Top 25 Greatest Movies About Finance (Banks, Stock Market, and Wall Street)by The Notorious | created - 01 Mar 2015 | updated - 21 Jan 2016 | Public
The market is closed on Monday, but that doesn't mean you have to take a day off from your love of Wall Street (obviously). In the annals of Hollywood, Wall Street has not been treated very kindly. They halls of finance are usually portrayed as places of shiny excesses and dark hearts. Here are the best films that feature Wall Street, finance, banks, stock market, scams and money.
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1. 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: 130,634 | Gross: $43.85M
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
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: 968,457 | Gross: $116.90M
4. Boiler Room (2000)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A college dropout, attempting to win back his father's high standards he 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 once appeared to be.
Votes: 45,261 | Gross: $16.94M
5. 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: 285,753 | Gross: $70.26M
8. 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: 91,183 | Gross: $52.47M
11. 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: 38,753 | Gross: $14.36M
12. 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.
13. 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: 7,131 | Gross: $25.68M
14. 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: 46,072 | Gross: $64.00M
15. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York 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: 411,126 | Gross: $15.07M
17. 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: 19,574 | Gross: $15.69M
18. 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: 39,831 | Gross: $4.44M
19. 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: 45,673 | Gross: $7.92M
20. 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.
21. 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: 19,290 | Gross: $1.88M
25. 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 »