Time and Again people have asked us to share movies related to Finance/ Stock Market and we thought to compile them in one single blog and share with you all.
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1. The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordon Belfort from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker in New York City how his firm, Stratton Oakmont , engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street, which ultimately led to his downfall. It makes for an inherently interesting theme of how people who lack resources.
The movie is based upon the three major fundamentals. Paisa, power & politics . It brilliantly portrays how two major competitors use cunning tactics to grab an important deal. This movie also lays emphasis on how human emotions are greatly manipulated just for the sake of profit.
3. Boiler Room
A college drop-out gets a job as a broker for a investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success. However, success clouds his judgement, drawing him into a world of corruption and greed. Boiler Room takes a look at stock broking through the eyes of a man just trying to make a good amount of money.
4. Inside Job
Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film. The film is about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption . The film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis.
The film is set in the backdrop of money, power and business, largely based on the stock market. A small town stock trader comes to Mumbai & gets employed by a successful Gujrati trader . Everything seems to be going smooth until he hits a rough patch . The movie depicts the volatility in the market and businesses dealing with it.
It is a movie about how the US Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson . After leaving his top job at Goldman Sachs, He tries to tackle the problems that arose during the global economic meltdown. It doesn’t spend too much time on explaining why that two Wall Street Giants were on the brink of collapse but it does tell the meaning of ‘Too big to fail”
The general consensus is that this film is largely based on the life of one of India’s biggest industrial tycoons, Dhirubhai Ambani, but also has elements of other stories and businessmen. A simple but ambitious villager, along with his wife, arrives in Bombay in early 1958 and rises from its streets to become the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
8. Money Monster
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.
A financial company’s management division head working on a major analysis is fired. His protege attempts to complete the analysis and finds out the true reason behind their financial downfall. The principal story takes place over a 24-hour period at a large Wall Street Investment Bank during the initial stages of the financial crisis 2007-2008.
The film examines human behavior through consistently provocative and often hilarious case studies. It’s a collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
It is a film inspired from the stock market scam of 1992 which mainly involved Harshad Mehta that rocked the Indian economy and changed lives of thousands forever. A middle-class man, Subodh tries hand at stock market, which makes him a big player. But what happens when he falls prey to a huge scam of worth Rs. 400 crores?
The film takes place in New York, 23 years after the original, and revolves around the 2008 financial crisis. Its plot centers on a supposedly reformed Gordon Gekko, played by Douglas, and follows his attempts to repair his relationship with his daughter Winnie , with the help of her fiancé, Jacob Moore .
13.Betting on Zero
Betting on zero is a 2016 American documentary . It investigates the allegation that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, and follows Bill Ackman’s short investment in Herbalife, which is ostensibly a billion-dollar bet that the company will soon collapse.
14. The Big Short
The film consists of three separate but concurrent stories, loosely connected by their actions in the years leading up to the 2007 housing market crash.
15. Money For Nothing
Adapted from a true story, dockworker Joey Coyle ( finds over $1 million, which fell from an armored car. Instead of returning the money, he embarks on a spending spree unchecked by the wishes of his friend and hires a crime ring to launder the money.