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The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big

Updated January 6, 2021 2.2k votes 585 voters 56.0k views61 items

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

The best rich people movies are generally about Billionaires who can usually 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 rich lifestyle – 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 Street1
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Great Gatsby2
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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

    Released2013

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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  • American Psycho3
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

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  • Scarface4
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Limitless

    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

    Released2011

    Directed byNeil Burger

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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Goodfellas7
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Billionaire Boys Club8
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    Billionaire Boys Club

    Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Cox

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  • The Aviator9
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    The Aviator

    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2004

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Cruel Intentions10
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    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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  • The Color of Money11
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    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley12
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett

    Released1999

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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  • Arbitrage13
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    Arbitrage

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

    Released2012

    Directed byNicholas Jarecki

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    Margin Call

    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

    Released2011

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • Trading Places15
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Sunset Boulevard

    William Holden, Buster Keaton

    Released1950

    Directed byBilly Wilder

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  • Crazy Rich Asians17
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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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  • Citizen Kane18
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    Citizen Kane

    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd

    Released1941

    Directed byOrson Welles

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  • Boiler Room19
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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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  • After The Wedding20
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    After The Wedding

    Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore

    Released2019

    Directed byBart Freundlich

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  • The Hustle21
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    The Hustle

    Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Addison

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  • In Time22
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    Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2011

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Driven

    Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace

    Released2019

    Directed byNick Hamm

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    The Toy

    Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Hustlers25
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    Hustlers

    Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez

    Released2019

    Directed byLorene Scafaria

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