We are pretty big movie fans here at Account417. If there’s no one answering the phone, chances are we’re down at the movie theater blowing off some steam. As you can probably guess, our favorite movies are ones that deal with money, so we thought it would be cool to make a list of the best money themed movies of all time. So, without further ado, the prestigious “Account-ies” awards for best money movies of all time!
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10. Office Space
“Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend, he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management! Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme…”
9. The Family Man
Predictable but sweet little movie reminiscent of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. “A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.”
8. The Money Pit
“Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there’s not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con-artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there’s a catch. The second Walter and Anna move in to the house it falls apart, starting from the stairway, to the bath falling through the roof to eventually the chimney falling into the house!”
7. Inside Job
“Producer/director Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight) speaks at length with journalists, politicians, and financial insiders in order to offer a clearer picture of the economic meltdown that hit America starting in 2008. Academy Award winner Matt Damon narrates this unflinching look at the deep-rooted corruption that has left millions of middle-class Americans jobless and homeless as the major corporations get bailed out while paying millions in bonuses.”
6. Jerry Maguire
“Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he’s really doing. When he voices these doubts, he ends up losing his job and all of his clients, save Rod Tidwell, an egomaniacal football player. Can Jerry resurrect his career while still staying true to himself?”
5. It’s a Wonderful Life
No list would be complete without this Frank Capra classic. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born.
4. Boiler Room
“Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi) is a 19-year-old college dropout who strives for approval from his father, a judge who is horrified that his son operates a 24-hour illicit casino. When an old friend visits the casino with a fellow broker, Davis is impressed by their wads of money and yellow Ferrari, and decides to join the firm… But the dream fades when Davis discovers the scam that is making all of the brokers wealthy…”
3. Trading Places
“Mortimer and Randolph Duke are commodity brokers who enjoy a little wager now and then. For the latest bet, Randolph believes they can take a common criminal and make him a successful businessman in the company. The criminal, Billy Ray, is to be given the job and home of Louis, who in turn is set up for crimes he didn’t commit, to see if he resorts to crime once he’s lost his rich environment and friends.”
2. Glengarry GlenRoss
“Times are tough in a New York real-estate office; the salesmen are given a strong incentive to succeed in a sales contest. First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only “closers” will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforeseen consequences for all the characters.”
1. Wall Street
“In this riveting, behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980′s, an ambitious young broker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko. But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay.”
What do you think? Did we miss your favorite movie? Send us your fav by leaving a comment below and you could win a digital copy of any of the movies on the list (or your favorite)! That’s it! We’ll pick a winner by this Friday, July 13th.