What Are Your Favorite Movies?

The topic of best Wall Street movies has been discussed ad nauseum on this site, but the last post I could find on movies in general was from a few years ago. So what are your favorite movies? For me I'd say Django Unchained, Hell or High Water, Baby Driver, Life is Beautiful (Italian), Bad Times At The El Royale, Major League, Star Wars Episode 3, and Indiana Jones 3. Would love to hear others' favorites and suggestions

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Mar 3, 2021 - 11:21am

I really enjoyed The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). It's such an intriguing and weird psychological thriller with some twists. Very well-done and great acting (Matt Damon, Jude Law, Philip Seymour Hoffman). I know this is cliche but if you liked American Psycho, you'll probably like this.

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Mar 3, 2021 - 8:22pm

I think social network is slightly better but fight club is top tier fincher. pulp fiction is one of the most overrated movies of all time though imo.

Mar 3, 2021 - 1:09pm

The Dollars Trilogy (Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly)

Once Upon a Time in America

Barry Lyndon



2001: A Space Odyssey

The Godfather I and II

Shawshank Redemption

The Dark Night

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

A Clockwork Orange

Mar 3, 2021 - 1:14pm

Fast & Furious franchise

Training Day

Blade Runner

Breaking Bad / El Camino

Battle Angel Alita

Total Recall


American Psycho

Fight Club

Concrete Kids


The Fifth Element

Cruel Intentions

Back To The Future 1-3

Falling Down

Green Book

Mar 3, 2021 - 1:19pm

Good Will Hunting, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Moonlight, Tron (nostalgia / Daft Punk made an entire soundtrack for this).

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Mar 3, 2021 - 3:25pm

Pulp Fiction


The Departed

Boondock Saints

Old School

Batman Dark Knight

Ttaining Day

The Graduate

Blazing Saddles

John Wick 2

Good Burger

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Mar 6, 2021 - 12:15pm

Really is. Finally watched it after accepting a FT role in Boston and loved every second of it. Amazing cast, well written. Jack Nicholson is a stud.

Mar 3, 2021 - 5:21pm

A clockwork orange - Kubrick at his best

The lost boys

American psycho
The Others
The Fifth Element
Total Recall (Original)
Fight Club
The Big Short
Rogue trader
Dark knight
Bladerunner 2049
City of God
Le Haine
The Beach

I've been watching about 1 movie a week for a while now. I'm beginning to realise I don't like movies at all, all I think about is how fake they are. Sex scenes, fight scenes, death scenes - then I remember its a bunch of dorks writing the scripts with zero life experience. 
Watched Edge of tomorrow last night. Was okay, but wouldn't watch again. 

A lot of the old classics don't age well at all. 

Some other popular movies I didnt really care for:
No country for old men
The prestige
The departed
Bladerunner (Original)
Django (Went to the cinema and fell asleep)
There will be blood

Mar 3, 2021 - 7:01pm

I agree about no country for old men/there will be blood/django being overrated. I think that PTA, tarantino, and the coen brothers are some of the most overrated directors out there. You should watch buffalo 66 if you want to watch a great movie that is not typical hollywood. another not typical hollywood movie is spring breakers but that one is more polarizing.

Mar 4, 2021 - 3:18pm

I might give that a shot. I always look for not well known movies. Been resorting to French new wave cinema in recent times.

I heard "hard to be a god" is a good movie, but I gave up looking for it when I couldn't find an English stream.

Mar 3, 2021 - 5:29pm

The Imitation Game


Inglorious Basterds

Twelve Years a Slave

Midnight in Paris

Pulp Fiction


Jojo Rabbit


Uncut Gems


Mar 3, 2021 - 7:10pm

exactly.. you definitely need to be in the right kind of headspace to watch it but is so powerful and well done


Mar 4, 2021 - 9:35am

Whiplash is awesome.....also like it from a banking sense. While the main character is a musician, I think his drive and almost reckless pursuit of success at the expense of his own mental health reminds me a lot of being a younger driven IB analyst.

