The market is closed. The world is at a standstill. It's Thanksgiving Day and you've probably just stuffed your face with turkey and pumpkin pie.
That doesn't mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day, though. Why not kick back on the couch and watch one of these Wall Street movies?
You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might even learn something.
"It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)
In a sentence: It's a heartwarming classic that will never get old.
Plot: A guardian angel shows businessman George Bailey what life would be like if he never existed.
"Trading Places" (1983)
In a sentence: No movie about Wall Street is funnier than the 1983 comedy "Trading Places."
Plot: Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd 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.
In a sentence: Brilliant ... If you can find it.
Plot: Made in 1987 during the raging bull market, this little-known documentary stars Paul Tudor Jones and chronicles his day-to-day life as an active investor. Jones uses techniques like historical chart reading, taken from Jesse Livermore, to predict the Black Monday crash on film. Even though it portrays Jones in a positive light, finding a (legitimate and legal) copy of this movie is nearly impossible to find as it's rumored that Jones bought all 1,000 copies in existence.
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