At this time of the year, unfortunately, the weather may not always the best, but fear not as MoneyStrands has you covered! We’ve put together a list of the 5 most entertaining finance-related movies that are worth watching when you want to stay indoors on those cold and rainy days. So, grab some popcorn and take your pick from our list below!
1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Director: Martin Scorsese | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. It recounts Belfort’s perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm Stratton Oakmont engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street.
2. The Big Short (2015)
Director: Adam McKay | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the 2010 book, this movie is about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the United States housing bubble. Noted for the unconventional techniques it employs to explain complex financial instruments, it features cameo appearances by actors who break the fourth wall to explain concepts such as subprime mortgages and collateralized debt obligations as a meta-reference.
3. Wall Street (1987)
Director: Oliver Stone | Crime, Drama
When it comes to finance-related movies, this is a classic. 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. Top actors help give you a fictional insight into the life of a Wall Street broker.
4. Margin Call (2011)
Director: Director: J.C. Chandor | Drama, Thriller
The principal story takes place over a 24-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank during the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2007–08. In focus are the actions taken by a group of employees during the subsequent financial collapse.
5. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Director: James Foley | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The film is set and was filmed in New York City. It depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how they become desperate when the corporate office sends a trainer to “motivate” them by announcing that, in one week, all except the top two salesmen will be fired.
So there you have it, this is our list of the 5 most entertaining finance-related movies we recommend. Let us know which one you enjoyed the most or if you recommend another one. Alternatively, if reading is more your thing check out these 6 must-read personal finance books. Happy watching/reading!