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

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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83 Metascore

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

Writers: Walter Kirn, Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 250,484

2. Hung (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

7.2
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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

Creators: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton, Sianoa Smit-McPhee

Votes: 17,464

3. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, 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.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 101,179

4. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel | Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

Votes: 137,093

5. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Writers: David Levien, Brian Koppelman | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

Votes: 12,780

6. Human Capital (2013)

111 min | Drama

7.4
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63 Metascore

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Writers: Stephen Amidon, Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo | Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Guglielmo Pinelli

Votes: 5,059

7. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Writers: Brian Patrick O'Toole, John Aglialoro, Ayn Rand | Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 10,840

8. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

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

Writers: Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert

Votes: 48,869

9. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Writers: Peter Gould, Andrew Ross Sorkin | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 9,669

10. After (II) (2014)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery

4.6
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25 Metascore

A story centered around the Valentinos, a struggling family whose delicate balance is threatened by a carefully concealed secret that, if revealed, will change their lives forever.

Writer: Sabrina Gennarino | Director: Pieter Gaspersz | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, John Doman, Pablo Schreiber, Sabrina Gennarino

Votes: 106

11. The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A young man with the power to time travel attempts to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.

Writer: Holly Brix | Director: Seth Grossman | Stars: Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, Melissa Jones, Kevin Yon

Votes: 14,095

12. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.9
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75 Metascore

About Hayao Miyazaki's life and Studio Ghibli.

Writer: Mami Sunada | Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Sankichi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 1,632

13. Distant (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Writers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Cemil Kavukçu | Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 11,548

14. Bewakoofiyaan (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Mohit and Mayera, a young corporate couple in love, run into trouble when Mayera's overprotective father thinks Mohit isn't good enough for her.

Writer: Habib Faisal | Director: Nupur Asthana | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Swedha Singh

Votes: 2,216

15. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.9
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Nina Xining Zuo

Votes: 585

16. Bridge and Tunnel (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A group of twenty-somethings struggle to cope with break ups, student debt, and the transition to adulthood while living with their parents in the suburbs of New York City.

Writer: Jason Michael Brescia | Director: Jason Michael Brescia | Stars: Ryan Metcalf, Arjun Gupta, Mary Kate Wiles, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 40

17. The Glass Man (2011)

108 min | Thriller

6.2
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The chilling story of a middle class man whose desperate weathering of the current economic crisis ends with the arrival one night of a debt collector with an offer that surely cannot be turned down.

Writer: Cristian Solimeno | Director: Cristian Solimeno | Stars: Andy Nyman, James Cosmo, Neve Campbell, Brett Allen

Votes: 191

18. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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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.

Writer: Michael Ruppert | Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 5,544

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

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

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

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Michael Schwendeman, Kim Allen, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,593

20. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)

135 min | Thriller

7.9
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Golrokh an Iranian lady who is a talented author struggles to settle her presumably disloyal but amorous husband's debts that his business partner has caused and left him to bear the ... See full summary »

Writer: Bahram Beizai | Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian, Mitra Hajjar

Votes: 1,182

21. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,179

22. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

5.9
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'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

Votes: 317

23. Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

104 min | Documentary, History, News

7.3
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57 Metascore

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Bruce | Director: Jim Bruce | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Peter Atwater

Votes: 323

24. Boxing Day (I) (2012)

94 min | Drama

5.6
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Basil, a businessman and Chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his life for another.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Edie Dakota, Lisa Enos, Jo Farkas, Danny Huston

Votes: 120

25. A Flat for Three (2012)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Three divorced fathers are forced to live together.

Writers: Pasquale Plastino, Carlo Verdone | Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marco Giallini, Micaela Ramazzotti

Votes: 821

26. The Secret of Oz (2009)

104 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing - and this may only be the beginning. Could it be that solutions to the world's economic ... See full summary »

Writer: William T. Still | Director: William T. Still | Stars: Andrew Nance, Brent Robinson, William T. Still

Votes: 188

27. The Entrepreneur (2011)

94 min | Drama

6.1
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Strangled by debt and the banks, the owner of a factory that is on the brink of closing will go to any lengths to solve his financial and marital problems.

Writers: Giuliano Montaldo, Vera Pescarolo, Andrea Purgatori | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Carolina Crescentini, Eduard Gabia, Francesco Scianna

Votes: 301

28. Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession (2012)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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Scintillating, salacious and, made-in-Miami 'Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession' is an outrageous indie feature about putting passion before the plan and living it up in a down economy.

Writers: Adam Chefitz, Zachary Weil | Director: Zachary Weil | Stars: John McGlothlin, Francesca Frigo, Adam Chefitz, Andres Lefevre

Votes: 21

29. Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992 TV Short)

23 min | Documentary, Short

4.8
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A 30-minute follow-up piece for Roger & Me, this was first shown when that film was broadcast as part of the PBS series P.O.V. Moore briefly re-examines the economic collapse of Flint and ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Rhonda Britton, Michael Moore, Janet K. Rauch, Fred Ross

Votes: 451

30. Bonobo (II) (2014)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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A happily married young couple must carefully evaluate their relationship and trust in one another, plus own moral standing when a potentially seedy yet highly financial offer is presented to them in a time of recession.

