From Netflix’s Inventing Anna to Hulu’s The Dropout and Apple’s WeCrashed, the film industry is not a big fan of stories about successful entrepreneurs. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time. Even the crash and burn stories may be brimming with insights for entrepreneurs.
Here are four movies and TV shows coming up this summer you should watch, listed in order of release date.
1. The Bear
This show tells a story about a young chef, Carmy, from the fine-dining world who has to return to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop after the suicide of his brother. This is a story about getting into small-business ownership, training a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew, and balancing the strained familial relationships.
Where to see it: Hulu (June 23, 2022)
2. King of Stonks
This German TV series, which is inspired by real events, follows fictional character Felix Armand, an overly ambitious programmer, who lies, cheats, and schemes his company up to the top. Meanwhile, Felix’s company is facing charges of money laundering, investor deception, and internet pornography during its IPO. Between run-ins with the Sicilian mafia and shady short sellers, this story may give you some insights on what not to do when launching a business.
Where to see it: Netflix (July 6, 2022)
3. Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons
This documentary looks into the fall of the iconic brand Victoria’s Secret. Exploring the dark side of the fashion industry, the billionaire class, and the impact of an outdated branding strategy, the series explores the deep ties between Les Wexner, the former CEO of Victoria’s Secret’s owner L Brands, and the now deceased Jeffrey Epstein. Intrigue aside, if you’re looking for innovate marketing solutions, this documentary may give you some insights.
Where to see it: Hulu (July 15, 2022)
4. Living Wine
This “tipsy” documentary is for wine lovers and anyone who wants to start a wine business. Living Wine follows innovative natural winemakers in Northern California who manage to save their businesses during the worst wildfire season on record, while creating unique and sustainable methods to preserve the natural flavor of their wines. The film can also provide insights on risk management and combating natural disasters.
Where to see it: In selected theaters (July 15, 2022)