These three movies are great for the family. They teach us views about wealth in their own special way and they are entertaining.
1. The Ultimate Gift
Based on the book with same name by Jim Stoval. This movie is very popular among prominent members of the Million Dollar Round Table.
The Ultimate Gift is a story about a young man’s inspiring journey to discover the ultimate gift. At his grandfather’s death, Jason Stevens, a selfish, spoiled, and financially irrespinsible brat is presented with an unlikely inheritance—a crash-course on life.
A half reluctant, half curious Jason is taken on a journey which changed his life forever and answers the spiritual question “What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?”
Interesting trivia: Late actor James Garner said this would be his last film.
2. 30 For 30 Broke
This is an epidemic of huge proportions and a lesson for all of us to learn. Sports Illustrated wrote 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress. Sucked into bad investments, given bad financial advice, stalked by women (and men), hounded by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, many pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Adding to the story are amazing interviews of retired athletes themselves such as Keith McCants, Bernie Kosar and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature can carry them to victory on the field and ruin off it.
Based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael Lewis,
“If we win with this team, we will have changed the game.”
Moneyball explores the real story of how Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane challenged the system and defied conventional baseball wisdom when his team is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Challenged by both the financial advantage of teams like the New York Yankees and the record breaking winning season of 2001 Seattle Mariners, who play in their own division, Oakland management realized the monumental challenge ahead of them. So the changed the way they evaluated players and their worth.
Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane – with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (played by Jonah Hill) – develops a roster of misfits…and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.