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12/25/07

Some examples; The Boiler Room, American Psycho and Wall Street.

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12/25/07

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12/25/07

rogue trader

12/25/07

American Psycho.....awesome movie!!!

12/25/07

thats bone, and the lettering is something called silian rail

12/25/07

It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this. Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?

6/1/10

Screw business cards. I have reservations at Dorsia

12/25/07

Jesus. That is really super. How'da nitwit like you get so tasteful?

I can't believe that Bryce...prefers Van Patten's card to mine.

12/25/07

Family Man.

The main character (Nicolas Cage) is an investment banker.

6/1/10
dixm655:

Family Man.

The main character (Nicolas Cage) is an investment banker.

+1 Cage was actually pretty good in this one. Good movie too...

Dunno why some people choose to make a shit storm over one movie- seems like an insecurity of their opinions being shot down.

1/27/08

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

1/27/08
g5cubed:

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

They also always call each other by the wrong names. In that particular scene Paul Allen calls Bryce "Baxter."

5/25/10
GameTheory:
g5cubed:

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

They also always call each other by the wrong names. In that particular scene Paul Allen calls Bryce "Baxter."

They call each other by the wrong names because it makes a point about a theme in the movie. It's not a blooper/continuity error. i.e. The dehumanizing aspects of business and the satirical/absurdist take the movie has on the business world (specifically in the '80s).

1/27/08

I thought the Family Man was about a general salesman... He's an investment banker?

1/27/08

He's an some sort of banker that switches lives to be an family man and a tire salesman. I thought it was pretty awful and would absolutely not conisder it a finance movie. Dixm655 - I really hope you were kidding.

1/27/08
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1/27/08

The Game (Michael Douglas is a big time SF investment banker) and Pretty Woman (same for Richard Gere)

1/27/08

Working Girl. Really old-school Harrison Ford & Melanie Griffith. Until I saw it on TBS a few months ago, I assumed it was referring to the other type of "working girl"

6/2/10
AlphaGirl:

Working Girl. Really old-school Harrison Ford & Melanie Griffith. Until I saw it on TBS a few months ago, I assumed it was referring to the other type of "working girl"

They made a TV series after the movie, but got canceled soon after...

1/28/08

american psycho does a bad job of depicting what the IB lifestyle is like... sitting around doing nothing all day long? unrealistic

3/9/09
niles:

american psycho does a bad job of depicting what the IB lifestyle is like... sitting around doing nothing all day long? unrealistic

lol must have been a boutique with little to no deal flow

1/28/08

American Psycho is based off a book, that is making of fun wasps in NYC at the time. The movie is also making fun of bankers in NYC at the time, saying they all act the same, talk the same, dress the same, and are only obsessed with shallow things and thoughts. It is quite awesome still. But that is why you see all that stuff in that scene, and how they call people different names, its because no one is any different so no one notices or cares.

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Also I think the choice at the beginning when he goes to London to do an internship is awesome as well.

1/28/08
adehbone:

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Very true. It would be a very good movie in my opinion if, in fact, it was only 10-15 minutes long.

6/1/10
adehbone:

American Psycho is based off a book, that is making of fun wasps in NYC at the time. The movie is also making fun of bankers in NYC at the time, saying they all act the same, talk the same, dress the same, and are only obsessed with shallow things and thoughts. It is quite awesome still. But that is why you see all that stuff in that scene, and how they call people different names, its because no one is any different so no one notices or cares.

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Also I think the choice at the beginning when he goes to London to do an internship is awesome as well.

this is why i love this forum... you would never see a comment like this anywhere else about this

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1/29/08

I do not know why you say Familiy Man had a horrible lesson. What do you think the lesson was?

