by sturmv | created - 30 Oct 2013 | updated - 21 Aug 2019 | Public

Movies loosely related to the financial industry, trading, the markets, Wall Street or that have similar psychological profiles (poker, gambling).

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1. Rollover (1981)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

36 Metascore

The wife of a murdered petrochemical company chairman and a banker investigating the liquidity of his new bank stumble upon an international financial scheme that could lead to global economic collapse.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer

Votes: 1,068 | Gross: $10.85M

2. The Day the Bubble Burst (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

A fictionalized account of how the 1929 stock market crash hurt the elite and the struggling, and the forces that may have caused the crash to occur.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Blanche Baker, Franklin Cover, Richard Crenna, Dana Elcar

Votes: 44

3. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 132,148 | Gross: $90.40M

4. The Billion Dollar Day (1985 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: David Dugan

Votes: 16

5. Quicksilver (1986)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Jack was doing great trading shares until he wasn't. He gets a job on a bike at Quicksilver speed delivery. There he befriends Hector and the cute Terri. Jack gets an enemy in the criminal Gypsy.

Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Rudy Ramos

Votes: 4,335 | Gross: $7.63M

6. Billionaire Boys Club (1987)

200 min | Drama, Thriller

Ron Levin, a wealthy businessman, has disappeared. No body is found, but there was a list with instructions in his house - a recipe for murder. Its author Joe Hunt is the defendant. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Judd Nelson, Fredric Lehne, Brian McNamara, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 809

7. Trader (1987 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

Filmed before Wall Street's October 1987 crash, TRADER is a one hour documentary of a fascinating man, Paul Tudor Jones II. It delivers a rarely seen view of futures trading and explains ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Glyn | Stars: Peter Borish, David Cubitt, Paul Tudor Jones

Votes: 35

8. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Votes: 141,074 | Gross: $43.85M

9. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 50,658 | Gross: $64.00M

10. Dealers (1989)

R | 92 min | Drama

The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Paul McGann, Rebecca De Mornay, Derrick O'Connor, John Castle

Votes: 328

11. Limit Up (1989)

PG-13 | 88 min | Fantasy, Comedy

Casey Falls is the assistant of commodity trader Peter Oak, but wants to get a license herself. When the diabolic Nike appears and promises to make her successful by use of her supernatural... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini | Stars: Nancy Allen, Dean Stockwell, Brad Hall, Danitra Vance

Votes: 213

12. Capital City (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama

Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

Stars: William Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska

Votes: 202

13. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A corporate raider buys up shares in an undervalued company and falls in love with the founder's son's lawyer/step daughter. Let the battle begin.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 7,821 | Gross: $25.68M

14. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

Votes: 94,104 | Gross: $10.73M

15. Barbarians at the Gate (1993 TV Movie)

R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 2,788

16. Traders (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama

In the setting of the Toronto-based investment house, Gardner/Ross, Traders explores the intimate lives and loves, the mystique and monetary machinations of investment bankers whose ... See full summary »

Stars: Sonja Smits, Bruce Gray, Patrick McKenna, Chris Leavins

Votes: 398

17. Black Wednesday (1997 TV Movie)


The events surrounding the disastrous day in September 1992 when billions were spent on shoring up the pound and Britain has forced out of the ERM, as re-told by some of the leading cast members of the drama.

Stars: Kenneth Clarke, Norman Fowler, Douglas Hurd, Kelvin Mackenzie

Votes: 10

18. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 140,818 | Gross: $22.91M

19. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Votes: 167,901 | Gross: $3.22M

20. Rogue Trader (1999)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, History

The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel, Cristian Solimeno, Lorna Pegler

Votes: 9,289

21. Bull (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

About the life of stockbrockers in their financial firm, and out of it.

Stars: Alicia Coppola, Ian Kahn, George Newbern, Elisabeth Röhm

Votes: 133

22. The $treet (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

Set in the world of corporate stock trading, this show follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company, who include expert broker Jack... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Nina Garbiras, Christian Campbell, Melissa De Sousa

Votes: 299

23. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Trillion Dollar Bet (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary

For over a hundred years economists had dreamed of a way of reducing risk in the stock market. Two Nobel Prize winning economists found a formula which it seemed did exactly that- only for ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Clark | Stars: Stan Jonas, Robert C. Merton, Merton Miller, Paul Samuelson

Votes: 35

24. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 101,359 | Gross: $75.79M

25. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, 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 first appeared to be.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 48,557 | Gross: $16.94M

26. The Bank (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers

Votes: 2,764

27. Open Outcry (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A fascinating look at the high-speed, high-power trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Director Jon Else explores this hectic, noisy, seemingly chaotic workplace with his ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else

Votes: 10

28. Good Advice (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Angie Harmon, Denise Richards, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 6,670

29. Wolves of Wall Street (2002)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

Jeff Allen just got a new job in one of Manhattan's wealthiest brokerage firms, Wolfe Brothers. Here young, good-looking stockbrokers make a lot of money by being particularly cutthroat. ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Jeff Branson, Louise Lasser, William Gregory Lee, Angela Pietropinto

Votes: 603

30. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 20,274 | Gross: $1.88M

31. Owning Mahowny (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 12,442 | Gross: $1.01M

33. Go Big (2004 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy, Romance

Gina Katz is fired for being seven minutes late every morning, despite the best sales in the telemarketing firm. Refused entry to the bar where she went to drown her sorrow as ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Justine Clarke, Tom Long, Alex Dimitriades, Leon Ford

Votes: 131

34. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 16,527

35. Wall Street Warriors (2006– )


An HD documentary series examining the extreme power and intense competition that defines Wall Street, seen through the eyes of those who thrive there.

Stars: Nathalie Emmanuel, Brett Hickey, Mark Jawdoszyn, Jim Ayers

Votes: 293

36. American Greed (2007– )
Episode: Stockbroker Steals from Clients; Builds Harem (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

The case of financier Martin Frankel is a profile of money laundering, prostitution, bizarre sex, drug abuse... and a con man who vanished with $200 million.

37. The Pit (2009)

64 min | Documentary, History, News

Follows a scrappy group of commodities traders as they try to make a living trading coffee on the New York Board of Trade before electronic trading threatens to make their way of life obsolete.

Director: Johanna Lee | Stars: Richard Sylla, Joseph Digiso, Jon Stefanick, Sean Walter

Votes: 213

38. Overheard (2009)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 2,826

40. Million Dollar Traders (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. Can they make a killing?

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Lex van Dam

Votes: 107

41. The Scam (2009)

119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of brokers stumble onto a gangster-manipulated stock and descend into distrust and betrayal.

Director: Ho-jae Lee | Stars: Yong-ha Park, Min-Jung Kim, Hee-soon Park, Ho-geun Bae

Votes: 252

42. Floored (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

For some people, risking everything is nothing.

Director: James Allen Smith | Stars: Bobby Ansani, Jeff Ansani, Ron Beebe, Chris Felix

Votes: 397

43. Freefall (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

'Diamond' Dave Matthews works for a ruthless firm providing mortgages to families denied credit, regardless of whether they can afford the repayments. Divorced City banker Gus sells ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Savage | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Laura Ainsworth, Aidan Gillen, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 387

44. Trader Games (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?

Director: Fabrice Genestal | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Vahina Giocante, Qamar Abbas, Joffrey Verbruggen

Votes: 381

45. American Greed (2007– )
Episode: Suicide Is Painless (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Fugitive fund manager Sam Israel fakes his own death to escape justice. See how he gets caught.

46. American Greed (2007– )
Episode: Madoff Behind Bars (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Crime