THE 10 MUST-WATCH MOVIES THAT CAN TEACH A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE MARKET.
The market is closed on weekends. It’s better to take out time off from trading session and watch a good financial thriller or stock market drama. Here are some great choices that surely can teach a few things about the market, whether you are a perfect trader or just a beginner in the stock world:
1. THE BIG SHORT
Based on the 2010 book – The Big Short, this movie revolves around 2008 stock market crash. This has won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay notwithstanding designations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Film Editing.
2. WALL STREET MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
This movie is a trader’s cult classic, the story of a young and impatient stockbroker. He aspires to achieve success and starts to trade on illegal inside information from a ruthless corporate raider. It won one Award plus one Golden Globe nomination.
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
This is yet another popular trading movie based on the true story of Jordan Belfort. Whose life showcases from rising to a wealthy stockbroker to his fall. The movie was named for a few honors, including five selections at the 86th Academy Awards.
4. INSIDE JOB
A 2010 American documentary movie is based on the late 2000s, financial crisis, which caused worst recession and led to financial collapse. It won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, another eight awards and 26 other nominations.
5. TRADING PLACES
This movie was released in the year 1983 and one of the best trading movies depicts the story of a commodity broker and a homeless street hustler.
6. BOILER ROOM
Boiler Room is yet another trading movie that was released in the year 2000. From the roots of hustling all the way to stock market frauds, the story centres on a college dropout and his experience in stock market trading.
7. TOO BIG TO FAIL
Another must watch, the movie for the beginners as well as experienced traders. This movie is based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s non-fiction book Too Big to Fail: how Wall Street fought to save the financial system after the 2008 financial crises.
8. MARGIN CALL
A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis. No matter how deep you are in trading, you need to watch this one.
9. ROGUE TRADER
A documentary trading movie that is categorized under Crime, Drama and History. Surprisingly, this movie is produced by Nick Leeson and based on his book Rogue Trader, a trader who single-handedly caused the insolvency of Barings Bank, the world’s second oldest merchant bank.
This movie is a gripping thriller based on money, power and stock market. The entire story revolves around the concepts of insider trading, systemic corruption and hostile takeovers.