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Top 10 Bitcoin and crypto films for your entertainment and education


We've curated a list of ten Bitcoin (BTC) and/or crypto-themed films, selecting the best-ranked ones from IMDb, a video content database.

For both outsiders and insiders, the world of Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto is often perceived as a wild and entertaining circus. It features thousands of the strangest coins, influential anonymous figures boasting hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, scammers, a vocabulary of its own, strict diets, and a truly impressive fighting spirit, especially when their coins or beliefs come under attack.

It's probably hard to find another industry with as many potential storylines that could be adapted into films, and indeed, there are already plenty in existence.

In the 15 years since Bitcoin's inception, numerous feature films and documentaries have graced the screens. Not surprisingly, most of them revolve around scams and other crimes, with only a few offering substantial educational value. While documentaries continue to dominate, society's increasing familiarity with cryptocurrencies and other digital assets may lead to a rise in the share of higher-quality feature films.

Feature films

Crypto Heads

IMDb score: 7.5

Genre: Drama

Where to watch: Prime Video

Released in 2021, this fast-paced, hard-driving film narrates the tale of a local surfer who stumbles upon emerging financial technology and a medicinal evolution: cryptocurrency and cannabidiol. According to the director, "This is a real-life crypto story, and some of the characters in the film are actively trading crypto."

Mosquito: A Fistful of Bitcoins

IMDb score: 7.2

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western

Where to watch: Apple TV, Prime Video

Possibly the strangest on the list, this 9-year-old film is a unique blend of comedy, sci-fi, and Western genres, as the mixture may already indicate. The story unfolds in 2084, a time when the Internet's digital dictatorship reigns supreme. It is in this dystopian future that a teenage girl named Mosquito unexpectedly travels back in time and encounters Albert, an eccentric scientist and the inventor of the time machine. Mosquito seizes the opportunity to challenge the Internet's dominance. And how can the internet survive without its native currency, BTC? You might need a fistful of those.

All-Time High

IMDb score: 5.7

Genre: Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

ATH, or all-time high, is a widely recognized abbreviation in the BTC and crypto world, denoting the peak price a coin has ever reached – perhaps only once and never revisited. All-Time High, the film, unfolds the narrative of a con artist who crosses paths with a woman on the brink of substantial wealth due to her cryptocurrency investments. Now, the viewer is left in suspense, awaiting clarity on who is scamming whom in this tale.

Crypto Boy

IMDb score: 5.7

Genre: Drama

Where to watch: Netflix

Just another tale of shady crypto businesses or perhaps another narrative of family drama. Released in 2023, Crypto Boy revolves around a struggling 20-year-old courier who forsakes the family business in Amsterdam to pursue a career in a dubious crypto startup. Nevertheless, family ties persist, and the father endeavors to save his son.

Bitcoin Heist

IMDb score: 5.7

Genre: Action, Comedy

Where to watch: Prime Video

Yet another crime story, this time from Asia, where The Ghost stands as the most wanted crypto hacker, with Interpol now in relentless pursuit. To apprehend The Ghost, an Interpol agent assembles a team of hackers. The lingering question: will they succeed in capturing their elusive colleague?

Documentaries

Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs

IMDb score: 8.7

Where to watch: YouTube

This is an episode from the Folding Ideas series, which garnered almost 14 million views on YouTube. It is presented as "a critical review of the cryptocurrency and Web3 universe, examining its roots and history so far." The authors also offer valuable advice, encouraging everyone to inquire with Web3 project promoters whether their objectives necessitate buying or selling digital assets to achieve their stated purposes.

Open Source Money

IMDb score: 8.6

Where to watch: Tubi

In 2020, another TV series premiered, comprising 5 episodes that narrate the story of the rise of Dragonchain, a blockchain company incubated by Disney, launched in 2017, and the evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. According to the creators, "Humanity is at a crossroads, and the future of money, as we know it, will be transformed by Blockchain and the new internet of value."

This Is Not Financial Advice (a.k.a. The Meme Economy)

IMDb score: 7.9

Where to watch: Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video

Perhaps, after all, this documentary is financial advice as it serves as a cautionary tale, advising caution in financial decisions, particularly in the realm of crypto. Released last year, the film centers around The Dogecoin Millionaire, Glauber Contessoto, who invested his life savings in the Shiba-Inu-themed dogecoin (DOGE) token, attaining millionaire status and subsequently losing almost all of it. Just to double-check, as of the current writing, DOGE is down 89% from its all-time high reached in 2021.

Life on Bitcoin

IMDb score: 7.8

Where to watch: Apple TV, Prime Video

This is a film from 2014 that revolves around newlyweds who decide to experiment with whether it is possible to survive by paying for goods and services only in BTC. Their experiment was initially planned for three months. Given the significant changes in Bitcoin technology and BTC adoption since then, the documentary undoubtedly calls for a sequel.

Crypto Rush

IMDb score: 7.4

Where to watch: Vimeo

This documentary endeavors to elucidate, in simple terms, the essence of the "digital era gold" rush. It appears that Crypto Rush needs a sequel as well, considering the substantial changes that have occurred in the industry since the documentary's release in 2020.

There are many more feature films and documentaries about Bitcoin and crypto that are not included in this list. Some of them were released this year, such as the Netflix documentary Bitconned (IMDb: 6.5), while others are still in production (Searching for Satoshi, Black Bishop, and Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street). That said, as there is no dull day in the Bitcoin and crypto, we can only expect more stories to hit big and smaller screens.

There are numerous feature films and documentaries about Bitcoin and crypto that are not included in this list. Some, like the Netflix documentary Bitconned (IMDb: 6.5), were released this year, while others, such as Searching for Satoshi, Black Bishop, and Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street, are still in production. Given that there is never a dull day in the world of Bitcoin and crypto, we can anticipate more stories making their way to both big and smaller screens.


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