by C. Delle Donne Damiani

You gotta earn a buck in Hollywood. Despite the rising sales of lottery tickets, film characters who stumble upon (via inheritance or heist) wealth are destined to suffer or lose it. In a subtle morality play, studios make boffo box office while driving home the evils of assets unearned. Below, Stim presents a list of Hollywood's most important films/lessons on easy money, spanning the last 20 years.