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.