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The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big  

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List Rules Vote up the best movies that demonstrate the extravagant, creative ways wealthy people live and spend their dollars.

The super wealthy can buy whatever they want, whenever they want. While that dream might not be attainable in real life, it's certainly fun to watch in the movies. The best movies with rich people spending big feature characters having a great time with their riches – and often paying the price for shady dealings. This is a list of the top movies about rich people including everything from Goodfellas to The Aviator to Cruel Intentions.

What films will you find on this list of the best rich people movies? In Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio portraying a gluttonous stock broker with an affinity for sex, drugs, and questionable business moves. Boiler Room is another good movie about rich people spending lots of money. Citizen Kane was one of the first movies with a rich and powerful protagonist that showed that money can't buy you happiness. Other top films found on this list include American Psycho, Scarface, and Indecent Proposal.

It's up to you to decide which movies about wealthy people balling out are the best of the best. Take a look at this list and give your personal picks a thumbs up to vote them up to the top.

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The Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
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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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan
The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto
American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
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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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee
Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American 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 with ...more

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The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani
The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It ...more

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Billionaire Boys Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey
Billionaire Boys Club is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by James Cox. Led by their fellow preppie friend Joe Hunt (Ansel Elgort), a group of wealthy boys in 1980s Los Angeles ...more
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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid
Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film produced by, co-written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles's first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy ...more

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Arbitrage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
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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Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long
Boiler Room is a 2000 American 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, Ron ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
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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Sunset Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson
Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the ...more

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The Talented Mr. Ripley ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. An adaptation of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, ...more

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Margin Call is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons
Margin Call is a 2011 American independent drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The story takes place over a 36-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank and highlights the ...more
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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
AlexandreDaigle1 added Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese
The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and ...more

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In Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
AlexandreDaigle1 added Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake
In Time is a 2011 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Andrew Niccol. In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th ...more

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Hustlers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B
Hustlers is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria, based on New York magazine's 2015 article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler. A crew of savvy ...more
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All Good Things is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig
All Good Things is a 2010 drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.

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Six Degrees of Separatio... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Will Smith, Heather Graham, Ian McKellen
Six Degrees of Separation is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It serves as a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Guare play of the same title, which ...more
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The Toy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White
The Toy is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason, with Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, and Virginia Capers in ...more

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Indecent Proposal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big
Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson
Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson.

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