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Are you a stock market investor and a movie buff too?

This article is bound to excite you as it talks about the best movies on stock market which every investor should watch.

Scam 1992 an OTT based web series on the infamous 1992 stock market scam perpetuated by Harshad Mehta was a big hit when it was released a few months back. Another movie inspired by the same topic titled The Big Bull starring Abhishek Bachan is slated for release on OTT soon.

Real-life stories often inspire movies. But sometimes it is the other way around too when people are inspired by movies.

Let\’s take a detailed look at some of the best movies on  stock market.

The Big Short


Year of release -2015

Directed by Adam McKay, The Big Short is a drama film based on 2010 the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis.

The film is all about three separate stories running parallel and loosely connected by their actions in the years preceding the 2007 sub-prime crisis and the associated market crash.

Two years before the actual crisis, fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) discovers that the housing market in America is extremely unstable, based on high-risk subprime loans. Believing that the market\’s collapse is imminent in the coming years, he proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks.

The film which also stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt won several awards and is considered as one of the best movies on the stock market.

The Wolf of the Wall Street


Year of release -2013

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, The Wolf of the Wall Street is based on the real-life story of Jordan Belfort and his extraordinary rise from a penny stockbroker to one of the biggest names in American stock markets and his ultimate fall.

Termed as one of the best movies on the stock market, this movie is a must-watch for all stock market aficionados.

The Wall Street


Year of release -1987

Starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen in lead roles, The Wall Street showcases the story of a young and impatient stockbroker Bud Fox (C. Sheen), who teams up with Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.

The film exposes the harsh reality of stock markets and how insider trading can take unsuspecting retail investors for a ride.

Boiler Room 

Year of release -2000

The plot of the movie Boiler Room revolves around a 19-year-old with high ambitions, Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi ) who takes up a job with a fraudulent brokerage firm that runs a \”pump and dump\” scheme to create artificial demand in stocks of worthless companies.

The movie offers a valuable lesson as why to investors should invest only in good stocks rather than ‘hot’ or trending stocks.

Rogue Trader

Year of release -1999

Based on a true story, the plot of the movie Rogue Trader revolves around Nick Leeson (Ewan McGregor), a young British man working at Barings, a major investment bank. As the general manager of the trading floor, Leeson takes advantage of the thriving Asian market to make risky trades and ends up making huge losses with the bank\’s money to the tune of £800 million and ultimately driving Barings Bank to bankruptcy.

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