Some of the best movies involve the rush of making or losing millions in the Financial World of NYC. These NYC movies below are the absolute best stock market, trader, finance, and NYSE movies around.
Trading Places, 1983. An Eddie Murphy comedy classic with Dan Aykroyd. The Duke brothers change the lives of Louis Winthorpe, a businessman who works for the Duke brothers’ commodities brokerage firm, and Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler, after the brothers have a disagreement about whether heredity or hard work is the key to success.
Wall Street, 1987. Oliver Stone’s film shows the darker side of trading in Manhattan as junior stock broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) claws his way to the top after meeting Wall Street giant Gordon Gekko (Micheal Douglas).
Boiler Room, 2000. Driven by the desire to become rich and please his father, a college dropout named Seth Davis joins a smaller investment firm in NY as a broker-in-training. As Seth becomes successful he starts to question things going on around him and his own morality.
Rogue Trader, 1999. Based on a true story, actor Ewan McGregor plays broker Nick Leeson who was instrumental in the collapse of Barings Bank which became one of the worst disasters in the financial world.
The Pursuit of Happyness, 1999. A heartwarming story about a struggling salesman who switches careers to become a stockbroker after becoming homeless. Based on a true story. Starring Will Smith.