25 best money movies ever

It’s the root of all evil, but cash has also inspired some of the greatest movies ever to hit the silver screen. We pony up the best of 'em

Wall Street (1987)

Oliver Stone’s classic made us jealous of ‘80s Manhattan excess while teaching us that “greed is good” and Michael Douglas is the devil – sort of. Douglas plays Gordon Gekko who corrupts the young Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) to his insider trading ways. In the blue corner we have Bud’s blue-collar dad Carl but luckily Stone just about avoids too much moralising against capitalism. And anyway, the oily, charismatic Gekko became an instant Wall Street and City icon.

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