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Q: Movies centered around the stock market ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Movies centered around the stock market
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: gw-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 11 Oct 2003 06:01 PDT
Expires: 10 Nov 2003 05:01 PST
Question ID: 265169
Provide a list of movies (with English dialogue) centered around the
stock market.  I am aware of the following: Boiler Room, Wall Street,
Pi, and The Associate.  Black/white movies are fine, too.
Subject: Re: Movies centered around the stock market
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 11 Oct 2003 12:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Following are some I found, along with links to description pages on
the Internet Movie Database. Obviously, some have more to do with the
stock market than others do, but all of them have at least one central
figure who is involved in the market.

Wall Street (1929)

The Family Man
(disillusionment of an investment broker)

American Psycho
(homicidal stock broker)

Other People's Money
(ins and outs of hostile takeovers and such; the play was better)

The Bonfire of the Vanities
(main character is financial wizard)

The Cheat
(charity money used to buy Wall Street investments)

The Day the Bubble Burst
(historical TV drama about that day)

Stocks and Blondes

Changing Lanes
(one of my favorite movies; story involves questions about business

The Wheeler Dealers


The Crash
(yes, that crash)

The Boss' Wife
(stock broker has affair with title character)

Net Worth
(trying to get rich quick)

Buy & Cell
(that's jail cell for stock fraud)

Wanda Whips Wall Street
(just what it sounds like, rated X)

Don't Tell the Wife
(stock fraud)

Wolves of Wall Street

I hope you find this useful.



Search strategy: I found most of these by searching from the keywords
index at IMDb using terms such as "wall street" and "stocks."

Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 11 Oct 2003 14:45 PDT
In addition to those listed in the comments below, here are two others
that have been mentioned by other Researchers to me:

Mr. Deeds

Working Girl

Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 11 Oct 2003 14:50 PDT
And another one:

gw-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks, this will keep me busy for a while. :)

Subject: Re: Movies centered around the stock market
From: pinkfreud-ga on 11 Oct 2003 10:41 PDT
"Rollover" (1981):

"Alan Pakula assembles just the right cast for his remarkable paranoia
political-financial thriller with an equal supply of tension,
intrigue, high drama, romance, uncomfortable home truths and baffling
details of the money markets. Widowed heiress Jane Fonda and banker
Kris Krisofferson get embroiled in one kind of 'rollover' as the Arabs
plot to withdraw their finances from American banks rather than
letting it do the other kind of 'rollover', causing a total stock
market meltdown.",,11082289,00.html
Subject: Re: Movies centered around the stock market
From: denco-ga on 11 Oct 2003 13:08 PDT
"Rollover," brought up by (the one and only!) pinkfreud above, is one of
my (guilty) favorite movies.  There is a scene where the camera does a
full circle, no cuts sweep that shows an office go from being open, with
lots of activity, to being closed, with desks covered with sheets, etc.
The movie is well shot and nicely edited.

Looking Forward, denco-ga
Subject: Re: Movies centered around the stock market
From: pinkfreud-ga on 11 Oct 2003 13:43 PDT
"Trading Places" (1983):

"The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph
Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs.
environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles
were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray
Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained
for a cushy career in the stock market."

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