7 Movies That Teach Us About Money

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - Netflix

Based on a true story, this film stars Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless while trying to build a better life for himself and his son. Through perseverance, hard work, and strategic decision-making.

Wall Street (1987) - Disney+ Hotstar

Directed by Oliver Stone, this iconic film follows the ambitious young stockbroker Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen, as he becomes entangled in the world of high finance under the mentorship of the ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko, portrayed by Michael Douglas.

The Big Short (2015) - Prime Video

Directed by Adam McKay, this adaptation of Michael Lewis's non-fiction book delves into the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. It offers insights into the importance of skepticism, due diligence, and understanding market dynamics.

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Margin Call (2011) - N/A

Set over a 24-hour period at a fictional investment bank during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, this drama directed by J.C. Chandor examines the moral and ethical dilemmas faced by key players within the financial sector.

Moneyball (2011) - Netflix

Based on a true story, this sports drama directed by Bennett Miller stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, The film highlights the value of data-driven decision-making, resourcefulness, and thinking outside the box in achieving success, even in the face of financial constraints.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - Prime Video

Directed by Martin Scorsese, this dark comedy biopic is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker who engaged in rampant corruption and fraud at his brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, during the 1990s.

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Inside Job (2010) - Netflix

While not a traditional narrative film, this documentary directed by Charles Ferguson provides a comprehensive analysis of the factors that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.