I think it was about "balance" you need to maintain between work and life. Do you think the guy was happy in the first 15 minutes with all that hot stuff (cars, girls) around him? It was cool, make no mistake, and someone might be happy living like this (work Christmas Eve), but many of us will not be to happy living a life like this when they are 40. Cars and chicks, living the BIG LIFE will just not be enough if you are a normal human being. Now we think that making $Millions is Heaven but, I think the excitment will fade away really fast. You need balance, which only a family can give you.

Another important lesson is that you also need your career, you need to be able to reach your goals, because if you cannot reach them your life will be miserable, trying on the $2-3k suits when you go to the mall, but you cannot buy them. That also sucks and will not make you happy.

I divide the movie into 3 parts:
1. before the flash, living large, living alone (not really what you want when you are 40)
2. after the flash, living small (this you do not really want either)
3. back in reality again, when the guy tries to warm up his relationship with her college sweatheart. (Now, this should be the life that gives you balance: you have the carrer and you have the family).

Familiy+Career=Balance --> Happyness

1/29/08
IBWannaB:

I do not know why you say Familiy Man had a horrible lesson. What do you think the lesson was?

I think it was about "balance" you need to maintain between work and life. Do you think the guy was happy in the first 15 minutes with all that hot stuff (cars, girls) around him? It was cool, make no mistake, and someone might be happy living like this (work Christmas Eve), but many of us will not be to happy living a life like this when they are 40. Cars and chicks, living the BIG LIFE will just not be enough if you are a normal human being. Now we think that making $Millions is Heaven but, I think the excitment will fade away really fast. You need balance, which only a family can give you.

Another important lesson is that you also need your career, you need to be able to reach your goals, because if you cannot reach them your life will be miserable, trying on the $2-3k suits when you go to the mall, but you cannot buy them. That also sucks and will not make you happy.

I divide the movie into 3 parts:
1. before the flash, living large, living alone (not really what you want when you are 40)
2. after the flash, living small (this you do not really want either)
3. back in reality again, when the guy tries to warm up his relationship with her college sweatheart. (Now, this should be the life that gives you balance: you have the carrer and you have the family).

Familiy+Career=Balance --> Happyness

That's cute. Thanks for explaining the lesson - I had such a hard time figuring out just what the movie was trying to teach.

On another note, I still don't understand how anybody could consider it a finance movie. Yes, the guy is some sort of banker, but that has nothing to do with the movie. So he's very wealthy - the movie could have been about someone who inherited all his money and it wouldn't have any affect whatsoever on the plot or your truly inspiring lesson explanation.

1/29/08

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

1/29/08
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

5/25/10
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

5/25/10
jameson22:
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

We have a winner winner chicken dinner!!

That guy has made a large sum of money putting out junk, so congrats to him. Too bad he couldn't manage it.

Regards

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- Ronald Reagan

6/1/10
cphbravo96:
jameson22:
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

We have a winner winner chicken dinner!!

That guy has made a large sum of money putting out junk, so congrats to him. Too bad he couldn't manage it.

Regards

Lord of War & Con Air were both pretty good, imo

Agree that everything else he's been in is crap

5/24/10

Check out this link:
http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-high-...

Pretty good overview of the top ten movies.

6/1/10
Investar:

Check out this link:
http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-high-...

Pretty good overview of the top ten movies.

6 on that list: "$tocks and Blondes"...ahahah wtf?

5/24/10

Just a question about american psycho:

The firm, Pierce and Pierce, is the same one as that used in the novel bonfire of the vanities (by Tom Wolfe - very good read, the guy is a bond trader). Is there any connection between the two?

Also, those of you debating the realities and details of American Psycho, its a hugely satirical, absurd and mocking take of the investment banker lifestyle of excess in the 80's. You don't need a degree in film studies to get this, just some common sense.

5/24/10

jungle 2 jungle

6/1/10

^ Dorsia, Friday night...I think he's lying

6/1/10

Other People's Money is excellent. Also, you can watch it on netflix.com.

Trailer--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED95_S5-of4

Ending Speeches (better than "Greed is Good" Speech from Wall Street) --Watch both parts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uundu-aPiBQ&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twPlPpqi3pc&feature...

