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The Best Documentaries About Wall Street 

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List Rules Documentaries about Wall Street.

There are many documentaries on the topic of the financial industry, specifically the trading industries of Wall Street. If you’ve ever wondered, "What are the best documentaries about Wall Street?” then check out the list below for your answer.
 
The documentary films featured on this list have been ranked by the community as the best that look at the various aspects of Wall Street, including Forex trading, stocks, bonds, corruption of the government tied to the financial industry, controversial issues that surround the money markets of Wall Street, the history of the trading industry, and possibilities of another big market crash. No matter what aspect of the Wall Street world piques your interest, there is sure to be a documentary on this list for you!
 
This list is made up of the best Wall Street documentaries, including: The Wall Street Code, Inside Job, The Fabulous Life of Wall Street Brokers, Money, Power and Wall Street, The Corporation, Wall Street Warriors, Why Are We All in Debt, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Vote for your favorite financial documentary today and add any that might be missing.
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Matt Damon

Released: 2010

Directed by: Charles Ferguson

Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film, directed by Charles Ferguson, about the late-2000s financial crisis. Ferguson, who began researching in 2008, says the film is about "the ...more
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Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Alex Gibney

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a study of one of the ...more

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Billion Dollar Day

Released: 1985

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Frontline: Inside the Meltdown Ben Bernanke, Will Lyman, Peter Haydu

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Kirk

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The Fabulous Life of Wallstreet Brokers

Released: 2009

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Quants: the Alchemists of Wall Street

Released: 2010

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Breaking the Bank

Released: 2009

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The Ascent of Money

Released: 2009

Directed by: Adrian Pennick

The Ascent of Money is a 2009 International Emmy Award nominated TV program in UK.
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Floored

Released: 2009

Directed by: James Allen Smith

Floored is a 2009 documentary film about the people and business of the Chicago trading floors. The film focuses specifically on several Chicago floor traders who have been impacted by the ...more
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Investment Banking

Released: 2012

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Robert Powell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Moore

Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 American documentary film directed, written by and starring Michael Moore. The film centers on the late-2000s financial crisis and the recovery stimulus, while ...more

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The Wall Street Code

Released: 2013

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Goldman Sachs: Power and Peril

Released: 2010

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Money Power and Wall Street

Released: 2008

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines ...more
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Trader Lj Ugarte, Judah Jensen, Bernadette Burgos

Released: 2010

Directed by: Serge Mardy

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Cityboy: Secrets of Investment Bankers

Released: 2011

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Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe

Released: 2010

Directed by: Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Alex Gibney, Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing, + more

Freakonomics: The Movie is a 2010 American documentary film based on the book Freakonomics by economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. The film had its premiere at the Tribeca ...more
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The Flaw

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Sington

The Flaw is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by David Sington.
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Wall Street Warriors

Released: 2006

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Ziggy Marley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Stephanie Black

Life and Debt is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Stephanie Black. It examines the economic and social situation in Jamaica, and specifically the impact thereon of the International ...more
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25 Million Pounds

Released: 1996

25 Million Pounds is a 1996 British documentary film by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It details the collapse of Barings Bank in the mid-1990s due to the machinations of Nick Leeson, who lost ...more
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Trillion Dollar Bet

Released: 2000

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Why Are We All in Debt?

Released: 2010

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Money, Power and Wall Street

Released: 2012