Thinking about Best Movies About Stocks, there are many directors talking about this topic. Here are 6 of the best ones.
From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. It follows the rise of Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) from an ambitious but struggling stockbroker living a middle-class life to a wealthy stock-market mogul living a luxurious lifestyle filled with drugs, sex and corruption. As Belfort and his cronies indulge in a life of luxury, they become increasingly reckless and corrupt, ultimately resulting in their downfall and imprisonment.
From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
"Inside Job" is a documentary film directed by Charles Ferguson, which investigates the causes of the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Through interviews with key financial insiders, politicians and journalists, it traces the rise of a rogue industry, which has corrupted politics, regulation and academia. The film also looks at the consequences of the crisis, including the loss of millions of jobs, the rise of foreclosures, and greater economic inequality. By exposing the shocking truth and revealing the human stories behind the financial headlines, the film provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008.
From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It follows the story of two wealthy brothers, Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche), who are bored with their lives and decide to make a bet on whether nature or nurture is more influential in determining human behavior. They decide to use two unwitting participants in the bet, Louis Winthorpe III (Aykroyd) and Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy). The Dukes make a wager that Louis, who is born into privilege and wealth, and Billy, who is born into poverty, will switch places and their lives will be completely changed in the process. The film follows the two as they find themselves in a situation they could never have imagined, as they go from living in different worlds to living in each others'. Along the way, they must find a way to outsmart the Dukes and reclaim their lives. In the end, they are successful and the Dukes are humbled by the experience.
From Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover
From J.C. Chandor, starring Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany
From Ben Younger, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt