Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Movie Meme - Show Me the Money


You'd think we would see a romantic theme today, or maybe something Grammy-ish, but it appears the Bumbles were doing their taxes this weekend, so instead we are talking about money (as in stealing it, spending it, or Lord have mercy, giving it away). Luckily, there is no end to movies about money...they are probably more numerous than movies about love. (What does that say about us?) Here are a few that we enjoy in the Nawrot household:

1. Wall Street - obviously. This movie is the original lesson plan for greed.

2. Trading Places - all about the almighty dollar, but definitely more light-hearted. I have this one permanently on my iPod, because it is always good for a laugh. Also a great movie for Jamie Lee Curtis to showcase her new boob job, and wins the award for the best drunk Santa scene.

3. A Simple Plan - a most excellent movie, riveting to the point of putting a hard knot in your stomach, about two brothers and a friend who find a few mil in a plane that crashed on their property. Funny how scenarios like this always head south...

4. Millions - more found money, but this time by a seven-year-old in England, and as charming as a movie can get.

5. There Will Be Blood - I don't remember seeing too much paper money in this movie, but instead it was in the form of oil. And the plot is just as dark - I felt like I needed a shower when it was all said and done. I drink your milkshake!

6. The Counterfeiters - based on a true story about the largest counterfeiting operation in history, organized by the Nazis in a concentration camp. Received quite a bit of love at the Oscars a few years ago. If you don't mind subtitles, you must add this one to your Netflix Q toot sweet.


I actually came up with a few more, but I like to limit myself to six. I must give you time to visit the other participants of this very fun meme!





13 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Gosh, you're so good at thinking of movies on a theme. I usually am blank until I see other lists! And wow, they're doing taxes ALREADY?!!! :--)

Zibilee said...

What about 21? I know that's a movie about gambling, but it also has to do with money, in my eyes. Great list here, Sandy!

caite said...

I love Millions...great, sweet movie!

Avid Reader said...

I remember watching A Simple Plan quite a few years ago, great movie!

Lenore said...

I've seen all but The Counterfeiters which I really need to do, especially since I understand German!

bermudaonion said...

I LOVE Trading Places - it's a great pick!

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Some good choices (A Simple Plan especially). Surprised I've never heard of Millions; looking it up on IMDB it sounds great.

Amy said...

Great movie picks, Sandy!
I completely forgot about The Counterfeiters, what a movie!

Teacher/Learner said...

A Simple Plan is fantastic! Do heist movies count? I'd add Ocean's Eleven (the newer one is better), Inside Man...ack, 2?!? I must have a brain freeze :/

The Bumbles said...

I'm sooo glad you included Trading Places! I knew I could count on you ;0)

Susan said...

A Simple Plan is one of my favorite movies, even though it leaves a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. The whole cast was excellent in it.

Jenners said...

Did you read the book A Simple Plan? It is soooo good ... and the movie wasn't bad either.

Alice Teh said...

I give up. I haven't watched any of them. Hmmm...