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1. The Good Fight (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama

8.4
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When Diane Lockhart's life savings are lost, she must start from scratch at a new firm.

Stars: Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 10,170

2. The Wizard of Lies (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow

Votes: 16,458

3. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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59 Metascore

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

Votes: 120,356 | Gross: $78.05M

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: 63,173 | Gross: $4.31M

5. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold

Votes: 9,148 | Gross: $65.65M

6. Madoff (2016– )

165 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.

Stars: Drew Gregory, Bruce Altman, Anthony Arkin, David Aaron Baker

Votes: 1,587

7. Stavisky... (1974)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer, Anny Duperey

Votes: 1,383

8. Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary

7.7
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42 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the popular boy band Backstreet Boys.

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Scott Richardson

Votes: 1,302

9. Bodybuilder (2014)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his ... See full summary »

Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Yolin François Gauvin, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 499

10. Chasing Madoff (2010)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

6.3
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52 Metascore

A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

Director: Jeff Prosserman | Stars: Bernie Madoff, Frank Casey, Gaytri Kachroo, Neil Chelo

Votes: 940

11. The Man Who Would Be Polka King (2009)

69 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

6.2
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A look at the rise and fall of band leader Jan Lewan, whose international Polka empire led to the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.

Directors: Joshua Brown, John Mikulak | Stars: Michael Byrne, Pete Chacho, Catherine Damavandi, Kent Jackson

Votes: 382

12. The Wild Scene (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

4.5
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Dr. Virginia Grant is a psychiatrist dealing with five case studies about the misguided, hedonistic, radical and naive youth and the generation gap between their hippie generation and that of their parents. The fifth story is her own.

Director: William Rowland | Stars: Richard Tate, Alberta Nelson, Gary Pillar, Anita Eubank

Votes: 15

13. Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.2
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The story of Bernie Madoff, his colossal confidence scam and how it both reflected and contributed to the 2008 economic crash.

Votes: 19

14. Scam of the Century: Bernie Madoff's Crime & Punishment (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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CNBC examines the far-reaching and devastating effects of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. It talks to people who suspected that there was something wrong with the investment scheme and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Faber, Bernie Madoff, Ira Sorkin, Sharon Lissauer

15. The Bear Feed: Michael Malice and Course Corrections (2018 Video)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Owen Benjamin talks to author and columnist Michael Malice.

Stars: Owen Benjamin, Michael Malice

16. iJack. iRob. iSin (2010)

24 min | Short

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Director: Jonathan Kleier | Star: Bernie Madoff

17. Think! Wouldn't Universal Basic Income Be Great for Society? (2018 Video)

37 min | Short, News

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Stars: Stefan Molyneux, Mike M. DeMarco

18. Archer (2009– )
Episode: A Going Concern (2011)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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After Malory is wiped out in a Ponzi scheme, she hatches a scheme of her own: selling ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN. Archer and the rest of the ISIS employees must use every trick in the book to try to stop the sale.

Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, George Coe, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Votes: 949

19. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Bedfellows (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When a prominent historian is found dead, the prime suspects include his unfaithful wife and her lover, and his deadbeat brother who owes millions of dollars in crooked financial schemes.

Director: Frank Prinzi | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Eric Bogosian, Carrie Preston

Votes: 167

20. Dateline NBC (1992– )
Episode: Betrayed (2017)

Documentary, News

6.7
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When a rising star attorney in South Florida is murdered, police investigate whether her death is connected to a web of fraud, betrayal and more than $1 billion in missing money. Dennis Murphy reports.

Stars: Carrie Fisher, Bruce Fleisher, Lynn Haberl, Lester Holt

Votes: 6

21. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Zoom (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Now the head of his own spy agency, Chuck takes on a slick thief and an investor who has stolen money from dangerous criminals. Morgan aids Chuck in planning a surprise for Sarah. Jeff and Lester launch their latest scheme at the Buy More.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 966

22. The Lookout (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.13 (2013)

News

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Stars: Bill Weir, Cynthia McFadden, Paula Faris, Steve Osunsami

23. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #3.8 (2012)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots are hatched.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 914

24. Lost Girl (2010–2016)
Episode: Fae Day (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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The Fae are celebrating their holiest day called La Shoshain. In the middle of the partying at Trick's bar, a Banshee calls out the impending death of one of the people there. Bo becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Rick Howland

Votes: 240

25. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: Force Majeure (2000)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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Lindsay and Peter give contradictory accounts of why a man they were investigating went up in flames. Peter believes he was a drunk swinger who spontaneously combusted, while Lindsay believes he was a demon trying to take Peter's soul.

