15 Inspirational Quotes From The Greatest Business Movies Of All Time

Gordon Gecko smoking a cigar

Gordon Gecko is probably Hollywood’s most infamous businessman. Followed by “American Psycho’s” Patrick Bateman. Both movies were so loved that “Wall Street” received the redo treatment in 2010 and a remake of “American Psycho” is rumoured to be in the works.

It’s no suprise that two of America’s favourite things—movies and capitalism—are a match made in heaven. 

Here’s a look at some of the best business films that have inspired generations of Wall Streeters, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Thanks to MyComeUp for gathering most of these quotes. 

- Howard Roark, The Fountainhead (1949)


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- Seth Davis, Boiler Room (2000)

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- Rod Tidwell, in Jerry Maguire (2006)

- Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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- Patrick Bateman, American Psycho (2000)

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- Eddie Temple, Layer Cake (2004)

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- Steve Jobs, in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

- Bernstein, Citizen Kane (1941)
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- Walter Abrams, Two For The Money (2005)

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- Howard Hughes, The Aviator (2004)
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- F. Ross Johnson, Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

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- Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

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- Frank Abagnale Sr, Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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- Jim Young, Boiler Room (2000)

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- Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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