We love movies, especially the ones about finance or the stock exchange. We have wanted to share our favourites with you for a long time. Check out our pick of the top ten must-see movies of all time about the stock exchange. We have included the link to the trailer for each one. Happy watching 🙂
10 – Rogue Trader (1999)
How could an ambitious and naive young man manage to bring down one of the oldest and best-protected institutions in the United Kingdom, the Bank of England? “Rogue Trader” is the true story of Nick Leeson, who hit international headlines and made huge sums of money at Baring’s Bank before sinking into a chasm that he himself did not understand the extent of.
9 – Boiler Room (2000)
Earning your first million dollars in a few weeks is a tempting proposition. It is the dream that motivates everyone who works in the “boiler room” (the call centre) of JT Marlin, an incredible place where ambitious young people scramble to sell any investment by phone, even to those who do not always need it, receiving exorbitant commissions in the process.
8 – Arbitrage (2012)
Robert Miller is one of New York’s most powerful financial magnates. He is a model of success, and surrounded by his wife, Ellen, and his children – including his brilliant daughter, Brooke – he single-handedly embodies the American dream. But behind the flamboyant appearances, Miller is trapped. He must at all costs sell his empire to a big bank before the extent of his frauds is discovered.
7 – Crash (2009)
As a trader in a major New York bank, Erwan bets, gambles and wins. But it’s never enough. When he stumbles across an article about climatology in a scientific journal, he gets a hunch that there is a correlation between changes in the climate and stock market fluctuations. Convinced that he had got his hands on the magic formula that will make him the master of financial markets, he persuades Sybille, the scientist author of the article, to generate a model of his vision and create a “hedge fund”. Though reluctant at first, she allows herself to be persuaded into following him.
6 – Inside Job (2010)
The global depression, which cost more than $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and their homes. Through in-depth investigations and interviews with major players in finance, politicians and journalists, the film traces the emergence of a rogue industry and reveals the harmful relationships that corrupted politics, the regulatory authorities and academia.
5 – Le sucre (1978)
“Sugar”, a French-language film, is based on the 1974 sugar price bubble. In it, Jean Carmet plays a small-time investor (Adrien Courtois) who loses his wife’s entire inheritance. Gérard Depardieu plays a whimsical and unscrupulous broker, Viscount Raoul-Renaud d’Homécourt de la Vibraye. Despite the differences in their character, a friendship is born between the two men – and a scheme.
4 – My Piece of the Pie (2011)
The film starts with the closure of the factory where a woman named France was working. She lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. She finds herself unemployed and leaves for Paris, where she is hired as a housekeeper to a trader, Steve. He has just been entrusted by his ex-wife with their son. They will discover each other’s worlds and she will fall under the spell of this very different but attractive man – one who does, however, have certain unpleasant characteristics and who is overwhelmed by the arrival of the young child that he does not know how to take care of. She will find out that he is responsible for the bankruptcy of his former company.
3 – Margin Call (2011)
This film evokes the outbreak of the financial crisis of 2008 over a period of 36 hours, through the accidental discovery by the employees of a New York investment bank of the toxic nature of its assets. putting it at risk of collapse. Though some hesitate more than others, the characters do what is necessary to get rid of these assets, while being fully aware of the chain reaction doing so will cause.
2 – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Wall Street, New York. In the midst of the stock market crash of 2008, a young trader, Jacob Moore, is desperate to avenge his mentor, who was driven to suicide by murky financial dealings. He seeks the help of Gordon Gekko, the best – and worst – financial guru, who has just completed a 20-year prison stint for insider trading. Jacob will learn the hard way that Gekko remains a master of manipulation, and that money never sleeps.
1 – The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Inspired by a true story, this film chronicles the rise of a stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, to fame, fortune and wrongdoing in the midst of the 1980s, leading him to his downfall and a form of redemption. Adapted from the eponymous autobiography of Jordan Belfort, this is Martin Scorsese’s biggest commercial success.
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