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The Best Movies About Money

Updated May 12, 2020 974 votes 145 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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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd...  more

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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a...  more

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley
    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film...  more

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    Ocean’s Eleven

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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey
    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin...  more

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    It’s a Wonderful Life

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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas
    Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which...  more

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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin
    Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama, adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer...  more

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    Slumdog Millionaire

    Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor
    Slumdog Millionaire is a 2009 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle Jamal Malik, a young...  more

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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton
    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's...  more

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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding
    Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin...  more

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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu
    Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and...  more

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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni
    The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and...  more

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    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman
    The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by...  more

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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman
    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom...  more
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    The Laundromat

    Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman
    The Laundromat is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven...  more
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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long
    The Money Pit is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin starring Tom Hanks...  more

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    Greed

    Steve Coogan, David Mitchell
    Greed is a 2020 British satirical film directed by Michael Winterbottom. A billionaire...  more

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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel
    Boiler Room is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring...  more

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    In Debt We Trust

    Amelia Martin
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    The One Percent

    Gregory George Frank
    The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between the wealthy elite...  more
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    Brewster’s Millions

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    I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. The film focuses...  more
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    Other People’s Money