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5 Movies That Revolve Around Finance

Team BankBazaar


Did you know that sometimes small decisions such as the choice of your movies or shows could potentially influence you?

In fact, these could be a good source of information on a topic you might otherwise find dreary to read on. So, in order to get a fresh perspective on the world of money, let’s explore the less trodden territory of ‘finance’ movies? It’s arguably the most entertaining way of learning about all things money, isn’t it?

Here are 5 such interesting movies. Though, remember that even those “based on a true story” might not entirely be true, so the information you garner might not be the right picture. (A great starting point, nevertheless!)

The Big Short (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqG3ITMv1Q

Based in 2006-2007, this movie revolves around a group of investors who bet against the US mortgage market and discover how flawed and corrupt the market is!

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOBlEcRuw8

Set in early ’80s San Francisco, and based on the true story of Christopher Gardner; this is an inspiring, true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to being an unpaid stockbroker to finally owning his own brokerage firm.

Inside Job (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrBurlJUNk

This iconic documentary takes a closer look at the global financial meltdown that took place in Fall 2008, which led to the unemployment of millions of people and loss of homes, plunging the United States into a deep economic recession and consequently affecting jobs worldwide.

Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A

Struggling with her shopping obsession and the sudden collapse of her income source, a college graduate accidentally lands a job as a financial journalist in New York. Ironically, her writing on personal finance and innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grant her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss.

Confessions of a Shopaholic(2009)

Struggling with her shopping obsession and the sudden collapse of her income source, a college graduate accidentally lands a job as a financial journalist in New York. Ironically, her writing on personal finance and innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grant her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss.

So, go ahead, order a pizza or prep some popcorn, call your friends or binge watch!