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15 Must-See Wall Street Movies That Will Make You Wish The Market Was Open Today

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the pit documentaryThe market is closed, the world is at a standstill, it's New Year's Day and you may not be at your best.

That doesn't mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day though. Kick back with a tall glass of (coconut) water and watch one of these Wall Street movies.

You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might even learn something.

 

Rogue Trader (1999)

In a sentence: Faster paced British version of "Wall Street."

Plot: Based on the real-life story of Barings Bank trader Nick Leeson, Ewan McGregor does a surprisingly awesome job of emulating the British wunderkind down to his addiction to fruit candies. While a relatively unsuccessful movie at the box office, Rogue Trader is entertaining.



Trading Places (1983)

In a sentence: No movie about Wall Street is funnier than the 1983 comedy "Trading Places."

Plot: Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd are at their best as director John Landis tells the tale of how one man's fall from Wall Street is another man's blessing. Watching Murphy talk about futures and markets is hilarious and unparalleled in humor.



Wall Street (1987)

In a sentence: The classic Wall Street film.

Plot: Oliver Stone originally set out to depict the greed associated with Wall Street in the 1980s. Little did he know, it would go on to become one of the finest pieces of financial cinema ever created. Traders still go nuts for this movie and everyone loves Michael Douglas' character Gordan Gekko, who is modeled partly after Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky.



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