If you like a good trading documentary, then check out Cancel Crash. It’s on the 1987 stock market crash, as seen and experienced by the traders who were there. This documentary was originally released in October 2013.
Cancel Crash depicts the dramatic events that saved the world from financial anarchy and present for the first time what actually happened on Black Monday. Framed between the opening bell on a Monday, October 19th and the closing bell of Terrible Tuesday, the story unfolds as the perilous clock ticks, revealing who prevented a global Depression and saved our financial markets — IMDB
At 45 minutes it is a quick and engaging watch, providing insights and commentary from the options and futures traders who were there.
Cancel Crash, the 1987 stock market crash documentary, is available here: https://www.tastytrade.com/tt/shows/cancel-crash?locale=en-CA
Additional Resources On The 1987 Stock Market Crash
The Big Picture – Revisiting the 1987 Crash
Other Trading Documentaries
The Midas Formula: 1999 Documentary on the rise and fall of Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM). It details the mathematical Black-Scholes formula that revolutionized the options industry. Its inventors received the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work, and the formula was utilized by LTCM. LTCM was a hedge fund that grew to be massive based on initial returns, but then collapsed, almost bringing down the entire financial system with it.
Nova – Mind Over Money – An entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008, and why humans so often make irrational financial decisions. The documentary reveals how our emotions interfere with our decision-making, and explores controversial new arguments about the world of finance.