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7 Movies that make Finance Interesting

Movies to fall in love with Finance

It’s really difficult to perform in finance subjects if you are weak in numbers.
During my university days I was doing really well in subjects related to marketing but nothing related to numeric.
And if you are someone like me who really sucks anything related to numbers even passing the time in finance class can be difficult. I was worried every day during the how will I pass the exam?



Finally one day I found out a simple formula that makes finance interesting. And my formula was movies related to finance. I watch a lot of movies related to finance to get my curiosity level up. It’s not that you will learn everything from these movies but it will increase your curiosity level for a subject to the point where you want to know more. So here are our 7 best picked movies that every finance graduate should watch:

1. Big Short

Genre: Drama/Comedy-drama

For this movie be prepared to revisit the financial crisis of 2007/2008 that nearly collapsed the world economy. Not only is this movie filled with technical jargon’s that are well explained but also it is based on a true story about how some people saw it all coming and made millions if not billions on the back of this financial crunch. Important for finance graduates to learn at the back of such people making complex decisions and facing paramount difficulties but all in all lavishly reaping the benefits.

The Big Short

2. Enron: The smartest guys in the room

Genre: Crime film/Indie film

This film tells a thrilling tale of Enron Corporation. How the company was operating and what caused its downfall into a world filled with scandals and corruption. From seeing the shady accounting practices that made Enron a huge corporation giant to the downfall of this massive corporation, it’s a thrilling movie that’s a must watch for any finance graduate.

Enron



3. Wall Street

Genre: Drama/Crime film

Tell the story of Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), a young stockbroker in New York City who works for a brokerage firm and tries to succeed along with his hero, Gordon Gekko.

Wall Street

4. Inside Job

Genre: Crime film/True crime

This documentary film is split into five parts that identifies elements that led to the global financial meltdown of 2008.

Inside Job



5. Margin Call

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Just one word: Intense. If you haven’t watched this movie already do yourself a favor and go and watch it. I’ll only say this movie uncovers a story of a 24 hour period during the initial stages of the financial crisis.

Margin Call

6. The Wolf Of Wall Street

Genre: Drama/Biography

A look into the life and lies of the stock broker Jordon Bellfort and his unique insights on how things should be run for a successful broker company. His determination and charisma played by Leonardo dicaprio goes to show how people have a different way of running things when they occupy the top position. It is a movie that questions moral ethics to the extent of doing something illegal as long as the money comes but how much money is enough?

The Wolf Of Wall Street

7. Boiler Room

Genre: Drama/Crime

Boiler Room is a 2000 American crime drama film written and directed by Ben Younger. It’s about Seth Davis a young guy who starts work at a brokerage firm. The movie goes on to show Seth climbing the financial ladder and then feeling guilty about his certain actions, he decides to go against the firm he’s been working at by working with the FBI. Will he be able be successful in his plans?

Boiler Room

These are lots of movies related to finance out there but these 7 are the best of the best. There are some that I have even watched multiple times.



Even after passing the course my love for finance related movies have not died. They are usually based on some real world scenario and that is what makes it more interesting. Keep watching movies and get better at Finance!!

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7 Movies that make Finance Interesting

It’s really difficult to perform in finance subjects if you are weak in numbers.
During my university days I was doing really well in subjects related to marketing but nothing related to numeric.
And if you are someone like me who really sucks anything related to numbers even passing the time in finance class can be difficult. I was worried every day during the how will I pass the exam?



Finally one day I found out a simple formula that makes finance interesting. And my formula was movies related to finance. I watch a lot of movies related to finance to get my curiosity level up. It’s not that you will learn everything from these movies but it will increase your curiosity level for a subject to the point where you want to know more. So here are our 7 best picked movies that every finance graduate should watch:

1. Big Short

Genre: Drama/Comedy-drama

For this movie be prepared to revisit the financial crisis of 2007/2008 that nearly collapsed the world economy. Not only is this movie filled with technical jargon’s that are well explained but also it is based on a true story about how some people saw it all coming and made millions if not billions on the back of this financial crunch. Important for finance graduates to learn at the back of such people making complex decisions and facing paramount difficulties but all in all lavishly reaping the benefits.

The Big Short

2. Enron: The smartest guys in the room

Genre: Crime film/Indie film

This film tells a thrilling tale of Enron Corporation. How the company was operating and what caused its downfall into a world filled with scandals and corruption. From seeing the shady accounting practices that made Enron a huge corporation giant to the downfall of this massive corporation, it’s a thrilling movie that’s a must watch for any finance graduate.

Enron



3. Wall Street

Genre: Drama/Crime film

Tell the story of Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), a young stockbroker in New York City who works for a brokerage firm and tries to succeed along with his hero, Gordon Gekko.

Wall Street

4. Inside Job

Genre: Crime film/True crime

This documentary film is split into five parts that identifies elements that led to the global financial meltdown of 2008.

Inside Job



5. Margin Call

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Just one word: Intense. If you haven’t watched this movie already do yourself a favor and go and watch it. I’ll only say this movie uncovers a story of a 24 hour period during the initial stages of the financial crisis.

Margin Call

6. The Wolf Of Wall Street

Genre: Drama/Biography

A look into the life and lies of the stock broker Jordon Bellfort and his unique insights on how things should be run for a successful broker company. His determination and charisma played by Leonardo dicaprio goes to show how people have a different way of running things when they occupy the top position. It is a movie that questions moral ethics to the extent of doing something illegal as long as the money comes but how much money is enough?

The Wolf Of Wall Street

7. Boiler Room

Genre: Drama/Crime

Boiler Room is a 2000 American crime drama film written and directed by Ben Younger. It’s about Seth Davis a young guy who starts work at a brokerage firm. The movie goes on to show Seth climbing the financial ladder and then feeling guilty about his certain actions, he decides to go against the firm he’s been working at by working with the FBI. Will he be able be successful in his plans?

Boiler Room

These are lots of movies related to finance out there but these 7 are the best of the best. There are some that I have even watched multiple times.



Even after passing the course my love for finance related movies have not died. They are usually based on some real world scenario and that is what makes it more interesting. Keep watching movies and get better at Finance!!

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