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Anti-Corporate Movies - The definitive list...

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by ska invita, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Came across this list. http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/topmovies012606.htm
    Anyone got any to add...comment...review?

    Top 50 Corporate Crime Movies are:

    (* indicates documentary)

    American Dream (1991) (Workers vs. Hormel)*
    An Injury to One (2002) (Butte, Montana vs. Anaconda Mining)*
    Barbarians At the Gate (1993) (Corporate greed, ‘80s style)
    Blue Vinyl (2002) (Toxic PVC)*
    Bulworth (1998) (Beatty vs. corporate corruption)
    The China Syndrome (1979) (Nuclear near meltdown)
    A Civil Action (1989) (Leukemia in Woburn)
    Class Action (1991) (Unsafe automobiles)
    The Constant Gardener (2005) (Big pharma)
    Coma (1978) (Hospital nightmare)
    The Corporation (2004) (The big picture)*

    The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) (Eddie Murphy, power lines and cancer clusters)
    The Dogs of War (1981) (Corporate mercenaries overthrow dictator)
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) (Fraud)*
    Erin Brockovich (2000) (Water pollution and illness)
    The Formula (1980) (Oil company snuffs out people in the know)
    Fun with Dick & Jane (2005)(Jim Carrey meets Enron)
    Harlan County USA (1976) (Mining industry vs. workers)
    The Insider (1999) (Tobacco whistleblower)
    Libby, Montana (2004) (W.R. Grace contaminates a community)*
    Living With the Spill (1991) (Exxon Valdez)*
    Lord of War (2005) (Arms industry)

    McLibel (2005) (Up against McDonald’s)*
    Manchurian Candidate (2004) (Corporate puppet in the White House?)
    Matewan (1987) (Coal industry)
    Other People’s Money (1991) (Corporate raider vs. family business)
    The Parallax View (1974) (Corporate assassinations)
    Poletown Lives! (1980) (GM tears down a neighborhood)*
    Pootie Tang (2001) (A CEO who wants kids to smoke, drink and eat fast food.)
    Power Trip (2004) (An American power company in Tblisi – not pretty)*
    Quiz Show (1994) (Prime time fraud)

    The Rainmaker (1997) (Law firm vs insurance company)
    Robocop (1987) (Robo takes on Detroit Inc.)
    Roger & Me (1989) (Michael takes on Detroit Inc.)*
    Rollerball (1975) (Globocorps divert the masses)
    Salt of the Earth (1953) (NM mineworkers stick it to the man)
    Silkwood (1983) (Nuclear whistleblower)
    Super Size Me (2004) (Fast food nation)*
    Syriana (2005) (Oil companies dominate)
    Taken for a Ride (1996) (Auto, oil company campaign to destroy mass transit)*
    Thank You for Smoking (2006) (Big tobacco gets kids to smoke)
    Tucker (1988) (Trying to build a different car)

    Vietnam: The Secret Agent (1983) (Agent Orange disaster)*
    Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) (Retail Giant Dominates)*
    Wall Street (1987)(Greed is good)
    Walker (1987) (Corporate interests take over Nicaragua)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) (Auto, oil companies rip up the tracks)
    Who Killed the Electric Car? (2005) Auto companies)*
    Why We Fight (2005) (It’s a cash proposition)*
    Wild Palms (1993) (Corporate takeover through virtual reality)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Power Trip looks really good:
    http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/powertrip/film.html

    also

    Why We Fight (2005)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/storyville/why-we-fight.shtml
    (on BBC 4 Wednesday 23 March 2005 10pm-11.40pm; 2.10am-3.50am !)

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?...good call! ;)
     
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  2. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    They forgot Alien and it's sequels, in which the Yutami Weyland Corporation forever tries to get their hands on the drooling beasties to breed them for warfare. This becomes most explicit in Aliens, the 80's entry in the series, when a bunch of suits demote and threaten to sue Ripley for destroying the their property when she blew up the creature of the first film and Paul Reiser plays a smarmy company man who turns out to be the traitor among the crew.

    Also: Total Recall, Clockwatchers, Working Girl, Vanilla Sky
     
  3. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Aren't the crime syndicate in Point Blank called "the Corporation"?
     
  4. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    Thought they were the "ex-presidents" although that might just be what the cops called them.
     
  5. llantwit

    llantwit 

    Ex-presidents is Point Break. :)
     
  6. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    :oops: :D whoops thats what I read, eyes not focusing properly due to hangover is my excuse.
     
  7. Maggot

    Maggot .

    The Director of Mclibel, Franny Armstrong, is on BBC London Radio today after 12.30pm
     
  8. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    What about Ken Loach's The Navigators.

    or just about any ken loach film, really
     
  9. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

  10. lobster

    lobster Well-Known Member

  11. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Anti-corporate films made my hollywood :confused:
     
  12. Fez909

    Fez909 um...

    Outfoxed.
     
  13. satsuma

    satsuma Banned Banned

    it's not yours, it's mine :mad:
     
  14. jbob

    jbob Well-Known Member

    Blue Collar.
     
  15. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    Fight Club.

    (btw, Had the misfortune to watch Lord of War the other day - Not seen such a steaming pile of shit in quite a while)
     
  16. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    It's by no means great, but Power by Sidney Lumet and David Himmelstein, with Richard Gere as a sold-his-soul PR guru running campaigns for dubious Central American regimes and corporations, ticks some of the boxes.
     
  17. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Prometheus (1998) - a prime example of why poets should stay away from film scripts
     

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