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14 Must Watch Inspirational Movies for Every Salesperson7 minutes read

Movies are all-time fun and especially when the script targets your pain points, the movie becomes unforgettable. The work life of a Salesperson is really busy one. They need the inspiration to learn a lot along with work. And you are already aware of the fact that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy..!!”. So, take a break..!! Relax on your couch with the glass of cold drink and popcorns to get inspired.
Here is the list…

1. Salesman (1968)

Duration: 1 hr 25 min

Crew: Paul Brennan, Charles Mcdevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martros

IMBb Rating: 7.9

About: Four door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income families.


2. O Lucky Man! (1973)

Duration: 2 hr 58 min

Crew: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts

IMBb Rating: 7.9

About: This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.

3. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Duration: 1 hr 40 min

Crew: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin

IMDb Rating: 7.8

About: This is a true story of 4 Salesman who work is a real-estate firm and toil hard every day for a lining. My personal favorite. A Must Watch movie.

4. Trading places (1983)

Duration 1 hr 56 min

Crew: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy

IMDb Rating: 7.5

About: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

5. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Crew: Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito, Peter Facinelli

IMDb Rating: 7.5

About: A sports agent, with his moral values is fired from his post. He starts his whole new journey with the only athlete who stays with him. The journey from ashes to glory personifies in this film. The film also won an Oscar.

6. The Big Kahuna (1999)

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Crew: Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito, Peter Facinelli

IMDb Rating: 6.7

About: Two veteran and experienced salesman try out a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young prodigy.

7. Any Given Sunday (1999)

Duration: 2 hr 42 min

Crew: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz

IMDb Rating: 6.8

About: The movie gives a real life portray of the “BEHIND-THE-SCENES” look at the life and death struggle of the modern day sales man and those who lead them.

8. Boiler Room (2000)

Duration: 2 hr

Crew: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

IMDb Rating: 7.0

About: A college dropout gets a job as a broker in an outskirt investment firm, which puts him on roads with success fame and money. Only to find out that the job is not as legal or legitimate as it seems.

9. Two for the money (2005)

Duration: 2 hr 2 min

Crew: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo

IMDb Rating: 6.2

About: Its different folks!! After suffering a career ending car accident, a former college football star motivates him-self on becoming as one of the most renowned figure in sports sales and gambling business. With a tinge of dark in it, this movie becomes an “OUT-OF-THE-LEAGUE” sales movie.

10. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Duration 1 hr 57 min

Crew: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

IMDb Rating: 7.9

About: Writing about this movie has already given me goosebumps. A CULT movie. A struggling salesman takes custody of his child and begins on a life changing journey. The emotions and feelings of a “Father-Son” relationship give the emotional edge. GO WATCH IT. Once in a lifetime movie.

11. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

Duration: 1 hr 29 min

Crew: Jeremy Piven, VingRhames, David Koechner

IMDb Rating: 5.8

About: Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

12. Moneyball (2011)

Duration: 2 hr 13 min

Crew: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

IMDb Rating: 7.6

About: Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. A true story in which a coach inspires his team for more wins in spite of their dreaded circumstances.

13. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Duration: 3 hr

Crew: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

IMDb Rating: 8.2

About: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

14. Jobs (2013)

Duration: 2 hr 8 min

Crew: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad

Year: 2013

IMDb Rating: 5.9

About: A story of the most celebrated “College Dropout” in becoming the most successful salesperson, entrepreneur and visionary of his time. A biography dedicated to our beloved “STEVE JOBS”.

So thrilled in seeing the most successful sales movies of all time

I would like to hear your thoughts and comments.

Thank you for your time.

By Utsav

I am a Product Manager at Saleshandy. I love to solve real-life problems through technology. In my free time, you will find me working out, surfing, reading, tweaking my diet on excel, or learning new skills.

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