6. 'The Big Short' (2015)
This is the movie that turned Adam McKay into an Oscar winner. “The Big Short” netted McKay and Charles Randolph the Best Adapted Screenplay award, and the movie was nominated for several more awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (go, McKay, go). But, if we're being honest here, the tale of the 2008 financial crisis, while audacious and incredibly put together (the editing is phenomenal), can also be baggy, condescending, and scattershot.
What exactly are we supposed to be following and who we're supposed to care about remain largely aloof. And no matter how fine the performances are (thanks to Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Christian Bale), the movie remains a largely intellectual exercise, too emotionally removed for its own good.