For those interested in the global financial market we’ve decided to pick out some of the best movies about trading you can watch during the ECQ period, it is also an opportunity to learn something new in a fun and entertaining manner.
Without further ado, here are our 10 best movies about trading!
1. THE WOLF OF THE WALL STREET
Probably the most well-known trading-related motion picture of the last decade. This is a movie about the ugly side of trading, and that’s exactly why people love it so much. Securities fraud, money laundering — it is all here. The movie is captivating, humorous and is packed with action. Definitely a must watch, but don’t try to replicate things you will see here.
The most interesting part? It is based on a real person, Jordan Ross Belfort and it’s available on Netflix.
2. MARGIN CALL
Based at a fictional company during the very real 2007/2008 financial crisis, the 2011 film offers a behind the scenes look at how a major investment bank dealt with the reality of a looming financial crisis before anyone else saw it coming.
3. THE BIG SHORT
Based on the nonfiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, this movie follows multiple storylines with one common theme: how to take advantage of the looming financial crisis while most of the world will suffer the deadly consequences. This one is also available on Netflix.
4. WALL STREET – MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps follows a hot-shot young Wall Street trader as he partners with a disgraced but experienced former corporate raider by the name of Gordon Gekko, and the two quickly form a mission of passion: they need to alert the industry about the oncoming troubles, and to find out just who was responsible for the young trader’s former mentor. This drama is an edge-of-seat watch from start to finish.
5. INSIDE JOB
Inside Job is another documentary, but this one focuses solely on the 2008 financial crisis. For those working within trade, or who simply want to know more about the big event that crashed economies worldwide, this 1hr45 feature could answer all of your questions. Matt Damon narrates this comprehensive analysis, from which you’ll see countless professionals, victims of the crisis, and the result of exhaustive research. Of all the documentaries around the market crash, Inside Job is the one to watch.
There you have it – our list of the top 5 trading movies. So break out the popcorn, curl up and get watching!