If you’re a film buff and your profession is all about Investment Banking, or you’re an aspiring student of finance and want to pep up yourself, then we’ve got the correct list for you.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
Greed arrogance, corruption, this film has everything, or instead, Enron’s board did it.
See in the Wall Street movies how the 21st century’s most giant scam evolved and exploded. You can get away with a lot of financial crime if you pay an army of high-priced attorneys to stand in the manner of researchers and regulatory officials.
In this high-quality film, the deepest inside of this scandal is revealed and laid bare for all to see.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
The thing I like most about Michael Moore is that he is struggling for a cause and never shirking away from challenging the status quo.
Michael Moore turns his critical gaze back on capitalism itself. This film is highly recommended for exciting, thought-provoking and eventually a brilliant watch.
The film’s historical elements and the consequences of what he portrays are strong.
The Big Short (2015) – True Story
An excellent story involving the few people who bet against the 2007 economic crisis’s investment banks.
Lewis has a manner of writing that contributes to the factual context of what happened before and after the credit crunch excellent storytelling.
It is an excellent film that brings to life the failures of investment banks and organizations to even be able to comprehend the products they are creating imaginatively to attempt to make a profit.
With a stellar cast, a roller coaster ride worth the time invested.
Barbarians at the Gate (1993) – True Story
A real story about R.J.R. Nabisco’s leveraged buy-out.
A bitter fight follows this conglomerate to take over. CEO Ross Johnson intends to kill by buying the undervalued business from shareholders, but the WallStreet investment experts he hires are beginning to become his buyout competition.
At its worst, it’s a “Greed is Good” grab for wealth.
This classic demonstrates how WallStreet companies flourish on the inside of these mega-merger and acquisition deals.
The Ascent of Money (2008)
Niall Ferguson traces the history of money and how it has evolved to become a dominant factor in culture from an instrument to be able to trade products and services more readily.
How has money changed the universe in which we reside? When you watch this as it is a lot of information, you want to drink a coffee and some of it may be difficult to do. But, eventually, this is a rewarding watch and provides us a more in-depth view of how and why our contemporary societies are structured and behavioral as they are.
Chasing Madoff (2010) True Story
Harry Markopolos ‘ excellent book “No one would listen.” It is a gripping account of Bernie Madoff’s increase and fall and how hard it was to get the Securities & Exchange Commission to take action for Markopolos himself.
During the novel, I was at the edge of my seat and exasperated with Markopolos. You only need to see this to know the depth of the issue of attempting to supervise the firms taking benefit of the lazy money.
Respect for Markopolos, a great book with a strong cast and excellent performance, and a great movie.