The true story behind “The Big Short” is that a group skilled investors were able to make huge profits by betting against the US mortgage markets. Jared Vennett and Mark Baum were among the smart financial professionals who predicted the end of the global economic crisis. Here’s a list of 14 movies that look like “The Big Short”. These movies are all related to finance and economics. They range from biographical dramas to documentaries. These movies, such as The Big Short, can be viewed on Netflix or Hulu.
“Freakonomics”, a documentary about economics that is perfect for beginners, will help you to understand the basics of the subject. This documentary examines the human behavior, how it reacts to and makes decisions in different situations. Steven D. Levitt, economist, and Stephen J. Dubner host “Freakonomics”. This documentary will challenge your perception of the utility of economics. It examines the potential impact that a person’s name can have on their success in life.
Wall Street: Money Never Rests (2010)
This dramatic motion picture follows Jake Moore and Gordon Gecko as they embark on a challenging mission together. They must warn the financial community about something very dangerous that is coming to the financial sector. They must also find out if Jake’s mentor really took his life or if it was murder. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” follows “Wall Street”, a movie that will be added later to this list. Carey Mulligan, Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas star in it.
Rogue Trader (1999).
Nick Leeson is ambitious and wants to do more than be a bank clerk. He was determined and caused the bankruptcy of one of Britain’s oldest banks. This movie stars Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel and is a thrilling crime drama that’s both entertaining and informative. Both the acting as well as the storytelling are excellent.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2008)
This documentary examines capitalism and the impact it has had on Americans’ daily lives. Michael Moore claims that the United States of America is more run like a business than a traditional government. The result of corporate America is that the poor get poorer while the rich become even wealthier. “Capitalism, A Love Story” examines the history of this phenomenon and also analyzes it through a series interviews. This video will help you better understand “The Big Short” if you enjoyed it.
Robert Miller is Richard Gere, a successful sixty-year-old financial entrepreneur with a loving family. Richard has been accused of manipulating his hedge fund’s books in the past to cover a failed investment and avoid being charged with fraud. He now wants to sell his profits and avoid future problems, despite the company’s enormous profits. The complex characters and excellent performances make “Arbitrage,” an entertaining thriller. The movie’s plot is thrilling despite its simple beginning.
99 Homes (2014)
Rick Carver, a real-estate broker, recently expelled Dennis Nash from his home. Dennis Nash is forced to live in a dangerous motel along with his mother and son. He works for Rick Carver to try to recover his home. Dennis is forced to move into a dangerous motel with his son and mother. He also starts working for Carver in the hopes of recovering his home. He will he be able resist the temptation and remain an honest man? Ramin Bahrani directed and wrote “99 Homes.” It’s a powerful drama about America’s economy and society. Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon also give amazing performances.
Too Big to Fail (2011)
“Too Big To Fail” was nominated for three Golden Globes. It is a behind-the scenes look at 2008’s financial meltdown. We follow Richard Fuld as he tries to save Lehman Brothers, Hank Paulson (Secretary to the Treasury), Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner (president at the New York Fed), trying to find a solution to the financial services company. We also follow Hank Paulson (Secretary of the Treasury) and Warren Buffet as they attempt to save America’s economy. “Too Big To Fail” is a powerful drama that creates tension and provides new footage from the period. The biographical drama stars John Heard, William Hurt and James Woods.
Money for nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)
Over the past 100 years, the role of U.S. Federal Reserve has been greatly impacted. This documentary shows the inside story of this influential institution. It examines the past and present policies of this institution and their impact on the lives of Americans as well as the lives of all citizens around the globe. It also reflects on the effects of 2008’s financial collapse. Live Schreiber narrates “Money for Nothing”, a must-see film for investors and fans of the financial world, as several members of the Federal Reserve and Bank of International Settlements appear.
Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room (2005)
Based on the bestseller “Enron:The Smartest Guys In the Room”, this documentary examines one of the most scandalous episodes in American history. Enron Corporation, the seventh-largest energy company in America, was a company that made a profit from corrupt and faulty business practices. The company’s top executives walked away with millions upon its bankruptcy. This documentary reveals new audio and footage, as well as exploring the human drama that led to this scandal.
Boiler Room (2000
Seth Davis, a college dropout, runs an illegal casino out of his apartment. Although he has high aspirations, he most wants the approval of his father who is a successful judge. He decides to become a stockbroker to help him achieve his goals. However, he soon realizes that the job is too good to really be true after completing his training. Seth becomes suspicious of his boss’s business practices and realizes that something is wrong.
Ben Younger directed and wrote “Boiler room”, a dramatic crime drama that stars Giovanni Ribsi and Vin Diesel. It captures perfectly the society’s desires and shows how consumerism has impacted our daily lives.
Margin Call (2011)
“Margin Call” is a story that follows Seth Bregman (left) and Peter Sullivan (right), as they finish a study by Eric Dale, their former colleague. They discover their financial company is in danger of collapse when they complete the project. This drama is set in the early days of 2008’s financial crisis and gives an insider’s view into the financial industry and panic that erupted during that time. It stars Zachary Quinto and Paul Bettany as well as Jeremy Irons. It’s pertinent to mention that the film was nominated by Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.