Films are the biggest finance game ever. Every day, a number of films get a release, and every day, money plays its game. The financial world, in its all forms, makes a great cinema. It is filled with comedy, tragedy, redemption, catastrophe, making the film truest of its form.
Below are some of the best movies on finance and stock markets ever made.
1. The Big Short
Michael Burry, a Wall Street guru, notices that a number of subprime house loans are about to collapse in 2008. Burry bets against the housing market by investing more than $1 billion in credit default swaps on behalf of his investors. Banker Jared Vennett, hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum, and other selfish opportunists are drawn to his deeds. These men make a fortune by capitalizing on the imminent economic downfall in the United States.
2. The Wolf Of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort founds the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont with his partner Donny Azoff in the early 1990s. Their company quickly grows and establishes a reputation in the trading community, and Wall Street expands at an exponential rate. Meanwhile, the number of substances they use increases in proportion to their social standing. When they hit the jackpot on high trades, they start attracting attention by throwing lavish parties for their employees. Eventually, the fun leads to Belfort being featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, dubbed “The Wolf of Wall Street.” However, with the FBI keeping a close eye on him, Belfort and Azoff try to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles.
Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, has the lowest wage cap in baseball. Billy must discover a competitive advantage if he ever hopes to win the World Series. Therefore, when Billy uses statistical data to examine and appraise the players he selects for the squad, he is about to turn baseball on its head.
4. Steve Jobs
Prior to the launch of the “iMac,” Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple Inc, had to battle his own ego to solve his inner problems, which included internal conflict within the company that strained his relationship with his own confidant, Steve Wozniak, the continuation of his own family, and his passion to innovate—all of which had an impact on his health.
5. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
As the global economy teeters on the verge of collapse, a young Wall Street trader teams up with Gordon Gekko, a disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider. On their partnership, they proceed on a two-pronged mission: to warn the financial community of impending calamity, and to figure out who killed the young trader’s mentor.