What Are The Best Stock Market Movies You Can Watch?

November 9, 2023

Stock Market Movies

Stock market movies are the best things that you may binge on. They are fun, informative, and thrilling at the same time. The financial world and all its incarnations are one of the greatest topics to make a movie on. Comedy, tragedy, catastrophe, ingenuity, and redemption are all in some of the greatest movies that Hollywood has ever made. 

Most of the financial movies give out the image of financial professionals in a less flattering light; the unimaginable story of risk taking, excess, and definitely greed is what makes up for a compelling movie idea. 

If you are just as obsessed with stock market movies and never miss out on them, this article is just the right suit for you. Stock market movies are an all time fan favorite, and in this article, we shall discuss some of the best stock market movies that ever came out in Hollywood. 

So, without any further delay, let us start. 

Key Takeaways 

  • Knowing more about the financial world through stock market movies and finance books helps investors get a better understanding of a lot of financial services, products, and representatives. 
  • Wall Street movies are able to bring the financial landscape into a focal point for those individuals who are looking for jobs within the industry. 
  • There are multiple movies about finance that are not only informative but, at the same time, entertaining. 
  • The famous movie Big Short is the adaptation of the best selling book by finance journalist Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007-2008. 
  • Margin Call is a movie about a huge investment banking firm from Wall Street that was there during the earlier days of the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the impending financial collapse of the organization. 

Best Stock Market Movies To Binge On

Here is a list of the best stock market movies that you may binge on during this holiday season: 

The Big Short [2015]

The Big Short [2015]

This movie is an adaptation of the popular book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by finance journalist Michael Lewis. This is a movie whose plot revolves around a few traders who became aware of the housing bubble, which was the main trigger of the financial crisis of 2007-2008, before anybody else. 

This movie is popular for very cleverly presenting the several explanations of the very sophisticated financial tools. For instance, you will find actress/singer Selena Gomez talking about synthetic CDOs at the poker table. You will also find the legendary actress Margot Robbie explaining mortgage backed bonds while in a tub full of champagne. 

Barbarians At The Gate [1993]

Barbarians At The Gate [1993]

This 1993 television movie centers around the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. It is based on the book by John Helyar and Bryan Burrough, which was under the same name and was published in 1989. 

While you will see the movie taking a couple of creative liberties to portray the entire event, audiences were left in amusement and shock at the greed and incompetence of the CEO of Nabisco, F. Ross Johnson. You may also see some of the behind the scenes skullduggery and negotiations which surround this popular LBO. 

American Psycho [2000]

American Psycho [2000]

This movie is the ultimate masterpiece, which stars Christian Bale. So, you may as well imagine the kind of acting that you are going to witness. However, there is a little twist. While Bale plays the role of a rich investment banker, there are thrilling secrets about his personality that you will discover as you watch the movie. 

While the finance part in this movie is comparatively less, American Psycho throws some light on the unimaginable life that the elite class of the financial industry inhabits and how they are utterly disconnected from the real world. 

The Wolf Of The Wall Street [2013]

The Wolf Of The Wall Street [2013]

This is one of my favorite masters ever created. Well, what else can you expect when you have Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill on one end of the camera and Martin Scorsese on the other? 

This movie throws light on the rise and fall of the popular Wall Street scammer Jordan Belfort. The movie incorporates all real life events. The movie shows the entire story of the brokerage agency Stratton Oakmont and how it helped multiple companies to IPO in the late 1980s and 1990s. It also is extremely comic fun and shows how the extravagant life of the Wall Street brokers was one filled with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. 

Margin Call [2011]

Margin Call [2011]

This is perhaps one of the most financially accurate movies that ever came out. This movie documents 24 hours in the life of a Wall Street organization on the verge of a disaster. 

Margin Call does not make any attempt to hide the risk bankers took during the financial crisis of 2008. It also highlights the trade of the complex derivative tools that even the investment banks had very little understanding of. 

Wall Street [1987]

Wall Street [1987]

This is one of those stock market movies that every professional must consider watching. This classic by Oliver Stone got hundreds of college graduates to say the immortal saying “Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel” while rushing to Series 7 exams. 

The movie was originally crafted to portray the hedonism and the excess that finance associates with Wall Street. It continues to wield power as a recruiting instrument for traders, analysts, brokers, and bankers after almost 30 years after its initial release. 

The movie acts as a warning about the potential dangers of Wall Street. But who wouldn’t want to take a little risk, innit? After all, Gordon Gekko once famously said, “Greed is Good.” 

Frequently Asked Questions!!! [FAQs]:

Q1. What Are Some Of The Other Finance Movies?

Ans: If you are looking for finance movies or stock market movies, here is a list you may refer to: 
∎Working Girl.
∎ Bonfire of the Vanities.
∎ Arbitrage.

Q2. Are There Any Popular Movies About Bernie Madoff?

Ans: There are a couple of documentary movies that were on the investment manager who ran the Ponzi scheme and took away around $64 billion from the unsuspecting investors. He, however, died in 2021 in prison.

Q3. Are There Any Good Movies On Bitcoin?

Ans: Yes, there are currently a couple of documentaries that you may check out. The documentary Crypto is a very interesting crime thriller that revolves around money laundering that involves crypto.

Wrap Up! 

These stock market movies are a must watch for anyone who has an interest in finance or the stock market. They are very useful for those individuals wanting to learn more about the stock market to later invest in it. 

Even if you are unsure about building a career in finance, these movies are a good way to get an insight into what exactly goes on inside the buildings of Wall Street.

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