35 Awesome Movies About Leadership And Teamwork

This post is all about movies about leadership and teamwork. 

Awesome movies about leadership and teamwork.


Are you looking for movies about leadership and teamwork? If yes, you are going to love this list.

This list of movies will get you, your peers, and/or your team members motivated and excited to work together to overcome your upcoming challenges.

All of these movies about leadership and teamwork feature valuable lessons about leadership skills and the importance of teamwork. 


Movies About Leadership And Teamwork


1. Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is about a hobbit and eight of his companions who go on an adventure to destroy the One Ring in hopes to save Middle-earth (their fictional universe). 

This movie has a 95% audience score, based on over 250,000+ ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.


2. Social Network (2010)

Mark Zuckerberg, a student at Harvard University, develops the idea for a social networking site that later becomes Facebook. While doing so, he is sued by twins who claim they were the first to come up with the idea.

The movie’s tagline is “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”


3. Coach Carter (2005)

This movie is based on the true story of Coach Ken Carter. The movie starts when Coach Carter is hired to coach basketball for his old high school in Richmond, California. 

Immediately, he begins to implement rules that the team isn’t too fond of, like demanding that the players wear a suit and tie on game days, maintain strong academic performance, and have respectful behavior. When the team members fail to do what he asks, Coach Carter shuts down the gym and cancels practices and games until the teammates can get their act together.


4. The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a foster child in Memphis, Tennessee. One night, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy offer Michael a stay at their home.

One night turns into many and Michael soon becomes part of their family. The Tuohy’s quickly realized Michael’s potential as a football player and put him on track to eventually become an NFL prospect.


5. Mighty Ducks (1992)

In this movie, lawyer Gordon Bombay is charged for drunk driving. His punishment? Coaching a not-so-good peewee ice hockey team.

As a former hockey player himself, he is reminded of the time when he played hockey and missed the final goal in a shootout to lose a major championship, and simultaneously, the respect of his coach.

Thanks to his past hockey experience, however, the kids become better and begin to respect their new coach. Over time, the team becomes “The Ducks” and they end up playing against Gordon Bombay’s old team and old coach. 


6. Harry Potter (2001)

Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) thought he was just a normal, ordinary boy. But on his eleventh birthday, he learns that he is in fact a wizard.

From here, Harry is taken to Hogwarts, the school of wizardry where he meets two people who will become his lifelong friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Things get interesting when Harry suspects that someone plans to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone.

This movie (and the other Harry Potter movies that follow) are based on a series of fantasy novels written by J.K. Rowling, and is a great example of a young person (Harry) taking on a leadership role. 


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7. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

According to IMDd, The Dirty Dozen is about a U.S. Army Major who is, “assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers” during World War II. 


8. The Italian Job (1969)

A previous convict named Charlie leaves prison and now wants to do a “big job”. This job is to steal millions of dollars worth of gold that is being delivered to Turin, Italy from China, by creating a traffic jam. 


9. Cool Runnings (1993)

Four Jamaicans band together to form their country’s first-ever bobsled team. They eventually go on to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics.


10. Top Gun (1986)

Skilled pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) and his best friend Goose are given the opportunity to join Top Gun: an elite group of pilots as part of the United States military. But when his best friend Goose dies in an accident, Maverick decides to quit Top Gun, but not for long.


11. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

30 years later, Maverick finds himself as an instructor for Top Gun. One of the candidates for Top Gun happens to be his late best friend’s son, Rooster. 

The Top Gun team has a very important mission to carry out, and this movie follows Maverick’s journey to determine the best of the best for the Top Gun team so that the mission can be successful. 

Top Gun: Maverick is a great example of people working together for a common goal.


12. Freedom Writers (2007)

A young teacher (Hilary Swank) begins teaching at a high school with a class of unruly students. Not before long, though, she inspires them to pursue their education beyond high school. 

This is a great movie about perseverance, passion, and leadership styles.


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13. The Last Dance (2020)

This Netflix docuseries interviews Michael Jordan and various other basketball stars, coaches, and trainers to discuss the rise of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.

If you want to be inspired by the top basketball player in the world, you need to watch The Last Dance.


14. The Incredibles (2004) 

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible are the best crime-fighting superheroes in the world. With the help of their daughter and son (who also have super powers), the Incredible family goes on to save the world.


15. School of Rock (2003)

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) sneaks his way into becoming a substitute teacher for an elite private school, and ultimately turns his students into his new rock band. 

School of Rock is a great movie about effective leadership. 


16. Pitch Perfect (2012)

Beca is a freshman in college when she finds herself being intrigued by the school’s acapella group. After joining, she and her fellow acapella-mates go on to compete at one of the top music competitions.

If you’re looking for team building movies, Pitch Perfect is a great one.


17. The Sandlot (1993)

Scotty Smalls is a new kid in town who doesn’t know how to play baseball, but he really wants to play with the neighborhood kids who seem to play all the time.

