Finance makes for great cinema; here are 10 of the best offerings by Hollywood on the subject.
10. Wall Street: The Money Never Sleeps. We begin our list with an (arguably unnecessary) follow up to the classic; this movie makes the list only as an addendum to the chronicles of Gordon Gekko, and a surprise cameo from another Wall Street alumni.
9. Barbarians at the Gates. A largely forgotten 1993 TV movie centered on the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco. While the movie does take some creative liberties in portraying this real-life event, audiences will be shocked and amused at the incompetence and greed of Nabisco’s CEO, F. Ross Johnson and the behind-the-scenes negotiations and skullduggery around this famous LBO.
8. American Psycho. A violent and thought-provoking thriller set in the back drop of finance, Christian Bale plays a wealthy investment banker with a dark secret. While there is very little actual finance in this movie, American Psycho does shed light on the surreal world inhabited by finance’s elite class, and the utter disconnect they have among themselves and with reality.
7. Glengarry Glen Ross. An acclaimed big screen adaptation of a David Mamet play, this infinitely quotable movie focuses on a team of downtrodden real estate salesmen whose morals have been utterly eroded after years of working for their unscrupulous company. This movie showcases the greed and underhanded tactics that sales positions may be exposed to, as well as the pressure exerted on sales people by their superiors. While the entire cast is top notch, Alec Baldwin’s “motivational speech” steals the whole movie, and brings to light the absolute best and worst faces of working under enormous pressure.
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