Movies about Trading

Our Favorite Trading Movies

For those traders interested in the global financial market, it is also an opportunity to learn something new in a fun way by watching a good number of movies about Wall Street and professional speculators. Here is our recommended list of the best trading movies!

The wolf of Wall Street

Probably one of the most popular trading movies of the last decade. This is a movie about the ugly side of trading, and that’s exactly why people like it so much. It talks about the world of trading, the stock market, money and many bad habits that success caused in the trader who is the subject of this film.

Stock fraud, money laundering — it comes out of everything. The film is captivating, funny and full of action. It’s definitely a must see, but don’t try to replicate the things you see. This is a textbook of what NOT to do when trading the market.

The most interesting part? It is based on a real person, trader Jordan Ross Belfort. You can read more about it online if you found the movie interesting.

Wall Street

A timeless classic about Wall Street, greed and professionalism by Oliver Stone. This trading movie provides an immoral but very sympathetic portrait of Michael Douglas and his subordinate Charlie Sheen. This film is as much about personal relationships in trading as it is about trading itself. Safety pin. It is one of the best and best-known stock market movies in history, which every trader should see. You will be able to see how the trading rooms were managed in the eighties.

Margin Call

This popular movie shows the dark side of trading on Wall Street. What’s a trader to do when everything goes wrong? How to manage money losses and come back after a losing streak? How to understand that the next financial crisis is just around the corner and what to do when something big is coming? These are the questions that this film asks. If you want to understand the logic behind the decisions financial giants make, this movie is worth watching. You will understand how the Wall Street giants manage crises, and how these trading and stock market monsters manage the volume of money in their huge trading rooms.


This series is an attempt to represent the current realities of the competitive and cutthroat world of professional investors. It has an interesting story to tell and a couple of lessons to learn. It’s no surprise that tycoon and trader Robert “Bobby” Axelrod has become a role model for many aspiring traders around the world.

The Great Lantern

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and that adage really holds true in the case of Nick Leeson, the 20-year-old trader who brought down Britain’s oldest investment bank. Leeson lost $1.4 billion – more than Barings Bank’s entire trading capital – through unauthorized futures trading on the Singapore exchange. In this 1999 dramatization, Ewan McGregor plays Leeson during his meteoric rise and dramatic fall.

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