Movies about debt

Movies about debt
List of the best films about debt, selected by visitors to our site: A Hero, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 7 Prisoners, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Azor, A Better Life, Arizona, The Thomas Crown Affair, Focus, Strawberry Mansion.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
PlotMoney

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned. Is he truly a hero?

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Partners, Smugglers
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Abduction, Fight, Weapon
PlaceEngland, London
StylePopular, Exciting, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryBrazil
CharactersSlaves
PlotHuman trafficking

An impoverished teen seeking to escape the clutches of a human trafficker must weigh living up to his moral code against his struggle to survive.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Police, Friends, Brothers
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Cars, Chase
StyleExciting, Tense

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryLuxembourg, France, Argentina

Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, is going to an Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, the object of the most worrying rumours, who disappeared overnight. Between hushed lounges, swimming pools and gardens under surveillance, a remote duel between two bankers who, despite different methods, are the accomplices of a discreet and merciless form of colonization.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
CharactersCooks, Single mothers, Poor
PlotDebts
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the child confront a relentless avalanche of creditors, an uncaring system and the daily grind from which there is no respite… Yann finally understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining his lover – as well as reuniting mother and child – by following Nadia to Canada and a better life.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersCriminals, Single mothers, Realtors
PlotHostage, Debts
PlaceDeserts
StyleTense, Black humor

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, the life of Cassie Fowler, a single mother and struggling realtor, goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersGeniuses, Thieves, Scammers, Businessmen, Investigators
PlotRobbery, Passion, Success, Seduction
PlaceHelicopters
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, Disturbing

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
Duration02:24
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Bodyguards, Partners
PlotLove, Robbery, Passion, Seduction, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Tense

Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess -- now an accomplished femme fatale -- unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA

In the not-too-distant future, an all-seeing surveillance state conducts “dream audits” to collect taxes on the unconscious lives of the populace. Mild-mannered government agent James Preble travels to a remote farmhouse to audit the dreams of Arabella “Bella” Isadora, an eccentric, aging artist. Entering Bella’s vast VHS archive, which contains a lifetime of dreams, Preble stumbles upon a secret that offers him a chance at love—and hope for escape.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersOrphans
PlotRevenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Serious

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersJournalists
PlotDebts, Shopping
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, Cute

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Partners
StyleUnexpected ending

Two American entrepreneurs must face a Russian mobster's vengeance after they cut him out of a business deal.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Writers
PlotLove, Gambling, Death, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate Hudson) and begins dictating his novel. The book is about a doomed love affair between a character similar to Alex and a character named Polina Delacroix (Sophie Marceau). But, as Alex falls for Emma, his work takes a different turn.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brothers, Terminally ill
PlotSkirmishes, Debts, Power
PlaceGhetto, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that puts everything David loves in harm’s way.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotMoney
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, By books, Fascinating

The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his girlfriend runs away with the money he borrowed from a loan shark. Soon, a dead body mysteriously turns up; Mi-ran, caught between her husband’s violence and a dead-end job as a bar hostess, she finds a young lover, Jin-tae who offers to kill her husband… And now their dog-eat-dog game starts.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Geniuses, Thieves, Musicians
PlotLove, Robbery, Racing, Dancing, Bank robbery
PlacePrison
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Partners, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Friendship, Debts, Rivalry
StyleSerious, For men

A pair of debt collectors are thrust into an explosively dangerous situation, chasing down various lowlifes while also evading a vengeful kingpin.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Depressive

After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Bachelor party, Friendship, Debts
PlaceForest, Ireland
StyleFor men

At his fiancée’s urging, a very modern Irish groom-to-be reluctantly agrees to a stag weekend with his friends, camping in the western wilderness of Ireland. Much to their chagrin, these modern men are joined by the brother of the bride, a crazy, unpredictable alpha male known as “The Machine”, and an explosive Id to their collective Ego. The Machine is a force of nature, and under his leadership, the men—stripped of modern comfort, convenience and, finally, clothing—must begin their journey into the wild.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, Fascinating

Van'ka works as a doorman at the hotel. He hates its wealthy guests, but has dreams to live a luxurious life. Forced to live in a car, he's miserable. In this already difficult situation he comes across the collector Sergey, who is determined to knock out the debt out of Vanka.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:04
CharactersHorses, Spy, Military, Soldier
PlotBoxing, Jealousy, Debts, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Ireland
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Epic

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:37
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Mafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotSurvival, Travel, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceItaly, Party, Hotels, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, Noir

John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:31
CharactersThieves, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotRobbery, Money, Friendship, Cheating, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleSmart, Black humor

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersThieves, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

A professional thief with $40 million in debt and his family's life on the line must commit one final heist - rob a futuristic airborne casino filled with the world's most dangerous criminals.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
PlotGambling, Poker, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31
PlotWar

Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from China to the Urals.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Friends
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersJews
PlotGambling, Basketball, Money, Death, Bets
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.





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