1. There Will Be Blood
Rotten tomatoes score: 86%
Inspired by Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil, it tells the story of a silver miner-turned-oilman (Day-Lewis) on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California’s oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The film is widely regarded as the best film of the 2000s, and as one of the greatest films of all time.
Rotten tomatoes score: 74%
The film follows Edward Morra, a struggling writer who is introduced to a nootropic drug called NZT-48, which gives him the ability to fully utilize his brain and vastly improve his lifestyle. Stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Andrew Howard, and Anna Friel.
3. Middle Men
Rotten tomatoes score: 55%
Stars Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht and James Caan. The movie is based on the experiences of Christopher Mallick who was previously associated with the internet billing companies Paycom and ePassporte. Christopher Mallick has been accused of stealing millions of dollars from his customers at ePassporte to fund the creation of the film.
4. The Great Gatsby (1974)
Rotten tomatoes score: 47%
American romantic drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. We all know the story high school reading. The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, along with Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Lois Chiles.
5. Lord of War
Rotten tomatoes score: 84%
In this crime drama, Nicolas Cage plays an illegal arms dealer, inspired by the stories of several real-life arms dealers and smugglers. The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the arms trafficking by the international arms industry.
6. The House of Rothschild
Rotten tomatoes score: 63%
This film chronicles the rise of the Rothschild family of European bankers. It is estimated the Rothschild’s net worth is in the trillions.
Rotten tomatoes score: 57%
Unlike the previous movies, this is a comedy film and serves as a continuation of the HBO TV series of the same name. It stars the principal cast of the show, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven, and follows actor Vincent Chase who goes overbudget on his directorial debut and must ask newly-appointed studio head Ari Gold for more money.
8. The Diamond Empire
Rotten tomatoes score: N/A