35 great films about finance

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I’m writing a novel that’s based in New York, in the period just after the first great financial crisis, the Panic of 1793.

As part of my research, I’ve tried to read and watch as many fiction works about finance as I can.

Here’s a list of movies (in no particular order):

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

99 Homes

Wall Street

Boiler Room

Glengarry Glen Ross


Trading Places

American Psycho


The Big Short

Working Girl

Bonfire of the Vanities

Margin Call

Rogue Trader

Too Big to Fail

Inside Job


The Associate

Money Monster

Other Peoples’ Money

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps



The Bank

The Queen of Versailles (documentary)

Wall Street Warriors (documentary)

Barbarians at the Gate (documentary)

Floored (documentary)

The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (documentary)

The Smartest Guys in the Room (documentary)

Capitalism, A Love Story (documentary)

Quants (documentary)

The Pit (documentary)


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