As complete mayhem breaks out in the country’s e-commerce sector, leaving behind a long line of disgruntled sellers and customers, here are the top ten films that shine a light on the most outrageous stories of business frauds, con tricks and ponzi schemes from around the world —
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.
Too Big to Fail
Directed by Curtis Henson, the film chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on the US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who has to prevent a global economic meltdown.
The Wizard of Lies
Starring Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, the film chronicles the fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.
Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world’s wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of individual and government debt, where credit card companies routinely exploit and manipulate consumers.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. The film is based on the 2008 confessional memoir of the same name by Lee Israel.