Most Popular "Recession" Titles
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1. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 269,594 | Gross: $83.81M
2. Killing Them Softly (2012)
R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 111,271 | Gross: $14.94M
3. Hung (2009–2011)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.
4. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Votes: 8,974 | Gross: $1.43M
5. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Music
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.
Votes: 146,925 | Gross: $60.92M
7. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
R | 77 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 13,678 | Gross: $0.70M
8. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 99 min | Drama, History, News
Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
9. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.
Votes: 11,398 | Gross: $4.56M
11. Human Capital (2013)
Unrated | 111 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 7,552 | Gross: $0.16M
12. Distant (2002)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.
Votes: 12,725 | Gross: $0.10M
13. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 5,879 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Ilo Ilo (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.
Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $0.05M
15. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
125 min | Drama
Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.
Votes: 1,191 | Gross: $0.01M
16. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
118 min | Documentary
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
17. Bewakoofiyaan (2014)
119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
18. After (II) (2014)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
19. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
R | 117 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.19M
20. The Glass Man (2011)
108 min | Thriller
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.
21. Detropia (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,303 | Gross: $0.36M
22. American Dream (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.27M
23. Bridge and Tunnel (2014)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
104 min | Documentary, History, News
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 »
25. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary
'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.
26. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)
135 min | Thriller
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 »
28. Boxing Day (I) (2012)
94 min | Drama
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.
29. The Secret of Oz (2009)
104 min | Documentary, History
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 »
30. Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992 TV Short)
23 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
31. The Entrepreneur (2011)
94 min | Drama
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.
32. Bonobo (II) (2014)
103 min | Drama
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.
33. Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession (2012)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
34. Out of Here (I) (2013)
80 min | Drama
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 »
35. Broke: The New American Dream (2009)
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 »
36. Dream Job (2012)
30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
An out of work filmmaker is offered what he thinks is his dream job, the chance to work for George Lucas.
37. Tomoko (2016)
7 min | Short, Drama
'Tomoko' is inspired by a true story from Japan in which a homeless woman lived in another man's apartment and shared it with him for over a year without his knowledge. The woman, Tomoko, ... See full summary »
41. Car Bonus (2001)
59 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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 »
42. $lowdown (2011)
Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Action, Drama
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.
44. The Andrew Neil Interviews: Leave or Remain? (2016 TV Mini-Series)
30 min | News
Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil interviews four leading figures from the leave and remain campaigns ahead of the UK's referendum on membership of the E.U.
45. Teleglobal Dreamin' (2009)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
A Filipino call center agent takes her American corporate-trainer boss out on the town, setting off a chain of events with unexpected consequences.
46. Art Recession (2011)
59 min | Documentary, News
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 »
47. Dear John (2009)
33 min | Documentary, Short
When a John Deere plant closes in Welland Ontario, director Mark Lammert explores the causes and effects of their decision to move south.
48. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)
81 min | Documentary, Biography, News
From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.