Top 10 Movies About Money, Finances, and Investing

by Hank Coleman

With the holiday season coming up fast, many people are starting to think about what to give their loved ones for Christmas.  If you are not thinking about it yet, you should.  It will be here before you know it, and the deals around town thanks to the recession are awesome!

So, I thought that you might like to see some great movies about money to give you some gift ideas.  Below are my “Top 10? favorite movies about personal finance, business, and money matters:

the_secret_of_my_success_dvd1. The Secret of My Success – This movie made me want to be a corporate Lemming! I don’t think that I would have ever become interested in majoring in Business in college if I had not loved this movie growing up. It really made such an impression on me, and that is why I always list it as my favorite business movie ahead of everyone else’s favorite, “Wall Street”.

2. Wall Street (20th Anniversary Edition)

3. Boiler Room

4. Barbarians at the Gate

5. glengarry-glen-rossGlengarry Glen Ross

6. American Gangster

7. Office Space

8. Rogue Trader

9. Pirates of Silicon Valley

10. Startup.com

Honorable Mentions:

Antitrust, In Good Company, GoodFellas, The Hudsucker Proxy, and Citizen Kane

Readers’ Favorites:

Money Pit, Trading Places, and War of the Roses

Am I missing your personal favorite money movie?  Which one?

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Bucksome October 18, 2009 at 9:14 am

How about a couple of comedies? I would suggest “The Money Pit” for the lesson about homebuying. Also the “The War of the Roses” is a good story about money not buying you happiness.

Matt SF October 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Trading Places. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd were a combination.

“This is an outrage … get those traders back in here … turn those machines back on!”

Matt SF October 19, 2009 at 6:09 am

Trading Places. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd were a combination.

“This is an outrage … get those traders back in here … turn those machines back on!”
Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

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