What’s your favorite sales movie? I’ve been asked that question a lot so I decided to compile a list of the top sales movies of all time. To make the list, movies had to meet the following two criteria. First, they told a great story with great performances. Second, they were a realistic portrayal (the good and the bad) of the sales profession.
DISCLAIMER: In no way do I approve of or encourage any illegal or unethical sales practices portrayed in these sales movies.
PS: These sales movies are awesome!
Here’s my list of the top 3 sales movies (in descending order) to watch this weekend:
#3 Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise in the title role is a successful sports agent who has a crisis of conscience, loses everything and starts over. Memorable quote: “Show me the money!!!”
#2 Glengarry Glen Ross
Alec Baldwin, in the performance of his career, joins an all-star cast of real estate salesman who will stop at nothing to get the coveted sales leads and win the sales contest. Memorable quote: “Coffee is for closers!”
#1 The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jordan Belfort as he rises from New York stockbroker to running a corrupt firm on Wall Street. Memorable quote: “Sell me this pen!”
What’s missing from this list? What’s your favorite sales movie?
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