Subject: Financial crisis

by ditavirga | created - 16 Mar 2016 | updated - 04 Nov 2016 | Public

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1. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush

Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.82M

Went on screens right before 2008's financial crisis and it literally tells the story of how banks are going to collapse so the ignorance is striking

2. In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule.

Directors: Danny Schechter, Joel Sucher | Stars: Nina Adams, David Aguilar, Roy Barnes, Steve Barnett

Votes: 343

3. 97% Owned (2012)

130 min | Documentary

97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oswald | Stars: Maddy Reilly, Ben Dyson, Anne Belsey, Noel Longhurst

Votes: 387

4. Let's Make Money (2008)

110 min | Documentary

Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju, Gerhard Schwarz

Votes: 1,650

5. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

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

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: 14,301

Not a documentary but the chosen actors are so similar to the actual people

6. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,737 | Gross: $0.05M

A movie about a man who seems to know everything about financial crisis

7. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Barry Aird, Jonathan Adams, Alex Jones, Ronald Kessler

Votes: 482

8. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

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: 39,957 | Gross: $14.36M

One of my favorite, Michael Moore makes it almost a comedy

9. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,116 | Gross: $0.19M

10. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 66,211 | Gross: $4.31M

11. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Warning (2009)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary

Frontline offers a detailed look at the roots of the 2008 economic crisis by investigating why government officials refused to regulate emerging derivatives markets that later ruined the financial system.

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Peter Berkrot, Brooksley Born, Nancy Duff Campbell, Adam Davidson

Votes: 92

12. Maxed Out (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Scurlock | Stars: Beth Naef, Mike Hudson, Louis C.K., Catherine Brown

Votes: 2,122 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Floored (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

For some people, risking everything is nothing.

Director: James Allen Smith | Stars: Bobby Ansani, Jeff Ansani, Ron Beebe, Chris Felix

Votes: 348

14. The Money Masters (1996)

210 min | Documentary

The Money Masters is a 1996 documentary film that discusses the concepts of money, debt, taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward.

Director: William T. Still | Star: William T. Still

Votes: 536

15. Money for Nothing (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

Based on the Book of the same title "Money For Nothing" is a history of the music video from the Beatles and Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga and everyone in between.

Director: Jamin Bricker | Star: Michael Charles Roman

Votes: 55 | Gross: $0.04M

16. The One Percent (2006)

Documentary

In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Johnson | Stars: Nicole Buffet, Chuck Collins, Steve Forbes, Cody Franchetti

Votes: 992

17. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Bill Gates

Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $0.10M

18. We're Not Broke (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes | Stars: James S. Henry, Chuck Collins, Bernie Sanders, Edward Kleinbard

Votes: 521

19. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 6,354 | Gross: $1.21M

20. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, History, News

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax... See full summary »

Directors: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher | Stars: Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Crandall

Votes: 165

21. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 15,651



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