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

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Gone In 60 Seconds >>>Con Air

6/1/10

I liked 8mm

6/1/10

i second The game with michael douglas. he was great in both this and wall street. in the game he is a San francisco ibanker and in wall street he's in PE so i like to watch both in that order to show his transition

6/2/10

this is why i love this forum... you would never see a comment like this anywhere else about this

Also something like this:

iphoned:

i second The game with michael douglas. he was great in both this and wall street. in the game he is a San francisco ibanker and in wall street he's in PE so i like to watch both in that order to show his transition

6/2/10
iphoned:

i like to watch both in that order to show his transition

Lol that is hilarious.

6/2/10

Enron smartest guys in the roon

6/2/10

American Psycho I believe could be added

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6/2/10

Family Man - in case you get in whiny mood again but need encouragement to quit instead of staying on ;)

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6/2/10

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6/2/10

Coffee out of the nose funny. SB'd.

6/2/10

Was done intentionally as a joke, but apparently no one shares my sense of humour.

6/2/10

Why is Margin Call on the list? Two years ago, I found it relatively informative..

6/2/10

And I wryly played along.

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6/2/10

Fair. Just surprised at the MS shit storm I got for this.

6/2/10

I mean...I enjoyed the click-bait sarcasm...

6/2/10

I liked it.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

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6/2/10

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6/2/10

You should add Capital. Its on Amazon, its French, but in English/English subtitles.

The film follows an executive who is appointed the new CEO of a large French bank, and upsets the bank's board of directors when he begins to take unilateral control of the bank, laying off a large number of employees and making a corrupt deal with the head of an American hedge fund.

Also, The Deal:

Christian Slater, Selma Blair, Angie Harmon and Robert Loggia star in a gripping tale of assassination, deception and corruption set in the high-stakes world of corporate investment and international oil trading. With America at war and in the grip of a crippling fuel crisis, Wall Street analyst Tom Hanson (Slater) agrees to broker a lucrative deal between a Russian oil cartel and his investment firm's biggest client, led by cold-blooded CEO Jared Tolson (Loggia). While juggling his growing attraction to newly hired associate, Abby Gallagher (Blair) a Harvard graduate who wants to save the world and has an innovative idea for helping those seeking alternative energy sources further their research. The snake pit of Wall Street is the last place she wants to be, but Gordon convinces her that his company can make her alternative energy dream a reality (because the company can make money by doing so). Tom learns all is not what it seems with the deal. Digging deeper, he and Abby soon find themselves trapped in a dangerous web of treachery and murder that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Finally, The Reluctant Fundamentalist:

Shows the struggle of an immigrant who hustles hard to land a job in investment banking. Also, some political undertones (as the title suggests.

6/2/10

Many young monkeys on this board need the basic introduction to Genesis/Phil Collins articulated in American Psycho ... it has as much to do with finance as Trading Places

6/2/10

I didn't read any of the original post or replies. Just here to say FUCK CLICKBAIT TITLES.

mbavsmfin:

I don't wear watches bro. Because it's always MBA BALLER time!

6/2/10

Add the Big Short to that growing list.

6/2/10

Rouge Trader

6/2/10

The Deal sounds good with Slater and Blair. Also, Other People's Money with Danny Devito. Devito is a corporate raider who attacks New England Wire and Cable. Great PE film with comedy mixed in.

6/2/10

Also, one of the ONLY movies about Commercial Real Estate Brokerage:

Strictly Business - It is a comedy with Tommy Davidson in it. This super-squared CRE broker is trying to close a deal to sell a skyscraper in new york city. If he closes the deal, he makes partner. Tommy Davidson works in the mailroom and is trying to get into the training program at the firm. Broker sees a young Halle Berry in a restaurant, becomes enamored with her and turns out Tommy knows her. So he pursues her while trying to close the biggest deal of his career.

