The Greatest Movies About Making Money
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The Greatest Movies About Making Money

Over 2.6K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest Movies About Making Money
Latest additions: Like a Boss, Other People's Money, Rogue Trader
Most divisive: White Boy Rick

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
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
    1,165 votes
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

    A young stockbroker's insatiable appetite for wealth, power, and excess spirals out of control in this darkly comedic tale set amidst the hedonism of 1990s Wall Street. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the film garnered critical acclaim for its unflinching portrayal of corporate greed and corruption.

  • Catch Me If You Can
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
    621 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg

    A seasoned FBI agent relentlessly pursues a charming young con artist who successfully impersonates a pilot, doctor, and lawyer while cashing millions in fraudulent checks. The cat-and-mouse chase between the two leads played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks has made this entertaining biographical crime film an enduring audience favorite since its release in 2002.

  • The Big Short
    Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale
    491 votes
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Adam McKay

    A group of eccentric Wall Street outsiders predict the housing market collapse and decide to bet against the big banks, exposing their greed and corruption in this thrilling true-story drama. With its A-list cast, sharp wit, and eye-opening revelations about the 2008 financial crisis, it's no wonder that this film became a critical darling and box office success.

  • Scarface
    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer
    146 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Brian De Palma

    A Cuban immigrant's ruthless ambition fuels his rise to power in the Miami drug world, leading him down a path of violence and excess. This unrelenting crime drama, featuring Al Pacino's unforgettable performance, has become a cultural phenomenon and inspired countless references across various media platforms.

  • War Dogs
    Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft
    342 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Stelvio Massi

    Two young, opportunistic arms dealers navigate the dangerous world of international weapons trade, landing a massive government contract to supply Afghan forces. Based on a true story, this dark comedy-drama became popular for its rollercoaster storyline and strong performances by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller.

  • Wall Street
    Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen
    386 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Oliver Stone

    A determined young stockbroker finds himself seduced by the lucrative world of corporate greed and deception, only to discover the high price that comes with success. This critically acclaimed film captured audiences with its thrilling portrayal of 1980s excess and moral dilemmas, earning an Academy Award for Michael Douglas' unforgettable performance as Gordon Gekko.