1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
A bright, shocking film tells us how Jordan Belfort, even before his 30th birthday, became the owner of a myriad multi-million dollar fortune. The main character is a talented, intelligent, sophisticated in financial matters man, does not disdain money laundering. With his comrades, he gradually ascends to the Olympus of Wall Street and begins endless fun. Belfort throws incredible parties with lots of alcohol and drugs. His company is closely monitored by the FBI. They think that they will go unpunished! But it turns out differently …
2. Wall Street (1987)
Honestly making billions impossible? Yes, – this film answers! The most luxurious cars, cigars, resorts and girls went to the idol of the protagonist just by financial fraud. Is this the ultimate dream? For a young and successful broker – definitely. He is ready to learn the “gray” and “black” schemes, to comprehend the wisdom of fraud and deception in order to become rich and happy.
It’s very interesting to watch how the rich idol, performed by the great Michael Douglas, plays with his children. Entering his home, he immediately changes and becomes a caring father, not a “financial shark.”
What Greed (the working title of the film) will lead to – see for yourself.
3. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
A phenomenal motivator. Do you think you can’t do something? All this bullshit! You can do everything, and more. The protagonist proves this with each of his actions, heading for the goal: from life on the street in an embrace with his young son, to the position of a broker in a prestigious company, and then – a dollar millionaire. How could he? How did you overcome all difficulties? And can the financial market help you fulfill your dreams? You must watch “Pursuit of Happiness”, and you will see how the real person Chris Gardner, whose story formed the basis of the script, overcame all life’s obstacles, and achieved everything himself – everything that he could only dream about. At the same time, he did not abandon his son, which should also be a motivator for parents, who often put work above the happiness of their children.
4. Margin Call (2011)
The film for beginners may seem complicated, and immediately understand what is happening will be problematic. Especially if you do not understand what a margin call is, how stocks can bankrupt a bank, and why key employees are suddenly fired. But for those who are already well oriented in the exchange topic, it will be very interesting to watch what is happening on the screen!
The film is exciting, dialogs are on the verge of genius, and the position of the business owner (who, by the way, is poorly versed in financial terminology and asks “to explain everything in simple words”) is admirable. Until the last moment, it seems that the top managers who gathered at the negotiating table that night to save their own company from collapse will not be able to make any right decision at all. Because both options are catastrophic, and lead to the same catastrophic losses once, and to undermine the reputation of two. Favorite actors are playing, the theme of the global financial crisis is in full view, and therefore we strongly recommend everyone to watch it. Even if you don’t fully understand what exactly is happening on the screen, you will definitely be imbued with an atmosphere in which everyone feels guilty for what will happen at dawn.
5. A Good Year (2006)
Turned around the London Stock Exchange, a very smart, successful manager and part-time big bore inherits the winery in Provence. Upon arrival in France, he discovers that, besides him, there are still people claiming his legal property. A sequence of incredible events and discoveries will force him to take a fresh look at the true values of this world …
6. Boiler Room (2000)
Another easy money movie. Oh, how many people have earned crazy millions on reselling stocks! And in 99% of cases, this money went to them dishonestly. This time in the center of events is the lucky owner of an underground casino, who is offered to “go to the side of power” – or rather, start working for a brokerage company. It’s impossible to refuse, because the money that he can earn there in a month completely covers his annual revenue.
What happened then – this is a “spoiler”, so we will not tell. If you didn’t look, look. This is not a masterpiece, but a must-see is definitely.
7. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
How to and how not to sell is the main and main idea of this film. The struggle for the “best employee of the month”, for the Cadillac and for valuable clients leads to situations because of which the film was categorized as a drama and a detective. How easy it is to pull the strings of people who were blinded by greed and the desire to assert themselves – first of all, in the eyes of others. The same can be applied to traders: we boast of our successes, we try to trade a million, not even for ourselves, but in order to show how cool we are. Especially if this is a demo account. The film allows us to look from the side at a situation when excitement fills our minds, does not allow us to think rationally and answer the main question: do we really need what we are fighting for?