Few may think economics is interesting, funny or sexy. But The Big Short manages to make the subject all of those things. It is about four people in the finance world who predict the credit and housing collapse of the mid-2000s and decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight. The film cleverly explains a complex financial disaster in such a simple and engaging way. It is ultimately a sad story told with a lot of heart and humour. The soundtrack is also memorable. Of course, the stellar cast including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt also make this film worth seeing.