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PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 413,728 | Gross: $0.28M
About the value of commitment. Allegedly, director Stanley Kubrick got his inspiration to film this black comedy movie after reading Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling's classic book The Strategy of Conflict (1960). Some claim the wheelchair-bound mathematician and game theory founder John von Neumann was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Strangelove.
2. Margin Call (2011)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Votes: 107,114 | Gross: $5.35M
About the 2007-2008 financial crisis
3. The Big Short (2015)
R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
Votes: 308,121 | Gross: $70.26M
About the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The movie features a cameo appearance by Richard Thaler, a well-known behavioral economist.
4. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 72,716 | Gross: $2.87M
5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 1,031,552 | Gross: $116.90M
About Wall Street
6. Wall Street (1987)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Votes: 134,428 | Gross: $43.85M
About Wall Street. "Greed is good."
7. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 768,931 | Gross: $170.74M
About John Nash, one of the founding fathers of game theory.
8. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 325,893 | Gross: $75.61M
About an econometric model
9. The Informant! (2009)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Votes: 59,991 | Gross: $33.31M
About a world-wide cartel conspiracy. The book (by journalist Kurt Eichenwald) was better though.
10. Arbitrage (2012)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Votes: 46,717 | Gross: $7.92M
13. The Corporation (2003)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 19,587 | Gross: $1.88M
14. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 24,778 | Gross: $6.71M
15. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 77,307 | Gross: $23.81M
16. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 385,339 | Gross: $186.74M
17. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Passed | 129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Votes: 80,733 | Gross: $0.06M
19. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
20. Boiler Room (2000)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But the job might not be as legitimate as it first appeared to be.
Votes: 46,408 | Gross: $16.94M
22. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama
Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
Votes: 93,384 | Gross: $52.47M
24. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 39,606 | Gross: $14.36M
25. Other People's Money (1991)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,380 | Gross: $25.68M
26. Working Girl (1988)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.
Votes: 47,718 | Gross: $64.00M
27. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 429,934 | Gross: $15.07M
29. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Votes: 20,150 | Gross: $15.69M
30. The Company Men (2010)
R | 104 min | Drama
The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
Votes: 41,055 | Gross: $4.44M
31. Barbarians at the Gate (1993 TV Movie)
R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.
35. Dealers (1989)
R | 92 min | Drama
The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide ... See full summary »
37. The China Hustle (2017)
R | 82 min | Documentary
An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.
Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $0.05M
39. Chasing Madoff (2010)
Unrated | 91 min | Documentary
A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.
40. Rogue Trader (1999)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.
41. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Votes: 6,461 | Gross: $0.10M
42. The Wizard of Lies (2017 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.