We all enjoy watching movies and binge-viewing them all day; movies are frequently inspired by or replicate specific people’s lifestyles, which can impact the brains of many of its viewers.
Many of us have aspirations of leading a lavish lifestyle, and these films help us achieve those aspirations by showing us what it’s like to live in a way that’s closer to the ideal than we could ever hope to achieve.
A few must-see, binge-worthy movies that depict various aspects of a wealthy existence are listed here.
1. How to Steal a Million (1966)
Nicole, the daughter of an art forger, teamed up with a burglar to steal one of her father’s forgeries and keep his secret safe.
Charles Bonnet, a Parisian art collector famed for his extensive collection of impressionist masterworks, is well-known throughout the art world. On rare instances, he auctions off works of art from his own collection. But in actuality, he just duplicates the parts that have been reported missing in the first place. When she asks Simon to steal her father’s collection in order to spare him from jail, Simon, who is unaware of her father’s true identity, agrees to the plan because he is now infatuated with Miss Bonnet.
2. Marie Antoinette (2006)
Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria and Empress Maria-fourteen-year-old Theresa’s youngest daughter marries the Dauphin of France, the future Louis XVI, to cement their union. Her lavish lifestyle and marital woes are all featured in the film, which focuses on the Queen of France’s handling of her newfound responsibilities. Marie Antoinette’s character and devotion to her way of life are well-depicted in the film. During the French Revolution in 1789, she was stripped of her wealth and luxury, imprisoned, and eventually murdered by her own people in a stunning biopic about the Queen of France, whose lifestyle was a symbol of decadence in the 18th century.
3. Crazy Rich Asians
Jon M. Chu directs this romantic comedy based on a script by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh are among the cast members.
When a Chinese-American professor visits her boyfriend’s family in Singapore with her boyfriend, she learns that they are one of Singapore’s wealthiest families, and that her lover Nick is reputed to be Asia’s most eligible bachelor. She has to deal with the jealousy of every single woman who has tried to pull her down in their own manner.
4. The Great Gatsby (2012)
One of Baz Luhrmann’s best films, The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher rounding out the cast.
Carraway (Tobey Maguire) leaves the Midwest in the spring of 1922 and heads to New York City in the age of loose morals, sparkling jazz, workaholics and cutthroat marketplaces. By chance, Nick finds himself living next door to Jay Gatsby, a mysterious, party-loving millionaire who captivates Nick with his world of illusions, games, and deceptions. After a string of tragedies, Nick finds himself entangled in an impossible love tale after gaining insight into the world he lives in and beyond.
5. The Bling Ring (2013)
It is based on Nancy Jo Sales’ 2010 Vanity Fair piece, “The Suspects Wore Louboutins,” about a real-life group known as the Bling Ring, and was written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The Bling Ring starred Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and Claire Julien.
Teenagers infatuated with fame go on the lam to loot the mansions of the rich and famous using their internet hacking and thieving talents. Online tracking enables them to break into their targets’ homes, take their designer clothing and accessories, and amplifies today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand addiction, something that begins as youthful fun grows out of control and gives a representation of today’s culture,
6. The Devil wears Prada (2006)
The Devil Wears Prada is an American comedy-drama directed by David Frankel and produced by Wendy Finerman based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name. The movie depicts the glitz and glamor of working for a professional fashion magazine like Runway, as well as the difficulties that accompany that lifestyle.
Recently graduated journalist Andrea Sachs has been appointed as Miranda Priestly’s new second assistant in New York. Miranda Priestly is a well-known Runway magazine executive who is notorious for her brutality and coldheartedness. The film focuses on Andrea’s character development and the ways in which she adapts to her new professional environment. As a result, Andrea’s personal life and connection with boyfriend Nate, her family, and friends are affected. Andrea realizes at the end that life is a series of decisions.
7. Monte Carlo (2011)
This Thomas Bezucha picture, Monte Carlo, is a wonderful mix of adventure, romance, and comedy. The film was produced by Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Nicole Kidman, and Arnon Milchan for Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Entertainment. It’s based on Jules Bass’s Headhunters. Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy play three friends in Monte Carlo, Monaco, who are mistaken for wealthy socialites.
