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Interesting Movies on Investment, Stock Markets and Commodities Markets

The top performers are not always the obvious picks— diversification matters, as do your preferences and needs

These are list of some of the best movies on investing, stock markets and commodities markets.

1) Trading Places (1983)

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis.

If there was ever Hollywood classic about investing, this is it. This 1983 movie features Eddie Murphy as a homeless con artist and Dan Aykroyd as a successful commodities trader. Their roles switch, after the commodity trading firm's executives make a bet, placing Eddie Murphy as their new trader while Dan Aykroyd finds himself on the streets until he meets up with Jamie Lee Curtis.

2) Boiler Room (2000)

Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Ron Rifkin, Nicky Katt, Vin Diesel.

Produced in 2000, this movie is the most recent of the investing-related movies and stars younger actors, including Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel and Giovinni Ribisi. Boiler room offers a great perspective of cold calling and fraudulent brokerage activities. This movie even received a rare endorsement from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

3) Wall Street (1987)

Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Darryl Hannah, Terrance Stamp

Michael Douglas plays a ruthless Wall Street raider that teaches a young broker (Charlie Sheen) the ropes on insider trading. Greed is the name of the game, but Charlie Sheen is faced with a dilemma when the focus is on his blue-collared father's company.

4) Secret of My Success (1987)

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton

Michael J. Fox plays a Kansas farm boy who has aspirations to make it big in New York City. He starts off as a mail boy and begins posing as a new executive. With the help of the CEO's wife he masterminds a plan to take over the company. Fox finds himself in many unusual situations, making this movie the best comedy of the group.

5) Other People's Money (1991)

Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones

Danny DeVito plays a greedy Wall Street predator that decides to destroy the New England Wire and Cable company because it makes economical sense. To challenge him, however, is a beautiful lawyer (Penelope Ann Miller) who happens to be the owner’s daughter.

6) Gafla– Hindi Movie (2006)

Cast: Vinod Sherawat, Shruti Ulfat, Purva Parag, Shakti Singh, Vikram Gokhale, Sameer Hanchate

In Gafla, debutante director Sameer Hanchate tells the story of one of the biggest scamsters of the stock market and even makes him a hero in the climax of the film.