Movies About Money And Business

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Movies About Money And Business

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Rated R

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The film follows Belfort's rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life and his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, the film also features Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner and Jean Dujardin. The film chronicles Belfort's perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm, Stratton Oakmont, engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street that ultimately led to his downfall. Through a number of schemes, Belfort and his cronies fleeced millions of dollars from investors while living the high life in drug- and alcohol-fueled excess. The Wolf of Wall Street is a cautionary tale of excessive greed and ambition and the negative impacts they can have on someone's life. The film received numerous Academy Award nominations and was a box office success.

Inside Job (2010)

Inside Job
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Rated PG-13

Inside Job is an award-winning documentary about the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. Directed by Charles Ferguson, this acclaimed film takes an in-depth look at how Wall Street's recklessness, deregulatory policies, and corporate greed brought on the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Through interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unravels the complex relationships which allowed the crisis to happen. The film goes on to examine the subsequent government bailouts and regulatory reform efforts, offering a perspective on the economic catastrophe that shook the world.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
Rated PG-13

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 biographical crime drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The movie is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a master con artist who, before his 19th birthday, successfully posed as a doctor, a lawyer, and an airline pilot, forged millions of dollars' worth of checks and cashed them around the world. With the help of an FBI agent, Frank is eventually tracked down and arrested. In exchange for a reduced sentence, Frank helps the FBI catch other con artists, ultimately turning his life around and becoming an honest citizen. The movie provides an entertaining glimpse into the world of the con man, depicting the thrill of deception and the consequences of a life of crime.

Spotlight (2015)

Spotlight
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Tom McCarthy, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
Rated R

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. It chronicles the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team's investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup. The film follows the team of journalists as they uncover a scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. The team's investigation brings attention to the abuse of hundreds of children by numerous priests over several decades. The film also looks at the harm done to victims of child sexual abuse and its effects on their lives, as well as the legal and ethical considerations of the journalists' investigation. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning over $90 million worldwide on a production budget of $20 million. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Ruffalo), and Best Original Screenplay (for McCarthy and Singer). It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and McCarthy and Singer won the Academy

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Gabriele Muccino, starring Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe
Rated PG-13

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. Directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Steven Conrad, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr. The film follows Gardner who, despite challenges, embarks on a journey of entrepreneurship to make a better life for himself and his son. After Gardner's wife Linda leaves him, he struggles to make ends meet, taking custody of his son, working as a medical-equipment salesman, and becoming a stockbroker. Gardner is eventually hired by a brokerage firm and impresses his boss with his persistence and salesmanship, eventually getting promoted. He must then survive on an unpaid internship and slowly succeeds in the field, ultimately becoming a stockbroker, eventually owning his own brokerage firm and achieving a stable and successful life.

The Corporation (2003)

The Corporation
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, starring Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones
Rated Not Rated

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. It is critical of the modern-day corporation and its behavior, and highlights the modern corporation's lack of moral and ethical considerations. Featuring interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics, including Noam Chomsky and Milton Friedman, the film posits that the corporation, which has been granted the legal rights and protections of a person, has become a destructive force in the world, with its sole purpose of making a profit being detrimental to the planet, its people, and its environment. The film ultimately suggests that corporations must be held accountable for their actions and that a new, more responsible approach to corporate governance and oversight must be taken.

The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Rated R

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay. It is based on the non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Melissa Leo. The movie follows four outsiders in the world of high-finance (Bale, Carell, Gosling and Pitt) who 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. The four men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic disaster. The movie focuses on the individuals and their motivations, as well as on the corrupt practices of the banks and financial institutions. It also explores themes of morality, greed and ambition, and the idea that a handful of people can have an enormous impact on the world economy.

The Insider (1999)

The Insider
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Michael Mann, starring Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora
Rated R

The Insider is a 1999 drama directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. The film is based on the true story of Jeffrey Wigand, a former executive for the tobacco industry who decides to cooperate with a CBS news producer and reveal insider information about the dangers of cigarette smoking. Wigand is threatened by the tobacco company and its powerful allies, led by ruthless lawyer Ernesto Sandoval (Christian Bale), who will do whatever it takes to keep the information from being revealed. Meanwhile, CBS producer Lowell Bergman (Pacino) goes head-to-head with the network's executives, who are more concerned with protecting the network’s profits than airing the potentially damaging story. As the story unfolds, the audience is taken on a gripping roller coaster ride of legal threats, cover-ups, and ethical dilemmas. The Insider was met with critical acclaim and several awards, including seven Academy Award nominations.

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara
Rated PG-13

The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on the story of the founding of the social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, along with Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Armie Hammer. The film follows Zuckerberg's life from his college days at Harvard University up to the beginnings of the Facebook website. It focuses on the events leading up to the creation of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits filed against him by others claiming to have contributed to the idea. The film also examines the impact that Facebook has had on the world and how it has changed the way people interact with each other.

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Rated R

American Psycho is a darkly satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the controversial novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. The film follows the story of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy and seemingly successful young Wall Street banker living in New York City. However, underneath his veneer of success, Bateman is revealed to be a sadistic and psychopathic serial killer. He is obsessed with his own image, material possessions, and power over others, and he indulges in violent fantasies. The film follows Bateman's descent into madness as he struggles to maintain his sanity and fend off the suspicions of those around him.

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Thank You for Smoking
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jason Reitman, starring Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden
Rated R

Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 satirical comedy film directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist. Set in Washington, D.C., the film follows Naylor as he attempts to defend the cigarette industry in the face of increasingly public criticism and mounting pressure from the government. With his career threatened by an ambitious senator, Naylor engages in a battle of wits, using his considerable charm and skill to win public opinion and ultimately outmaneuver his opponents. Along the way, he finds unlikely allies in a journalist and a Hollywood agent, but ultimately must confront his own conscience and the consequences of his actions.

I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

I.O.U.S.A.
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Patrick Creadon, starring Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush
Rated PG

I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon that examines the United States' financial situation. Through interviews with prominent financial and political figures, the film discusses the country's current fiscal policies and its growing debt crisis. The documentary provides an overview of the country's current spending, borrowing, and saving habits as well as a look at the future of the U.S. economy. The film ultimately presents a dire warning of economic collapse if changes are not made. By presenting the facts in an engaging, entertaining, and enlightening way, I.O.U.S.A. encourages viewers to take action and become informed about the state of their nation’s finances.

Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jason Reitman, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman
Rated R

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick
Rated R

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover
Rated R

Snowden (2016)

Snowden
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto
Rated R

Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels
Rated R

Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe
Rated R

Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From J.C. Chandor, starring Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany
Rated R

Concussion (2015)

Concussion
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter Landesman, starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse
Rated PG-13

Startup.com (2001)

Startup.com
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim, starring Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin, Tricia Burke
Rated R

Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ben Younger, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt
Rated R

The Company Men (2010)

The Company Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Wells, starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico
Rated R

Money Monster (2016)

Money Monster
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jodie Foster, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West
Rated R

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin
Rated PG-13

 



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