It has been a massive stock market week, with amateur traders from R / WallStreetBets subreddit Fight against traditional investors. The past few days have been filled with massive fluctuations in stocks like GameStop and AMC and app-fueled drama that have sparked an even bigger debate about the nature of Wall Street as a whole.
But if you’ve been hoping to unwind, unwind, and enjoy a classic business thriller about shark-like investors and Wall Street executives who trust so much, you probably haven’t had any luck. Almost every major financial movie is currently unavailable for streaming in the United States (at least, not at the time this article is published), thanks to the volatile nature of the broadcast market, increasingly fragmented studio libraries, and Byzantine licensing deals that regulate what you can broadcast and where.
Are you yearning for this week’s short stock drama? The Big Short? You won’t find it on Netflix, Hulu, or HBO Max. Now you Can Stream it with ads on Crackle, from all services. Paramount Corporation (which distributed the film) may be saving it for Paramount Plus, which is Scheduled for launch in MarchBut it won’t help you this weekend. Instead, your only option is to buy or rent it – which is what a lot of people do, apparently, since the movie was shot. 3rd place on iTunes.
Perhaps the ups and downs in the stock market reminded you the most of Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street, Chronicling the rise and fall of investor Jordan Balfour. But Paramount movie is nowhere to be seen on any streaming platform. So unless you’re willing to pay some actual cash to buy or rent the movie (like The Big Short, Is launching lease schemes), you also won’t enjoy Leonardo DiCaprio’s swear-fisted hits. The same applies to 2000 Boiler roomIt is also absent from any streaming service.
Twentieth Century Fox Wall Street It is – as expected – not on Disney Plus to stream, but it is also not available on Hulu or any other service. If you are looking for a financial movie to watch this weekend, Part Two, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, On Amazon Prime. There is, too Margin Call, Who’s gushing over Peacock (for now).
But the dearth of classic Wall Street films is not a unique issue. It’s a problem that streaming services have been grappling with in recent years, as big players like Netflix and Hulu have been less inclusive and streaming services have focused more on creating libraries with original content. There was a similar problem during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when millions of viewers were looking forward to seeing Steven Soderberg’s 2011 film. Contagion They were so frustrated The film was not available to be broadcast anywhere.
The fact that Wall Street movies will likewise be missing the big moment about aspiring investors and short sellers in skeevy indicates that there is a bigger problem with broadcasting in 2021, and it will likely continue to fester as more and more studios continue to restore their content for their own services.
Then again, it’s almost fitting that’s the only way to watch The Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short At the end of this week, you’ll be paying a little extra cash into the big financial machine.