Top 3 Finance Movies

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Saw a post recently that ranked Trading/Finance movies and it ranked Margin Call pretty low (not sure if it was sarcastic). Anyhow, in terms of accuracy and content, what would be your top 3?
Mine:
1) Too Big to Fail
2) Margin Call
3) The Big Short

If I had to choose the most entertaining, I'd say Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street, or the Big Short.

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Jun 30, 2019

25th hour should be on there

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Jun 30, 2019
Jul 1, 2019

That is the post that initially got me thinking because IMO, that list is a piss take.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 1, 2019

yea i agree, absolutely shit list

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Jul 1, 2019

In terms of accuracy and content:

1) The Big Short - great book too

2) Wolf of Wall Street - based on his book and pretty close representation of what happened in his life

3) Barbarians at the Gate - the rise of PE

Do like Wall Street (The OG) and Margin Call - lot of similarities to Wolf of Wall Street, I.e. chop shop

Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.

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Jul 2, 2019

Sounds good. I'll check Barbarians at the Gate out. Seems like a decent book.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 1, 2019

Unpopular opinion there are only three actually good ones

American Pyscho
Wolf of Wall Street
The Big Short

Gordon Gekko is about as intimidating as the geico gecko fuck the movie Wall Street

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Jul 2, 2019

Lloyd, American Psycho is a great movie and truly ambitious. Does a good job critiquing Wall Street Bros too but hardly mentions anything related to finance besides every fucking one being a VP for M&A.

And yes, Gordon Gekko wasn't intimidating at all and Oliver Stone's take on capitalism was pretty childish but I still think the movie was fun because Charlie Sheen got duped.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 2, 2019

Other Peoples Money

Jul 2, 2019

boiler room is GOAT

Jul 2, 2019

Gonna have to strongly disagree with you there m8.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
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Jul 2, 2019

Trading Places will probably always be my favorite.

Jul 2, 2019

Not trying to make you feel old but I never heard much about that movie probably because it was released 14 years before I was born.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 2, 2019

Watch it anyway, all time movie.

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Jul 2, 2019

I didn't feel old until I looked up its release date and realized that means you were born in 1997. Fuck.

Oh well I'm still south of 30 so I'm counting this as a win.

Jul 2, 2019

This, hilarious movie (Dan Aykroyd! Eddie Murphy!) plus it is near 100% accurate as to how trading works, corruption included.

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Jul 3, 2019
Synergy_or_Syzygy:

This, hilarious movie (Dan Aykroyd! Eddie Murphy!) plus it is near 100% accurate as to how trading works, corruption included.

Don't forget that it's the only movie on the list that spawned securities law. They even made it clear while debating Dodd-Frank. Just google 'Eddie Murphy Rule.'

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Jul 2, 2019

Wall Street (Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel)

Wolf of Wall Street

American Psycho

Big Short

Also - not a movie, but I love Billions

Jul 2, 2019

Agree with your list. Billions is amazing!

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 2, 2019

Tagging on above's not a movie...Succession on HBO is awesome.

Jul 2, 2019

Agreed 100%. I might go as far as saying that even though I love Billions, it has diverted away from the main plot and is a bit cat-mouse chase and snappy dialogues so that would make Succession a much better-written show with a deeper theme than a pissing contest between powerful people.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 2, 2019

I feel like Succession has diverted from the plot a little bit too. Also, sometimes the writing is awful with just f-bombs being thrown around with no point

Jul 3, 2019

Billions Season 1 & 2 were awesome. I wish they never went in the "Taylor" direction, a little too politically correct, and the sideshow with the Russian went nowhere...what the hell was that? The war between Axe and Chuck in the beginning was awesome. I think the new season will return in the right direction.

Jul 3, 2019

Thanks for the recommendation!

Jul 3, 2019

Started it last night and watched the first three episodes. Excellent so far.

Jul 4, 2019

For Succession, if you finish episode 6 and don't feel like it was amazing, I'd be surprised.

  • Dr.Mikey Boi
Jul 2, 2019

Trading Places
Wall Street
The Big Short

my top 3 but im over 30

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Jul 2, 2019

While Limitless is not specifically a finance movie, it is worth the watch. Does anyone know where you can watch/stream Barbarians at the Gate?

Jul 2, 2019

Glengarry Glen Ross isn't a finance movie but worth a watch. Alec Baldwin's speech is second only to Leo's in Wolf of Wall Street.

Jul 3, 2019
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Jul 3, 2019
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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