5 Relationship Lessons From The Movies

A Reel Leadership Article

You know I’m a huge movie fan. You also know I love to share leadership lessons from the movies in the Reel Leadership series. In those articles, I share leadership lessons from the movies and how they can impact your leadership.

Learn about relationships from the movies

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Today, I want to shift gears from leadership lessons to relationship lessons from the movies.

Movies are chockfull of relationship lessons. And today we’re going to take a look at 5 movies and the relationship lessons they can teach you.

Relationship Lessons From The Movies

1. Relationships take effort:

Do you remember the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film 50 First Dates? In this film, Sandler plays Henry Roth, a man smitten by the stunning Lucy Whitmore (played by Barrymore). The two have an amazing first date… Then Henry learns a crushing truth about Lucy.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Die Hard

A Reel Leadership Christmas Throwback Article

I usually start the Christmas season off by watching my favorite Christmas movie on Black Friday or that Saturday. This year, I postponed it but was able to get around to watching what I consider to be one of the best Christmas movies out there.

If you haven’t guessed, my favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard. Die Hard is the film adaption of the┬áRoderick Thorp novel Nothing Lasts Forever. Die Hard tells the story of the New York cop┬áJohn McClane (Bruce Willis). John flies to Las Angeles to attend a Christmas party with his estranged wife Holly Gennaro McClane (Bonnie Bedelia) in the extravagant Nakatomi Plaza.

Leadership lessons in Die Hard

Things quickly go from good to bad to worse as John and Holly’s conversation becomes unproductive and terrorists storm the Plaza.

Die Hard is filled with action and violence. There’s a lot of foul language (it’s bad but the movie is SOOOO good). And plenty of leadership lessons in Die Hard.

8 Movies With Great Leadership Lessons

Learn leadership from the big screen

One thing I love to do is watch the latest and greatest movie in the theater. Seeing a motion picture on the big screen provides a different viewing perspective.

You’re able to sit in the theater’s leather recliner. You’re able to hear the sound in THX. And you’re able to see all the details on the gigantic movie screen.

leadership lessons from the movies

Over the past years, I’ve seen plenty of movies in the theater. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hacksaw Ridge, and so many more were mind-blowing.

Not only were they thrilling to watch, they also provided leadership lessons if you looked close enough. That’s another reason I love movies.

You can watch, be entertained, and walk away with new insights into leadership or life.

Today, we’re going to look at 8 movies that provide leadership lessons.