"The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking." - Goodreads
"Here’s a movie that wasn’t on anyone’s radar. The Big Short is the story of four financially-minded kinsmen who teamed up in the face of the housing bubble burst that led to financial collapse in 2007-2008. With that description in mind, you might think this movie was made in a similar fashion to HBO’s Too Big To Fail from 2011—but you’d be wrong. This movie is directed by Adam McKay (of the Anchorman movies, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers) and stars Brad Pitt, Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Max Greenfield." - Nerdist
I'm tempted because of Bale, but..... this just isn't my kind of thing.