We’ve listed ten amazing movies about the tragic aspect of greed, with options that spell out the most common features of the theme, whether in its central atmosphere or characters. They are works of the genres of drama, suspense, adventure, crime and, of course, noir, capturing different decades and the most diverse forms of the aspect of greed to manifest. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987)Willing to grow in his career and make money, a young Wall Street employee joins an important and unscrupulous man of power, only to learn more about the form of social exchange ruled by the great echelons of society. Conducted with extreme mastery by Oliver Stone, ‘Wall Street’ is a film that shows how the figure of power works by corrupting positive aspects of the human being, scrutinizing each pathological meander of this relationship between man and money. The film also brings the greatest performance of Michael Douglas’ career.
9º – There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)We will spend several years in the life of an unscrupulous man, seeing his erratic way of leading his life and his incessant hatred for the human apparatus. ‘There Will Be Blood’ is a masterpiece in all instances, bringing even the greatest current in the history of cinema, with the unparalleled performance of Daniel Day-Lewis.
8º – A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi, 1998)Three men discover a large amount of money in a plane that had collided in the middle of a forest, leaving no survivors. All three make a pact and decide to keep the money under some basic rules so as not to arouse suspicion. However, the figure of greed comes into play and will put the lives of all involved at risk. Using cold as an active part of the plot, ‘A Simple Plan’ shows how money corrupts certain bonds, eventually destroying entire lives.
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