Several directors have talked about Movies About The Stock Market. We found 11 of the top ones.
From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 biographical black comedy directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter. The film is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker and founder of the former brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont. The film follows Belfort's career as a stockbroker, his rise to a life of wealth and power and his ultimate downfall due to his illegal activities, including securities fraud and money laundering. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau and Kyle Chandler. The film depicts Belfort's harsh, yet entertaining lifestyle of excessive spending, drugs, and debauchery. The Wolf of Wall Street is a darkly comedic and cautionary tale of greed and excess.
From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Inside Job is an Academy Award-winning documentary film about the global financial crisis of 2008 and the systemic corruption of the financial industry that led to it. It examines the deep-rooted relationships between politics, business, and finance that enabled the crisis to occur, and how the crisis was both preventable and predictable. Through interviews with leading financial insiders, economists, journalists, and politicians, the film exposes how key individuals and organizations, such as Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department, all played a role in creating the financial crisis and how, in the aftermath, many of the same players profited from the chaos. It also examines the effects of the crisis on individuals and communities, including Iceland and the United States. The film was directed by Charles Ferguson and released in 2010 to critical acclaim and numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Jennifer Abbott, starring Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones
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The Corporation is a 2003 documentary film directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, which looks at the modern-day corporation. The film examines the far-reaching effects of corporations, their legal status, and the behavior of corporations and their leaders, including Michael Moore's "evil corporation". It looks at some of the ways corporations have been misused and abused, as well as their positive contributions to society. It shows how corporations have been able to gain tremendous power, and how they have used that power to further their own interests, often at the expense of ordinary people. The film features interviews with several experts, including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and Milton Friedman. In the end, the film argues that corporations must be held to account by citizens and governments, and that changes must be made to ensure that corporations work for the benefit of society at large.
From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
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 non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the United States 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 film centers on four individuals who predicted the bubble and profited from it by taking out large financial bets against the American economy. The four are Wall Street hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Bale), retired securities trader Ben Rickert (Pitt), investor Jared Vennett (Gosling), and eccentric banker Mark Baum (Carell). The film follows these men as they discover the impending financial crisis and decide how to capitalize on it. It also explores the ethical dilemmas involved in profiting from the misfortune of others. Ultimately, the four men have to decide whether to take advantage of the impending financial disaster, or to stay away from it in
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 tells the story of two men from different walks of life, one a commodities broker and the other a homeless hustler. Through a wager made by two wealthy brothers, the two men's lives are swapped and they must learn to adapt to their new lives. As the film progresses, the two come to realize the importance of friendship and treating others with respect, and the wealthy brothers eventually realize the value of humility.
From Michael Moore, starring Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings
From Jed Rothstein, starring Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Herb Greenberg, Roddy Boyd
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
From John Wells, starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico
Morgan Spurlock, starring James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Melvin Van Peebles, Morgan Spurlock