I think every one of us has heard this famous quote money cannot buy happiness. But somewhere, in the end, it is not true as everybody is running behind money at this age. Nobody cares about happiness the only thing they care about is money.

And why not? To survive in this contemporary world, making money is a pervasive goal. And this is not only the thing of the present-day world but since the very beginning from where the concept of money was introduced. You can ask anyone, money is nearly on everyone’s list of priorities. And who can know more about money from those who live or breathe big bucks in wall street?

As the years passed, money has become the subject of various movies as well as books. And Hollywood Film Industry has done a great job in this by making various eminent titles, among which Wall Street is in the limelight. So, today in this article we are going to discuss the 12 most smashing and impressive Hollywood Movies about getting rich or making money.

All the movies on our list are really interesting and will stick you on your couch till the end. I am sure that you won’t regret watching any of the movies which are there on our list of 12 best Hollywood Movies about getting rich or making money.

So, let’s have a look at the list of movies.




I.            Wall Street (1987)

II.            Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

III.            The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

IV.            Boiler Room (2000)

V.            Arbitrage (2012)

VI.            The Company Men (2010)

VII.            Catch Me If You Can (2002)

VIII.            Enron: The Smartest Guy in the Room (2005)

IX.            Limitless (2011)

X.            Margin Call (2011)

XI.            The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

XII.            The Big Short (2015)


12 Most Interesting And Impressive Hollywood Movies About Getting Rich


  • Wall Street (1987)

Genre: Drama/Crime

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Stone, Daryl Hannah


The story is about the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a stockbroker full of dreams. He can do anything to get on the top and to make a lot of money. Fox admired Gorden Gekko because he was a powerful corporate raider. He lured Gekko into mentoring him by insider trading. After this Fox becomes entangled in greed and unethical schemes which in the end jeopardized the living of his meticulous father.

This is one of the best movies among all the Hollywood movies about making money or getting rich.


  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Genre: Drama

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Oliver Stone, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin


After the huge success of Wall Street the director, Oliver Stone decided to make another sequel to that movie- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The movie revolves around the financial crisis of 2008 and Gorden Gekko who came back from prison to continue the same schemes that got him in trouble in the previous movie.

But to sort things with her daughter, Gordan Gekko was featured as an antihero instead of a villain. In the movie, he tried to repair his relationship with his daughter with the help of her fiancée, Jacob, who was an investment banker.



  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jordan Belfort, Martin Scorsese, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie


The Wolf of Wall Street is a movie based on reality. All the crazy things that happened in the movie have actually happened in reality. Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes a small-time job at a Wall Street brokerage firm in 1987. By the 1990s, when he was still in his 20s he started his own firm, named Stratton Oakmont with his friend (Jonah Hill) along with a small band of brokers. So many companies file their initial public calling through them. Their company fastly grow from a staff of 20 to 250 and their status in Wall Street grows aggressively. As their status grows, so as their lies and so as the number of substances of violations.


  • Boiler Room (2000)

Genre: Drama/Crime

Director: Ben Younger

Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nicky Katt, Ron Rifkin, Ben Affleck, Nia Long


Seth Davis, a dropout from Queens College who fails to meet the high expectancies of his strict judge father. He always fantasies of having a better life but ended up getting a job in J. T. Martin a small brokerage company. As Seth was a new employee in the company, he started learning new tricks of the trade. Soon he became very efficient in selling the exclusive products of the company over the phone. Then he started making huge profits for himself and money started to flow into his bank accounts. But the company was apparently authentic but having unjust affairs. But to impress and gain the respect of his father. Seth joined the company. Can Seth be able to handle the truth?


  • Arbitrage (2012)

Genre: Thriller/Drama

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Cast: Richard Gere, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Susan Saradon, Tim Roth


Robert Miller is a flourishing financial businessman. He had a loving wife and a sharp daughter who was ready to take over her family business. But similarly, like any other business, they also had some professional secrets as they were involved in some illegal sham activities which started to come out at the same time when his personal secrets took a turn towards worse and he was in danger and everything he had ever achieved in his life.


  • The Company Men (2010)

Genre: Drama

Director: John Well

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello

In 2010, due to the recession, the GTX Company have to cut the jobs of their employees to enhance the balance sheet. Many employees were hit by this, Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is one among all the employees.