Trader Games - French film, recently made with English subtitles/more English

A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?

*Really shows the struggle of a trader trying to maintain P/L

6/2/10

1 Paul Tudor Jones Documentary 'Trader' (1987)

Is financial trading an art, science, profession or out-and-out gamble? If you're interested in money and you want to know what it's really like on Wall Street, this is the video you, your family, your colleagues and your friends should own. Filmed before Wall Street's October 1987 crash, TRADER is a riveting one hour documentary of a fascinating man, Paul Tudor Jones II.

schmooze or lose

6/2/10

Traders, 1st season. Canadian series on DVD. Shows the day to day lives of bankers, traders and execs of an investment bank.

6/2/10

American Psycho
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

TV Series: Suits. Dude goes from working as a legal Associate to working at an "Investment Bank" which is really a private equity / HF... it's actually quite entertaining.

6/2/10
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American PsychoEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

TV Series: Suits. Dude goes from working as a legal Associate to working at an "Investment Bank" which is really a private equity / HF... it's actually quite entertaining.

And then back to legal, and back and forth and back and forth. Was good at first, stoked when he quit to join the HF, then realized its repetitiveness. Great style guide though if any of you are lacking in that category.

American Psycho, Enron, Boiler Room, Wall Street, the usual picks all good. Though, I didn't like Margin Call at all. It just kinda ended. boo.

6/2/10

Bank - TNTs first drama show. Its on youtube under the used Das Kapital.

Guy breaks out of his grandfather's investment bank and starts his own with his friends from his grandfathers bank.

Also, if anyone is interested, I have links to the COMPLETE traders series from canada. it was like 4 or 5 seasons. Make sure you have adblocker or a Mac. Site has a lot of spyware on it

6/2/10

hi,
I cant find this bank series anywere. do you have a link?
thank you.

6/2/10

forgot about The $treet. Has a young Jennifer Connelly and a young Louis litt

Hot-shot 20-something stock traders on Wall Street play as hard as they work as they struggle for dominance at their brokerage firm. Despite their differing backgrounds, their common goal is to get ahead in the world of high finance. Together they tackle the sexual, cultural and class divides while making money hand over fist.

It is a little bit more about more drama (who is sleeping with who), but it has a look on PWM, S&T, and some M&A.

I have the links for this too

6/2/10

You forgot Arbitrage with Richard Gere.

6/2/10

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0YvCGyZVeE5zC86...

link to all the episodes of Bank for whoever asked for it. It was only 11 episodes. Turns out, people do not like shows about bankers

6/2/10

Arbitrage (2012)

If even a single person on WSO doesn't enjoy his or her time watching Arbitrage just contact me and I'll pay you $10 for your time.

6/2/10

Also check out this TV series: "Dirty Sexy Money"

6/2/10

Big Short was actually pretty good all things considered.

6/2/10

Why about Too Big To Fail? It's an HBO movie so maybe everyone hasn't seen it. A little dramatized but shows how stressful it would have been for Paulson, Geitner, and the other CEOs at the time of the crisis. Watched it again the other day. Great movie.

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6/2/10

"The Family Man" has Nic Cage playing a successful banker that never sees his family (but is rich as hell). Not really the central plot point of the movie though. I think the bottom line is that banking is just less exciting for the screen than trading.

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6/2/10

Rogue Trader is a pretty good one
heres a link for it
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/enterta...

6/2/10

IBD is boring, so not many movies. Do you really want to watch a guy sit doing excel for 20 hours? Or you can watch 1 hour of overhyped drama of some guy yelling about stock prices, which is what the public associates finance with anyways. Also they use stockbrokers a lot since everyone is familiar with stocks and companies rather than worrying about fixed income, derivatives, or bonds, which few people know about. The best movie is wall street because michael douglas kicks ass.

