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The Great Recession: A Film Narrative (2007 - 2017)

The Great Recession, including the housing market crash, the financial market turndown, and the sluggish unemployment recovery since President Obama took office, has played a very important role in the American psyche for nearly a decade now. And as such, it's had an important role in many movies released since then.

Here's a list of the many movies that have the poor economy as an important factor in their plots. This doesn't just mean ones about the big businessmen losing everything, though that is an important factor; other topics include:

-Urban and rural decay in working-class environments; the loss of blue collar work and the ill-repaired state of infrastructure in our nation
-The fading middle class
-Class struggles; the rise…

  • Hell or High Water
  • Boyhood
  • Nebraska
  • The Town
  • Up in the Air
  • Margin Call
  • The Big Short
  • 99 Homes
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Out of the Furnace
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Green Room
  • Elysium
  • Larry Crowne
  • The Company Men
  • Blood Father
  • Dope
  • Don't Breathe
  • It Follows
  • Ant-Man
  • Snowpiercer
  • Zootopia
  • Creed
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • God Bless America
  • Machete
  • Money Monster
  • American Honey
  • Triple 9
  • We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss
  • Tower Heist
  • The Places Where We Lived
  • Patti Cake$
  • The Florida Project
  • Logan Lucky
  • Tectonics
  • Lean on Pete
  • Promised Land
  • Gone Girl
  • Sicario
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Wind River
  • The Mule
  • Miss Sloane
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Little Accidents