A Civil Action (1998, Touchstone): a fictionalized account of the real life Anderson v. Cryovac case, where environmental lawyers struggled to hold large firms to account for alleged dumping of industrial solvents. Covers issues of environmental degradation, how environmental abuse can harm human health, sustainable business, and the ethical commitments of professionals to their clients.
There Will be Blood (2007, Paramount): an oil baron pursues a high-stakes claim. Examines issues of ambition, loyalty, business in weak governance contexts, workplace safety and environmental degradation.
Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Paramount): biographical dark comedy about a stockbroker,and his firm’s, fraud and corruption. Examines issues of financial crime, financial ethics, corporate greed, and work/life balance.