6/2/10

A two minute you-tube clip about M&A advisory would bore me to tears let alone a two hour movie. Let lawyers and doctors and cops have their lives dramatized on film and TV, I'll take the fat bonus thank you very much.

6/2/10

Harold and Kumar is about investment banking.

6/2/10
drexelalum11:

Harold and Kumar is about investment banking.

second that.

they went through hell in both movies but are well compensated in the end.

6/2/10
drexelalum11:

Harold and Kumar is about investment banking.

Heh actually I forgot that Harold is in investment banking - he's even doing a model on his laptop as Kumar drives to White Castle at the beginning of the movie.

  • Capt K -
    "Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham
6/2/10

haha @ comment above....i like the second one more...besides with funny stuff like this, who gives a **it about boring finance movies

6/2/10

"michael clayton" was really good and had some M&A/CorpFin stuff in it. "Syriana" is another one, had a lot of dialogue about energy deals and oil trading.

6/2/10

The Pursuit of Happyness is one of my favorite movies ever..especially since I've been just as broke as Chris Gardner.

6/2/10

"A Good Year" check it out

6/2/10

Pursuit of happyness is for girls. The game was much better.

6/2/10

Boiler Room kids

6/2/10

Harold and Kumar networking session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_SMQYPjK9A

6/2/10

Some off the top of my head...

Wall Street 1
Margin Call
American Psycho
Too big to fail

6/2/10

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room isn't really a Wall Street movie but its related to finance and just a great documentary.

6/2/10

Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear baby!

6/2/10

How can there be a list without Boiler Room?

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6/2/10

My list:

1) Too Big To Fail
2) Boiler Room
3) Margin Call / 3) Wall Street 1

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6/2/10

Prospect022:

I've seen quite a few, what do you think are the best?

the wolf of wall street... which will be coming out later

6/2/10

all crap really.

"Elections are a futures market for stolen property"

6/2/10

Margin Call is very good.

6/2/10

How is Boiler Room "Wall Street"? It's a movie on some kids in New Jersey
Not saying it's bad but it's not "high finance"

Some other movies
Working Girl
Pretty Woman
Trading Places maybe

6/2/10

Depending if you want doco's or fiction but 'Trillion dollar bet' about LTCM is pretty cool. Also theres a movie called 'Dealers' made in 89' with Rebecca De Mornay about the City in London and about trading.

Also Alec Baldwin gives a pretty gnarly 10 minute speech in 'Glengarry Glen Ross' even though its not about wall street, (Real estate) It's worthy of making some popcorn!

6/2/10
6/2/10

Other People's Money

Snootchie Bootchies

6/2/10

Assault on wall st ;)

"Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old"

6/2/10

Rogue Trader isn't bad as well

6/2/10

Average Rainmaker:

How is Boiler Room "Wall Street"? It's a movie on some kids in New Jersey

Not saying it's bad but it's not "high finance"

Some other movies

Working Girl

Pretty Woman

Trading Places maybe

It's trading, so Wall Street-related

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6/2/10

Based on anything (acting, directing, plot, critic reception) Wall Street is the gold standard. Below that, I like Trading Places and American Psycho.

6/2/10

Other People's Money is a fun one as well.

6/2/10

Average Rainmaker:

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p>How is Boiler Room "Wall Street"? It's a movie on some kids in New Jersey

a) Long Island, not Jersey
b) It depicts stockbrokerage - that was the Street in that era

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6/2/10

I've never seen Barbarians at the Gate because I can't find it anywhere - no rentals, no torrents, nothing.

6/2/10

Since most of the standard films are mentioned, I'll throw out "Pi"

6/2/10

Arbitrage. I watched it twice in a roll. Love it.

The Auto Show

6/2/10

Inside Job was pretty interesting if not hilarious as they interviewed a lot of top guys (e.g. the head of a Fed branch) who didn't realize the more cynical nature of the film until you watched them flip out on the interviewer for questioning their motives/morals.

6/2/10

Downloaded every movie in this thread I haven't seen. Watched a few so far.

