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What are the best sales-related movie you've watched?

Hello war room!


I love a good movie as much as anyone else, and I am a huge believer of using movies to learn cool stuff, specially because of my work as a sales training designer.

Sometimes I design training with movies in mind to use as examples (remember that one scene where...) For sales there are three movies that inmediately jump into my mind as the best: Wolf of wallstreet, Boiler Room, and The Pursuit of Happiness. Which other movies can you recommend me to watch to help in my training scripts?



Best sales movie ever
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SaaSguy
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Glengary Glenross
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Awesome reply, I just realised after posting the poll it was not included but definitely an all time great for sales inspiration ๐Ÿ‘Œ
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Literally was going to post the same
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Glengarry Glen Ross
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Uuuuuf shut up Glengarry Glen Ross is a classic. Should have been part pf the list definitely.
What is The Goods Like, though?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Oh it's hilariously good.

"Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) is many things, but he is best-known as an extraordinary salesman. When a car dealership in Temecula teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, he and his ragtag team (Ving Rhames, James Brolin) dive in to save the day. But what Ready doesn't count on is falling in love and finding his soul."
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MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Oh I see, sorry I guess I did not realize there were that many other posts like this one. I'm pretty new, so I guess it slipped over me ๐Ÿ˜…. Thank you for pointing it out thoug, i'll make sure to check for future posts.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
The sell me the pencil scene in the Wolf of wall street is so important. You need to create a need the prospect doesn't have. Biggest take on the movie for me!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
That was a monster of a take for me too! There is an interview too where the real jordan belfort explains the exercise more profoundly. He says that what he wants fron the sales rep when selling the pen is to ask questions rather than jump into the pitch right away.ย 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
For sure, probing questions, we need to understand their pain in order to solve them, not just feature dump a solution they donโ€™t need or understand.
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
*The Pursuit of Happyness
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Pursuit definitely captures the hustle culture in sales! It is pretty heartwarming and iconic.
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Love all 3 and quote them regularly, also a huge fan of Wall Street with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheenย 
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Ooooh sounds cool! What is that movie like?
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
I just watched it for the first time a few weeks ago. Will definitely watch it again
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Just watcjed the trailer, and I'm definitelyย  putting Wall Street on my to watch list.
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Good call. Wall Street is one of my all time favorites.
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
Tommy Boy!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Agree 100% I just realized I did not include this on the list!ย 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Gotta love โ€˜Wolf of Wallstreerโ€™
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Legendary status among sales movies deffinitely.You can't go wrong with this movie when looking for sales motivation.
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
Wolf of wallstreet for sure!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Great choice, easily one of my favorite movies of all time! Too many good quotes.
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Get. The luuddeeessssssย 
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
HAHAHAH "Helfe, helfe, helfe" classic.
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Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Abstract thought, but Moneyball is a business movie and in some ways a sales movie (selling everyone on your vision). Love it so much, I figured we should give it a shout here!
MontBlanc
Notable Contributor
+13
Senior Account Executive
Mad Men, the whole show
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Damn, I haven't gotten around to watching it yet. What great takes or lessons have you gotten from it?
CloudyWithAChanceOfQuota
Politicker
+4
Inside Account Representative
Easy. War Dogsย 
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Havent watched it yet. But it is definitely on my watch list. Jonah hill makes this an easy must.ย 
JdiggityR
Fire Starter
+3
Enterprise Account Executive
Tommy Boy!!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Easy classic! Should have been on the poll list too xD
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Tommy Boy!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
I realized I let Tommy Boy fans down by not inlcuding it in the list! Will fix that in a future post definitely xD
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Thank you for smokingย 
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
Here ya go nerdย 
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Thanks bro! I did forgot to add Glengary Glen Ross and jerry maguire!ย 
Reformed.Rep
Good Citizen
+1
Product Manager
Not a movie, but the show Halt and Catch Fire has some great scenes.

I will _never_ get tired of rewatching this scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOR8mk0tLpc&t=65s
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
That is a wicked good scene. Will definitely be checking this one out soon!
Reformed.Rep
Good Citizen
+1
Product Manager
That side-eye at the table gets me every time.

We've all had that "you're lucky a customer is here" moment.
happytobehere
Opinionated
+2
Head of Partnerships
Margot Robbie wins, always.
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
Tommy Boy
EH20
Politicker
+3
Manager
Wolf of wallstreet for me!
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