Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987) A+
One of my favorite movies. It's incredibly smart, but at the same time, accessible. There's a lot of economic broker jargon, but it's understandable for those of us who aren't knowledgeable in that area. The acting is great, especially by Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, one of my favorite movie villains.
Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995) A
The film reminds me a little too much of Goodfellas, but that's not really a bad thing. It's smart, it's classy, it's well-acted, well-directed, well-written, it's got all the staples of a great Scorsese flick.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog, 2009) A-
I actually enjoy this more than the version with Harvey Keitel. Nic Cage goes over-the-top in this one, and it's so entertaining to watch his performance. I love when Nic Cage can be Nic Cage and just go all-out psycho.