Leadership

7 leadership movies can win the Oscar 2015

The Oscar’s winners will be known on February 22nd. However, on January 15th the list of nominees will come out! Neil Patrick Harris, the hilarious Barney from the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, will be the host. In addition to these promises, all we have are bets. So we’ve decided to look for strong candidates which were also leadership movies! To our surprise, we found seven must-see films. They suit every taste: drama, animation, comedy and adventure for all types of leader. Stories of leadership by friendship, coercion, education, authoritarianism and leadership by example. Check out the trailer and description of each one:

7 leadership movies of the Oscar 2015

1. Whiplash


The first of our leadership movies list tells the story of promising young drummer (Miles Teller) who dreams to be the best of his generation. So, he enters a fierce conservatory. After being trained by the ruthless master of jazz, Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons), the musician begins to exceed all limits, making decisions he has never considered.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Genre: Drama

2. Foxcatcher


A fan of wrestling, the millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) invites the Olympic champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to enter his own team, Foxcatcher. Seduced by the money and the comfort offered, Mark accepts the proposal. Then, he starts to train for the 1988 Games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances, once both feel inferior to the revered Mark’s brother, Dave (Mark Rufallo).
Director: Bennett Miller
Genre: Drama and Biography

3. Big Hero 6


An animation inspired by a Marvel comic series. In the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, the prodigy of robotics Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) sees local peace be threatened by powerful forces. Then, he gathers his friends, the robot Baymax (Scott Adsit), the fast Go Go Tomago, the obsessed with organization, Wasabi, the expert in chemistry, Honey Lemon, and the comic book fan, Fred. Their mission is to confront the enemies and save the futuristic paradise from destruction.
Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams
Genre: Action and Adventure

4. The Great Hotel Budapest


After the 1st World War, the legendary concierge of a European hotel, Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), becomes best friend with the lobby boy, Zero Mustafa (Tony Revolori). Together, they must solve the theft of a famous Renaissance painting, a family battle for a great fortune and the historical changes during the first half of the 20th century.
Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Comedy

5. The Homesman


The brave pioneer Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) saves the life of a criminal (Tommy Lee Jones). Now she needs his help to cross the country leading from Nebraska to Iowa three women who have gone mad.
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Genre: Drama and Western

6. The Hundred-Foot Journey


The respected and authoritative chef de cuisine Mallory (Helen Mirren) wages a battle with a Indian family who came to France and just opened a restaurant next to hers, what might end up stealing her customers. Gradually, she knows her opponent’s son, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), and starts to teach him about fine French cuisine and encourage him to open his own restaurant.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Comedy

7. The Liberator


In more than 100 battles, the Venezuelan revolutionary Simón Bolívar (Edgar Ramírez) fought against the Spanish imperialism that dominated South America. Hailed as a hero, Bolívar promoted military campaigns in a territory twice larger than the Alexander the Great conquered.
Director: Alberto Arvelo
Genre: Drama and Biography

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