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The Best Movies About Money 

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Updated October 18, 2019 510 votes 138 voters 13.8k views 31 items

List Rules Films 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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Fendarr added Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Released: 2013

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Oliver 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 ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more

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Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bennett 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 ...more

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Ocean’s Eleven

Released: 2001

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Money
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ben 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 ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Released: 1973

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Released: 1946

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Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Loveleen Tandan, Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2009 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson. It was co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an ...more

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Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1992

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gabriele 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 ...more

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Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Alex Gibney

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Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon 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 ...more

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The Laundromat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Money
Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas

Released: 2019

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more
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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Money
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron 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 ...more

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Released: 2006

Directed by: James Scurlock

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. ...more
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Amelia Martin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Danny Schechter

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Brewster’s Millions

Released: 1985

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Patrick Creadon

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 ...more
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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Money
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1986

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Brett 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 ...more

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The One Percent Gregory George Frank

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jamie 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 ...more
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Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Sydney 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. ...more

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