1. Wall Street – A
classic. One of the first of its kind that everyone reading
this should have seen by now.
2. Boiler Room – The
dirty side of brokerages and what kind of scandals have
occurred throughout the industry.
3. The Big Short – These
are the guys who made a ton of money during the 2008 and
2009 Financial Crisis.
4. Margin Call – This
is how it might have looked inside Lehman Brothers the days
and hours before it went bankrupt.
5. Trading Places – You
will never look at orange juice futures the same again.
6. Too Big To Fail – Based
on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s non-fiction book. Learn what
happened during the 2008/09 Financial Crisis.
7. Wolf of Wall Street – The
story of Jordan Belfort and how he made millions as a
8. Inside Job – A
fantastic in-depth and unique dive into what sparked the
9. Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
– The story behind one
biggest frauds in corporate history.
10. Rogue Trader – A
true story. A trader named Nick Leeson ruins his
employer (one of the largest banks in Britain) with a few
hidden and terrible trades.
11. American Psycho – A
lot of the stereotypes you might hear about Wall Street come
from this movie.
12 .Other People’s Money – One
of the lesser known investing movies out there. Danny Devito
plays a corporate raider however and it’s pretty
13. Arbitrage – A hedge
fund manager is about to get really rich. But it’s built on
lies and one really big crime.
14. Floored – A
documentary about the Chicago trading floors. Get a close
look at what it’s like and how it looks to be on the
legendary floors of Chicago.
15. Billions – Not
a movie, but a television series on Showtime. A successful
hedge fund manager is being investigated for “insider
trading.” Some think this show is based on Steve Cohen.