10 Films About Nasty Business

Hollywood takes a cynical approach to bankers
By Victoria Floethe,  Newser User
Posted Sep 29, 2008 4:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Wall Street executives have it tough these days, but Hollywood has rarely gone easy on guys in suits. USA Today lists 10 definitive films about them:

  • Stagecoach (1939): Like all John Ford movies, this one makes a banker look bad.
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961): A 1930s investor doesn't just get depressed—he takes it out the window.
  • American Madness (1932): A bank man takes a rare turn as the nice guy, battling his board over loan policies.

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967): What's better than a banker being robbed?
  • Trading Places (1983): A broker becomes a bum, a bum a broker: Audiences loved the comparison.
  • Wall Street (1987): A broker starts off nice until his boss shows him greed ain't bad.
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