Movies About Sales

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Movies About Sales

When it comes to Movies About Sales, there are so many movies talking about this idea. We assembled 25 of the top ones.

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, directed by Martin Scorsese, follows the life of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Belfort creates a firm, Stratton Oakmont, which quickly becomes a wall street powerhouse. Belfort and his associates indulge in a life of excess, living high on the hog in luxurious mansions and sports cars. Belfort’s success leads to excesses of a different kind, as he becomes addicted to drugs and alcohol and falls prey to numerous temptations, including money laundering and securities fraud. With the help of his mentor Mark Hanna, Belfort finds himself at the center of a federal investigation as he and his associates face charges of stock manipulation, fraud and money laundering. The film follows Belfort's rise and fall and his struggles to stay afloat in the face of the FBI’s investigations.

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 biographical drama directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Will Smith. The film tells the true story of Chris Gardner, a single father struggling to make ends meet while raising his 5-year-old son. Chris' attempts to make a better life for himself and his son are met with numerous obstacles and hardships, including homelessness, unemployment, and debt. Despite it all, Chris perseveres and eventually finds success as a stockbroker. The film highlights the importance of hope, perseverance, and the power of father-son relationships.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Glengarry Glen Ross
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Foley, starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Rated R

Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 crime drama film directed by James Foley and starring an all-star cast including Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Spacey. The film follows a group of struggling real estate salesmen who are desperate to make their commission and must resort to desperate measures in order to do so. A corporate office sends a motivational speaker (Alec Baldwin) to their office to inspire the salesmen, and soon a violent competition ensues. The salesmen must compete with each other to win the Glengarry leads, a set of high-potential clients, in order to keep their jobs. The film is a commentary on corporate America and a dark exploration of the lengths individuals will go for success.

Salesman (1969)

Salesman
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, starring Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos
Rated G

Salesman is a 1969 documentary film directed by the Maysles Brothers and Charlotte Zwerin. The film follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen, who are trying to make a living in America's Midwest during the late 1960s. The film follows the men as they travel from door to door, selling Bibles and encountering a wide range of reactions from potential customers. It also examines the struggles that the salesmen face, as they become increasingly desperate to make a sale in order to make ends meet. Through the film, the directors provide a unique insight into the lives of these men, showing the unique struggles that they face and the ways in which their job affects their lives. At the same time, the film provides a portrait of the American Midwest during this time period, and examines the complexities of religion, race, and class in this area of the country.

Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Niccol, starring Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan
Rated R

"Lord of War" is a 2005 crime drama film directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke. The film follows the story of Yuri Orlov (Cage), a Ukrainian immigrant living in the United States who becomes a successful illegal arms dealer, supplying weapons to countless warlords and dictators around the world. Along his journey, he is pursued by both Interpol and a rival arms dealer, Simeon Weisz (Hawke). As Yuri's business grows, he is forced to confront the morality of his actions, and the consequences of his choices. Ultimately, the film examines themes of greed and power, with a powerful message of the human cost of war.

Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Bennett Miller, starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Rated PG-13

Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. The film is based on the 2003 non-fiction book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, which tells the story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's attempt to build a competitive baseball team on a shoestring budget by taking a modern, data-driven approach to scouting and player evaluation. Beane, played by Pitt, is forced to rethink the way baseball is run when his team's traditional methods prove ineffective. He is assisted by Yale-educated economist Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), who uses sabermetrics, a form of advanced statistical analysis, to evaluate and acquire undervalued players. Together, they assemble a team of undervalued, misfit players and go on to have a surprisingly successful season. Moneyball explores the power of data-driven decision making to challenge traditional notions of success and excellence in professional sports.

Blow (2001)

Blow
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ted Demme, starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths
Rated R

Blow is a 2001 American biographical crime film directed by Ted Demme, loosely based on the life of American cocaine smuggler George Jung. The film follows Jung's (Johnny Depp) rise and fall in the drug trade. Initially, he begins by selling marijuana in the late 1960s and then moves on to cocaine in the 1970s. With the help of Bolivian drug lord Diego Delgado (Jordi Mollà), Jung becomes one of the biggest cocaine smugglers in the United States. However, as his business grows, Jung is plagued by personal and professional problems which ultimately lead to his downfall. His relationships with his family and friends deteriorate, and he is arrested and spends much of the 1980s in prison. Ultimately, Jung is able to start rebuilding his life in the 1990s, and he still lives in southern California. The film ends on a somewhat optimistic note, as he is able to reconnect with his daughter and finds solace in his newfound sobriety.

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

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

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Cameron Crowe, starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston
Rated R

Matchstick Men (2003)

Matchstick Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman
Rated PG-13

The Founder (2016)

The Founder
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini
Rated PG-13

War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Todd Phillips, starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner
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

Outsourced (2006)

Outsourced
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Jeffcoat, starring Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Asif Basra, Matt Smith
Rated PG-13

Diamond Men (2000)

Diamond Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Dan Cohen, starring Robert Forster, Donnie Wahlberg, Bess Armstrong, Jasmine Guy
Rated R

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Tucker: The Man and His Dream
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Francis Ford Coppola, starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest
Rated PG

Used Cars (1980)

Used Cars
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae
Rated R

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Love & Other Drugs
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Edward Zwick, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt
Rated R

The Big Kahuna (1999)

The Big Kahuna
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John Swanbeck, starring Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Peter Facinelli, Paul Dawson
Rated R

Tin Men (1987)

Tin Men
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Barry Levinson, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney
Rated R

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Cedar Rapids
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Miguel Arteta, starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Rated R

Two for the Money (2005)

Two for the Money
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From D.J. Caruso, starring Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo, Armand Assante
Rated R

Baby Boom (1987)

Baby Boom
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Charles Shyer, starring Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy
Rated PG

The Last Time (2006)

The Last Time
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Michael Caleo, starring Brendan Fraser, Amber Valletta, Michael Keaton, Daniel Stern
Rated R

 



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