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The Best Movies About Wall Street

Updated September 24, 2019 372 votes 83 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 Psycho
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

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    Boiler Room
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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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    The Wolf of Wall Street
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Wall Street
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

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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.

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    Margin Call
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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 Room
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byAlex Gibney

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  • 8
    Glengarry Glen Ross
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Foley

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    Rogue Trader
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    Rogue Trader

    Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Dearden

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    Too Big to Fail
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    Too Big to Fail

    Paul Giamatti, James Woods

    Released2011

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Wolves of Wall Street
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    Wolves of Wall Street

    Eric Roberts, Louise Lasser

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid DeCoteau

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    The Company Men
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    The Company Men

    Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Wells

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    Inside Job
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    Inside Job

    Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byCharles Ferguson

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    Other People's Money
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    Other People's Money

    Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck

    Released1991

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    Jungle 2 Jungle
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    Jungle 2 Jungle

    Tim Allen, Martin Short

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
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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 Vengeance
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 18
    Capitalism: A Love Story

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Moore

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities
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    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks

    Released1990

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Trading Places
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    The Dark Knight Rises
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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