Most Popular "Recession" Titles
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1. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 286,434 | Gross: $83.82M
3. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
R | 109 min | Adventure, 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: 155,385 | Gross: $60.97M
4. 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: 119,176 | Gross: $15.03M
6. 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: 14,590 | Gross: $0.70M
9. 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: 12,772 | Gross: $1.43M
10. 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: 11,909 | Gross: $4.75M
12. Il capitale umano (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: 9,320 | Gross: $0.16M
16. Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)
Not Rated | 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.
Not Rated | 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 »
18. 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: 6,200 | Gross: $0.05M
19. 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: 3,421 | Gross: $0.05M
20. 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: 1,428 | Gross: $0.36M
21. The Glass Man (2011)
Not Rated | 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.
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: 650 | Gross: $0.27M
23. 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.
24. The Happiest Place on Earth (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
26. 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: 1,982 | Gross: $0.19M
27. 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.
28. 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.
30. Bewakoofiyaan (2014)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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?
31. Sagkoshi (2001)
135 min | Drama, 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 »
32. 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.
33. L'industriale (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.
35. 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 »
36. The Secret of Oz (2009)
Not Rated | 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 »
37. 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.
39. Autobonus (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 »
40. 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 »
41. 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 »
42. 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 »
43. Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession (2012)
Not Rated | 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.
44. Feed Me (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Thriller
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 »
45. Podunk (2010)
27 min | Short, Action, Crime
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 »
48. Breathe (IV) (2014)
3 min | Short, Horror
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.
49. $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.