Do you want to learn how to make money from the stock market?
If yes, then here is the list of some classic masterpiece finance movies from where you can learn about the stock market.
Movies can be enjoyable and fun. But on occasion, they provide us a bizarre and profound peek into actual life. This is true even in the financial sector, where a number of Oscar-winning films have been able to convey the inner workings of the intricate world of brokers and intraday trading. These films provide interesting and thought-provoking insights into the world of finance.
The basic message is unmistakable, even though the depiction of significant financial events may appear a little overblown due to drama and hysteria aspects. The viewers who invest their hard-earned time and money become wiser and more aware of “what actually happened” during the global financial crisis or other significant economic events. We list seven of these films for you to watch as a light-hearted crash course on the world of banking.
The list is created by the Cineguff editor and is based on the personal opinions of the editor.
1) The Big Short
The Big Short is an American finance drama movie starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles. It is based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine written by Michael Lewis about the 2007-08 financial crisis. You can watch The Big Short On Netflix or can rent it out from google.
2) Margin Call
Margin Call is a financial thriller movie written and directed by J C Chandor. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Stanley Tucci. This story of the movie revolves around the initial days of the 2007-2008 Financial crisis.
3) The Wolf of Wall Street
After the crash of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort starts his own firm with Donnie Azoff cheating people and getting rich illegally while his relationships slip away just as he’s being tailed by the FBI. A 3 hours movie and yet it feels short. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, and Kyle Chandler in the lead roles. You can check the review of The Wolf Of Wall Street Here.
4) Rogue Trader
Rogue Trader is a British biographical drama film written and directed by James Dearden and starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel. The film centers on the life of former derivatives broker Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. It was based on Leeson’s 1996 book Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World.
5) Too Big To Fail
Too Big to Fail is an American biographical drama television film based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s non-fiction book Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves (2009).
6) Wall Street
Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and written by Oliver Stone. It stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen in lead roles. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (C. Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.
7) Enron : The Smartest Guys in the Room
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is an American documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.
Some other movies are :
Inside Job, Capitalism: A Love Story, The Wizard Of Lies,