Benny Rodriguez, the neighborhood’s top baseball player, takes Scotty under his wing and teaches him how to play. A series of events unfold, and Scotty accidentally hits his Dad’s baseball over the fence and into the yard of the mean Mr. Mertle. 

Unfortunately, Scotty Dad’s baseball ended up being signed by Babe Ruth. Once the neighborhood kids learn this, they band together and do whatever it takes to get the baseball back.


18. She’s The Man (2006)

Viola’s (Amanda Bynes) girls soccer team gets cut, and when her twin brother goes MIA for a couple weeks, she decides to disguise herself as him and try out for the boy’s soccer team – and makes it!

But things get complicated when Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, comes home.


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19. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

According to IMDb, Saving Private Ryan is a movie where, “following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.”


20. Miracle (2004)

Herb Brooks takes a bunch of college kids up against the legendary Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. What happens next, no one expected.

Miracle is a great movie about team spirit.


21. The Hunger Games (2012)

Katniss Everdeen volunteers to participate in the Hunger Games when she realizes her younger sister was chosen to represent their district.

Katniss goes on to compete against 23 others in a fight to the death.


22. Wonder Woman (2017)

According to IMDb, Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana. “When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.”


23. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty is a movie about the true story of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 and how they found and killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after many years of hiding.

Zero Dark Thirty is a powerful movie about great leadership and American history.


24. American Sniper (2014)

Based on a true story, American Sniper is the tale of Chris Kyle, NAVY S.E.A.L sniper. The best at his craft, he uses his shooting abilities to protect other American soldiers during his multiple tours in Iraq. He struggles when he returns home, though.


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25. 21 (2008)

A movie about six brilliant students from MIT who band together with the help of their leader, Mickey Rosa, to start successfully counting cards in Black Jack at Las Vegas casinos so that they can get rich quick.


26. The Intern (2015)

70 year old Ben Whittaker is over retirement and wants to go back to work. So, he finds a job as an intern at a fashion company.

The Intern is a great movie about teamwork and not judging books by their cover.


27. Toy Story (1995)

One of the best Disney movies of all time!

A bunch of Toys are left behind when their owner, Andy, moves away. This movie is about the toys’ trek to getting back to Andy.


28. Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo (a clownfish) is captured and taken away, and his Dad, Marlin, along with the help of Dory – a fish he discovered along the way – try to find him. 


29. Jurassic Park (1993)

A phenomenal movie about a man who creates a park full of dinosaurs. Things go awry, though, when power shuts down and security systems are compromised. With no control over the dinosaurs, it’s a race to survival for all humans on the island.


30. Remember The Titans (2000)

An incredible story about two high schools that are forced to come together in the time of integration.

Based on actual events that occurred in 1971, this movie is about how these groups of kids come together, begin to trust each other, and work together to form a great football team.

Remember The Titans is a great movie about hard work and doing the right thing.


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31. The Avengers (2012)

Earth’s best heroes are asked to come together and fight as a team to stop the villain Loki and his army from taking over the world.


32. Invictus (2009)

In his first term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) has an idea: why not try to unite his country through Rugby?

Ultimately, Nelson Mandela teams up with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to try and win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.


33. Captain Phillips (2013)

If you’re looking for an example of good leaders, you will find that in Captain Phillips.

When his cargo ship gets hijacked by a group of Somali pirates, Captain Phillips does whatever he can to protect his crew. Based on a true story.


34. The Perfect Score (2004)

Wanting a perfect score on the SAT, six seniors in high school make a plan to break into the Princeton Testing Center and steal all of the answers.

The Perfect Score is a fascinating movie about team work. 


35. Thirteen Days (2001)

According to IMDb, in Thirteen Days, it’s October 1962 and “President John F. Kennedy learns about the Soviet Union’s plan of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba.

These weapons could wipe out most of the eastern and southern United States in minutes if they become operational. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets.”

This issue is better known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.


TV Shows About Leadership

If you’re looking for TV shows about leadership and teamwork, you need to check these shows out!


1. Last Chance U: Basketball

This show follows Coach Mosley and his team of basketball players at East Los Angeles College as he tries to prepare them for the next level of basketball. 


2. Ted Lasso

An incredible show about an American football coach who goes overseas to coach AFC Richmond, a professional soccer team.


3. Last of Us

When a pandemic hits the world and Ellie is immune, a group of people known as the Fireflies think she may contain the cure. The Fireflies leader asks Joe, a tough guy with phenomenal survival skills, to take Ellie across the United States where she can be examined.

Along the way, though, Ellie and Joe come across the “infected” – people who were consumed by the fungus that caused the pandemic, and they are forced to fight for their lives. 


4. Friday Night Lights

A classic high school football show about the trials and tribulations of high school kids, their unique lives, and their football careers.


5. The Office

A show about a bunch of people who come together at their paper company, Dunder Mifflin, to form a hysterical office culture.


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