Our Top 30 Movies on Wall Street, Money, Banks, Business & Excess

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Ordered by release date, newest at the top.

The Big Short (2015)

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. More on IMDB.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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. More on IMDB.

Arbitrage (2012)

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. More on IMDB.

Too Big to Fail (2011)

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. More on IMDB.

Margin Call (2011)

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.  More on IMDB.

Inside Job (2010)

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. More on IMDB.

Chasing Madoff (2010)

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. More on IMDB.

Freakonomics (2010)

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. More on IMDB.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

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. More on IMDB.

The Company Men (2010)

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. More on IMDB.

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. More on IMDB.

Floored (2009)

For some people, risking everything is nothing. More on IMDB.

The Ascent of Money (2008)

Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout. More on IMDB.

Wall Street Warriors (2006 TV)

An HD documentary series examining the extreme power and intense competition that defines Wall Street, seen through the eyes of those who thrive there. More on IMDB.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. More on IMDB.

The Corporation (2003)

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. More on IMDB.

The Bank (2001)

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy. More on IMDB.

Boiler Room (2000)

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. More on IMDB.

American Psycho (2000)

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. More on IMDB.

Trillion Dollar Bet (2000)

For over a hundred years economists had dreamed of a way of reducing risk in the stock market. Two Nobel Prize winning economists found a formula which it seemed did exactly that- only for a roiling crisis to sweep through the markets, leaving their new hedge fund almost broke. More on IMDB.

Rogue Trader (1999)

The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain. More on IMDB.

Pi (1998)

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. More on IMDB.

Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

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. More on IMDB.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. More on IMDB.

Other People’s Money (1991)

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. More on IMDB.

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

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. More on IMDB.

Dealers (1989)

The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million. More on IMDB.

Working Girl (1988)

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. More on IMDB.

Wall Street (1987)

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. More on IMDB.

Trading Places (1983)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. More on IMDB.

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