Financial ruin movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant financial ruin movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV shows about / with financial ruin, money, greed, mentor, betrayal, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, crimes and justice plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as financial ruin: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Life Without Principle (2011), Margin Call (2011), The Outsider (2016), Social Animals (2018), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010), Quicksilver (1986), Boiler Room (2000), The Main Event (1979), Nicholas Nickleby (2002).

List of financial ruin movies

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 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.
Style: cynical, clever, motivational, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, wall street, money, rise and fall, wealth, stock market, stock broker, rags to riches, addiction, american dream, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme which ruined her financially in the first place.
Style: social, absurd, satirical, funny, feel good
Plot: widow, financial ruin, business, rise to the top, investigation, debt, single mother, poverty, neighbor neighbor relationship, deception, motivational speaker, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Life Without Principle (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bank clerk, human nature, stock exchange, honest law enforcer, disorder, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, financial ruin, financial problem, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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 7.1
 133K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, captivating, political ...
Plot: stock market, financial crisis, greed, wall street, businessman, stock market crash, economics, corporate america, bankruptcy, millionaire, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 6.7
 1K
The Outsider (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An engaging drama about the less known aspects of the trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world - Société Générale. The movie tracks the rise and fall of anonymous trader turned superstar turned escape goat - Jérôme Kerviel ...
Style: touching, exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: financial crisis, bank, fired from the job, financial problem, risk, suicide, death of father, lie, loss of job, financial ruin, taxi, church ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france
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Social Animals (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined not to turn into her parents, or be drawn into any relationship longer than a one night stand, Zoe constantly struggles with her failing business and love life. Then she falls in love for the first time with Paul. But there's one ...
Style: captivating, funny, sincere, light
Plot: husband wife relationship, love and romance, fall in love, escapades, mistress, youth, family relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, financial ruin, young girl, rivalry, male prostitute ...
Place: austin texas
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Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, loss of wife, car accident, financial ruin, murder mystery, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 5.7
 5K
Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspense, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bicycle, stock market, murder, bicycle race, attempted murder, drug dealer, guilt, riches to rags, father son relationship, money, riding a bicycle, wall street ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.0
 54K
Boiler Room (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, psychological, talky, intense, tense ...
Plot: stock broker, finance, crimes, wall street, business, crime gone awry, plot twist, twists and turns, office, rise to the top, moral dilemma, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, long island ...
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Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: mad scientist, mad doctor, insanity, absurdism, robot, financial ruin, financial crisis, aunt, puzzle, breaking the fourth wall, skull, russian roulette ...
Time: 80s
Place: cincinnati ohio, ohio
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The Main Event (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, screwball, love, justice, natural disaster, catastrophe, chase, police investigation, redemption, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 70s
Place: new jersey, latin america
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, family reunited, greed, dysfunctional family, betrayal, rescue, haunted by the past, uncle nephew relationship, boarding school, arranged marriage, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool
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Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bored housewife, adultery, infidelity, love affair, village, tragic hero, dull life, social relations, couples, romance, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
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 6.7
 1K
Default (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Only one week left until South Korea will go under sovereign default. Han Shi-Hyun is a leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea. and is assigned to a crisis team.
Style: realistic, clever, intense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: stock market, finance, economic crisis, greed, risk, analysis, deception, expose, business, mind game, creativity, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, seoul
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O Coronel e o Lobisomem (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Furtado struggles to keep his lands, the Sobradinho Farm, and win the heart of his cousin Esmeraldina. In the process, he fights big beasts, experiences the taste of a bohemian life in town, fends usurers and thieves off, and uses all his ...
Plot: court martial, werewolf, colonel, adultery, financial ruin, cockfight, horse riding, train, rooster, farm, landscape
Place: brazil
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The Wind in the Willows (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.
Style: allegory
Plot: badger, toad, friends who live together, gang that lives together, race car, estate, court, friend, rat, outlaw gang, rodent, forest ...
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 6.1
 20K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: rat, vengeance, workplace, psychopath, misfit, greed, brutality, obsession, loneliness, dangerous animal, boss and employee, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, parody ...
Plot: on the run, disorder, goofy hero, adventure, dull life, escapades, assassination attempt, love and romance, crimes, on the road, husband wife relationship, woman with a gun ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: nepal, asia, himalaya, hong kong, india
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, nanny, vengeance, twists and turns, female psychopath, psychopath, domestic disturbance, home invasion, suicide, asthma, sexual abuse, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, washington state, san francisco, new york, usa
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Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, woman in danger, infidelity, betrayal, mind game, manipulation, dangerous attraction, couple relations, cons and scams, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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 5.5
 74K
Mortdecai (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art dealer, spy, treasure hunt, art, chase, escapades, stolen painting, eccentricity, cons and scams, adventure, british, justice ...
Time: year 1943, year 1945
Place: england, london, usa, big ben london, los angeles ...
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The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: tense, surreal, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, chocolate, coming of age, preparatory school, catholic school, boxing, catholic, boy, angst, lonely, high school, peer pressure ...
Time: 80s
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 6.6
 3K
The Bank (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, cynical, clever ...
Plot: stock exchange, crimes, business, greed, mathematician, finance, computer genius, fighting the system, rise to the top, workplace, ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: australia
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, political, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, financial crisis, finance, politics, economics, greed, stock broker, business, bankruptcy, twists and turns, moral dilemma, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, middle east, california
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 6.2
 182K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, supernatural horror, adoption, children, paranormal activity, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 153K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, gloomy, christmas special ...
Plot: stock market, switching roles, fish out of water, beggar, wrongful arrest, prostitute, wager, class differences, manipulation, christmas, rags to riches, investor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.4
 863
Z  Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is a story about the biggest financial fraud attempted in Hong Kong, directed at the Government of Hong Kong and involved all 7 million Hong Kong citizens... no one is free from the scheme. Within the four decades of guarding Hong Kong's ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, organized crime, conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, financial problem, stolen money, crimes, corrupt politician, money, corrupt official, fighting crime ...
Place: hong kong, china
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 4.4
 127
Messenger (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Paul, part-time laborer and amateur artist, leads an unremarkable life like any other, until his world is disrupted by vivid revelations of the afterlife. At first a welcome respite from reality, his waking visions soon reveal a demonic conspiracy ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: politics, religion, political intrigue, political unrest, killings, chaos, attempted murder, financial ruin, crimes, evil plot, conspiracy, murder mystery ...
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Adults in the Room (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic ...
Style: political, suspense, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: european union, financial crisis, politics, prime minister, politician, debt, political unrest, economic crisis, financial problem, bankruptcy, money problems, political conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015
Place: greece, london, paris france, frankfurt germany
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 8.0
 53
Money Game (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: When Jeongin Bank faces bankruptcy, the Financial Services Commission aims to preempt Korea from another economic meltdown as it did in the 1997 financial crisis. With the Korean government having a substantial stake in the bank, things get serious. ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: banking, corruption, finance, bank, financial problem, money problems, financial crisis, bank clerk, relationship problems, financial ruin, workplace situations, financier ...
Place: south korea
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