Arbitrage: Was pretty coo, yo. But at the end, I was all like, da fux?

Assault on Wall St: I thought this was a documentary. Haven't watched it yet. Maybe I will.

Other People's Money: Motherfucking Frank Reynolds is in this? lol cmon

A Good Year: I'm about to go make some food and finish this one. It's good as fuck so far. Love this shit. Not what I thought it would turn into.
But at the start, they're dumping bonds or whatever. And they're all making hand signals all frantically and shit. And it's like... why are you waving at your monitor? Get on that shit and place trades. You're not in a fucking pit.

I wanna go to France and fuck a waitress and a long-lost cousin now.

6/2/10
6/2/10

Watching American Psycho right now. It never gets old.

Competition is a sin.

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6/2/10

CAbeachbum:

Don't watch Assault on Wall Street!

//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/assault-on-wal...

I don't know, dude. It would take me more time to read that thread than to watch the movie. And then I can post in the thread.

So it's like, some Stephen Hawking conundrum type shit.

6/2/10

woodywoodford:

I've never seen Barbarians at the Gate because I can't find it anywhere - no rentals, no torrents, nothing.

You can find the whole thing on youtube. Just type in the movie name and it should be the first result.

6/2/10

Does anyone know where to find Too Big to Fail. Used to be on YouTube but not anymore

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

6/2/10

Just got done watching A Good Year, got damn that was a great movie. Even though I could tell exactly what was going to happen after the first 15 minutes I enjoyed it.

The two heavenly blessed beauties in it though......hhhhnnnnggg wood shag/10

6/2/10

OkComputer:

Does anyone know where to find Too Big to Fail. Used to be on YouTube but not anymore


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzm-PgPmVsU
6/2/10

StryfeDSP:
OkComputer:

Does anyone know where to find Too Big to Fail. Used to be on YouTube but not anymore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzm-PgPmVsU

Thanks man! I had been looking for it forever, but all the ones that showed up were dubbed over in French, Spanish, Russian, etc.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

6/2/10

My list:
1. American Psycho (because, duh)
2. Wall Street 1
3. Too Big to Fail
4. Margin Call

Not Wall Street really, but has anyone seen The Flaw?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787810/

Currently: clinical psychologist (in training)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

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Glengarry Glen Ross has nothing to do with Wall Street or even finance but Alec Baldwin's speech at the beginning rivals Gordon Gecko's

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Personally, I loved the latest "Gatsby," but if you blink, you'll miss the femtosecond depiction of Carraway on the trading room floor as a bond salesman, and extremely vague references during scenes with the (atrocioisly-casted) Meyer Wolfsheim.

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If you haven't already I would recommend watching "Margin Call"

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Wall Street 1
Wall Street 2
Boiler Room
Margin Call
*Wolf of Wall Street

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1) The Inside Job
2) Wall Street 1
3) The Wolf of Wall Street
4) Boiler Room

Need to see Margin Call and Barbarians at the Gate

Don't listen to anyone, everybody is scared.

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The Big Short.
Pursuit of Happyness - less about Wall St and more about his life but still a great movie.

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Just added the Big Short and Wolf of Wall Street.
Pursuit of Happiness was a good movie but not really finance focused.

When old Mr. Partridge kept saying, “Well, you know this is a bull market!” he really meant to say that the big money wasn’t in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend
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Wow, thanks for all this. @AndyLouis front page material maybe?

This could be it, sweetheart.

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No problem. I put the list together a few months ago for my girlfriend so she could have an entertaining way to learn some more about finance and trading. Thought I'd share it on here and that maybe you guys would have some others that I've never seen. Think I've pretty much seen everything there is on youtube except maybe some of the tin foil hat conspiracy home videos. haha.

