Stock Market: 11 Must Watch Movies Of The Stock Market

11 Must Watch Stock Market Movies For Traders And Investors

As we have consumed the stock market knowledge of charts and graphs so far, I decided to publish this post as break.

The stock market movies has been a great source of motivation and a endeavor to show the hidden truths about the stock market and finance industry in the world. Cinema industry has done a fantastic job to present the real world economy and finance crisis to the stock market enthusiasts. 

Well, it doesn’t matter if you are a stock market beginner or pro or you are an aspiring finance student and want to just pep up yourself. We will recommend below stock market movies to invest your time in.

11. American Psycho(2000)


Featuring Christian Bale playing wealthy New York City investment banker. He is comprised of a hoof resembling a human that contains only greed and disgust. Hides psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends.


10. Trading Places(1983)

This film features Eddie Murphy as a streetwise con artist who gets tricked into becoming commodity trader. A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

This is comedy drama but a must watch.

    9. Too Big To Fail(2011)

Movie is based on a book of same name by Andrew Ross Sorkin. Describes the situation arisen before and after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Shows many big investor’s and US Treasury(Henry Paulson, the secretary of Treasury) efforts to control the situation.

Greed in wanting what others may have, and disgust for those who do not meet his expectations and for himself in not being the first or the best.


8. Barbarians at the Gate (1993)


This movie is based on a book of same name. F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco decides to take over his own & one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world and involves in a bidding war.   It is a must watch for anyone interested in finding out how much does it take to make a bid for buying out a multi-billion dollar corporate mountain.


7. Boiler Room(2000)

A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards. His father is federal judge, he gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But gets drawn to the world of corruption. How brokers used to fool customers using the communication skills is best part in the movie played by Vin Diesel. 


6. The Wolf of Wall Street(2013)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie starrer The Wolf Of Wall Street shows how Jordan Belfort readies the clients to invest the money through stockbroking and rides the fastlane to be on top. Sell me this pen scene is very famous of this movie. Creating the sense of urgency and demand in client is necessary for sale, shows the movie.


5. Rogue Trader (1999)


Nobody will want to be in a situation a guy characterized by Nick Leeson in this film finds himself in, based on true story, Nick bets on the Asian market hoping to get the right and looses big money invested by clients. 

How Nick(the derivatives trader) creates a duplicate receipts to hide his losses and convinces his colleague to note wrong entries is shown. Finally the investment bank goes for sale just for a penny and Nick gets arrested by police.

It is a must watch for every finance guy and stock market trader.


4. Margin Call (2011) 


How a young employee finds out the downfall with the help and analysis provided by his senior who is fired from the company. Company management keeps on firing the employees and pushing the sell button on huge chunk of stocks they held to save themselves.

They must do this job before everyone else finds out the flaw in market.

At what level a company management could go and what decision they may take is what the film succeeds in conveying.

3. Inside Job(2010)   


Inside Job is the documentary based on stock market and reveals the real inside story of the overall dependency or relationship between wall street, economy and government. 


Film makers actually takes the interviews of the people who were involved in the global financial meltdown of 2008 which made thousands of people to go homeless and jobless.


2. The Big Short 

The Big Short is based on the the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. A character in the film named Michael Burry spots the US real estate sector bubble earlier than others. A group of investors bet against the US mortgage market and make money. Film also features Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez introducing technical terms. 

This film shed the light on how rating agencies can work to rate any company and corruption involved.

  1. Wall Street(1987)  


At #1, we have Wall Street. How the big players like Gordon Gekko generate big deals and big money in the stock market based on inside information provided by Bud.

Bud is new and wants to work with Gordon. Hence agrees to do what Gekko says. Eventually Bud gets to learn his wrong intentions and destroys him in the end.


Have a look on below clip from Wall Street movie. Gekko says, Greed is good.


Final Take:

All the above listed must watch movies reflects the real world situations of finance, wall street and economy and how the investors and bankers deal with them. As said above, its worth investing your time in above listed movies where you are finance buff or not; you will get the knowledge. You can watch these movies on the online platform like Netflix as well.


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