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Whether they are about gambling, business, or planning a good heist, making money movies 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? Give the best movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American crime 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 ...more

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Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen 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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The Big Short is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Big Short Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. A group of investors bet ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd 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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Blow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
David Petrić added Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town ...more

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The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith 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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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
David Petrić added War Dogs Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft War Dogs is a 1994 action film written by Daniel Stone and directed by Stelvio Massi.

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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21 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
21 Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne 21 is a 2008 American heist drama film directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is ...more

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Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright 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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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Office Space Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, 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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Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
David Petrić added Lord of War Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke Lord of War is a 2005 crime war film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, ...more

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Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Boiler Room Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long Boiler Room is a 2000 American crime 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, ...more

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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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American Made is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
David Petrić added American Made Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson American Made (previously known as Mena) is a biographical criminal drama-thriller film directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli, and starring Tom Cruise. The film is based on the life ...more

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley ...more

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The Secret of My Success is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Secret of My Success Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater The Secret of My Success is a 1987 American comedy film produced and directed by Herbert Ross, and starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater. The screenplay was written by A.J. Carothers, Jim ...more

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Glengarry Glen Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey 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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Jobs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Jobs Ashton Kutcher, James Woods, J.K. Simmons Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua ...more

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Gung Ho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Gung Ho Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese ...more

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Molly's Game is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
David Petrić added Molly's Game Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner Molly's Game is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, the film tells the true story of an Olympic-class skier (Jessica Chastain) ...more

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The Company Men is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Company Men Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones The Company Men is an American drama film, written and directed by John Wells. It stars Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. It premiered at the 26th Sundance Film ...more

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Antitrust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Antitrust Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani Antitrust is a 2001 thriller film written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation that offers significant money, ...more

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Arbitrage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Arbitrage Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Laetitia Casta Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, and Brit Marling. Filming began in April 2011 in New York City. ...more

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Capitalism: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Capitalism: A Love Story Robert Powell Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 American documentary film directed, written by and starring Michael Moore. The film centers on the late-2000s financial crisis and the recovery stimulus, while ...more

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Middle Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Middle Men Kelsey Grammer, James Caan, Terry Crews Middle Men is a 2009 comedy-drama film directed by George Gallo and written by Gallo and Andy Weiss. It stars Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht and James Caan. The movie is based on ...more

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Startup.com is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Startup.com Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that chronicles the dot-com start-up phenomenon and its eventual end. The film follows e-commerce website govWorks and its founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and ...more

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The Prime Gig is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
The Prime Gig Vince Vaughn, Ed Harris, Julia Ormond The Prime Gig is a 2001 film directed by Gregory Mosher, starring Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond, and Ed Harris. The Prime Gig debuted at the Venice, London, and Los Angeles film festivals, and was ...more

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Indie Game: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Indie Game: The Movie Indie Game: The Movie is a 2012 documentary film by Canadian filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot. The film documents the struggles of independent game developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy ...more