Best Finance Related Movies/Shows?

With so much more time on my hands now as semester ended, trying to squeeze some shows and movies into my schedule.

Can you guys recommend some of the best movies or shows finance field related?

So far I've watched:
Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Big Short
American Psycho

Quick Reference from Post:
Margin Call
Black Monday
Too Big to Fail
Trading Places
Barbarians at the Gate

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May 24, 2020 - 5:05pm

succession fucking sucks until the end of season one but then it starts to get real good

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May 25, 2020 - 10:09am

'Too Big to Fail' is the obvious missing recommendation. I've heard good things about 'Boiler Room' as well, but after having lived the ass-end of finance, I don't want to watch a movie about it.

I'm going to go off the wall here, and say that you need to watch 'Trading Places' next. Not only is it a great finance movie, it's a great movie overall, and a great Christmas movie. Not only do they nail the mechanics of commodities futures perfectly, they actually shot the final scene on-site using real NYMEX traders as extras. It's also the only movie that I know of that created financial regulation. Dodd-Frank has a section nicknamed "The Eddie Murphy Rule."

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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May 25, 2020 - 10:55am

It was mentioned above, but Barbarians at the Gate is a must watch. It is real life docudrama of the KKR buyout of RJR Nabisco in the late eighties. It's on YouTube if you cant find elsewhere, very entertaining, read the book also.

Others not mentioned:
Other People's Money
Glen Gary Glen Ross
Rouge Trader
Billionaire Boys Club
The Associate (mixed feelings on recommending this, but it is finance related...)
Hudsucker Proxy

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May 25, 2020 - 12:01pm

Could people share sources of which movies are publically available? I know barbarian at the gate is on youtube but what about the other classics?

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May 25, 2020 - 12:19pm

Step 1 ) Download u torrent or transmission
Step 2) Use a VPN or private window with tor for brave browser. Confirm that the IP address is different to yours.
Step 3 ) Go to a torrent site. I don't want to post links but a google search for best torrent sites will provide enough answers
Step 4 ) Search for movie, 1080p or any other quality. Look at the details specifically for high amounts of seeds and peers as it leads to faster download speeds
Step 5 ) Download torrent directly or Command C + Command V magnet link into a website that converts magnet link to torrent
Step 6 ) Download and pause seeding when finished
Step 7 ) Watch move
Step 8 ) Delete movie + movie files
Step 9 ) Repeat steps 1-8 when looking for other movies
Step 10) Don't forget to turn on VPN before downloading or your service provider will question your existence.

May 25, 2020 - 12:43pm

Second that.

I would add that if there is a coffee shop or a place with fast internet around you, that could be an option as well to download.

Coffee shop near me has over 100mbps internet and I tend to go there and download movies/shows.

I use Transmission for torrent downloading.

May 25, 2020 - 12:40pm

Thank you everyone for your replies and recommendations! Watched the trailers and they all seem amazing.
I just started watching billions and next will watch the Margin Call movie.

May 26, 2020 - 5:35am

Has anyone felt that Billions went from being a battle between two egomaniac power centres to a commentary on modern day capitalism? It's still cool. But this new season has something missing. The direct rivalry between Wall Street and the bureaucracy still exists; there is backstabbing involved. Competition is bigger and trying very hard to be better. But something seems a little off. I am finding it hard to put my finger on it. What do you think?

May 26, 2020 - 12:13pm

I agree. It all comes down to what someone likes.

I watched the first season of Billions and couldn't get into it. Coming into it, I wanted to see a show that was basically a dramatized version of an SEC battle with a hedge fund. I just felt too much other stuff was thrown in, like Paul Gimaetti (?) wife, and the side kick guy from the hedge fund (same guy who played Walter White's sidekick in Breaking Bad), he took me out of it everytime. He's a good actor, just wasn't the right part for him.

May 26, 2020 - 6:44am

Equity about an ECM banker trying to take a tech company public but faced with a ton of complications on the way.

May 26, 2020 - 8:52am

The movie on SocGen's Jerome Kerviel (caused €5 billion trading loss in 2008) is really good.
You should be able to find it with English subitles

"We all know Jérôme Kerviel, the trader who, from one day to the next, went from anonymity to being the most searched for name online in 2008... The thirty-one-year-old financial market operator, whose risk-taking could have toppled the Société Générale bank, or even the world financial system... The man sentenced two years later to five years in prison, three of which he had to serve, and who was handed the heaviest penalty ever given to an individual: 4.9 billion euros. The "SocGen" chain of command claims to have not known about Kerviel's trades. However, the junior trader was flying high. At the end of 2007, "

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