This past weekend, the Wall Street movie Margin Call hit theaters. A thriller set during a 24-hour time period based on a fictitious but familiar investment firm, the movie opened to positive reviews. With the film’s release, it once again creates a never-ending fascination with and sometimes distaste for Wall Street.
Margin Call joins a number of diverse Wall Street and now financial crisis films that include documentaries, thrillers and star-studded casts. Some have received critical acclaim and others haven’t drawn either audiences or rave reviews.
While each film tells a different story, they all usually start a conversation. Here are five top films about Wall Street and the financial crisis.
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