who doesn’t like to live a cozy life, learning about finance is quite boring some people think that this isn’t true and when you look from an entertainment perspective it will be like eating yummy gummy bears interesting right?
some people think that learning about how to manage your money can be easy, like easy as watching movies so let’s see that through these movies. Over the decades here is the peak of a few finance movies which will change the way of thinking.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
“The only thing standing between you and your Goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t Archive IT”- Jordan Belfort
This movie is the perfect finance start, this is as heavy on entertainment but also it has put light on finance education.
This movie is not to go watch with the kids! This box-office movie is deconstructed with lessons like poverty, ambitions, and ethics. As the theme of the film also emphasizes investment, those who are looking to invest ( people like me) do good research on it before investing, and if it sounds good just do it!
This movie covers the memoir of Jordan Belfort and then shows the profitable, ugly sides of wall street, he goes from broke to rich at the expense of his clients. be wary of financial salesmen.
The lesson this movie teaches:
- The consequences of greed: The film follows the story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who becomes wealthy through illegal and unethical means. The movie teaches us that unchecked greed can have serious consequences, both for the individual and for society as a whole.
- The dangers of toxic culture: Belfort’s firm, Stratton Oakmont, is depicted as a culture of excess and decadence, where unethical behavior is normalized. The film teaches us to be aware of toxic cultural norms and to resist the urge to engage in unethical behavior.
- The importance of regulation: The film highlights how Belfort and his firm were able to engage in illegal activity because of a lack of regulation. The movie teaches us that strong regulatory systems are necessary to prevent corruption and promote fairness in financial markets.
- The impact of drugs: The film depicts Belfort’s descent into drug addiction, which is depicted as one of the contributing factors to his downfall. The movie teaches us about the dangers of substance abuse and its ability to compromise one’s judgment and ethics.
Overall, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed and excess. The movie teaches us to be mindful of the consequences of our actions, to resist toxic cultural norms, and to value ethics and regulation in financial markets.
“Never give up on your dreams, for many adventures still await.”
This movie has my heart, Money is the means to obtain and maintain what we want- but only and only if we know the strategy on how to use it and where to use it. This 3D fantasy comedy will offer a mournful look at the human characters, in this 3D Ellie and Carl begin to save money for the trip to the dream holiday destination of Paradise Falls, Carl was successful in saving funds for their trip but Ellie her wife, somehow fall ill and she was admitted to hospital, dying soon after.
Carl and Ellie dip into their emergency funds because they don’t identify separate savings, it is worth considering having separate funds for emergencies like medical, job loss, or unexpected family trips. so the step you are going to process is the try to identify and save for your different goals, even your dream holidays so that whenever there comes an emergency you don’t miss out on your time of need.
The lesson this movie teaches:
- The power of friendship: Along the way, Carl meets Russell, a young Boy Scout, who becomes his unlikely companion. The film teaches us the value of friendship, even in the most unexpected of circumstances, and the importance of supporting one another in pursuing our goals.
- Embrace change: Carl’s journey takes him on an adventure he could never have imagined, forcing him to confront new challenges and experiences. The movie teaches us to embrace change and to be open to new experiences, even if they are outside of our comfort zone.
- The importance of family: The film also explores Carl’s relationship with his wife, Ellie, and the memories he holds dear. The movie teaches us to appreciate and cherish the people we love, even if they are no longer with us.
- Pursue your dreams: The main character, Carl Fredricksen, has always dreamed of exploring South America and finally sets out on his adventure despite his advanced age. The movie teaches us to never give up on our dreams and to follow our hearts no matter what our age.
Overall, “Up” is a heartwarming film that explores themes of adventure, friendship, and the power of memories. The movie teaches us to never give up on our dreams, to embrace change, and to cherish the people we love.
Working Girl (1998)
“Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn’t make me MADONNA. Never will.”
Never judge the movie by its cover. This is a movie about a secretary whose boss stole her idea, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job. This movie is about a stockbroker’s secretary who makes her way to a top mergers and acquisitions job at an investment bank.
This movie is a welcome break from other finance movies that tends to be heavy on not being positive about the investment environment. This movie even has a piece of good advice on how to treat employees and how to reward them honestly.
The lesson this movie teaches:
- Hard work pays off: The main character, Tess McGill, is a determined and hard-working secretary who rises through the ranks despite facing numerous obstacles and challenges along the way. The movie teaches us that with determination and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals.
- Believe in yourself: Throughout the movie, Tess faces self-doubt and struggles to assert herself in a male-dominated workplace. The film teaches us that it’s important to have confidence in our abilities and to not let others define us.
- Don’t be afraid to take risks: Tess takes a bold and calculated risk by impersonating her boss to pursue her dreams. The movie teaches us that taking calculated risks can pay off and lead to new opportunities.
- Relationships are important: The film also explores the relationships between Tess and her friends, colleagues, and potential love interests. The movie teaches us that strong relationships can provide support, and encouragement, and help us achieve our goals.
Overall, “Working Girl” is a movie that celebrates ambition, hard work, and the power of relationships, and teaches us that with determination and a positive attitude, anyone can achieve their dreams.
The Big Short (2015)
“I guess when someone’s wrong, they never… they never know how.” -Michael Burry.
If you are new to the investment world this movie is the entreating peak of finding out how this world operates. The Big Short” is a movie about the 2008 financial crisis, and follows a group of unconventional investors who saw the impending collapse of the housing market before it happened and bet against the big banks.
These outsiders, played by Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, take advantage of the system and make a fortune, but also uncover the corrupt practices of the financial industry. The film is a witty and entertaining commentary on the financial crisis and was widely praised for its smart writing and strong performances. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for several other awards, including Best Picture.
The lesson this movie teaches:
“The Big Short” is a film that teaches several important lessons, including:
- Question the status quo: The main characters in the film are financial outsiders who question conventional wisdom and predict the collapse of the housing market. The movie teaches us to think critically, challenge assumptions, and not be afraid to go against the grain.
- Be aware of systemic risks: The film highlights the systemic risks in the financial industry and how greed and corruption can lead to widespread financial collapse. The movie teaches us to be vigilant and to be aware of potential risks in any industry or system.
- The importance of ethics: The film portrays the unethical practices of the financial industry and how they contributed to the financial crisis. The movie teaches us the importance of acting with integrity and doing what is right, even if it goes against conventional wisdom.
- The dangers of complacency: The film shows how the financial industry became complacent and relied on a flawed system that eventually led to the financial crisis. The movie teaches us to be proactive and not become complacent, even in the face of success.
Overall, “The Big Short” is a thought-provoking film that sheds light on the 2008 financial crisis and the broader issues of ethics and systemic risk. The movie teaches us to be critical thinkers, to question assumptions, and to be aware of the consequences of greed and complacency in any industry or system.
Hollywood blockbusters offer invaluable personal financial insight that we can all incorporate into our daily lives. Here I am going to list more of the financial movies which will help you cope with your money problems.
- “Moneyball ( 2011)”
- “Margin Call (2011)”
- “Too Big to Fail (2011)”
- “The Gambler (2014)”
- “The Big Short (2015)”
- “Playing with FIRE (2019)”
- “Generation Freedom (2019)”
- “Parasite (2019)”
- “Crazy Rich Asians (2018)”
Hope you enjoy what I write do leave your suggestions in the comments.