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List Rules Movies about the business end of business.

When it comes to the hustle and bustle of Wall Street, a good old rags to riches story, the fascination of private companies and their daily function, the economics of different currencies, and the dream of being the next great entrepreneur in the risky world of business, even Hollywood can't stay away. That's great for movie goers, though, as some of the best films are about life in the business world.
 
Some of the movies on this list feature more of a fictional setting that provide great entertainment while others dramatize real-life events, such as the founding of Facebook in The Social Network. Whether you’re looking for a comedy or a drama, the business world is where it's at.
 
What are the best movies about business? These are! Wall Street, Risky Business, The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball, Ocean’s Eleven, Herb and Dorothy, The Secret of My Success, and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Vote up your favorite business film and vote down the movies that should have declared bankruptcy. And, if your favorite isn't on the list, add it!
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Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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Working Girl Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey

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The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Business
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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The Secret of My Success Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Business
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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House of Strangers Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

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Gung Ho Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard

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Too Big to Fail Paul Giamatti, James Woods, Topher Grace

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Boiler Room Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

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A Christmas Carol George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner

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Barbarians at the Gate James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce

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Norma Rae Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle

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Other People's Money Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller

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Up in the Air George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Lee J. Cobb

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Guru Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sachin Khedekar, Mallika Sherawat

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Business
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Inside Job Matt Damon

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Repo Man Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton

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Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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Tunes of Glory Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York

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The Bonfire of the Vanities Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis

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Arbitrage Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Laetitia Casta

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Herb and Dorothy Chuck Close

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Cosmopolis Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche

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Something Ventured Gordon Moore, Nolan Bushnell, Mike Markkula

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Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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Kidco Vincent Schiavelli, Ron Rifkin, Charles Hallahan

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