Audrey Hepburn finds herself running a cosmetics business as well as running for her life in this jet-set thriller. Although the story sags, the film features an all-star international cast including Omar Shariff, Romy Scheider, and Irene Pappas.
Back in the Old West, an ambitious saloon owner (Joan Crawford) has aspirations to build her own town, however a lynch mob led by another tough cookie (Mercedes McCambridge) proves to be an obstacle.
Henrietta (Barbra Streisand) finds all sorts of odd jobs and danger as she tries to earn extra money so her husband Pete (Michael Sarrazin) can invest in the market.
In these recent romantic comedies, Meryl Streep achieves the onscreen entrepreneurial trifecta by playing women who built empires in the cooking and fashion industries while sporting various hairstyles.
After being left at the alter, Ms. Gallant (Jane Wyman) moves to Texas and starts a line of clothing which affords her big designs on big business.
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Set in 1962, this throwback to the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies shows how an advice columnist (Renee Zellweger) finds the motivation to become a world sensation by writing a bestselling book—just to win the attention of fellow journalist (Ewan McGregor).
Julia Roberts took home a ton of prizes (including Oscar’s Best Actress) for her portrayal of a single-mom who loses her job before winning the big case. Note: The real Erin Brockovich makes a cameo as a waitress in the film.
Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant star in this comedy that tackles serious philosophical issues in the workplace, ie: is it better to sell out and make money or earn less by making the world a better place?
Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for her portrayal of living legend Loretta Lynn who rose from rags to riches by writing and recording her own music and branding herself as the First Lady of Country Music.
3. Mildred Pierce (1945)
When a loving mother is deserted by her husband, she makes desserts—and winds up creating a franchise of restaurants that deliver lot of dough, despite some relative heartburn. Joan Crawford received an Academy Award for playing the title role in this film noir directed byCasablanca’s Michael Curtiz.
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