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7 Movies Like "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Updated on December 2, 2015
7 Movies Like The Wolf of Wall Street
7 Movies Like The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street is an American dark comedy film based on the true life story of Jordan Belfort. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the plot follows the journey of a man from being an ordinary worker to a rich stock-broker, and then back to being a lowly soul living a criminal life. Most of the reviews acquired by the film are positive. It was also nominated for several awards in the 86th Academy Awards and 71st Golden Globe Awards. The film premiered on December 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie.

Here are movies like “Wolf of Wall Street” that will tour you down the fascinating but dangerous world of gangsters.


1. Boiler Room

Release Date: February 18, 2000

Director: Ben Younger

Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

A young man named Seth Davis has dropped out of Queens College. Despite this, Seth still wants to please his harsh father, a federal judge. Because of his father's insistent demand, he halts the operation of his home-based casino, where most of his customers are college students. In an attempt to make his daddy proud, Seth gets a job as a broker in a small investment firm. He is great at sales, it actually lead him to instant success. But upon receiving a huge amount of money from his job, Seth realizes that what he is doing might not be as legal as it seems.


2. Casino

Release Date: November 22, 1995

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro are best friends. They have a lot in common: they are both mobsters, they both move to Las Vegas to create a name for themselves, and both living and working in this ironic world. But it is seen in their eyes that they have hate for each other. Until one day, their involvement in the 1970’s and 1980’s casinos is revealed. Ace was the effortless operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky was a tough thief who robs the townspeople. And while Ace falls for the beautiful hustler Ginger, Nicky falls into the world of drugs and brutality.


3. Wall Street

Release Date: December 11, 1987

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

It is early 1980s, and Bud Fox is one of those struggling souls in the heart of New York City. He is a typical Wall Street stockbroker, willing to do everything to get on top. Aside from his daily work at the stockbroker firm, he also works for the powerful, successful, cruel and greedy broker Gordon Gekko, who exploits the youth and forces to work for him. Using Gekko’s advice that “Greed is good," Fox is able to break into the world of yuppies, where money and women come easily. However, his family is not happy with his acts.


4. Casino Jack

Release Date: January 7, 2011

Director: George Hickenlooper

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz

Jack Abramoff is a businessman and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. His hunger for power and influence has gone wrong. He has been involved in a huge corruption scandal, leading him and two other White House officials to conviction. He has been proved guilty of conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion in the year 2006. He spends three and a half years of his six-year verdict in the state prison. Later, he is moved to another jail house, where he spends his remaining years of being a convict until his release on December 3, 2010.


5. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Release Date: September 24, 2010

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan

Corporate robber Gordon Gecko has completed a prison verdict for money laundering in 2001. When he is released, no one has had the slightest willingness to meet him. Seven years later, Gecko is able to publish his book. Meanwhile, his daughter Winnie, who is not in good terms with him, has grown to become a political troublemaker. Winnie is engaged to Jake Moore, a clever Wall Street broker. When Jake's boss has been killed, he sets off to seek revenge, getting the help of Gordon, who appears to be the perfect ally. Together, they will get rid of their Wall Street enemy to build an empire.


6. Godfellas

Release Date: September 21, 1990

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Small-time mobster Henry Hill is taking part in a robbery scheme with Tommy De Vito and Jimmy Conway. The two mobsters are expert thieves, whose standards are higher than Henry’s. They are merciless, killing whoever it is that gets in their way. Slowly but surely, the three are able to work their way up to the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry’s parents are successful individuals, and he is both pressured and frustrated to follow them. He has a hidden plan to make his parents proud, but carrying out the plan means betraying his new friends.


7. American Hustle

Release Date: December 20, 2013

Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper

Cunning con-man, Irving Rosenfeld, and his equally clever and seductive partner, Sydney Prosser, are compelled to work for the reckless FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. Their involvement with Richie leads Irving and Sydney into the world of Jersey powerbrokers and mobsters that is both risky and fascinating. They meet Carmine Polito, a hot-blooded political operator in New Jersey. When Irving and Sydney’s job starts creating complications, Irving realizes that his volatile wife, Rosalyn, might just help.

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