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The Greatest Movies About Making Money

Updated November 23, 2020 10.6k votes 2.1k voters 157.4k views55 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
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Catch Me If You Can
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Big Short
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    The Big Short

    Christian Bale, Steve Carell

    Released2015

    Directed byAdam McKay

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    Wall Street
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Goodfellas
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Casino
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    War Dogs
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    War Dogs

    Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta

    Released1994

    Directed byStelvio Massi

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    The Pursuit of Happyness
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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    Ocean's Eleven
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    Blow
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    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

    Released2001

    Directed byTed Demme

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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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  • 12
    Scarface
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    The Social Network
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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    Lord of War
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    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Moneyball
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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

    Released2011

    Directed byBennett Miller

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    21
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    21

    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

    Released2008

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    Boiler Room
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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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    American Hustle
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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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    Office Space
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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    American Made
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    American Made

    Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • 21
    Billionaire Boys Club
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    Billionaire Boys Club

    Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Cox

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    Glengarry Glen Ross
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Foley

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    Gung Ho
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    Gung Ho

    Michael Keaton, John Turturro

    Released1986

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Banker
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    The Banker

    Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult

    Released2020

    Directed byGeorge Nolfi

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    Molly's Game
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    Molly's Game

    Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

    Directed byAaron Sorkin

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