14 Must Watch Movies For Finance Professionals and Enthusiasts

3. Trading Places (1983)

Although financial movies with suspense and true stories are common, sometimes you need a good comedy to lighten up the seriousness of finances. That’s where the 1983 movie Trading Places is a nice addition and change to some of the other films on this list.

This modern-day take on The Prince and Pauper starring Eddie Murphy as Billy Ray Valentine, a streetwise con artist who is tricked into becoming the manager of a commodities trading firm, while unwittingly replacing his successor, a blue-blooded executive played by Dan Aykroyd.

Although actual trading takes a backseat to the characters adjusting to their new circumstances, the final 15 minutes of the movie portrays a very accurate frantic trading session in the orange juice futures pits. Without revealing the details, this scene alone is worth the price of admission, but the supporting cast, the 80s nostalgia, and great acting from the leads make this a must-watch.