Corporate and white collar crime in films or TV
March 20, 2007 8:02 PM   Subscribe

What are some films or television shows/episodes about corporate or white-collar crime? Bonus if you have a videoclip.
posted by catburger to Media & Arts (20 answers total)

Boiler Room is about stock scams (pump & dump).
posted by smackfu at 8:17 PM on March 20, 2007

The Hudsucker Proxy is also about a stock scam. And pretty entertaining to boot.
posted by tomatofruit at 8:25 PM on March 20, 2007

Office Space!
posted by tastybrains at 8:30 PM on March 20, 2007

Arrested Development
posted by reeddavid at 8:39 PM on March 20, 2007

The really pretty lame but occasionally amusing Jim Carrey vehicle, Fun with Dick and Jane.
posted by trip and a half at 8:53 PM on March 20, 2007

Michael Moore's television and films pre-Bowling for Columbine (Bowling for Columbine barely mentions corporate crime) often challenged corporate crime in a funny way, especially TV Nation with Crackers the Corporate Crime Fighting Chicken.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:01 PM on March 20, 2007

There's The Billion Dollar Bubble and Rogue Trader...
posted by nj_subgenius at 9:09 PM on March 20, 2007

Wall Street
posted by Kibbutz at 9:32 PM on March 20, 2007

Wall Street, stretching it a bit: Shawshank Redemption, The Producers.
posted by djb at 9:33 PM on March 20, 2007

Eddie Izzard's new show The Riches hasn't gotten into it yet, but it looks like there will be some white-collar nonsense in the future, judging from the "coming this season" previews. Good show, too.
posted by sarahsynonymous at 10:10 PM on March 20, 2007

remember that little company ENRON...
this documentary
posted by hazel at 10:22 PM on March 20, 2007

oops-sorry redundant post

how about The Corporation
posted by hazel at 10:36 PM on March 20, 2007

To Live and Die in L.A. is about high-end counterfeiting.
posted by frogan at 10:39 PM on March 20, 2007

Owning Mahowny is based on a true story about a Canadian bank employee who embezzled over $10 million in 18 months in order to finance his gambling problem. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (in his usual sweaty, anxious fashion) does a good job as the main character.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:26 AM on March 21, 2007

The Insider is about a Big Tobacco coverup and a whistleblower.

Syriana deals with, among other things, the US Government's and Big Oil's complicity in international terrorism.
posted by good in a vacuum at 12:59 AM on March 21, 2007

Catch Me If You Can has forgery and fraud.
posted by smackfu at 5:51 AM on March 21, 2007

Barbarians at the Gate, about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. James Garner is very funny in the movie.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:02 AM on March 21, 2007

i second "the insider." it's one of my all-time favorite films.
posted by fac21 at 10:41 AM on March 21, 2007

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