5. Boiler Room (2000)
Boiler Room, starring Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, Giovanni Ribisi, and others, is another excellent film worth seeing.
While Barbarians at the Gates takes place in the glitz and glamour of a corporate boardroom, Boiler Room is set in the absolute lowest rung of the financial ladder: the pump and dump scheme. While Boiler Room is a work of fiction, pump-and-dump firms and the misery and suffering they cause their victims are quite real.
The story follows a college dropout who gets a job as a stockbroker for an investment firm. It’s all about money and getting to the top, no matter what it takes. You’ll learn about “Pump & Dump” which is still used in the stock market today.
The movie was released in 2000 and was one of those films that went unnoticed at the time. However, it is now considered a classic Wall Street film that the majority of people enjoy.
Boiler Room serves as a warning for those starting to invest in the stock market, to stick to transparent, solid companies based on sound fundamentals, and to always follow the adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”