Netflix, business, and personal finance

There are so many choices on Netflix it can be hard to know where to begin. Before you spend too much time searching for the right thing to watch, choose a genre or subject matter you’re interested in. Among the many titles available, there are a variety of films pertaining to business and personal finance. Here a few suggested films and documentaries.


The Wolf of Wall Street – This Academy award nominee is loosely based on the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. While some of the debauchery is hard to swallow, the film not only warns of the harm in greed, it also serves as a good reminder to invest wisely and beware of “penny stocks.”


Freakanomics – Based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, this 2010 film explores the many reasons why people behave the way they do. Finance professionals take note- this documentary can help you understand factors that motivate not only your customers, but also your coworkers and employees.


The Big Short – This 2015 film starring Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling is based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. It was also nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film explores how four men in the financial industry predicted the impending crisis of 2008 and how they profited from the coming crash.


Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve – This 2013 documentary narrated by Liev Schreiber, touches on the Federal Reserve’s 100 year history leading up to the financial crisis of the late 2000’s. With interviews from various historians, investors, and federal officials, “Money for Nothing” examines the structure of the global financial system, its near downfall, and what’s on the horizon.

Wendy Moody

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