Who doesn't love a good movie? How about a money movie? Well according to Box Office Mojo, a web site that tracks Hollywood's box office results, we really like movies, we spend over 11 billion dollars watching movies in 2016.
So far in 2017, we have spent over 7 billion and counting. What's even more interesting is all the behind the scenes money management that occurs to get a film made. It's a case study in big business and budgets. From financing, actors salaries, production costs, advertising, and marketing budgets.
Considering films cost roughly $100 million dollars to make these days, all movies could be considered being about money. Let's take a look at some of Money Management Pro's favorite money movies.
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Gordon Gekko takes a young stockbroker under his wing who is willing to do anything to get to the top.
The Wolf of Wall Street
The true story account of the rise and fall of a Long Island stockbroker
Poor Money Management
Fact Based story about six MIT students and their college professor who trains them to count cards.
The Big Short
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Just your typically heist movie that involves terrorist, a Christmas party, a high-rise and a NYPD police officer.
For those pursuing real estate investing or renting of properties. These movies might be for you.
Glengarry Glen Ross
An examination of the cutthroat business of real estate.
The Money Pit
A young coupe is in over their heads repairing a hopelessly dilapidated house.
When becoming landlords, this couple was not expecting this type of dram from their first tenant.
When people think FIRE ( Financial Independence, Retire Early) they often speak about carving out their own path, and Forrest certainly did that.
Not very intelligent, but Forrest did things his way.
Here's a breakdown of 10 films about money and finance. The books have been analyzed to discover how well each film did at the box office, compared to their production budget. In Hollywood's world of finance, alongside tales of highs, lows, and even humor, there’s definitely some money to be made!
What are some of your favorite movie about money?
Brian is a dad, husband, and an IT professional by trade. A Personal Finance Blogger since 2013 who, with his family, has successfully paid off over $100K worth of consumer debt. I want my three children to handle money better than I ever did at a young age. I have been teaching them as much as I can for the last 10 years. My goal is to continue to champion the financial literacy message and then why I created the “How To Rock Your Money” book. To help teenagers navigate their financial futures. I hope my family’s story of paying off over $100,000 worth of debt will inspire and motivate you to take control of your money. He blogs at BrianBrandow.com