I was going to name this post Buy Gold!! Watch Silver!! but I wouldn’t want to accidentally give any financial advice (not that any of you would take it, I hope!!). After all, I am still miles and miles (and dollars and dollars) away from financial understanding. But in my pursuit, I have turned to the *Silver* screen (see what I did there..) for help and guidance…um, and an awesome excuse to indulge in a really big bowl of buttery popcorn too.
Apparently, stocks and finance do not a happy ending make. Regardless – for the sake of my education, I’d *invest* a bit of time in these flicks. Enjoy!
Most Corrupt Movie About Finance: Enron, The Smartest Guys In The Room
Best Line: ’I would like to know if you are on crack, if so that would explain a lot. If not, you may want to start because it’s going to be a long time before we trust you again.’
Most under-rated Vin Diesl Movie About The Stock Market: Boiler Room
Best line: Seth: What do you mean, you’re gonna pass? Alan, the only people making money passing are NFL quarterbacks and I don’t see a number on your back.
Best Movie exploring the 2008 Global Financial Meltdown: Inside Job
Best line about this documentary: “A good friend summed up Inside Job best when he called it ‘the comedy of the year’. It’s true” Matthew Toomey ABC Radio, Brisbane
Best Movie About Greed: Wall Street
Best Line: Lunch is for wimps!
Best Sequel To A StockMarket Movie: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Best Line: If there’s one thing I learned in prison it’s that money is not the prime commodity in our lives…time is.
Best Michael Moore Documentary: Capitalism, A Love Story
Best Line: George W. Bush [speaking at the Manhattan Institute] “Capitalism offers people the freedom to choose where they work and what they do”.
Lady in Restaurant: [reading the classified ads] “There isn’t anything in here. I’m not going to be a gentlemen’s club hire dancer either”.
Best Happy Ending Stock Market Movie: Pursuit of Happyness
Best Line: This part of my life… this part right here? This is called “happyness.”
Best Accents Evah in a Stock Market Movie: Working Girl
Best Line: I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?
Best Comedy Movie About The Stock Market: Trading Places
Best Line: Billy Ray: When I was growing up, if we wanted a Jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.
Best Rogue Trader in a Stock Market Movie: um, Rogue Trader
Best Line: I, Nicholas Leeson, have just lost 50 million quid, in one day!
I am officially addicted now to movies about finance. Do you have any favourites I should add?