14 Movies You Must Watch if You Love ‘The Big Short’

“The Big Short” tells the true story of a group of skillful investors who were able to profit immensely by betting against the US mortgage market. Michael Burry, Jared Vennett, and Mark Baum were some of the intelligent financial professionals who saw the collapse of the economic collapse coming.

If you love dramas dealing in finance, here is the list of fourteen movies similar to ‘The Big Short’ you should watch. They are related to the world of economics and finance, and range from documentaries to biographical dramas.


14. Freakonomics (2010)

If you are a beginner in the field of economics and want to learn more about, “Freakonomics” is a must watch. This is a documentary that focuses on human being’s behavior and how it makes decisions and reacts to different situations. Hosted by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner, “Freakonomics” presents a series of interesting subjects that will change your view on the utility of economics. For example, it looks at the possible impact a person’s name has for their success in life.


13. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

In this dramatic motion picture, we follow Gordon Gecko and Jake Moore who partner up on a difficult mission. They must alert the financial community that something dangerous is about to happen to the financial world. Moreover, they must find out if Jake’s mentor truly took his life or if he was murdered.

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is the sequel of “Wall Street” (a movie that will appear later on this list). It stars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Carey Mulligan.


12. Rogue Trader (1999)

Nick Leeson is an ambitious man hoping to be more than just a bank clerk. Because of his determination, he ended up causing the bankruptcy of one of the oldest banks in Britain.

Starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel, this movie is an exciting crime drama told in an entertaining and informative way. Both the acting and the storytelling are spot on.


11. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

This documentary is a look at capitalism and how it has shaped the daily lives of Americans. Michael Moore argues that the United States of America has been run more like a business than like a traditional government. Corporate America leads to poor getting poorer and the richer getting even more wealthy. “Capitalism: A Love Story” not only looks at the history of this phenomenon but also analyses it through a series of interviews. If you liked “The Big Short” and you want to better understand it, you should watch this one.

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