Nov 28, 2018 | TONY ROSS
With Christmas just around the corner the family might be getting ready to gather round the box, so what better time to bring you the Cooper Parry Wealth guide to the best money minded films.
Some obvious and some not so, the list has been put together by our very own Mark Kermode, Tony Ross. Well, he does have glasses and a bit of a quiff!
Wolf of Wall Street
Penny stockbroker, parties and eventually prison. Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of Jordan Belfort in the story of his journey to the high life that ends in a hard fall.
Greed is good! Like most of the films on the list involving wall street, corruption is at the top of the agenda for Michael Douglas and his co-stars in this fictional drama. The story of an ambitious junior stockbroker who gets mixed up in lies, deceit and crime.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The wildcard of the list! This family favourite has money vs. values at the heart of its storyline. Despite his poor background Charlie chooses his integrity over money when he gives up the everlasting gobstobber!
The story of a large wall street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy. The film follows the actions of a group of employees over a 24-hour period and the financial collapse that follows.
The Big Short
Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt star in this film about the financial crisis of 2008. As disaster looms a small group of investors can see it coming, the impact it will have on the average person and the corruption that has landed the market in this position. A bubble waiting to burst and a story ready to be told – but no one listens until it’s too late.
A minor league baseball player is tasked with spending $30m in 30 days to ultimately inherit $300m if he ends up broke. Easy right? It isn’t as simple as it seems, not a soul can know what he is up to and Brewster can’t have any assets to show for it at the end of the 30 days! Will he spend it in time?
In Pursuit of Happiness
Will Smith stars in the true story of down and out Christopher Glover. Forced to live on the streets with his young son, Glover takes on an unpaid, six-month internship as a stockbroker. Will he defy the odds to advance to the paid position he desperately needs?
Matt Damon narrates a documentary about the global financial meltdown of 2008 and the devastating consequences – millions of jobs and homes lost. Exhaustive research and extensive interviews shed light on the politics and corruption behind the recession.
And there you have it! Grab the popcorn and put your feet up. Let us know what you think when the credits roll.
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