Films about capitalism

Films about capitalism
List of the best films about capitalism according to the audience: Earthlings, The Wolf of Wall Street, Don't Look Up, Dominion, Super Size Me, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Seaspiracy, Inside Job, The Corporation, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.

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Genre
Country
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersCats
PlotDeath, Experiments
PlaceNature
StyleMind-altering, Vital signs, Makes me think, Serious, Sad ones

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotEnd of the world, Apocalypse, Treason, Money
PlaceUSA
StyleUplifting

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn humankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genredocumentary
CountryAustralia

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlotExperiments
StyleMakes me think

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Rich, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Computers, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleAction, Soulful, Smart, Serious

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

CharactersFish
PlaceNature, Sea

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers an alarming global conspiracy.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersJournalists, Lawyers, Billionaires
PlotMoney, Investigation, Political, Stock Exchange
PlaceFrance, Wall Street
StyleSoulful, Smart, Serious

A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryCanada
Duration02:25
CharactersSpy, Businessmen, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Political, Betrayal, Success, Cheating
StyleSoulful, Smart, Makes me think, Intellectual, Serious

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersPoor
PlotMoney, Conspiracies, Power, Debts
PlaceUSA
StyleMakes me think, Serious

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a "Resource-Based Economy".

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hong Kong

A documentary focused on plastic pollution in the world's oceans.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Businessmen
PlotMoney, Friendship, Success
PlaceWall Street, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:15
CharactersInventors
PlotConspiracies
PlaceFrance, Germany
StyleMakes me think, Serious

Once upon a time... consumer goods were built to last. Then, in the 1920’s, a group of businessmen realized that the longer their product lasted, the less money they made, thus Planned Obsolescence was born, and manufacturers have been engineering products to fail ever since. Combining investigative research and rare archive footage with analysis by those working on ways to save both the economy and the environment, this documentary charts the creation of ‘engineering to fail’, its rise to prominence and its recent fall from grace.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotUprising
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Smart, Fancy, Makes me think, Depressive

A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotSuccess, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia
StyleLight

Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew descend on the town of Temecula like a pack of coyotes on a basket full of burgers.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06
CharactersInventors
PlotLoneliness, Dreams
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy, Gloomy

A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses, but he has to pay a price for his success.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotPoker, Money, Success
PlaceOffice, Wall Street, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotPolitical, Success, Conspiracies, Sects
PlaceRussia
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, Fancy, Makes me think

A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Poker
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersLosers, Poor
PlotDepression
StyleMakes me think

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Family, Lovers
PlotSkirmishes, Money, Drug addict, Weapon, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryLuxembourg, Germany, Austria
Duration01:35
CharactersBees
PlaceNature
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat Is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees — spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia — more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersBusinessmen, Managers
PlotSuccess, Cheating, Contests, Stock Exchange, Rivalry
PlaceOffice, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart

Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, documentary
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:27

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks.

Duration02:13
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Reporters
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Hostage, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:39
CharactersWriters, Womanizers, Businessmen
PlotSuccess
PlaceJungle, France, Office
StyleSmart, Psychedelic

Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross & Witchcraft, nicknamed “The Ross.”

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryThailand
Duration02:11
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotOn real events, Success, Dreams
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, For men

The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's youngest (baht) billionaires

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration02:15
CharactersTeachers, Family, Pupils, Surgeons, Poor
PlotFight, Money, Friendship, Computers, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Beach, Hospitals, Summer camp, Lake
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, By books

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotSuccess

In a television interview filmed in 1995, Steve Jobs talks frankly about his early life, competition with Microsoft and his vision for the future, while he was running NeXT, the company he founded after leaving Apple.





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