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The Best Movies About Business

Updated January 10, 2021 2.2k votes 469 voters 37.6k views104 items

List RulesMovies 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 corporate world, even Hollywood can't stay away. That's great for moviegoers, though, as some of the best films and thrillers 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 related to business? These are! Wall Street, Risky Business, The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball, Boiler Room, Working Girl, The Secret of My Success, and The Founder. You'll see that this list is more than just the top 10 business movies.

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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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

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    The Big Short

    Christian Bale, Steve Carell

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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

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    Margin Call

    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

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    There Will Be Blood

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds

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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf

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    The Secret of My Success

    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox

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    Too Big to Fail

    Paul Giamatti, James Woods
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

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    Joy

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
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    The Banker

    Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Up in the Air

    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick

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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis
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    Pirates of Silicon Valley

    Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle