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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.
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    Rogue Trader

    Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel


    Directed byJames Dearden

    Rogue Trader is a 1999 drama film directed by James Dearden about former derivatives broker Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. Based on Leeson's 1996 book Rogue Trader: How I Brought...  more
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    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill


    Directed byBennett Miller

    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 nonfiction...  more

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    Indecent Proposal

    Demi Moore, Robert Redford


    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Directed byMichael Moore

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    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed...  more

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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis


    Directed byAlex Gibney

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a study of one of the...  more