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The Best Movies About Money

Updated May 12, 2020 949 votes 146 voters 14.5k views32 items

List RulesFilms about money, people who make it, and people who have a lot of it. Vote up the best money movies.

Everybody dreams about living the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. What would it be like if you scored big in life and were able to buy any sports car you wanted, own your own jet, travel the world, and retire in your thirties? Everyone can relate to that green stuff that buys happiness so it’s no wonder so many films center around the topic of money. What are the best movies about money? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
The movies featured on this list tell stories about money in one way or another. Whether it’s a story about a man who was homeless and became an extremely successful businessman, or whether it’s about the pitfalls associated with making money in illegal ways.
This list has the best movies about money, including: Moneyball, Ocean’s Eleven, Wall Street, The Firm, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Pursuit of Happyness, Boiler Room, The Color of Money, and Casino. Vote up the best films about money below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
  • 1

    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler...  more

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley


    Directed byMike Judge

    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful of...  more

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  • 3

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort. An ambitious stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) tells his...  more

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    Ocean’s Eleven

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    It’s a Wonderful Life

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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas


    Directed byOliver Stone

    Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox, a...  more

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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin


    Directed byJames Foley

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama, adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name, and directed by James Foley. The film depicts two days in...  more

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    Slumdog Millionaire

    Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor


    Directed byDanny Boyle

    Slumdog Millionaire is a 2009 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle Jamal Malik, a young man from the Juhu slums of Mumbai appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and...  more

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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton


    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as...  more

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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding


    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend to...  more
  • 11

    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu


    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was inspired by...  more

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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni


    Directed byBrett Ratner

    The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Cage's production company, Saturn Films, helped produce the film. The...  more

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    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and Tom...  more

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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. The...  more
  • 15

    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long


    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    The Money Pit is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a couple who attempt to renovate a recently purchased house. It was filmed in New York...  more

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    The Laundromat

    Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Laundromat is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and...  more
  • 17

    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel


    Directed byBen Younger

    Boiler Room is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Tom Everett Scott, Ron Rifkin,...  more

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    Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders is an independent feature-length documentary film and book that chronicles abusive practices in the credit card industry. Written...  more
  • 19


    Steve Coogan, David Mitchell


    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    Greed is a 2020 British satirical film directed by Michael Winterbottom. A billionaire high-street fashion mogul celebrates his 60th birthday on the island of Mykonos....  more

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    In Debt We Trust

    Amelia Martin


    Directed byDanny Schechter

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    Brewster’s Millions

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    Other People’s Money

  • 23

    The One Percent

    Gregory George Frank


    Directed byJamie Johnson

    The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between the wealthy elite compared to the overall citizenry in the United States. It was created by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the...  more
  • 24
    I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. The film focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. The film features Robert Bixby, director of...  more
  • 25

    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story...  more

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