When old Mr. Partridge kept saying, “Well, you know this is a bull market!” he really meant to say that the big money wasn’t in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend
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When old Mr. Partridge kept saying, “Well, you know this is a bull market!” he really meant to say that the big money wasn’t in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend
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Bonfire of the Vanities
Barbarians at the Gate

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Family Man with Nicolas cage.

made me think a lot

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^ was a good flick but focussed on trading

"God takes care of old folks and fools, while the Devil takes care of makin all the rules", P.E. 1998

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Family Man makes you think even more when you watch it with your girlfriend of 3 years.

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Other People's Money

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I'll add to Family Man... he's an investment banker. Very different perspective for sure.

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Rogue Trader

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Those two are by far my favorite.

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American Psycho shows what the hours in IB can do to you...

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Family Man is a fantastic movie.

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Not directly related to Wall Street, but "In Good Company" provides a good perspective as well.

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Barbarians at the Gate is one of the best esp. for ib. i'd almost call it a must see for anyone interested in IB/PE etc

there's also an australian movie "the bank" which starts out good but then they have this shitty subplot about some lame family and i hate the ending - u should probbaly try not to see it.

also that enron movie 'smartest guys in the room' is very good, especially for trader wannabes

another interesting one somewhat unrelated is 'owning mahoney' -about a gambling adict who works at a bank and does major fraud to feed the habit

other ones of distant interest are 'lord of war' and 'syriana'

(yeah, i was doing a lot of mindless data entry for my website and have a second monitor so watched DVDs to minimise the mind-numbing-ness)

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man is the shit. He was a senior vp pulling in eight figures. always nice

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how about that horrid whoopi goldberg film....where she pretends to be a male IB....it was on the other night...after 10 mins i wanted to shoot the TV

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Just a thought...

all wall street films are pretty old...perhaps its time for Hollywood to make a new one :P

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heard rumours that there making a sequel to Wall Street..

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like zyreon said, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room is an awesome movie. It's really good about clearing up the whole enron scandal, considering that the topic is really confusing as a whole. Fastow was a pretty smart guy.

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That Peter Pan movie, Hook, where an older Peter Pan (played by Robin Williams) is now an M&A lawyer who Wendy accuses as having turned into a pirate, due to his work on LBOs with well-known corporate raiders. Yeah...by far the best Wall Street movie ever.

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Margin Call hands down

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No honorary mention for the wolf of wall st? Sure, it wasn't really about real finance, but it was funny as hell.

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American Psycho

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I like Wolf of Wall Street the best, although I think it was a bit too long. These aren't banking movies, though. The characters are all brokers, traders, etc.

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Same boat, but Limitless is another one. Are there any that are purely about investment banking? I haven't seen it but they made a movie about Barbarians at the Gate which was a great read. The book was mostly from Kravis and Ross Johnson's perspective though.

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Wall street 2

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Trading Places

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Wall Street is such a classic so I have to go with that, liked Margin Call a lot though.

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The Emporer's New Groove

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Always that one guy throwing in American Psycho. I guess a lot of people wish they were Bateman.

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The OP asked for a movie about Banking... all these others are not. Maybe you wish you were Bud Fox?

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I have to go with Margin Call. Although this new "The Big Short" movie that's coming out next year starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling is in good position to be a new favorite.

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Nice, haven't heard of it yet. With an all star lineup like that, I'm sure it will be a contender for any great movie.

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About to read the book, so I think that will perk up my interest in the actual movie itself too!

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Enjoyed Margin Call. I do look forward to seeing the Big Short as I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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Best Wall Street movie is the "Wall Street Cocaine" episode of Drugs Inc.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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you mean to say Wolf of Wall Street?? It is too much funny.

