Do remember to check out the below finance movies or stock market movies as it has the potential to change your lives.
Double Indemnity (1944) – Life Insurance
In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on killing her husband (Tom Powers) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim.
Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson's daughter, Lola (Jean Heather), insurance investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) looks into the case, and gradually begins to uncover the sinister truth.
Initial release: April 24, 1944
Director: Billy Wilder
Running time: 108 minutes
Cinematography: John F. Seitz
Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler
It’s a wonderful life (1946) – Real Estate Loans
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
Initial release: December 20, 1946 (New York City)
Director: Frank Capra
Running time: 135 minutes
Story by: Philip Van Doren Stern
Screenplay: Michael Wilson, Frank Capra, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Jo Swerling
Margin Call (2011) – Value At Risk
When an analyst uncovers information that could ruin them all, the key players (Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany) at an investment firm take extreme measures to control the damage.
Initial release: July 10, 2011 (Estonia)
Director: J. C. Chandor
Running time: 109 minutes
Screenplay: J. C. Chandor
Awards: Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Arbitrage (2012) – price convergence
As he approaches his 60th birthday, New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is the picture of success -- at least on the surface. In reality, Miller is in over his head, trying desperately to sell his empire to a big bank before the authorities and his family uncover the depth of his fraud. Unexpectedly, a critical error forces Miller to juggle family, business and crime with the aid of a former associate, but a detective's (Tim Roth) suspicions mean it may already be too late.
Initial release: September 14, 2012 (India)
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Running time: 107 minutes
Music composed by: Cliff Martinez
Initial DVD release: December 21, 2012 (USA)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Real Estate, Salesmanship
When an office full of New York City real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon), who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson (Kevin Spacey), but to no avail.
When his coworker Dave Moss (Ed Harris) comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
Initial release: October 2, 1992 (USA)
Director: James Foley
Running time: 100 minutes
Screenplay: David Mamet
Story by: David Mamet
Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
Initial release: December 15, 2006 (USA)
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Featured song: A Father's Way
Screenplay: Steven Conrad
Awards: Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Drama
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Ashal Jauhari
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn't commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.
Initial release: September 23, 1994 (USA)
Director: Frank Darabont
Story by: Stephen King
Featured song: If I Didn't Care
Awards: American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases,
The readers are requested to add more names to the list as it may be incomplete and if you are a serious stock market enthusiast then do not miss out on these movies.
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