After spending all of their savings, a young woman, her step-sister, and their closest friend set off on a long-awaited dream vacation to the romantic city of Paris, but their trip ends in heartbreak. One of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress when they return to the lobby of a luxury hotel after a dismal tour. But their trip to Monte Carlo soon turns into an odyssey full of mishaps before they can expose their true selves.
8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
A rom-com film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s was written and directed by Blake Edwards and produced by George Axelrod. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard star in the film, which is based on Truman Capote’s 1958 novella of the same name.
Manhattan socialite Holly Golightly is smitten by her new neighbor, Paul Varjak, a lovely new neighbor. Paul, too, succumbs to Holly’s enticing allure, not because he resembles her brother, but because he can’t help but succumb to the temptations of Holly’s superficial world. Even if they don’t openly confess it, the two lovers have a past that they fight with.
9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
John Hughes wrote, co-produced, and directed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a teen comedy film set in the United States. Matthew Broderick portrays Ferris Bueller, a high school student who takes a day out of school to visit Chicago with Mia Sara and Alan Ruck in the film..
Getting away with cutting and skipping courses is a specialty of Ferris Bueller’s. By taking a day off from work and borrowing a Ferrari, Ferris sets off on a one-day road trip across the city streets of Chicago. He was determined to catch his high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) in the act.
10. Arthur (2011)
Peter Baynham and Jason Winer’s Arthur is yet another American rom-com film. It is a remake of the Steve Gordon-directed film of the same name. Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig also star in the film, which is directed by Nick Nolte and starring Russell Brand.
New York City playboy Arthur Bach, who is famous and well-off, is perpetually intoxicated and has no plans or ambitions in life. Hobson, Arthur’s witty butler, encourages him to accept a planned marriage to heiress Susan Johnson. When he meets waitress Linda Marolla in the middle of the movie and falls in love with her, he risks losing everything because of his engagement to Susan. When things are tough, the love is undeniable.
11. Dior and I (2014)
Frédéric Tcheng directed and wrote the documentary Dior and I, which was released in 2014. Christian Dior designer Raf Simons is the subject of a documentary. Actresses Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Jennifer Lawrence and Sharon Stone all feature in the film, which marks Simons’ debut for Dior as a star.
In the documentary, we get a glance into the Christian Dior fashion company, which is both colorful, sumptuous, luscious, and occasionally stressful.
12. Ford VS Ferrari (2019)
Ford v Ferrari, known in Europe as Le Mans ’66, is a James Mangold-directed sports drama written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller and starring Harrison Ford and Enzo Ferrari. With Matt Damon and Christian Bale as well as Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas and Noah Jupe as well as Ray McKinnon as members of the film’s cast.
Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, an American automobile designer and fearless racer, confront corporate interference, the laws and laws of physics, and their own demons as they design and build a novel, modern car for Ford Motor Company. In 1966, they hope to go head-to-head with Enzo Ferrari’s race engines at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
13. Rush (2013)
During the 1976 Formula One racing season, British James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda faced off against one other in the Rush–Lauda rivalry, which was based on actual events, Rush is a biographical sports film. In addition to Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda, the film was written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard, and produced by Michael Bay.
When James Hunt and Niki Lauda competed in Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, their competition and hostility was extreme. Both Hunt and Lauda are able to push themselves physically and intellectually to the limit as they race in gas-filled, rolling bombs on the circuit. With each passing lap, the ladies in their lives see their husbands and wives put their lives on the line in pursuit of glory.
14. Gone in 60 seconds (2000)
American action/heist film Gone in 60 Seconds stars Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, as well as Gianluigi Ribisi and Christopher Eccleston. It also features Robert Duvall, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, Delroy Lindo, and Chi McBride. Dominic Sena directed, Scott Rosenberg wrote, and Jerry Bruckheimer produced the picture. H.B. Halicki’s picture, from which this is a remake, is well-known.
An auto thief is forced to steal 50 high-end vehicles in one night in order to rescue the life of his brother, who has been captured by a violent criminal lord Mafia. A well-known vehicle thief in the state, he must call together his old crew in order to complete this near-impossible job. A rival gang of robbers and the local police officers pose many risks, problems, and challenges to his goal.
Drama, thrills, and twists abound in these films, which also feature a wide variety of luxury goods and lifestyles from around the world, as well. Each film has a distinct aspect of luxury and opulence, offering us a vision of a life that will sweep us off our feet.