We explore the causes and consequences of the crash, consider its historical parallels, and ask – how will history remember the crisis? With Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir. Charles Ferguson's documentary about the origins of the current financial crisis is the best film on the subject made so far, winning an Oscar in addition to plaudits from critics. Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. Produced by VICE News, Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis is a feature-length documentary that attempts to break down the complex series of judgments and errors that contributed to the crisis, and examines the consequences that continue to resound in the lives of everyday Americans over a decade later. "It might well be the most important film you see this year, and the most important documentary of this young century." Directed by Charles Ferguson. The 2008 financial crisis explained The 2008 crash was the greatest jolt to the global financial system in almost a century – it pushed the world's banking system towards the edge of collapse.

Next on the list is The Queen of Versailles, a reality TV show about very, very rich people. Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film, directed by Charles Ferguson, about the late-2000s financial crisis.Ferguson, who began researching in 2008, says the film is about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption". VICE looks at factors that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the efforts made by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, and Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to save the United States from an economic collapse. The feature-length documentary explores the challenges these men faced, as well as the consequences of their decisions. Let’s just get one thing straight: this is an awful film. The 2008 financial crisis has similarities to the 1929 stock market crash. Both involved reckless speculation, loose credit, and too much debt in asset markets, namely, the housing market in 2008 and the stock market in 1929. The movie won the 2010 Oscar for the best documentary picture. Inside Job is one of the most well-done and informative documentaries on the 2008 housing and banking financial crisis. From the 'Big Short' on: Here are movies that tell the real story of the global financial crisis in 2008. I’d never heard of it, I just searched financial crisis in Netflix and it … BBC News political editor Laura Kuenssberg revealed Gordon Brown opened up to her in a new BBC documentary in which he admits to his crucial mistake during the 2008 financial crisis. —Andrew O'Hehir, Salon. The financial crisis sank some banks and paralyzed markets, resulting in staggering costs for ordinary Americans. The 2008 financial crisis is the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression of 1929, and it occurred despite the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department's efforts to prevent it. Netflix description: A wealthy American family aims to build the nation’s largest, gaudiest home, only to be hit by the 2008 financial crisis before it can be completed. Netflix description: Shaken by his role in the 2008 financial crisis and desperate for a job, an ex-hedge fund manager rejoins the workforce as a server at a diner.

1  The crisis led to the Great Recession, where housing prices dropped more than the price plunge during the Depression.