Movies from Richard Branson

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
That was an iconic film; it was Chicago through and through.
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Richard Branson's 10 Favorite Documentaries

What documentaries do billionaires watch? Here is a list of 10 favorite documentary movies Richard Branson really loves. He revealed that he has time to watch movies on a plane and actually loves going to theaters. Check out Richard Branson's top 10 doc movies!
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
What documentaries do billionaires watch? Here is a list of 10 favorite documentary movies Richard Branson really loves. He revealed that he has time to watch movies on a plane and actually loves going to theaters. Check out Richard Branson's top 10 doc movies!
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In My Blood It Runs

The story of Dujuan, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy living in Alice Springs, Australia, who is struggling to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing with a state education.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
Australia's education system needs to change, and this film shows why.
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Just Mercy

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
The film #JustMercy, Destin Daniel Cretton’s deeply moving criminal justice drama released this weekend, is a powerful reminder of the injustice that is America’s death penalty
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Guilty

A film about convicted drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran, who became an accomplished artist before he was executed by firing squad in Indonesia in April 2015.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
Honoured to meet Raji Sukuraman, whose son Myuran was executed in Indonesia in April 2015, and whose story is told so movingly in the powerful new film Guilty .
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
As a proud Brit who loves to adventure in the States, started out in the Swinging Sixties and is known to have a catchphrase or two, I can identify with Mike Myers’ comic creation.
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Sharkwater

Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Rob Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
An eye-opening documentary that explores the misunderstood world of sharks, and exposes corruption and exploitation surrounding the world’s shark populations. We are trying to stop shark finning around the globe.
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Peter Pan

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
I’ve always wanted to be Peter Pan, and I have loved the Disney film adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s book since I was a boy.
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Casino Royale

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
As a proud Brit, Bond had to make the cut, plus if you watch closely you’ll see yours truly make an appearance.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
I’ve always been fascinated by space, and love the humour and adventure of this film.
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10 Richard Branson Uncommon Book Recommendations

Richard Branson suggests 10 books on Twitter that you would hardly find in his other lists.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
Richard Branson suggests 10 books on Twitter that you would hardly find in his other lists.
Music from Richard Branson

Mike Oldfield

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
What music does Richard Branson listen to? His favourite musicians are Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield and his favourite band is The Sex Pistols.
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Peter Gabriel

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
What music does Richard Branson listen to? His favourite musicians are Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield and his favourite band is The Sex Pistols.
Music from Richard Branson

One More Yard

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
The 'other' Chris Evans in my life is getting into music: listen to One More Yard, a great project by some wonderful friends and talents to honour victims of World War 1 and raise funds for cancer awareness
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No Woman No Cry

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
The song I want played at my funeral Bob Marley – ‘No Woman, No Cry’ I live in the Caribbean [on Necker Island] and any Bob Marley song would be delightful. I’d have a Caribbean funeral with lots of good reggae bands. I’ve been living here since my 20s, when I found this lovely island.
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Legalize It

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
The song I wish I had written Peter Tosh – ‘Legalize It’ This is a very beautifully written, beautifully crafted song.
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Tubular Bells

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
This was the first piece of music that Virgin Records put out. [Oldfield] was 19 years old and had recorded every single instrument on the album. I went to eight different record companies and nobody would put it out, so we decided to create our own record company and put it out. It literally sold millions of copies [‘Tubular Bells’ has sold more than 15 million copies to date]. That led on to us signing people like Peter Gabriel, Janet Jackson and the Spice Girls. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Galactic may not be here today without ‘Tubular Bells’.
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Sex Pistols

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
Having seen them live, I was determined to sign them even though they had already signed with EMI. I called the company’s president and said, ‘If you want to get rid of the Sex Pistols, I’m happy to step in.
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Like a Virgin

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
I do it at the work dos – it always gets a laugh. I’ve done it on the wings of planes and I’ve even done it when Madonna’s been in the room; I serenaded her.
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Love Me Tender

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
I was brought up in the countryside, near Guildford. We weren’t allowed to watch television, but we were allowed to borrow friends’ scratchy records – and this was most definitely a scratchy old single. I just loved his music; Elvis was the man. I was under 10 and he was someone people my age identified with.
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Head North

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
Enjoying @natclarkmusic ’s new record: beautiful music about family, facing fears, pursuing dreams and staying hopeful
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How to determine the social value of your startup

If you want to grow your company’s value, it’s time to let go of the idea that it’s all about the numbers and nothing else.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
An interesting read on why a start-up’s social benefit is just as important as its financial outcomes
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To Achieve Big Goals, Start with Small Habits

Begin with these five steps.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
An insightful look at how small habits can made big changes
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Richard Branson's Favorite Holiday Spots

4 favorite retreats Richard chooses for his vacation.
Richard Branson
Entrepreneur, Writer
4 favorite retreats Richard chooses for his vacation.