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Inside Job (2010)

Inside Job
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Rated PG-13

"Inside Job" is an Academy Award-winning documentary that examines the causes of the global financial crisis of 2008. Directed by Charles Ferguson, the film follows a comprehensive investigation into the systemic corruption of the global financial industry, focusing particularly on the U.S. banking system. Through interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, Ferguson chronicles the events leading up to the crisis and reveals a system that allowed reckless and unethical practices to take place unchecked. The film highlights the lack of government regulation and the "revolving door" between government and the banking industry, as well as the extreme salaries and bonuses of financial executives, which incentivized irresponsible risk-taking. In the end, the film argues that the global economic collapse was a result of widespread malfeasance and corruption.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Rated R

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The film follows Belfort's rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life and his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the eponymous Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff and Margot Robbie as Naomi Lapaglia. The supporting cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner and Jean Dujardin. The film follows Belfort as he rises to power as a stockbroker, forming the now infamous Stratton Oakmont firm and quickly becoming one of the most successful and notorious players in the stock market. With his newfound wealth and power, Belfort indulges in excesses of sex, drugs and luxury, while also becoming involved in corruption and fraud. The film shows how Belfort and his firm were able to manipulate the stock market and evade law enforcement, until a federal investigation into their activities brings the firm to a halt. Belfort is eventually sentenced to prison for his crimes. The film ends with Belfort reflecting on his life and how his actions affected

The Corporation (2003)

The Corporation
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, starring Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones
Rated Not Rated

The Corporation is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The film explores the idea of the modern-day corporation and its role in society. It follows the rise of the corporation as a legal entity, and its subsequently increasing power and influence in the world. Through interviews with experts, including corporate executives, scholars and activists, the film examines the history, evolution, practices and impacts of corporate entities, their relationship with society and their potential for global transformation. The film highlights the ways in which corporations have been able to use loopholes in the law to exert control not only over their workers, but also over the general public. The film calls for greater corporate accountability and the re-examination of the role of the corporation in our society.

The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Rated R

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay and written by McKay and Charles Randolph, based on the 2010 non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the United States housing bubble. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock and Marisa Tomei. The plot follows two investors (Bale and Carell) who, in the early 2000s, correctly predicted the build-up of the housing bubble that eventually led to the financial crisis. The duo and other investors decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The film also focuses heavily on the actions of Dr. Michael Burry (Bale), an eccentric hedge fund manager, and Jared Vennett (Gosling), a sly and opportunistic trader. The other investors include a small group of Wall Street misfits, a couple of retired businessmen, and a talented young amateur. The film received positive reviews, with praise directed at the screenplay

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Glengarry Glen Ross
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Foley, starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Rated R

Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 drama film directed by James Foley and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Mamet. It follows the story of four desperate real estate agents who are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in the cutthroat world of Chicago real estate. They are given the task of selling undesirable real estate to unsuspecting buyers, and their individual stories unfold as the pressure mounts to make a sale or face termination. The film stars an all-star cast that includes Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Spacey. It is a powerful and darkly comedic exploration of greed and ambition, as the agents face various ethical dilemmas in their pursuit of success.

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
Rated R

Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The story follows the lives of two commodities traders, the wealthy, upper-class Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and the homeless hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy). As a result of a bet between the Duke brothers, the two men find their fortunes reversed as Louis is forced to live in poverty and Billy Ray is given the opportunity to live a life of luxury. The two men eventually team up to get revenge on the Dukes, manipulating the commodities market to their own advantage and exposing their malicious plot. Along the way, they manage to win the hearts of the women in their lives, beat the Dukes at their own game, and teach them a valuable lesson about the consequences of their actions.

Limitless (2011)

Limitless
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Neil Burger, starring Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro
Rated PG-13

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover
Rated R

Rounders (1998)

Rounders
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Dahl, starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich
Rated R

Pi (1998)

Pi
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart
Rated R

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jim Bruce, starring Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Peter Atwater
Rated Not Rated

Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From J.C. Chandor, starring Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany
Rated R

Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ben Younger, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt
Rated R

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Owning Mahowny
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard Kwietniowski, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin
Rated R

Working Girl (1988)

Working Girl
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin
Rated R

The Family Man (2000)

The Family Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brett Ratner, starring Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven
Rated PG-13

The Bank (2001)

The Bank
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Connolly, starring David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers
Rated Not Rated

Arbitrage (2012)

Arbitrage
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nicholas Jarecki, starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth
Rated R

Capital (2012)

Capital
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Costa-Gavras, starring Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Natacha Régnier
Rated R

Freakonomics (2010)

Freakonomics
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock, starring James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Melvin Van Peebles, Morgan Spurlock
Rated PG-13

Chasing Madoff (2010)

Chasing Madoff
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Jeff Prosserman, starring Bernie Madoff, Frank Casey, Gaytri Kachroo, Harry Markopolos
Rated Unrated

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin
Rated PG-13

Assault on Wall Street (2013)

Assault on Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Uwe Boll, starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard
Rated R

Quicksilver (1986)

Quicksilver
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Thomas Michael Donnelly, starring Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Rudy Ramos
Rated PG

Equity (2016)

Equity
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Meera Menon, starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner
Rated R

 



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