Mar 3, 2021 - 6:57pm

those are probably my favorites but some other good ones: Spring Breakers, Ocean's Eleven, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Long Goodbye, Drive, American History X, Fight Club, Social Network, Manchester by the Sea, 127 Hours, The Insider, The Town, Ad Astra, Only God Forgives, The Ghost Writer, Wild at Heart, To Catch a Thief, Taxi Driver, Swingers, Eyes Wide Shut, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, Mystic River, Looper, The Fighter, Donnie Darko, Shawshank, Killing them Softly, Out of the Furnace, Star Wars Episode 3, LA Confidential, Stay

Mar 3, 2021 - 7:31pm

not really. from my first list of 13 some are great by traditional standards of what makes a great movie and some are great for different reasons. thief, the player, scream, the verdict, chinatown all great traditional movies. buffalo 66 and sexy beast somewhere in the middle. miami vice is great for mostly aesthetic reasons, basic instinct is an erotic thriller, pain & gain is pretty funny with over the top dialogue, shooter is a cool action movie with a crazy ending and cool set up and some decent action scenes, wedding crashers is extremely rewatchable and just pleasant to watch, all good things is kind of a weird movie most people don't seem to like it but it's unique and character driven. I would say that buffalo 66 and thief are the two must watches, also chinatown is probably a must watch.

Mar 4, 2021 - 3:22pm

great shout on Sexy beast. I forgot to add that. I watched ben kinglseys performance/best bits on YouTube last week a couple times.

Mar 3, 2021 - 7:39pm

The Departed is an American remake of Infernal Affairs (I like Infernal Affairs a little bit better, probably only because I watched that one first...)

Mar 3, 2021 - 8:38pm

love se7en, such an underrated movie


Mar 3, 2021 - 10:58pm

eh don't think it's underrated in relation to other fincher movies but might be underrated in general. on rotten tomatoes it's fincher's 2nd highest by audience score and 5th highest by critic score. feel like that's pretty fair. it's my 4th or 5th favorite fincher movie. I think social network is the best and in it's own top tier. then great tier I would place fight club and gone girl. then very good tier I would place zodiac and seven. then decent enough I would place the game and benjamin button. haven't seen his other four but out of those four the only one that I am wanting to watch is girl with the dragon tattoo because it sounds kind of good.

Mar 3, 2021 - 9:32pm

Shawshank Redemption

Inglorious Bastards

Dallas Buyers Club

Old School


Star Wars I-VI (new ones blow)

Den of Thieves (Heist movie, nothing to do with the book)

Once upon a time in Planet Hollywood... love me some Tarantino

Blades of Glory (highly underrated)

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Mar 3, 2021 - 10:35pm

How has no one said Casino? 

Anyway here are a few, no order


The Shining 

Almost Famous

Shaun of the Dead

Apocalypse Now



Meet the Parents 

Pulp Fiction

Kinda off the top here...there's a lot...

edit: Dazed and Confused. Can't leave that off my list. 

Mar 3, 2021 - 10:48pm

The Big Lebowski

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Con Air

The Silence of the Lambs

Terminator 1 & 2

The Evil Dead 1 & 2

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Pan's Labyrinth

Eyes Wide Shut

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Mar 3, 2021 - 10:58pm

Same. I would not consider myself a kaiju fan in the slightest, and the Sony Monsterverse has been the only movies I've seen in the genre, except for King Kong I guess. The human characters and storyline were smoldering trash, but the special effects and giant monster fights more than made up for whatever shortcomings I felt the film had. It's one of those ones where I view it as objectively bad but really entertaining

I’m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there’s more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at
Mar 4, 2021 - 3:16am

Even I can't answer this question "What movie I like the best". It's too hard to remember all the movies I have watched and then pick a favorite, but to what comes to my mind... I believe Goodfellas, Inception, cant continue this list, it's giving me brain damage. I'll need a 4-month vacation, pick all the movies I have liked, watch all of them over again and maybe I could have picked one. 

Mar 4, 2021 - 7:27am

In no particular order:

Pulp Fiction

The Place Beyond the Pines


The Social Network

War Dogs


Molly's Game

Margin Call

The Wolf of Wall Street


The Big Short

Now You Can See Me 1-2


The Dark Knight 

The Departed

Mar 5, 2021 - 4:23pm

Ramona & Beezus

Mrs Doubtfire

Good Will Hunting

Rocky I


The Natural

School Ties

Mar 5, 2021 - 6:22pm

Wayyyy back in my senior year of high school my economics teacher showed us Too Big To Fail. Great movie, it was hilarious cause Dick Fuld would be calling people cocksuckers and like no other character swore 

Mar 5, 2021 - 7:01pm


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