Boiler Room - A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

The Big Short - Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Wall Street Money Never Sleeps - Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

Below are a list of my favourite trading movies and documentaries.

Trading Movies

Inside Job - Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Wall Street - A young and impatient stockbrokeris willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Rogue Trader - The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who single handedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain. 

Too Big to Fail - Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Margin Call - Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Arbitrage - A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Trading Places - A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

The Wolf of Wall Street - Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.