Best Movies Showing A Rich Lifestyle

Did you ever like watching movies about the rich and lavish? This article will discuss our favorite movies about living a rich lifestyle.

Some of the films listed below have obvious commonalities in storyline and plot line, whilst others may have an underlying theme.

The films listed below are also divided into the following broad categories: the film might not have been directed by a famous Hollywood director, but they have all been immensely successful; such films as The Wolf of Wall Street and Gone with the Wind have the common theme of wealth; whereas the films such as Drive and Seven are examples of films which depict a relationship between a wealthy man and a powerless woman.

In addition, the films listed below may not have any other direct link to the theme of wealth, but they are nonetheless examples of films that were considered as potential blockbusters but ultimately failed to appeal to mainstream audiences; such films include Moneyball and Brazil.

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This 2014 film is a remake of the movie of the same name. The Wolf of Wall Street is a film about a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) broker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uses money to fulfill all his desires, including a sex-crazed lifestyle of partying and excessive drugs, and eventually falling into bankruptcy.

This New York based film portrays Jordan’s life before he became a stock broker.

The Expendables

The Expendables is a 2012 action film, directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The film is set in the desert of a ruined city, where a group of mercenaries lead by Lee Christmas (Ramon Rodriguez) find themselves and a treasure map.

These mercenaries travel around the desert in their ageing Chevy Suburban, but end up having to fight each other, until they come across a truck with crates of cash. It is here that the film’s main plot takes place, as the protagonists have to decide whether to steal the money, or use it to fund their operations.


The 2013 film Rambo is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name. The film is a fictionalized account of the life of Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) who returns to America after learning that his mother was killed in a car accident.

Rambo then becomes a drifter, following a pair of lovers to Mexico, and then a power plant in the desert. It is here that the main plot takes place, as Rambo is forced to face his own mortality.


Seven, directed by Ron Howard, is a 2008 film based on the novels of James Grady, and is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. The film’s plot revolves around a pair of brothers, who after winning a large amount of money from a casino, set out to kill the ten people responsible for their winnings.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two: for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.

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Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a 2015 film based on the novel All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. In the film, the protagonist, Walter White (Ryan Gosling) is a new age anti-hero, and drug kingpin.

He engages in criminal activities, such as trading in cars, and frequently trades them for more powerful vehicles. He uses his skills and smarts to make sure his partners are secure, whilst also making sure that he remains in control of his criminal enterprise.

He is, however, falling in love with a dancer, who he sees every night in his clubs.


Spartacus is a 1953 American film adaptation of the Roman novel of the same name. It is a film in the Spartacus film series, based on the life of gladiator Spartacus, which follows the life of the gladiator from the age of 15, and into his career as a slave rebel and the leader of a rebellion against the Roman Republic.

The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, Laurence Olivier as Varro, Alec Guinness as Spartacus’s brother, and Klaus Kinski as the character Scipio.

The film won nine Academy Awards at the 57th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, and Best Actor for Douglas.

Green Zone

Green Zone, directed by Stephen Gaghan, is a 2010 film, based on the non-fiction book by New York Times reporter David Axe about the Iraq war, US Special Forces and reconstruction.

In the film, a US State Department staffer embedded with US Marines is threatened by a pro-Taliban suicide bomber, while he is serving as liaison between the State Department and the Marines.


This movie revolves around the life of Judah Ben-Hur, the son of a wealthy merchant. The movie begins in the time of the Roman emperor Flavius Nero, when a group of Jews are marched to the sea in a deadly spectacle, to be drowned. Judah becomes a Christian preacher and helps his tribe escape the deadly event.

Ben-Hur is an epic adventure film, with excellent cinematography, music, action sequences and other interesting elements. This film, although does not reach the level of a great classic, is worth the watch.


This is a movie which is really fun to watch. It follows a story about a man whose parents wish to get him a dragon as a pet.

The animated film follows the story of a humble ogre who makes friends with a princess. The Shrek franchise comprises three Hollywood movies – Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.

Shrek is a comedy-adventure movie, which has humor in abundance and if you enjoy watching these films, Shrek 2 is a must-watch.

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This movie stars Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt in pivotal roles. Robin Hood’s life story is shown, from his childhood, to the time when he was a legend and then on to the time when he returns to his village.

Robin Hood, a legend of England, is seen as a revolutionary and leads an epic uprising to bring back the Englishmen from taxation. This movie is filled with adventure and impressive scenes.

It has some of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes in the history of cinema.

Pulp Fiction

This is the fourth entry in our list of rich movies. The movie is about a small time criminal, Vincent Vega, who is shot by his partner.

During his recovery, a beautiful prostitute named Mia Wallace becomes his new partner in crime. There is a sub-plot of Angel and Ignatz (prostitutes) and Johnny Boy (who is a killer and was involved in the attack on Vega).

The movie, which takes its name from the title of an improvisation by the characters, is filled with dark humour. It is one of the most popular and iconic movies of all time.

The film is based on the story of "Wiseguy". It has a great storyline and a superb cast.

Pulp Fiction is worth watching for the sheer entertainment and superb production values of the movie.

There are so many more movies to choose from, but for now, check these out!


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