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10 Movie-inspired ways to get rich fast

Looking for a way to get rich quick? The best place to get inspiration is from the movies. Check out our top 10 movie-inspired get-rich-quick schemes.

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Runner Runner (2013)

If you’re a computer whiz, you might just be able to crack an online poker game like Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), who, in desperation to raise $60,000 in tuition fees, turns to gambling even though it’s forbidden on campus. Just remember: Gambling comes with consequences.

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Fool’s Gold (2008)

Become a history buff on treasure that’s never been recovered, and have a treasure-hunting adventure. Benjamin Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) is certain he’s about to stumble upon the find of a lifetime and heads off to Key West with the hope of finding long-lost treasure. In the process, he manages to salvage his marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson).


Rat Race (2001)

Race for money! Of course you probably won’t get an opportunity like the hilarious hotel guests do in Rat Race, but try out as a contestant on The Amazing Race.


Indecent Proposal (1993)

John Gage (Robert Redford) offers David Murphy (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for one night with his wife. The offer is too good to refuse, but is the money worth losing their relationship over? How much would it cost someone to have you spend the night with them?


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Find a foolproof scam like Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) and Freddie Benson (Steve Martin) did in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, conning rich ladies out of their money. (OK, we never said these would all be legal!)

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Now You See Me (2013)

You don’t have to be involved in a bank holdup to rob a bank safe — not if you’re a big-time illusionist doing the Vegas circuit. We suggest going back to school to become a magician.


Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is one of the best movies featuring inspirational get-rich-quick schemes. Not only does he counterfeit millions of dollars in cheques, but he also pretends to be a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, a teacher and a legal prosecutor.


What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Head to Vegas for a night of gambling on the slot machines. You might strike it lucky like Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) and Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) did.


Million Dollar Duck (1971)

After being exposed to X-rays, Professor Albert Dooley discovers an ordinary duck that lays golden eggs. The cash-strapped scientist tries to keep his new-found wealth a secret, but it’s not long before the neighbours get suspicious. Just be warned: Irradiating animals might result in criminal charges.


21 (2008)

In Vegas you can become anyone you want, so why not become a trained expert in card-counting like Ben (Jim Sturgess) did in 21. It’s based on a true story, so what happens next is up to you.

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