Since their appearance more than a decade ago, cryptocurrencies, also known as digital currencies, have slowly but steadily found their way into the mainstream areas of society. Other than becoming an integral part of business and establishing themselves as valid payment and investment options to parallel traditional (fiat) currencies, they are a major part of pop culture.
When something becomes so important that the entertainment industry introduces it in their IPs and makes it relevant in pop culture, it really shows how important that thing truly is. Movies and TV shows are two of the most beloved pastime activities for billions of people all over the world. As such, they are also a great way to promote ideas and spread awareness on important and valuable topics.
Since 2010, more and more blockbuster movies and TV show episodes deal with the case of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and especially bitcoin, the biggest and most valuable example. In this article, we will go over the best-reviewed examples of these modern phenomena the Hollywood movie industry has to offer, in no particular order. There are no spoilers in the descriptions since we want you to experience these works of art yourself and make your own conclusions. If you want to learn more about bitcoin in general and maybe, try your luck in the world of cryptocurrency, visit bitcoinfastprofit.com.
List of the Best Bitcoin Movies and TV Shows
Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet
The 2020 documentary movie is the work of award-winning producer and director Torsten Hoffmann. In it, he explores the evolution of the blockchain technology and industry and wonders if it can replace the Internet as a whole. Michael Watchulonis helped him direct it, while the movie stars Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Preethi Kasireddy, Charlie Lee, and Vitalik Buterin. It has a run time of 86 minutes and a 9.2 rating on IMDB.
Monero Means Money: Cryptocurrency 101, Live from Leipzig
This is another cryptocurrency documentary and another new movie that saw the light of day in 2020. It is directed by Justin Ehrenhofer and stars Daniel Kim. The movie is 82 minutes long and deals with Monero, which is a fictional cryptocurrency in the movie. Dr. Daniel Kim dives deep into the economic, technical, and social aspects of fiat currencies, bitcoin, and Monero, from 2008 all the way to the present day. Based on a still limited number of votes, the movie has a rating of 8.0 on IMDB.
The popular comedy, drama, and crime movie from 2015 was a huge hit among young people, thanks to a relatable story of Malcom and his friends. Malcom is a geek who struggles to survive in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, who decides to start selling illegal substances online with his close friends to make a living. The movie stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Zoe Kravits, and ASAP Rocky. The director is Rick Famuyiwa, and Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi produced. On a budget of $7 million, the movie earned $18 million and is considered a box office success. It has a running time of 103 minutes.
The 1 Up Fever
The wacky 2013 documentary and comedy short film only lasts 14 minutes, but it explores the modern world of video games and digital currency in an interesting and unique way. The story takes place in Berlin where people become obsessed with a smartphone app that allows people to play the famous Super Mario Bros game in augmented reality, paying for it with bitcoin. Directed by Silvia Dal Dosso, the short stars Johnpaul Barretto, Dennis Daiber, Bruno Gola, and Jürgen Geuter. The IMDB rating of this great movie is 8.5
Lethal Weapon, Episode An Inconvenient Ruth
This 2018 episode of the famous action, comedy, crime TV series that ran from 2016 and 2019 deals with a jewelry heist, with some elements of digital currency and bitcoin. The director behind it is Larry Teng, while the episode stars Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Keesha Sharp, and Jordana Brewster. Like all other episodes, it lasts 44 minutes. Out of nearly 600 votes, it has a rating of 8.5 on IMDB.
The Blacklist, Episode Aruich Chain (No. 50)
The iconic TV series has been running from 2013 and it is currently in its 8th season. It is one of the most popular series on TV and has been for years. The crime, drama, mystery show stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, and Ryan Eggold. This episode, apart from digital currency, deals with assassins trying to harm one of the main characters. The episode is 43 minutes long and has an 8.3 IMDB score from over 1,300 voters.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
The 2019 comedy, crime, and drama series has a similar yet different plot to the movie Dope from 2015. It deals with a high school student and his best friend who end up launching the largest online drug business in Europe, from the comfort of their teenage bedroom. Episodes last for 30 minutes, and the show currently has 6 of them. Creators of the show are Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann, and it stars Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Damian Hardung, and Lena Klenke.
The Big Bang Theory, Episode The Bitcoin Entanglement
The 2017 episode of the ultra-popular sitcom that ran from 2007 to 2019 explores the gang’s involvement with cryptocurrency. Sheldon tries to teach his friends a lesson after they remove him from a seemingly valuable bitcoin investment they had made seven years before the events in the episode. Like the rest, the episode lasts around 19 minutes and stars the well-known cast of Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and others. The director of the episode is Mark Cendrowski. The episode has a 7.8 score on IMDB, based on the feedback of over 1,700 viewers.
Mosquito: A Fistful of Bitcoins
The protagonist of this 2015 comedy, sci-fi, and western movie has a usual day in the post-apocalyptic world of 2084 until she is teleported to the present day, which was 2015 when the movie came out. She meets a scientist with whom she has wacky and weird adventures revolving around the world of the Internet. Tom Block directed this unique movie, which stars Laura Revell, Connor Catchpole, Marko Conte, and Rebecca Giacopazzi. It lasts for 73 minutes and has a score of 7.5 on IMDB.
- Bitcoin Big Bang: l’improbable épopée de Mark Karpeles (2018)
- Horizon (1964– ), Episode Inside the Dark Web (I) (2014)
- Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (2015)
- Crypto (II) (2018)
- Crypto (I) (2019)
- Deep Web (2015)