Movies and TV Shows about economic crisis

Hustlers
  • Hustlers (2019)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Crime,
  • A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
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Hustlers
Assault on Wall Street
  • Assault on Wall Street (2013)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes causing Jim to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.
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Assault on Wall Street
Surviving Progress
  • Surviving Progress (2011)
  • Documentary,
  • Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired “Surviving Progress”, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps”—alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn’t an evolutionary dead-end.
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Surviving Progress
The Runner
  • The Runner (2014)
  • Drama,
  • Five years ago the boss closed the company and fired 300 workers. The first day that he goes out to run he meets one of them.
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The Runner
Nothing Co.
  • Nothing Co. (2014)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • Carlos has been fruitlessly looking for a job for years. One day, he finds a very special company called Nothing Co. The company is offering a job where the worker is paid to do nothing... but that day, his life will turn upside down.
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Nothing Co.
Agora: From Democracy to the Market
  • Agora: From Democracy to the Market (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • As going through an economic vortex, Greece is experiencing condition in post-war history. Homeless people, unemployment, poverty, violent conflicts and the rise of the extreme-right are found all over the county. Is there any possible way to break through the crisis? This film follows development of the crisis and its impact on people’s lives, as well as rise of fascism, while seeking answers from interested parties.
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Agora: From Democracy to the Market
OXI, an Act of Resistance
  • OXI, an Act of Resistance (2014)
  • Drama, Documentary,
  • The popular resistance to the current Greek economic crisis explored and expressed through the ethical and political writings of Ancient Greece.
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OXI, an Act of Resistance
Capitalism Hits the Fan
  • Capitalism Hits the Fan (2009)
  • Documentary,
  • With breathtaking clarity, renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the source of the economic crisis to the 1970s, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown. By placing the crisis within this larger historical and systemic frame, Wolff argues convincingly that the proposed government "bailouts," stimulus packages, and calls for increased market regulation will not be enough to address the real causes of the crisis, in the end suggesting that far more fundamental change will be necessary to avoid future catastrophes.
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Capitalism Hits the Fan