Writer: Mark Withers | Director: Mark Withers | Stars: Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Hatherall, Freya Berry, Elena Harding

Votes: 8

31. Out of Here (I) (2013)

80 min | Drama

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After a year traveling the world, twentysomething Ciaran reluctantly returns to his hometown of Dublin, broke and stuck living with his parents. As he struggles to reconnect with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Donal Foreman | Director: Donal Foreman | Stars: Fionn Walton, Annabell Rickerby, Aoife Duffin, Daniel Bergin

Votes: 33

32. $lowdown (2011)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.8
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In the midst of a recession, a quiet homeless man has taken it upon himself to befriend a charming young bank teller and, through an unexpected series of events, ultimately reveals the deeper connection that the two share.

Writers: Ali Saam, Saman Yaghmai-Aledavoud | Director: Saman Yaghmai-Aledavoud | Stars: Ali Saam, JT Alexander, Glen Vaughan, Myles Cranford

Votes: 12

33. Dream Job (2012)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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An out of work filmmaker is offered what he thinks is his dream job, the chance to work for George Lucas.

Writers: Dave Hill, Joe Lipari, Rachael Robbins, Victor Varnado | Director: Joe Lipari | Stars: Dave Hill, Victor Varnado, Scout Durwood, Renan Kanbay

Votes: 28

34. Glitch in the Grid (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Drama

6.6
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Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.

Writer: Eric Leiser | Director: Eric Leiser | Stars: Jay Masonek, Jeffrey Leiser, Eric Leiser, Travis Bellman

Votes: 65

35. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.1
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Writers: Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Nicolas Reeves, Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, Alain Omer Duranceau | Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 23

36. Broke: The New American Dream (2009)

Documentary

6.9
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A vivid, honest, often humorous and always insightful look at our struggle with investments and retirement. Michael Covel traveled 75,000 miles over the course of 2007 and 2008 to visit ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael W. Covel, Luke David, Paloma Martinez, Celia Straus | Director: Michael W. Covel | Stars: Salem Abraham, Richard Blake, Chris Van Hollen, Eric Bolling

Votes: 19

37. Suckers (1993)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writer: John Webster | Director: John Webster | Stars: Heimo Kastinen, Kristiina Marin, Kimmo

Votes: 142

38. Loose Change (2007)

Short

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Follow the journey of a single coin and the value that is placed on that coin by different people in different situations.

Director: Tim Golem

39. Teleglobal Dreamin' (2009)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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A Filipino call center agent takes her American corporate-trainer boss out on the town, setting off a chain of events with unexpected consequences.

Writers: Eric Flanagan, Putnam Trumbull | Director: Eric Flanagan | Stars: Latasha Calvin, Trixie Dauz, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Chanel Latorre

Votes: 44

40. Car Bonus (2001)

59 min | Documentary

8.4
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An American dream in Finland - a brand new car and a monthly income of 150,000 Euros. The worst recession period of Finnish history is over but unemployment is decreasing slowly. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Mika Ronkainen | Director: Mika Ronkainen | Stars: Kaisu Mikkonen, Viljo Mikkonen

Votes: 86

41. Lamavuosi (2010 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

5.6
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Writer: Simo Sipola | Director: Simo Sipola

Votes: 5

42. Le due leggi (2014 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

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Writers: Laura Ippoliti, Luciano Manuzzi, Andrea Purgatori | Director: Luciano Manuzzi | Stars: Elena Sofia Ricci, Enrico Ianniello, Massimo De Francovich, Gaetano Bruno

43. Breathe (IV) (2014)

3 min | Short, Horror

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Three captives wake up gagged, bound to chairs, with betting odds painted onto their chests. Forced to play a game for an unseen online audience, they struggle to hold their breath to outlive their competition.

Writers: Craig Busek, David James Holloway | Director: David James Holloway | Stars: Scarlet Wilderink, Nathan Adabadze, Richard Javier Wigley, Arthur Khindria

44. Henry & Sunny (2009)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Henry, an unemployed clown, is in love with the famous soap opera actress, Sunny Carmichael. He writes her letters daily yet fear of rejection prevents him from disclosing his return address. Can true love prevail?

Writer: Fergal Rock | Director: Fergal Rock | Stars: Paulo Bragança, Dorothy Cotter, Sam Jackson, Matthew Keenan

Votes: 10

45. Dear John (2009)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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When a John Deere plant closes in Welland Ontario, director Mark Lammert explores the causes and effects of their decision to move south.

Writer: Charles M. Smith | Director: Mark Lammert | Stars: Kevin Falardeau, Patrick Persichilli, Joel Rash, Wayne Samuelson

46. Top Secretaries (2009 TV Movie)

200 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Franco Marotta, Laura Toscano | Director: Angelo Longoni | Stars: Claudia Gerini, Micaela Ramazzotti, Antonia Liskova, Tosca D'Aquino

48. Art Recession (2011)

59 min | Documentary, News

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Despite its huge impact, art education is often one of the first programs to be cut, especially when the economy is hard hit. 'Art Recession' explores the importance of art education, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ming Lai | Director: Ming Lai | Stars: Gary Baseman, Gary Blackwell, Michelle Borok, Denise Gray

49. Lamastalgia (2010– )

50 min

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Stars: Osku Pajamäki, Tuomas Kyrö, Mato Valtonen, Tommi Paalanen