Men have always found a certain level of fascination for money and finances. And when they are inclined toward finances, staying informed and gaining insights from documentaries and real-life experiences could prove to be fruitful in the long run. Finance is a much broader term and may include so many things and being well versed with everything is so important for men who are planning to invest their money in anything.
This article will talk in detail about some of the various finance documentaries that men may take inspiration from and help them to use their money wisely.
Top Documentaries Men Must Watch
The Big Short
This is a documentary based on Michael Lewis’ book. This film takes us to the gripping incident of the 2008 financial crisis. Talking about a group of investors who predict a collapse of the housing market, ‘The Big Short’ shows us an insight into the complexities of financial markets through its indulging storytelling and the consequences of unchecked greed. It also cautions men to better be aware of their finances and invest wisely.
This documentary has even been the Winner of the Academy for best documentary. Providing a detailed analysis of the global financial crisis and having been narrated by Matt Damon, this film unveils the many unethical practices that collectively led to the downfall of the financial markets and the economic collapse. Besides this, the movie provides a thought-provoking exploration of the interconnected between Wall Street, academia, and the government.
Becoming Warren Buffet
This documentary is based on the life of the world’s famous investor, Warren Buffet wherein he is interviewed about how he entered into the world dynamics of finance through his mentors and colleagues and how he grasped knowledge about the value principles of investing. The film also interviews his business partners and family members and is available on HBO and Disney Plus Hotstar.
Too Big To Fail
Directed by Curtis Hanson, this movie is based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s non-fiction book in 2009. Talking about the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, this movie is told from the perspective of the US government and how the US Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson took some controversial decisions to save the top 10 financial institutions, which were partly responsible for the 2008 economic meltdown.
Released in 2017, ‘Saving Capitalism’ is a documentary talking about the former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. It delves deeper into the frailties of the American economy and measures that stakeholders can take to ‘save capitalism.’ This film is based on the book written by Robert Reich ‘Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.’ This documentary is available on Netflix.
Dirty Money is an investigative series spread across 2 seasons and 11 episodes, covering the many dark facets of money, such as drugs, cartels, payday, credit cards, banking scandals, and corruption. Each episode covers one of the facets in detail. The documentary series is available on Netflix.
Capitalism: A Love Story
This American documentary talks in detail about the ups and downs of the American capitalist system; where the top 1% of the society holds 95% of the wealth. It dives into a system that masquerades as a champion of a free market economy but fosters greed and corruption.
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Considered to be one of the biggest corporate scandals in history, this documentary dives deeper into the rise and fall of Enron. It reveals the fraudulent and deceptive accounting techniques that ultimately lead to the company’s downfall. Again, this documentary serves as a warning, highlighting the importance of healthy and ethical decision-making and corporate accountability.
Explore the world of legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones in this documentary. ‘Trader’ revolves around the trading strategies of Jones and the psychological aspects of being a successful trader. It is an interesting and attention-seeking tale of the highs and lows of the financial markets.
Taking the viewer to the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, this documentary offers a glimpse into the fast-paced world of open outcry trading. The documentary showcases the intense competition, adrenaline-fueled moments, and the challenges faced by traders in an evolving industry.
Now this documentary is an interesting one to watch. It talks about the malpractices adopted by credit card companies in order to earn huge profits without even thinking about the welfare of their customers. It is based on the book ‘Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders.’ This documentary is available on Amazon Prime.
This documentary is based on the life of Ray Kroc, who went on to become the founder of the largest and leading fast-food chain in the world, Mc. Donalds. However, the documentary slowly turns toward the greed and cunning conduct of Kroc, who kicked out the original founders of the restaurant and succeeded in becoming the pseudo-founder of Mc. Donalds.
Life And Debt
This is a must-watch American documentary film that explores how International Monetary Fund (IMF) AND World Bank structural policies have impacted the economic and social situation in Jamaica. This documentary has won several awards at small film festivals.
This documentary seeks to answer the various fundamental questions about money and how it is created. This 60-minute long movie covers interviews with various economists and bankers who seek to understand and study how central banks and economies work.
This article has covered many of the prominent documentaries on several fictional as well as nonfictional events that have caused huge havoc in the financial industry. Some may talk about the economic crisis of the finance sector, while some may provide men with an inspirational journey based on the experiences of real-life investors. These documentaries may provide an idea and insight to men about the workings of financial markets, but it is necessary to proceed with necessary precautions when dealing with finances. One must do thorough research and seek professional advice before entering into this field of money and should be well aware of the effects of this industry and the risks involved in this sector.
Written By: Chirajita Gupta
Edited By: Aniket Joshi