The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big

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

    In this thrilling tale of excess and corruption, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a young stockbroker who quickly rises to wealth and power by defrauding investors out of millions. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film provides an in-depth look at the lavish lifestyles of Wall Street's elite while exploring themes of greed and ambition. With its high-powered performances and captivating story, this movie is an unapologetic glimpse into the world of the ultra-wealthy.

  • Crazy Rich Asians
    Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
    207 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Jon M. Chu

    Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, this romantic comedy follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to his best friend's wedding in Singapore, only to discover that he comes from one of Asia's wealthiest families. Through colorful cinematography and a star-studded ensemble cast, director Jon M. Chu captures the opulent world of Asia's richest socialites while examining themes of identity and cultural differences.

  • The Great Gatsby
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
    289 votes
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

    Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, this visually stunning drama showcases the extravagant lifestyle of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) during the 1920s Jazz Age. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film delves into themes such as love, obsession, and social status through its beautifully crafted visuals and powerful performances from leading actors such as Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

  • Goodfellas
    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
    117 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

    In this gripping gangster saga directed by Martin Scorsese, viewers are taken on a wild ride through the lives of three close-knit mobsters played by Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. Exploring themes such as loyalty, ambition, and betrayal among New York City's criminal elite in the 1960s and 1970s, Goodfellas provides an inside look at both the extravagant lifestyles enjoyed by these mobsters and their inevitable downfall.

  • American Psycho
    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto
    192 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Mary Harron

    Christian Bale delivers a chilling performance as Patrick Bateman in this dark psychological thriller directed by Mary Harron. Set in New York City during the 1980s financial boom, the film explores Bateman's double life as a wealthy investment banker by day and psychopathic murderer by night. With its sharp critique on materialism and superficiality among Manhattan's elite, American Psycho offers a disturbing glimpse into the darker side of wealth and success.

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

    This iconic crime drama directed by Brian De Palma features Al Pacino's unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, an ambitious Cuban immigrant who builds a drug empire in Miami during the 1980s. Showcasing the luxurious lifestyle enjoyed by Montana and his associates while illustrating the dangers of greed and excess, Scarface remains a classic portrayal of wealth and power gone awry.