Below is a list of the best films about the stock market that released between 2000 and 2019. Whether you are an investor or a trader, a beginner or a professional, you will find something helpful and fun.
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Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (2005)
- Director: Alex Gibney
- Cast: John Beard, Barbara Boxer, Tim Belden
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room is a documentary film based on the best selling book of the same name written by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. It is about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, the dotcom-bubble, and one of the biggest stock scams in American history.
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (2010)
- Director: Marije Meerman
The 48-min-length documentary is about light-speed trading, the risks of treating the stock market as a complex machine, the greed, the fear and the randomness inside Wall Street.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
- Director: Oliver Stone
- Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas
Jake Moore is a talented stockbroker of Wall Street. His fiance, Winnie, is building a financial website but hates the stock market so much. Her father or Jake’s future father-in-law, an ex-prisoner who used to earn a ton of dirty money from the market, now sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire. What are the two men going to do?
Too Big To Fall (2011)
- Director: Curtis Hanson
- Cast: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt
Too Big to Fail is a biographical drama film that chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
Margin Call (2011)
- Director: J.C. Chandor
- Cast: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey
The story set in a 24-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank during the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2008.
Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
- Director: Martin Scorsese
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
The film is based on a true story about Jordan Belfort, a young penny stockbroker who defrauds small investors in a massive 1990s securities scam for a luxury lifestyle.
The Big Short (2015)
- Director: Adam McKay
- Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
A group of investors makes a fortune off the market by betting against the banks. They also discover how dirty Wall Street is.
Money Monster (2016)
- Director: Jodie Foster
- Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell
A host of a financial show gives investing advice to his audience. A man, who followed this advice, lost everything. What is going to happen next?
The China Hustle (2018)
- Director: Jed Rothstein
- Cast: Soren Aandahl, Carson Block, Dan David
U.S bankers use China-based companies to take investors for a ride. Small nondescript Chinese companies are merged with defunct American companies and get listed in the NYSE overnight, that leads to serious consequences…