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

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

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

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 285,231 | Gross: $83.82M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 154,791 | Gross: $60.97M

3. Hung (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton, Sianoa Smit-McPhee

Votes: 19,248

4. 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 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,519 | Gross: $4.31M

5. 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.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 118,613 | Gross: $15.03M

6. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

5.5
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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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

Votes: 14,531 | Gross: $0.70M

7. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

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

7.4
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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: 12,579

8. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

Votes: 12,640 | Gross: $1.43M

9. All We Had (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

5.8
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48 Metascore

A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.

Director: Katie Holmes | Stars: Eve Lindley, Richard Kind, Mark Consuelos, Katherine Reis

Votes: 1,438

10. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

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

5.7
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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.

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 11,872 | Gross: $4.75M

11. The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

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

5.6
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Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.

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

Votes: 16,588

12. Il capitale umano (2013)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Guglielmo Pinelli

Votes: 9,183 | Gross: $0.16M

13. Uzak (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.

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

Votes: 14,245 | Gross: $0.10M

14. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.8
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A suddenly unemployed ex-executive suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 2,316

15. As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto (2015)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo

Votes: 1,591 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 3,752

17. 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.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,189 | Gross: $0.05M

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

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 690

19. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,404 | Gross: $0.05M

20. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

8.0
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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, Mike Kinney

Votes: 645 | Gross: $0.27M

21. After (II) (2014)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery

4.9
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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.

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

Votes: 125

22. Bewakoofiyaan (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Bewakoofiyaan is a slice-of life comedy when recession strikes and the lack of money tests love. Is living on love and fresh air really possible?

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

Votes: 2,932

23. 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: 1,420 | Gross: $0.36M

24. 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.

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

Votes: 1,972 | Gross: $0.19M

25. The Glass Man (2011)

Not Rated | 108 min | Thriller

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 230

26. Bridge and Tunnel (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Jason Michael Brescia | Stars: Arjun Gupta, Joe Murphy, Mary Kate Wiles, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 63

27. Teit meistä kauniin (2016)

111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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The story of Finnish punk rock band Apulanta.

Director: Tuukka Temonen | Stars: Mimosa Willamo, Inka Kallén, Laura Malmivaara, Olga Temonen

Votes: 815

28. The Happiest Place on Earth (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.

Director: John Goshorn | Stars: Jennifer Faith Ward, Tom Kemnitz Jr., Marco DiGeorge, Peg O'Keef

Votes: 48

29. Sagkoshi (2001)

135 min | Drama, 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 »

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

Votes: 1,668

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.

Director: Mark Withers | Stars: Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Hatherall, Freya Berry, Greg Barnett

Votes: 8

31. 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: 392

32. Posti in piedi in paradiso (2012)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Three divorced fathers are forced to live together.

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

Votes: 1,019

33. L'industriale (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.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Carolina Crescentini, Eduard Gabia, Francesco Scianna

Votes: 361

34. Boxing Day (I) (2012)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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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: 144

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

23 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 498

36. The Secret of Oz (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 212

37. The Street Where We Live (2017)

100 min | Drama

9.0
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A woman struggles to hold her family together and maintain her dignity in the aftermath of the national financial crisis.

Director: John Whitney | Stars: Kristina Kopf, Dino Tripodis, Katie Stottlemire, Dylan Koski

Votes: 11

38. Out of Here (I) (2013)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 34

39. Broke: The New American Dream (2009)

Documentary

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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 »

Director: Michael W. Covel | Stars: Salem Abraham, Richard Blake, Chris Van Hollen, Eric Bolling

Votes: 21

40. Autobonus (2001)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 107

41. Feed Me (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

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Feed Me is a story about a young American family who lives in a suburban area in Southern California. The father, Jason (Cameron Graham), is an ambitious executive who keeps getting ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Damasceno | Stars: Duna DiVito, Mitra Avani, Cameron Graham, Maria Olsen

42. Lucky (I) (2018)

Approved | Drama | Filming

During a bad recession, a man loses his job as a bank manager and ends up living on the streets of Los Angeles, CA.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Star: Girard Swan

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

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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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.

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

Votes: 21

44. Le segretarie del sesto (2009 TV Movie)

200 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Angelo Longoni | Stars: Claudia Gerini, Micaela Ramazzotti, Antonia Liskova, Tosca D'Aquino

45. Isännät ja isäntien varjot (1976– )

170 min | Drama

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Stars: Harri Tirkkonen, Paavo Pentikäinen, Eira Soriola, Marko Riikonen

Votes: 13

46. Art Recession (2011)

Not Rated | 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 »

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

47. Le due leggi (2014 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

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Director: Luciano Manuzzi | Stars: Elena Sofia Ricci, Enrico Ianniello, Massimo De Francovich, Gaetano Bruno

Votes: 6

48. Podunk (2010)

27 min | Short, Action, Crime

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A small town already hit hard by the economic recession now faces a new threat in the form of a brutal serial killer. Two state police officers assigned to track and apprehend the suspect ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Felicilda | Stars: Victoria Nohl, Andrew Felicilda, Bryan Ebbenga, Hymie Felicilda

49. Bidonville: Architectures de la ville future (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.7
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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.

Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 27

50. Dream Job (2012)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 34