25 best money movies ever

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Wall Street (1987)

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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