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The Best Movies About Business

Updated September 11, 2020 2.3k votes 448 voters 36.7k views81 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, Ocean’s Eleven, Herb and Dorothy, The Secret of My Success, and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. 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 Founder
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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    The Big Short
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    The Big Short

    Christian Bale, Steve Carell

    Released2015

    Directed byAdam McKay

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    Wall Street
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    The Wolf of Wall Street
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Pursuit of Happyness
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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    The Social Network
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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    The Godfather
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Moneyball
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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

    Released2011

    Directed byBennett Miller

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    Margin Call
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    Margin Call

    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

    Released2011

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    Catch Me If You Can
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Other People's Money
    30
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    Other People's Money

    Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck

    Released1991

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    There Will Be Blood
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    There Will Be Blood

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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    High Flying Bird
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    High Flying Bird

    André Holland, Zazie Beetz

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    Boiler Room
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    16

    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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  • 15
    It's a Wonderful Life
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

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    Scarface
    22
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Too Big to Fail
    22
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    Too Big to Fail

    Paul Giamatti, James Woods

    Released2011

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Inside Job
    21
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    Inside Job

    Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byCharles Ferguson

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  • 19
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    20
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Foley

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    The Secret of My Success
    24
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    The Secret of My Success

    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox

    Released1987

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Goodfellas
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    22
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byAlex Gibney

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  • 23
    Barbarians at the Gate
    17
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    Barbarians at the Gate

    James Garner, Rita Wilson

    Released1993

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

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  • 24
    Joy
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    Joy

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2015

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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    Guru
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    Guru

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sachin Khedekar

    Released2007

    Directed byMani Ratnam

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