Cinema can be a tool for political change and the betterment of society. Since its inception, the cinematic medium has reflected the real world and criticized the political and social institutions that govern us. But how does cinema, a visual medium, tackle something as abstract and invisible as capitalism? Many filmmakers have focused on the pitfalls and shortcomings of the economic system by showing how corporate greed affects the average person, how consumerism and individualism affect our mental health, and how inequality can brew societal unrest. The following are some great movies that deal with capitalism in a critical yet interesting way/
Many great films have explored economic systems, delving into the effects of capitalism with humor, horror, and everything in between.