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The Best Movies About Wall Street

Updated September 24, 2019 379 votes 86 voters 6.3k views21 items

List RulesFilms about the fast paced world of finance and Wall Street

Wall Street. It's exciting, full of drama, money, danger, risk, reward, and characters of all types. It has caused the richest men in the world to become richer, and caused some of the richest men in the world to lose it all. It controls our economy and is rich with untold stories of greed and thrills most of us can't even imagine. This list of the best movies about Wall Street tell all these stories.

Some of the most memorable monologues and scenes in cinematic history take place, or are pertaining to this small stretch in New York City. Naturally, it's a perfect subject and setting for a movie. Be it a fictionalized account of a stock broker, a retelling of current events starring famous actors as Wall Street big wigs, or a straight up documentary, below are the best movies about Wall Street.

Vote up your favorite Wall Street films and let the money roll in. Not to you, necessarily, but at least to an already rich Wall Street trader.
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  • American Psycho1
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street3
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin...  more

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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

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

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    The Big Short

    2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay and written by McKay and Charles Randolph, based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the United States housing bubble.

  • Margin Call6
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    Margin Call

    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

    Released2011

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room7
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byAlex Gibney

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003...  more
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • Too Big to Fail9
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    Too Big to Fail

    Paul Giamatti, James Woods

    Released2011

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    Too Big to Fail is a U.S. television drama film first broadcast on HBO on May 23, 2011 based...  more
  • Rogue Trader10
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    Rogue Trader

    Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Dearden

    Rogue Trader is a 1999 drama film directed by James Dearden about former derivatives broker...  more
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    Wolves of Wall Street

    Eric Roberts, Louise Lasser

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid DeCoteau

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    The Company Men

    Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Wells

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  • Inside Job13
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    Inside Job

    Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byCharles Ferguson

    Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film, directed by Charles Ferguson, about the...  more
  • Other People's Money14
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    Other People's Money

    Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck

    Released1991

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    Jungle 2 Jungle

    Tim Allen, Martin Short

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2010

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • Die Hard with a Vengeance17
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • The Bonfire of the Vanities18
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    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks

    Released1990

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Moore

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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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