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Favorite Financial Films

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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Arbitrage (2012)


Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling and Tim Roth


A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Big Business (1988)


Director: Jim Abrahams
Starring: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann, Michael Gross, Nicolas Coster, Seth Green and Barry Primus


In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of female identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich New York family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory.
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People who added this item 628 Average listal rating (451 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Big Short (2015)


Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Tracy Letts, Marisa Tomei, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Rafe Spall, Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie


Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Boiler Room (2000)


Director: Ben Younger
Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long and Nicky Katt


A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Margin Call (2011)


Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany and Demi Moore


Following the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Money Monster (2016)


Director: Jodie Foster
Producers: George Clooney, Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Grant Heslov
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito


Financial TV personality Lee Gates, who offers up stock advice on his hit show "Money Monster," is held hostage by a viewer, Kyle Budwell, who lost all of his money following a bad tip from Lee during his show.
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2


Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller and Piper Laurie


A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart.
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7


Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez and Rudy Ramos


Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis?
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Rogue Trader (1999)


Director: James Dearden
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel, Yves Beneyton and Betsy Brantley


The real life story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted Barings Bank, one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
Rollover (1981)


Director: Alan J. Pakula
Starring: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn and Josef Sommer


An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (761 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5


Director: John Landis
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche


A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
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People who added this item 1019 Average listal rating (672 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Wall Street (1987)


Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie and Franklin Cover


A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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People who added this item 512 Average listal rating (310 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Working Girl (1988)


Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Alec Baldwin


Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her boss's absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss.
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