Sales Movies to Watch for Motivation

Hollywood has done a great job portraying the lives of ordinary people and even a salesman. Here are our recommended movies that will make you cry, laugh, or even fall in love to get that selling adrenaline rushing. 

1. Jerry Maguire (1996)


The iconic movie that put Tom Cruise in limelight. He plays as Jerry Maguire, a sports agent who went through a paradigm shift in managing or saving his career. In the film, Jerry realized that there are more important things in life than just money and success. As he helped his one and only client, they both realized the importance of the difference between fame and success. The reason people do not succeed is that they are in for the money but do not have passion for their work. They play with their head and not with their heart. The way to inspire people is to show them how passionate you are with what you do.

2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Leonardo DiCaprio, played as Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker who served 22 years in prison after engaging in fraud. There is much to learn in the life of this man, both from a sales perspective, as well as a what not to do point of view. The movie in itself is full of lessons that every salesman has to be equipped with to make it big in the industry, no matter what they’re selling, is is one of the reasons it’s rated as one of the best sales movies by AMP Payment Systems. The movie shows the essence of giving the buyers something they need and creating urgency.

3. Seize the Day (1986)

The movie is about a middle-aged man Tommy Wilhelm, played by Robin Williams. He was at rock bottom after losing a job and on a verge of divorce with his wife. His own father, Doctor Adler (Joseph Wiseman) also refused to help him financially and emotionally. He then moves to New York to rebuild his life. The movie is an adaptation to Saul Bellow’s novel. In New York, his old pal Dr. Tamkin (Jerry Stiller) taught him the HERE and NOW mental exercise. He taught Tommy to stop thinking for a moment. Envision himself to be the person he wanted to be and SEIZE THE DAY. Follow your instinct. Profound capacity creates profound disruption. These were the words of Dr. Tamkin which is another way to describe analysis paralysis.

4. Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

This is a true story based on the life of Chris Gardener’s journey from homelessness to success. Real-life father and son, Will and Jaden Smith, were so immersed in their characters, putting the film in a whole new level. It is a constant reminder to Never give up’ on whatever life throws at you.

5. Baby Boom (1987)

Dianne Keaton plays as J. C. Wyatt, is a career woman who “inherits” a daughter of a cousin who died in an accident. She had to adapt to the changes in her life from the corporate world to live in the suburb with the 14-month-old baby girl. This movie reminds everyone to create meaningful relationships in our quest for success. The WHY is important for the HOW to follow, a popular quote in every sales training.

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