2017 was a year in which great stories came to the big screen; however, there were also others that -although they are not the most boasted by the film critics- it is worth highlighting because their arguments, either positively or negatively, speak of leadership or some other useful attribute for the enterprising public. We remember 10 films this year reached the worldwide billboards and that can serve for those interested in entrepreneurship:

 

Professor Marston and Wonder Woman

 

Through the story of William Moulton Marston, a Harvard professor and inventor of the lie detector detector – along with his wife and his lover – we remember that even labor and existential crises are a good time to innovate. In his case, after being fired and having to lead a clandestine life because of his polyamorous personal life; he created one of the most important comics in history: Wonder Woman. This story not only launched him into success, but allowed him to put into practice a psychological theory that he himself developed.

 

Wonder Woman

 

Starring Gal Gadot, it tells the story of Diana Prince, an Amazon with superpowers who decides to leave her island of Themyscira to help humanity; submerged in the middle of World War and at the same time face a legendary enemy. The protagonist is a born leader who with her action inspires others to fight for the right cause with complete conviction; and that is an indispensable quality in every good entrepreneur.

 

Hunger for Power

 

Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, who went from being a salesman of the bunch to the boss of the hamburger emporium that revolutionized the way people eat. The biopic shows the good marketing and strategic decisions that led McDonald’s to be a multi-million dollar company; but also the ethically questionable acts that Kroc committed to amass his fortune.

Pele

 

Another biopic, only that it revolves around what for many is the best soccer player in history: Edson Arantes do Nascimento. We know from his humble childhood as a child who played barefoot; until his debut in a World Cup with the Brazilian National Team. The film highlights the idea that it does not matter what source you have. With talent, hard work and dedication you can reach the top.

 

Me, Daniel Blake

 

This film by Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 – although it was premiered in 2017 in Mexican territory – and is a dissection on how excessive government bureaucracy can be extremely harmful and affect the quality of life of employees; and human beings in general. Although it can be functional, we must not lose sight of the fact that every company is made up of workers; who are people first and foremost.

 

Stored

 

This Mexican film starring José Carlos Ruiz and young Hoze Melendez shows an older adult on the verge of retirement, who must “train” the young man who will be his replacement in the company for which he works. However, this man seems to be doing a meaningless job with which he is fully committed. Through these characters that soften and crush the heart a criticism of conformism is made as a way of life.

 

120 Beats Per Minute

 

Retakes a real fact, the struggle of a group of activists called Act 2 that stand up against the government to raise awareness around those infected with HIV / AIDS. The story is set in the 90s, in France, and shows the importance of tenacity; but also of the social commitment that is indispensable to make our world a better place. In the end, no matter what we do, success lies in the attitude we have before life … and death.

The Awkward Truth Part. 2

 

Sequel to the documentary written by Al Gore in 2006. Which again takes up the discourse on the harmful effects of global warming; although immersed in the current political and social context. He succeeds in following in the footsteps of the former US vice-president as he travels the world under his activist side and offers solutions to the chilling and worrisome problem. If you want to have or already have a company. Let us do what we can to be socially responsible and friendly with the environment.

 

Alone Against Power

 

Jessica Chastain stars in this drama with thriller overtones in which a woman who claims to be a ruthless lobbyist follows the formula that the end justifies the means. It doesn’t matter who you work for, as long as you get what your employers want. This story is like a bath with cold water, because it reminds us of the importance of following the law and an ethical behavior; because otherwise the consequences can be fatal for our own image and those of our associates.

 

LEGO Batman: The Movie

 

Thanks to the LEGO figurines, a self-absorbed, lonely Batman arrives and; despite being surrounded by enemies, has problems working as a team. However, just as a mission can plummet; a company or personal project can collapse if you do not know how to work with others, trust and delegate. They did not see such a business message come from an animated film based on popular toys!