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The Greatest Movies About Making Money

Updated January 10, 2021 10.4k votes 2.3k voters 168.0k views64 items

Whether they are about gambling, business, or planning a good heist, movies about making money and getting rich have made millions for Hollywood. The top making money movies have even won Academy Awards for the actors who played characters that known how to work the system. This is a list of movies about doing business, featuring everything from The Wolf of Wall Street to Citizen Kane to American Hustle.

What films will you find on this list of the best making money movies? You won't be surprised to see Glengarry Glen Ross here. Alec Baldwin's opening monologue in the 1992 film epitomized corporate greed and showed the plight of struggling salesmen as they try to make the deal and get the leads. Wall Street is another great movie about making money. The Big Short followed the story of a few smart money men who spotted – and profited from – the 2008 recession before anyone. Other great films featured on this top money making movies list include 21, The Secret of My Success, and Moneyball.

Which film about making money is your favorite? Vote them up so the rest  of the world will know.

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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

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    The Big Short

    Christian Bale, Steve Carell

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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

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    War Dogs

    Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

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    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

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    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto

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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

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    21

    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

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    American Made

    Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright
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    Billionaire Boys Club

    Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

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    The Banker

    Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult
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    Molly's Game

    Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine

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