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Discussion in 'Stock Market Nuts and Bolts' started by nizar, Apr 17, 2006.

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  1. nizar

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    Hey has any1 seen good movies about investing/trading in the stockmarket..

    Iv seen Wall Street (the classic) and Boiler room... thats all...

    ANy suggestions?
     
  2. bvbfan

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Not a movie but there was a serious on Ch. 9 a few years back called Bull.
    Had the lady (Elizabeth Rohm) from Law and Order in it

    Wasn't too bad and kept me company those late nights
     
  3. Strw23

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Rogue Trader with Ewan McGregor. It is the true story of how Nick Leeson bankrupted Englands Barings Bank. Quote "I, Nicholas Leeson, have just lost 50 million quid, in one day!" I saw this several years ago and enjoyed it.

    Trading Places with Dan Akroid, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis. Side note for the guys - first movie were she gets here top off. Also the two old guys in the movie make an appearance as bums in Coming to America.

    The Bank with Anthony Lapalia and David Whenahm. Half decent Aussie movie were he uses fractal theory to 100% predict market moves.

    All I can think of at the moment.

    Scott
     
  4. wayneL

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    I enjoyed that movie... good fun.
     
  5. OzFrisky

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Glad I wasn't the only one up late watching that show.
     
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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Trading Places
     
  7. YOUNG_TRADER

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Enjoyed all of the above mentioned,

    Trading Places
    Wall Street
    Boiler Room
    The Bank
    Rogue Trader
    Really enjoyed Bull on Foxtel (was another one as well can't remember its name)

    Another good olide is Barbarians @ the gate, its a moive about a huge LBO (Leveraged Buy Out), well actually MBO (Management Buy Out of a listed company via debt that uses the listed companies assets as security)
    Rather enjoyed it.
     
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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Oh and Enron the smartest Guys in the room, very good documentary
     
  9. Strw23

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    I know its not trading, but business related but did anybody ever watch Dragons Den? I really think those guys raped and pillaged every half decent idea that came in front of them. I felt sorry for the poor inventors who had spent so much time and money to have their products taken away from them for peanuts.

    Scott
     
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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    there used to be a good show on ABC years ago from England called Capital City. They were bond traders.
     
  11. OzFrisky

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    That was the movie about the takeover of some ciggarette company wasn't it ?
     
  12. Broadside

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    I thought it was Nabisco or a food company
     
  13. OzFrisky

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    Yup thats right Nabisco which is owned by Phillip Morris.
     
  14. Joe Blow

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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    It's not a stockmarket movie but Glegarry Glen Ross is an excellent movie about Real Estate salesmen.

    It is Alec Baldwin's best performance in any movie in my opinion and definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
     
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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    Basic Instinct...................................


    No wait sorry my bad absolutley nothing to do with stocks :D
     
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    Re: Good stockmarket movies

    no, not stocks, but there were some other asset classes in it that are an absolute must see!
     
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    Joe you have now destroyed all trust between my wife and I and our marrage could be over. ;) I went to the video shop on Saturday Night as there was nothing on TV, and of course all the good movies were out too. While trolling through the weekly section I came across Glengary Glenross. Remembering this thread I imediately grabbed it and took it home to show the wife. I thought the movie was boring and so did she but I kept reassuring her it will get better trust me, the guys on the forrum said it is a good movie. After making her watch the whole movie, we have now lost 1.5 hours I will never get back, been told I am no longer allowed to chose movies by myself, and dont even think about asking for sex. My life is over. I now have to resort to plan "B". I will wait a few days before I ask her if I can take use some more from our accounts for trading or have sex. Win Win either way. :)

    Scott
     
  18. Joe Blow

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    Sorry about that Scott! Didn't mean to get you into trouble! :D

    I really enjoyed it and thought it was brilliantly written with some great performances. In retrospect I guess some may find it less than riveting (it's not your usual hollywood movie) but I'm a bit of a film buff having done a degree in it some time ago so I may be a little more tolerant of slower films than most. It was a little stagey I will admit, but considering it was based on a stage play that was understandable.

    Let the missus choose the next movie and if its a stinker you will be even. :)
     
  19. Strw23

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    Joe
    No problems, I owed her anyway. Last week I was forced to watch King Kong. It was terrible. I would rather of had bamboo stuck under my finger nails for 3 hours. The movie was that bad and went for that long Im suprised it didnt have Kevin Costner in it.

    I will just have to wait for the DaVinci Code to come out. I enjoyed the book but I think they made some very poor choices in the casting of the movie. I will just have to wait and see.

    Scott
     
  20. Joe Blow

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    LOL! :D

    Will be sure to avoid King Kong. Thanks for the tip!
     
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