Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) broke into the stock market in the mid-1980s. In 1987, Black Monday forced him to look at a new way to make a living. He turned to penny stocks, which cost next to nothing but return at an extremely high percentage for brokers, and his scams and schemes built his company into a billion-dollar titan in a matter of a couple of years. Obviously, it’s all going to crash, but Belfort keep the feds at bay a lot longer than you might think. The Wolf of Wall Street is another in a long line of American excess stories from director Martin Scorsese, a three-hour high-wire act for director and star, both of whom are at the peak of their powers here. A surprisingly funny and highly energetic movie, it shows that Scorsese still has plenty of gas in the tank.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producer: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Emma Koskoff, Alexandra Milchan, Rick Yorn, Irwin Winkler, Joel Gotler, George Kacandes and Danny Dimbort
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, Katarina Cas, P.J. Byrne, Kenneth Choi, Brian Sacca, Henry Zebrowski and Ethan Suplee