up to the founding of the world's largest social network. The movie follows Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and his business partners Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) as they struggle to make their website, "The Facebook," a success. As the website takes off, the trio must grapple with the consequences of their newfound fame and fortune, including legal issues, personal conflicts, and ethical dilemmas. The Social Network is a compelling look at the power of social media, and how it can both create and destroy relationships.
From Philip Kaufman, starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
The Right Stuff is a 1983 American epic historical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman. Based on the 1979 book of the same name by Tom Wolfe, it follows the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their participation in Project Mercury, the first human spaceflight program of the United States. The story focuses on the personalities of the pioneering test pilots, their families, and the difficulties they faced in the new era of space exploration. It follows the progress of the astronauts as they endure grueling physical and psychological tests and their eventual ascension to fame after becoming the first Americans in space. The film stars Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, and Jeff Goldblum. The Right Stuff was a commercial success, grossing over $21 million at the box office and receiving eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. It won four of the awards, including Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Effects Editing.
From Chris Paine, starring Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget
Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that investigates the events leading up to the demise of the electric car. The film looks at the role of the auto industry, government policy, oil companies, and consumers in the life and death of the electric car. It features interviews with corporate executives, environmentalists, and people who owned electric cars. The film suggests that the electric car was not given a fair chance and that corporate interests were more important than protecting the environment. The documentary culminates in an examination of the future of electric cars and the impact of their potential reintroduction into the marketplace.
From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly
The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese, is a biographical drama about the life of Howard Hughes, one of the wealthiest and most eccentric businessmen in America. The film follows Hughes from his early years as a Hollywood film director and aviator to his later years as an industrialist and a recluse. Through a series of flashbacks, the film chronicles Hughes’ meteoric rise and his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder, which eventually led to his downfall. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hughes and features an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin. The Aviator paints a vivid portrait of the complex and controversial figure, and won five Academy Awards in 2004, including Best Director for Scorsese.
From Danny Boyle, starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels
From Alex Gibney, starring Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Holmes, Dan Ariely, Roger Parloff
Jehane Noujaim, starring Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin, Tricia Burke
From Francis Ford Coppola, starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest