Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: My Top 5 Films about Greed & Money!
Close but no cigar: MoneyBall, Brewster’s Millions, Ocean’s 11, Arbitrage, The Big Short
5 – Wall Street
The archetypal 80’s film about money, it coined the expression ‘Greed Is Good’ and sent a million bankers out to try and be Gordon Gekko.
4 – Boiler Room
A tense, tightly directed and well performed 90’s film that most people missed. A hidden gem.
3 – Casino
The mob, Vegas and casinos – all under the watchful eye of Scorsese and a cast that reunites most of Goodfellas.
2 – Glengarry Glen Ross
A sales floor, a deadline and a script that is one of the best ever written. Nearly perfect.
1 – The Wolf Of Wall Street
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea for sure but The Wolf Of WallStreet is one of Scorsese’s finest.