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.

20 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Doctor Strange

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In a movie universe full of super-powered humans and aliens, Doctor Strange brings in a new aspect to the Marvel movie universe. Doctor Strange introduces the world of magic and mysticism.

The story of Doctor Stephen Strange could be your story. Or even my story.

Learn leadership lessons from Doctor Strange

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One where we have a skill and we center our lives around that skill. But what happens when we are no longer able to use what we feel we were created for?


That’s where Doctor Strange found himself after a violent car accident left him unable to use his hands. His days as a skilled surgeon were over.

Doctor Strange made me look deep inside to ask myself some very pointed questions:

What am I relying on?

WHO am I believing in?

What would I do if I could no longer use the skills I’ve honed?