Due to this Bobby learns the real-life problems of not having a job. He not only become homeless but he also saw several changes in the lifestyle of his family. Because of this, he also lost his self-esteem and worth.

To know how he dealt with all this. Do watch the whole movie. You will definitely enjoy the movie.


  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Genre: Drama/Crime

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Christopher Walker, Tom Hanks, Ellen Pompeo 

This movie is among one of the most dramatic movie you can ever watch. You are going to enjoy every turn of this movie. This movie is a real story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who become a millionaire before the age of 19. He successfully conned many people by acting as a doctor, piolet, and legal prosecutor.

But the twist in the story comes when an FBI agent wants to put him behind bars at any cost. He makes it a mission that he wants to complete at any cost.


  • Enron: The Smartest Guy in the Room (2005)

Genre: Documentary/Crime

Director: Alex Gibney

Cast: Bethany McLean, Peter Coyote, Peter Elkind, Jeffery Skilling, Kenneth Lay

The movie portraits the time of the 1980s, the whole story is about Enron and the Energy Company. How he set up with the Energy Company and how he profited off the isolationism.

The movie shows how Enron makes his company from the seventh richest and famous company to a bankrupt company in less than one year. The movie emphasis on the human drama from suicide to 2000 people thrown out.

This is one of the most interesting movies present on our list of the 12 best Hollywood movies about making money or getting rich.


  • Limitless (2011)

Genre: Thriller/Action

Director: Neil Burger

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel

This is one of the best action-thriller movies available in the list of Hollywood film industry. The story is about an ambitious actor who is a loser at romance as well as work. He was also dumped by his girlfriend. So he went back to the home where he meets his brother-in-law, Vernon. He gave him an exploratory drug called NZT which will increase his creativity.

Eddie finds the drug of that result more impressive and then decided to take more pills from Vernon. But when he visited Vernon’s house he found a dead body. So, as like any other dutiful citizen he also called the police but somehow he manages to find the drugs which were hidden on the stove with a large amount of money.

Eddie took all the things with him but unfortunately, all these things catch the attention of a Russian criminal named Gennady. Eddie borrows 100000 dollars from Gennady in exchange he got NZT pills. But after some time, Gennady threatens his life to get more NZT pills.


  • Margin Call (2011)

Genre: Thriller/Drama

Director: J. C. Chandor

Cast: Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore

The next movie on our list of the 12 best Hollywood movies about getting rich and making money is Margin Call. This movie is all about investment fraud, greed, and Capitalism. The movie is about the financial crisis of 2008.

A well-known financial company is depleting and one of the sufferers is the risk management department head, who was already working on a huge project. He completed his study at late night and he found that the company is in a great financial disaster and he suddenly called his colleagues. They spend the whole night double-checking and double-dealing as they wanted to know the solution as to how can they mitigate this huge risk.





  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Genre: Drama

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Cast: James Karen, Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Brian Howe, Thandiwe Newton, Dan Castellaneta

The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie which is based on a real story about a man whose name is Christopher Gardner. He invested a very huge amount in a device named “bone density scanner”. He thought the product became popular in the market because of his investment. Though, they do not sell the device as they are better than x-ray. But one day when he was working for his ends meet, his wife left him and he also lost his apartment.

Then he was forced to live on the streets with his son. He was still selling his bone density scanners and also doing an unpaid internship for a stockbroker company. The internship had very less chances of any promotion to a paid position. But before he can get payment, he needs to surpass the competition by doing training of 6 months, and have to sell his body scanning devices to sustain.




  • The Big Short (2015)

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, Marisa Tomei

In 2008, Micheal Burry the Guru of Wall Street realized that a number of suboptimal home loans are at threat of non-payment. He throws millions of his investor’s money into credit delinquency traps as he bets in the housing market. All his actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett, Mark Baum, and other grasping opportunities. Altogether, they took the advantage of the approaching economic breakdown in America.

The movie is full of drama and going to entertain you at every moment. This movie is one of the best Hollywood movies about making money of all time.



So, here is our list of the 12 best Hollywood movies about making money or getting rich is completed. We personally love all these movies that why put all these movies on our list. I am definitely sure that you won’t regret it if you want any movie from our list of the 12 best Hollywood movies about getting rich. Now it’s your turn to watch these movies and share your reviews about all these movies. Please suggest some similar movies in the comment section so that others can enjoy that too.


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