These four movies about “money and humanity”


The first three films are all about the 2008 financial crisis, depicting the sentient beings in the crisis, greed, fear, anger, despair. In front of money, humanity is subtle and complex. The fourth film tells the friendship between two cancer-stricken people. The story gives a positive answer to the relationship between “money and humanity.”

Are you enslaved by money or let money serve yourself? I believe that after reading these 4 movies, you will have your own answer!

The Big Short

The film was released in the United States on December 23, 2015, and won the Best Adapted Screenplay Award at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

The film is based on Michael Lewis’s novel of the same name. In the global financial crisis of 2008, several well-thinking investment ghosts on Wall Street saw the bubble illusion before the US credit crisis in 2007, and benefited greatly by shorting the subprime CDS, becoming one of the few investors who made a lot of profits in the financial disaster.

Inside Job

The film was released in the United States on October 8, 2010, and won the 83rd Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011.

In 2008, the global financial tsunami, many countries in financial crisis, losses of up to 20 trillion US dollars, millions of people joined the army of unemployment, and even lost their homes. This film through detailed information collection, tracking the global financial industry, Politicians and financial reporters disclose the road to the rise of financial predators and open up the astounding truth behind the corruption policies in the industry and academic circles.

Margin Call

The film was released in the United States on October 21, 2011.

When the financial crisis broke out in 2008, Pete Sullivan, an analyst at an investment bank on Wall Street, found that the company’s property assessment had huge loopholes that would lead to bankruptcy. The company’s top executives met overnight to save the company. Experienced stockbroker Sam Rogers, securities broker Judd Cohen, financial crisis analyst Sara Robertson, and CEO John Turd have come to the meeting.

The meeting decided that banks should sell their claims and stocks at very low prices. Although this will enable the banks to obtain temporary stability, it will trigger a series of chain reactions.

The Bucket List

The film was released in the United States on January 11, 2008.

The old rich man Edward Cole has made great profits in the privatization of public hospitals in recent years. He has been arguing for cost savings and stipulations that the ward is “one bedroom and two beds”, but Cole is not strong. Unexpectedly, he was soon found to have cancer, and Cole, who wanted to stay in a single ward, had to be in the same room as another patient, Old Carter, under the pressure of public opinion.

The auto repair technician, Old Carter, is convinced that he has cultivated three children into talents, but at the cost of sacrificing the dream of being a professor of history when he was young. Cole, who has been married many times and is now alone, has gradually become interested in Carter. The two old people have formed friendship in the ward.

Cole accidentally discovered Carter’s “Bill List” and decided to use his own power to realize the crazy ideas on paper to discover the true meaning of life.