Director: John Bell | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 8

26. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: He Dead (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Shawn and Gus arrive at the scene of a plane crash in time to find that the pilot wants the duo to avenge his death - and the two proceed to investigate the man's pretentiously wealthy family.

Director: Michael McMurray | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 513

27. Days of Revolt (2015–2016)
Episode: How We Got to Junk Economics (2016)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Michael Hudson

28. Elementary (2012– )
Episode: Internal Audit (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When a hedge fund manager who was also running a Ponzi scheme is murdered, Holmes and Watson must determine which of his clients is guilty. Also, Sherlock contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 688

29. Days of Revolt (2015–2016)
Episode: Junk Economics and the Future (2016)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Michael Hudson

30. The Border (2008–2010)
Episode: Killer Debt (2009)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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When wealthy philanthropist Benjamin Herzog is murdered, the prime suspect is his financial advisor Cyrus Church. Church has engineered a massive Ponzi scheme to defraud his investors of ... See full summary »

Director: T.W. Peacocke | Stars: James McGowan, Graham Abbey, Jonas Chernick, Mark Wilson

Votes: 14

31. My Boys (2006–2010)
Episode: Mike-Fest (2010)

Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The gang goes on a pub crawl to celebrate Mike's birthday. Stephanie's book piques the interest of a film producer.

Director: Eric Gilliland | Stars: Jordana Spiro, Kyle Howard, Reid Scott, Michael Bunin

Votes: 20

32. Republic of Doyle (2010–2014)
Episode: No Rest for the Convicted (2014)

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Jake must keep his loose-cannon bail benefactor in check while chasing a dodgy money trail; Leslie returns to work but with some conditions; Sloan's decisions force Jake into making a deal with the devil.

Director: Mark O'Brien | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Lynda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin

Votes: 23

33. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Paris Green (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.4
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Van Alland remains suspicious of Sebso, the dying Commodore seeks a rapprochements with illegitimate son Jimmy, and Margaret leaves after a domestic argument with Nucky.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,258

34. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)
Episode: Pilot (2011)

Not Rated | 21 min | Comedy

7.4
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Experienced waitress Max meets her new co-worker, former rich-girl Caroline, who team up for a new business venture.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 782

35. Foreclosure: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy (2012– )
Episode: Pilot (2012)

Comedy

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Stars: Greg Bryan, Carl Strecker

36. The Good Place (2016– )
Episode: Somewhere Else (2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

9.1
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Michael makes a plea; Eleanor looks to take the high road; Michael tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Director: Michael Schur | Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden

Votes: 956

37. Crash Canyon (2011–2013)
Episode: Station WNDL (2012)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

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Director: Greg Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

38. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: That Darn Priest (2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Rose becomes wise to Alan's Ponzi scheme and threatens to tell his family--until Alan discovers the truth about Rose's "husband."

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 673

39. Leverage (2008–2012)
Episode: The Fairy Godparents Job (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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To recover funds from an incarcerated investment banker, the team tries to help his introverted stepson.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

Votes: 453

40. Republic of Doyle (2010–2014)
Episode: The Fall of the Republic (2010)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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When Jake receives a mysterious late night call from Christian, he's not prepared for the scary crime scene he finds at the other end of the line; Mal is suddenly and seriously sidelined ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Lynda Boyd, Rachel Wilson

Votes: 44

41. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Great Recession (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

7.9
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Mac and Dennis try to cut back Paddy's expenses by firing Dee and Charlie, and Frank figures out a clever way to keep the bar afloat.

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,134

42. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: The Seed of Cunning (2005)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Lynley and Havers investigate the beating death of a doorkeeper at Parliament.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: James Pearse, Sophie Bould, Glyn Williams, Paul Hickey

Votes: 181

43. Crash Canyon (2011–2013)
Episode: The Tees That Bind (2011)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

4.4
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Director: Greg Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

Votes: 7

44. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Alan's efforts to ask family for money to help promote his struggling chiropractic business turns into a Ponzi scheme, and Charlie continues to see Rose, still completely unaware that her "husband" is actually a mannequin.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 601



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