Let’s jump into the topic right away – if you’re a financial professional or on the way to being one, you have to watch these movies at least once in your life. The list is right here – make your pick and start away:
- The Wolf of Wall Street:
This movie is must watch for every finance guy and gal out there! The career-high performances delivered by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, you definitely cannot miss this one. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on real events, making it even more interesting to watch. So take some time off this weekend and watch this one right away.
- Wall Street:
Well, this and the movie above are two separate entities – no sequel, or prequel! But again Wall Street has to be on your list. The most popular phrase from this movie “Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel” became such a hit, that it was repeated and used for a long time after the film was released. It’s all about insider trading – the tricks of the trade, the side effects of practicing the trade and everything else you need to know about it!
- Rogue Trader:
The name itself gives out the probable story – a reckless and brazen trader, who hid the losses the firm generated from the superiors, but was later exposed as a full-blown scam emerged out. A perfect movie to watch to learn the principles of risk management and financial foresight and acumen – to make sure you catch up with it right away.
- Barbarians at the Gates:
Centred on the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, this too is based on tur incidents. You’ll be left shell-shocked at the greed and obsessive nature of the CEO of RJR Nabisco, which reveals nothing but an impulsive and incompetent attitude, which is not at all suited for a person of his stature and position,
- American Psycho:
Not directly related to finance, this movie delves deeper – into the lives of financial professionals. It shows the harsh reality of the financial world which cuts off these professionals from the realities of life. This movie is an eye-opener for those who slog by their work desks all day and don’t take time off for themselves.
- The Shawshank Redemption:
My all-time favorite, the Shawshank Redemptions is a must watch for not only financial people but every person on earth! It’s a movie that showcases grit, determination, and use of intellect to get what you want in life. A must watch!
Binge watching this weekend – I hope you do!