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Trading Places is pretty hilarious. It's about two rich brothers who turn a homeless man into a commodities trader, and a commodities trader into a homeless man. Takes place in Philadelphia though, not NYC

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Other People's Money starring Danny DeVito isn't bad, worth your time if you're interested in finance

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nyc123:
Other People's Money starring Danny DeVito isn't bad, worth your time if you're interested in finance

Great flick

"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin

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word of advice... Dont invest in Rogue Trader (the story of Nick Leeson), it blows. I didnt even finish it. Theres also a movie called The Deal (i think) about actual ibanking. It was pretty bad too and basically if the guy gave the fairness opinion it would destroy the world or something. Someone should make a movie about firedrills driving people over the edge. If it were done right i think it would be decent.

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not a wall street movie but the trader scene in 25th hr is cool (although pretty unrealistic)

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A great film about the RJR/Nabisco merger...How can you tell its good, its got Fred Thompson in it...NUFF SAID.

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Swimming with Sharks with Kevin Spacey. It is about the movie business, not wall street, but any IB analyst will appreciate it.

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There's also a movie coming out based on the pump and dump firm Stratton Oakmont. The book is called the Wolf of Wall Street. I think DiCaprio is going to play the wolf.

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Zoolander is pretty good.. about the modeling business.. but an IB Analyst will find it funny because it is pretty funny.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

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Another one is called "The Bank" about some math genius who figures out a mathematical harmony in the market. And of course gotta love Frank Slaughtery in 25h hour. Look at the avatars on this page, all we need is Gordon Gecko, and hes at the top. haha.

"Oh - the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion?"

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.

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bg cash, the movie already came out..its called boiler room

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was christian bale an investment banker in american psycho?

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More Sales related,

Glengarry Glen Ross.

Weird, but has big names. Spacey, Baldwin, Pacino.

"Who am I? Who am I!? F%^& YOU. THAT'S WHO I AM."

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"I don't got to listen to this shit"
"You certainly don't pal, 'cause the good news is: you're fired."

Just watch this scene (until you've memorized every line) and you can probably skip the rest of the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI

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there are none. american psycho is the only movie i can think of that features an investment banker but his profession was incidental not central to the film. i can't think of any movies about investment banking in general either.

hollywood investment bankers are either investors (corporate raiders, PE bosses), traders, or retail brokers. occasionally you get the generic "financier"...whatever that means.

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FYI, looking at your tags. Defcon 4 means Tom Cruise wouldn't give a shit. Defcon 1 - means he'll cut off your balls and feed them to his pet cheetah.

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

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Great posts, gotta admit I haven't seen Family man yet but I might download that tonight.

Any other movies I missed? Last days of Lehman looks interesting, be looking into that as well.

Gekko21:

FYI, looking at your tags. Defcon 4 means Tom Cruise wouldn't give a shit. Defcon 1 - means he'll cut off your balls and feed them to his pet cheetah.

Haha! Thanks man, fixed that.

EngPhD:

I really liked "Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room" The recorded phone conversations between traders in this video are priceless.

Loved that part too, those guys laughed, joked, and made billions assraping the market like it was nothing.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

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nicolas cage in family man

nick cage:

I want my gift to you to be the first gift you open this year. You know why? Because my gift comes with ten zeroes.

I'm making it up as I go along.

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Cornelius:
nicolas cage in family man

Reality hits you hard, bro...

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DUDE WHERE IS ...

Rogue Trader
Nick Leeson

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I was going to recommend barbarians at the gates as soon as I saw this post :) I Would also recommend this movie/documentary done by the BBC named "the last days of lehman brothers". Here's a 5 minute preview of the film:

Watch the.last.days.of.lehman.brothers.hdtv.xvid-bia.avi in Educational & How-To  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

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Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote::
"Stone used to know in his gut that a sermon belongs in the pulpit, not the multiplex. No more."

I don't think I've seen an Oliver Stone movie that wasn't preachy. That's his style: big, preachy unambiguous film. The original Wall Street was a pretty fun movie, but it was defiantly not subtle.

To answer your question, I really liked "Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room" The recorded phone conversations between traders in this video are priceless.

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I think the "Greed speech" by Gordon Gekko is a classic. Michael Douglas is such a great actor.

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