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1. Margin Call (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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76 Metascore

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

Votes: 108,353 | Gross: $5.35M

2. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 303,448 | Gross: $83.82M

3. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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64 Metascore

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 125,082 | Gross: $15.03M

4. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,880 | Gross: $4.31M

5. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 14,162

6. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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53 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Portia Antonia Alexis, Limo Bob, George W. Bush

Votes: 2,298 | Gross: $0.24M

7. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 4,152

8. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,827 | Gross: $14.36M

9. The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

7.1
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53 Metascore

A look at the growing disparity between different economic classes.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Russell Brand, Geraint Anderson, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Votes: 1,248

10. Team Spirit (2016)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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An engaging drama about the less known aspects of the trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world - Société Générale. The movie tracks the rise and fall of anonymous ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Arthur Dupont, François-Xavier Demaison, Sabrina Ouazani, Tewfik Jallab

Votes: 940

11. Master of the Universe (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.2
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72 Metascore

A former banker in Germany, who entered the business with the advent of modern computer systems reminisces of his working years in some of the world-leading banking corporations.

Director: Marc Bauder | Stars: Rainer Voss, Angela Merkel

Votes: 1,017

12. Piercing I (2010)

103 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Jian Liu

Votes: 101

13. Robinson in Ruins (2010)

101 min | Documentary

7.3
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71 Metascore

A tour around England featuring images of nature and various industrialized and militarized settings.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Star: Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 146

14. The New Watchdogs (2011)

104 min | Documentary

7.7
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This documentary takes an in depth look at France's mass medias and shines a light on corporate and political interests that shape the news.

Directors: Gilles Balbastre, Yannick Kergoat | Star: Frédéric Lordon

Votes: 359

15. Debt Machine (2015)

80 min | Documentary

6.8
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Leftving journalists and politicians talks about debt. No economist with insights in finance appears in the documentary.

Director: Laure Delesalle | Stars: Karine Berger, Jean-Yves Grenier, Bernard Maris, Angela Merkel

Votes: 13

16. The Wall Street Conspiracy (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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About the Film The collapse of the US banking system in 2008 had been forecasted years before it happened by the people in this film. But no one wanted to listen. Instead our country fell ... See full summary »

Director: Kristina Leigh Copeland | Stars: Helen Avery, G. Robert Blakey, Patrick Byrne, Wes Christian

Votes: 20

17. Iceland Year Zero (2012)

Documentary

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In a land where wealth is considered a virtue, who is really to blame for the demise of the banking system? Is a re-evaluation of capitalist values the best thing to have happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Sigurður Hallmar Magnússon

Votes: 5

18. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Bill Clinton (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.6
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Former President Bill Clinton discusses his new book "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy."

Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Bill Clinton

Votes: 28

19. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Saving Democracy Is Up to Citizen Activists (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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Historian Peter Dreier talks about outraged citizens fighting corruption and financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson on why JPMorgan may be getting off easily. Continue reading

Stars: Bill Moyers, Gretchen Morgenson, Peter Dreier

20. The Tom Woods Show (2013– )
Episode: The Origins and Evils of Crony Capitalism (2019)

News

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Stars: Tom Woods, Randall Holcombe



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