Top 10 films about financial markets and investments
List of Best Stock Market Movies (Must-Watch): Do you want to learn how to make money from the stock market? However, you find college textbooks or investing novels too boring to read? No need to worry. There’s another fun, entertaining, yet educational approach to learn the financial world without going through 800 pages of financial books. Enter stock market movies.
If you are not an enthusiastic book reader, just try to watch a few amazing movies or documentaries based on the stock market and it will help you understand all about the financial markets. You can learn and explore a lot about stocks just by sitting on your couch and watching these movies on your laptop.
In this post, we are going to discuss ten must-watch stock market movies that you can watch this weekend to learn finance.
1. The Big Short (2015). IMDb RATING 7.8/10
In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research, they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
(Won 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 81 nominations total)
2. Wall Street (1987). IMDb RATING 7.3/10
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
(Won 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 5 nominations total)
3. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). IMDb RATING 8.2/10
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
(Nominated for 5 Oscars. 37 wins & 179 nominations total)
4. Margin Call (2011). IMDb RATING 7.1/10
Follows the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
(Nominated for 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 24 nominations total)
5. Becoming Warren Buffett (2017). IMDb RATING 7.5/10
The legendary investor started out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska and ended up becoming one of the richest and most respected men in the world.
6. Chasing Madoff (2010). IMDb RATING 6.2/10
A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.
7. Pi (1998). IMDb RATING 7.3/10
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
(8 wins & 12 nominations)
8. Too Big to Fail (2011). IMDb RATING 7.3/10
Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
(Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. 5 wins & 31 nominations total)
9. There Will Be Blood (2008). IMDb RATING 8.2/10
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
(Won 2 Oscars. 116 wins & 137 nominations total)
10. The Wizard of Lies (2017). 6.8/10
The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.
(Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. 4 wins & 20 nominations total)