Finance and business have become such important topics in our business and social environment that we can deepen our knowledge of these subjects by watching films. This demonstrates that companies and universities aren’t the only specialists in financial management, and films also offer an excellent option for learning.

And there’s no better source than Netflix, a streaming film service, to provide investors and professionals in this area with good content for deepening their knowledge in a different and practical way.

That’s why we’re being unconventional and advising you to learn a bit more about finance and business that you can apply to your company by watching these 4 films on Netflix:

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The recipient of five Oscar nominations, The Wolf of Wall Street tells the true story of the ambitious investor Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. After losing his job in a brokerage firm, Jordan creates his own company investing in junk stocks that aren’t listed on the stockmarket.

With this initiative, our protagonist gets rich quickly, but needs to reconcile his expenses and his extravagant lifestyle, which is one of the main reasons for the poor administration of his fortune.

2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness is a film that teaches us a great lesson: success depends solely on the effort of each individual. Based on a true story, the film depicts the life of Chris Gardner (Will Smith), an unsuccessful salesman, who abandons his wife with a five year old son to raise.

Despite financial difficulties, and even after getting a non-paid internship, Chris Gardner faces challenges and dedicates himself entirely to his work, outshining all of his competitors and achieving success, even though his circumstances are precarious.

3. Inside Job (2010)

The 2008 crisis was a subject that shook the financial world in all possible ways. But it’s through the documentary Inside Job that you’ll learn the details and consequences of this crisis and the reactions of various people who lost their jobs and homes.

In a very realistic manner, this film narrated by Matt Damon investigates the relationship of politicians, journalists and other professionals linked to the financial markets, to understand each one’s involvement and the steps that led to this situation.

Ideal for investors, watching this film is important to understand how crises are treated in the real world.

4. Wall Street (1987)

Even though it’s the oldest film in this list, Wall Street is a direct film that shows the dark side of the financial market.

Themes like a lack of ethics and professionalism are depicted in this film which traces the rise of Bud (Charlie Sheen) and his corrupt boss played by Michael Douglas.

Obsessed with becoming rich, the protagonists reveal a bit of what happens behind the scenes in banks and large corporations, showing the temptations that can waylay those interested in honest work.

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