It’s been said that movies portray the society and real world. They showcase all kind of emotions ranging from love, happiness, sorrow and anger, many stories are based on real-life incidents where as many movies just touch some real life incidents and couple it with fantasy and over the top action and song sequences.
Like our work, we at Aayuja take our movie addiction seriously; especially ones related to sales and based on real life sales people.We take pride in our work and the movies we watch, so here is the list of top 5 famous and renowned movies about sales and salesmen:
Glengarry Glen Ross
If you are from sales field you must have absolutely used or at least heard of the acronyms like ABA (Always Be Closing) and AIDA (Attention, Interest, Decision & Action). The movie depicts what a sales agent goes through in New York real estate environment and how cut throat sales can be especially if you have a weekly sales meeting like the one portrayed in the movie.
Boiler Room is another classic movie that boosts the reputation of films based on sales and sales people. The movie portrays the dodgy side of the stock market, both the antagonist and protagonist of the movie are greed which makes people do unimaginable thinks like conning people to buy shares and making money out of their targets losses.
But pretty much the movie was able to touch the ever present ruthlessness in the sales industry. Check out one of the famous scenes from movie starring Ben Affleck
Before you click on the video link mind it this is not a movie but a real life documentary about four rival door to door Bible salesmen who are being monitored by their ruthless sales manager. The most important take away from the movie can be on how not to micromanage the sales people under you.
If there is one movie that defines GREED is none other than the movie “Wall Street”. The film tells the story of an upcoming young stockbroker and his relationship with Gordon Gekko aka the man who coined the term “Greed is God”. The story is okay, but usp of the movie is the character played by Michael Douglas who is certainly evil in his motives but has a style and panache to carry out his misdeeds. Here is one of the famous scenes from the movie
Wolf of Wall Street
The movie is about the infamous real-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort and his antics, the movie successfully portrays the loose ends of the stock market in late 80’s and how Jordan played by Leonardo Dicaprio managed to tap them successfully.
Last but not the least an honorable mention to the movie “PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” based on a real-life story of Chris Gardner on how a homeless salesman makes it big with sheer determination and hard work. There is one particular scene in a movie where the protagonist is shown trying to be more productive and squeeze extra time into his cold calling routine at work, it shows how he was able to gain extra minutes each day by not hanging up his phone during calls.