The 10 Best Trading Movies
Watching trading movies is one of my favorite things to do when I’m not trading, you have to take a break from the charts to recharge and what better way to do that then to see a trading movie.
It will motivate and inspire you to make progress every day to become the best trader you can be and avoid many of the mistakes the characters in the movies make.
There are probably some movies you like that I have missed, if so, please put your recommendations in the comments section below.
The 10 Best Trading Movies
1. Wolf of Wall Street – 2013
Based on the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belford. This movie is a funny satire on Wall Street and contains a lot of drugs, sex and swearing. I read the book first and actually like it better than the movie – I really recommend you read it if you have not already. The movie great much thanks to the prenominal acting by Leonardo DiCaprio.
2. Boiler room – 2000
Outstanding acting from Ben Affleck, Seth Davis, and Vin Diesel. The story of a college dropout who gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which at first puts Giovanni (Seth Davis) on the fast track to success but he soon noticed that the job was not as legitimate as it sounds.
3. Trading Places – 1983
This is a classic – see it! Trading places movie is a fun and great story about a snobbish investor and a wily street con artist who find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two commodity millionaire traders.
4. Wall Street I – 1987
An essential must see movie for all traders. The story about a young and impatient stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) who takes the youth under his wing.
5. Rogue Trader – 1999
Great trading movie – illustrate one of the most common mistakes among traders – not cutting losses quickly! The story of Nick Leeson (Ewan McGregor), an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.
6. Wall Street II – 2010
If you have seen Wall Street I, you have to see Wall Street II Money Never Seeps. Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) works his future son-in-law (Shia LaBeouf), an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
7. Margin Call – 2011
I am a Kevin Spacey fan, so this one is a no-brainer. In this movie, we follow the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis.
8. Inside Job – 2010
This is a masterpiece documentary narrated by Matt Damon. The movie takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.
9. The Pursuit Of Happyness – 2006
If you see this trading movie and feeling nothing, there is something that is very wrong with you. Great acting from Will and Jaden Smith. Chris (Will Smith) has an opportunity to be a stockbroker but first, he has to go through a grueling internship, which means no pay. He and his son find themselves sometimes living on the street and struggling to get by.
10. Barbarians at the Gate – 1993
A true story of the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. In the movie, the president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.
Now all you need is the popcorn,