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

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places (1983)

Mortimer and Randolph Duke, a couple of filthy rich commodities brokers, wager a bet to switch the lives of two people at the opposite ends of the social spectrum – the well-mannered and educated Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy), a broke street hustler. While Winthorpe is cast out as a thief and drug abuser, Valentine is handed the high life on a silver platter. What’s the best way to hurt rich people? Make them poor. And that’s exactly how Winthorpe and Valentine seek their revenge.