Best Movies About Finance

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Best Movies About Finance

Several movies have reported on Best Movies About Finance. Here are 19 of the top ones.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Rated R

The Wolf of Wall Street is a black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It follows the story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who found success and immense wealth on Wall Street in the 1990s, only to later be brought down in a massive financial scandal. The film follows Belfort as he builds his own stock brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, and engages in corrupt and fraudulent practices that lead to his eventual downfall. Along the way, Belfort and his team of stockbrokers indulge in lavish excess and debauchery, often with the assistance of drugs and alcohol. The film follows Belfort's exploits and eventual downfall, as he is sentenced to a lengthy prison term.

Inside Job (2010)

Inside Job
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Rated PG-13

Inside Job is an Academy Award-winning documentary that examines the 2008 financial crisis and its effects on the world economy. It examines the irresponsible behavior of the banking, financial and political systems, and looks at how their greed and willful ignorance led to the global financial meltdown. The film examines the roles of key players in the crisis, including deregulation, Wall Street bankers, politicians, credit agencies and rating agencies. It also explains the complex financial instruments that were created and why they went unchecked until it was too late. Inside Job offers a comprehensive overview of the crisis, and provides insight into how similar disasters can be prevented in the future.

Network (1976)

Network
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall
Rated R

Network is a 1976 satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty. The film follows the story of a news anchor, Howard Beale (Finch), whose desperate plea for viewers to stop watching TV and rise up against the system goes viral, turning him into a celebrity. The head of the television network, Diana Christensen (Dunaway), takes advantage of Beale's newfound fame, turning him into a cult figure and ultimately forcing him to commit suicide on air. The film follows the various characters as they struggle to come to terms with the changes that have been brought about by Beale's death, and with the power of television. It is a darkly satirical look at the power of television to manipulate and control, and a commentary on the state of politics, media, and culture in 1970s America.

The Corporation (2003)

The Corporation
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, starring Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones
Rated Not Rated

The Corporation is a 2003 documentary film which examines the modern-day concept of the corporation. The film looks at the rise of the modern-day corporation, its ethical implications, and its environmental and social impact. Through interviews with various experts and case studies, the film attempts to answer the question: "If a corporation is defined as a legal person, what kind of person is it?" The film examines the rise of the modern-day corporation, from its 19th-century beginnings as a legal device used to limit the liability of its owners, to its current status as a powerful, global institution. The experts interviewed in the film explore the implications of this power, and discuss the ethical issues raised by corporations' wielding of it. These experts offer a variety of perspectives, from legal, economic, and philosophical, to historical and sociological. The film also looks at how corporations influence public policy and the media, and how they deal with environmental and social issues. Through case studies of corporations such as Monsanto, Walmart, and McDonald's, the film examines their impact on society. Ultimately, the film takes a critical look at the power of corporations and their potential to do harm as well as good. It is an engaging, provocative, and

The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Rated R

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay and written by McKay and Charles Randolph. It is based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the build-up of the housing bubble. The film stars an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock and Marisa Tomei. The plot centers on four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The film is noted for the unconventional techniques it employs to explain complex financial instruments. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. It was also nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and won Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Christian Bale. It was also nominated for three B

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Glengarry Glen Ross
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Foley, starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Rated R

Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama film adapted from the 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play of the same name by David Mamet. Directed by James Foley and starring an ensemble cast that includes Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey, the film follows the lives of four desperate real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical and illegal acts to sell undesirable real estate to unsuspecting prospective buyers. Set in an office of the fictional "Premier Properties" office in Chicago, the film focuses on the characters' desperate efforts to sell undesirable real estate and to avoid being fired. The film also serves as a commentary on the anxiety and stress of the modern workplace, and on the ruthless pursuit of success. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving nominations for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Foley), Best Adapted Screenplay (Mamet), and Best Supporting Actor (Spacey).

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Rated R

American Psycho is a darkly comic crime thriller written and directed by Mary Harron. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the film stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a wealthy and successful Manhattan investment banker who is also a serial killer. Through a series of gruesome and often darkly humorous scenes, the film follows Bateman as he plunges deeper into a world of psychopathic violence, psychosis, and insanity. With a stellar cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, and Jared Leto, the film offers a gripping and thought-provoking examination of modern society's obsession with wealth and power, and the lengths that some people will go to in their pursuit of it.

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
Rated R

Trading Places is a 1983 classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Directed by John Landis, the movie follows the story of two wealthy and powerful men, Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche). The Dukes make a bet on the stock market, manipulating two unsuspecting men, Louis and Billy (Aykroyd and Murphy), in order to win the bet. Louis and Billy are switched from their respective lifestyles, one living a life of luxury, the other living in poverty. The two men must figure out how to get back their fortunes, using their intelligence and wit. Along the way, they must also teach the Dukes a lesson about how wrong it is to manipulate people like pawns in a game. With the help of a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) and a homeless man (Denholm Elliott), Louis and Billy learn the tricks of the stock market and outsmart the Dukes. In the end, Louis and Billy get their revenge and restore their fortunes.

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Capitalism: A Love Story
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Moore, starring Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings
Rated R

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover
Rated R

Pi (1998)

Pi
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart
Rated R

Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From J.C. Chandor, starring Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany
Rated R

Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ben Younger, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt
Rated R

Working Girl (1988)

Working Girl
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin
Rated R

The Company Men (2010)

The Company Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Wells, starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico
Rated R

Arbitrage (2012)

Arbitrage
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nicholas Jarecki, starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth
Rated R

The Bank (2001)

The Bank
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Connolly, starring David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers
Rated Not Rated

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin
Rated PG-13

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

The Bonfire of the Vanities
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Brian De Palma, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall
Rated R

 



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