Startup.com is a 2001 American documentary film about govWorks.com, a dot-com startup that raised $60 million in capital from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, Sapient, and the New York Investment Fund. It tells the tale of the internet’s rise and fall, the up and down of a corporation in the digital technology market.
Startup.com follows Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman, a business founded in a govWork.com company by two young entrepreneurs with an internet business seeking to survive the economic downturn.
The directors accompanied Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman on a project for more than two years, which in the beginning helped them get a lot of money back before there was some friction.
Release Date: 25 May 2001 (USA).
Director: Jehane Noujaim, Chris Hegedus.
2) WALL STREET
Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, featuring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a rich and irresponsible corporate striker.
This 30 years old film, features a simple and impatient Stockbroker willing to do anything to reach the pinnacle of success, including by illegally trading through internal information. It shows that sometimes greed can take you further. However, you need to be careful with controlling proper risk management.
Release date: 11 December 1987.
Director: Oliver Stone.
3) ROGUE TRADER
Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson, an employee of Bank Barings who was authorized to trade on behalf of their employer. He was sent to Singapore as general manager of trade on the SIMEX exchange.
However, everything was not as planned due to 88888 error, Nick hid a huge loss from his superiors. The loss eventually increased to about £ 800 million and Nick, along with his wife, Lisa, decided to leave Singapore and flee to Malaysia
Nick was unaware of his loss until he read in the newspaper that Baring had gone bankrupt. They then decided to return to London but Nick was arrested on his way to Frankfurt. Nick was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and diagnosed with colon cancer.
Release Date : 25 June 1999
Director : James Dearden
4) CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American film based on the life and true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who before his 19th birthday he managed to cheat millions of dollars by disguising himself as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a doctor in Georgia and a lawyer in Louisiana.
His main crime was the forgery of checks where he became so professional that the FBI asked for his help in helping catch other counterfeiters. Steven Spielberg directed the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as Hanratty as well as Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin Sheen and Nathalie Baye.
Release Date: December 25, 2002 (USA).
Director: Steven Spielberg
5) THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
The film is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort who is popular with his firm Statton Oakmont which is a brokerage firm which created a scheme that created fake IPOs for Public Companies in the late 80s and 90s.
This story tells his journey about his rises to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Release Date: 9 December 2013
Director : Martin Scorsese
Moneyball is a 2011 American sports film directed by Bennett Miller and written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on the non-fiction book Michael Levis, the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball season and general manager Billy Beane trying to bring together a strong and capable team.
In the film, Beane (Brad Pitt) and GM assistant Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), face a limited budget for the players. Develop a less talented team by taking the approach of highlighting and analyzing the player’s abilities to succeed.
Release Date: September 19, 2011 (USA).
Director: Bennett Miller
7) THE FOUNDER
The Founder is a 2016 US biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. Film actor Michael Keaton as entrepreneur Ray Kroc and illustrates his success story in the field of McDonald’s fast food.
The film premiered at Arclight Hollywood on December 7, 2016 and was released in the United States on January 20, 2017 by The Weinstein Company. It reached $ 23 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Keaton’s performance.
Release Date: 7 December 2016.
Director: John Lee Hancock.
8) THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Social Network is a 2010 US biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Unintentional Billionaires, the film depicts the formation of the social networking site Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.
Actors Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Max Minghella as Divya Narendra.
The film was also voted by the National Review Board as the best film of 2010.
Release Date: 3 November 2010.
Director: David Fincher
9) AMERICAN PSYCHO
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Violent and interesting how to do it behind the scenes of the financial where Christian Bale plays the role of an Investment Officer rich in big secrets. While there is little to no financial connection, this American Psycho film depicts the real world of finance by the upper classes and how they deal with the world of reality
Release Date : 14 April 2020
Director : Mary Harron
10) THE BOILER ROOM
Boiler Room, on the other hand, displays the difficulty of starting an investment in the Stock Market. A person who has dropped out of college is trying to take his or her father’s high standard by becoming a broker for an investment firm where that leads to success. However, a job in a firm that is not legally valid has put him in danger.
Release Date : 18 February 2000
Director : Ben Younger