The Big Short Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.80/10 from 479000 votes
Tags: mortgage, finance, banking, short selling
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La gran apuesta

Title in Italiano:

La grande scommessa

Title in Português:

A Queda de Wall Street


Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

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The Big Short
Blood and Thunder
Mastodon: Performer
Brann Dailor: Writer
The Dopeness
Nicholas Britell: Writer
Nicholas Britell: Performer
Money Maker
Ludacris: Writer
Ludacris: Performer
Burning Up
Ladytron: Performer
Kurt Cobain: Writer
The Polyphonic Spree: Performer
Tú Y Tu Mirar, Yo Y Mo Canción
Los Angeles Negros: Performer
Lagrimas Negras
Miguel Matamoros: Writer
Barbarito Torres: Performer
Master of Puppets
Metallica: Performer
James Hetfield: Writer
Danger Mouse: Writer
Gnarls Barkley: Performer
Kelis: Performer
Chad Hugo: Writer
Big Dipper
Nicholas Britell: Writer
Nicholas Britell: Performer
Feel Good Inc.
Damon Albarn: Writer
District Divided
That's Life
Blockbuster Night Part 1
Danke Schoen
You Know What
Saigo no iiwake
Sweet Child O' Mine
By Demons Be Driven
Bring on the Day
Eye of the Beholder
When I Grow Up
Rockin' in the Free World
When the Levee Breaks
Let the Eagle Soar
John Ashcroft: Performer
That's Life
Kelly Gordon: Performer
Sweet Child O' Mine
Steven Adler: Performer
Chocolat & Akito: Performer
Rockin' in the Free World
Neil Young: Performer

User reviews

Ashley Harris

The use of music in key moments of the film helps to enhance the emotional impact of the story, making the audience feel the weight of the decisions being made by the characters.

Donna King

The soundtrack of The Big Short perfectly captures the tension and urgency of the financial crisis, with a mix of intense and foreboding music that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Mary Lewis

The use of eclectic and diverse musical genres in the soundtrack adds depth and complexity to the narrative, reflecting the multiple perspectives and motivations of the characters involved in the crisis. It effectively conveys the conflicting emotions of greed, fear, and determination that drive the protagonists in their risky financial endeavors.

Linda Young

The soundtrack of The Big Short perfectly captures the intensity and suspense of the financial crisis storyline, adding depth and emotion to the narrative.

Karen Moore

The use of sound and music cues in pivotal moments of the movie creates a sense of urgency and tension, keeping the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats.

Daniel Parker

The soundtrack effectively sets the tone for the film, creating a sense of unease and uncertainty that mirrors the chaos of the financial world portrayed in the movie.

Charles Campbell

The eclectic mix of songs and score in the soundtrack reflects the diverse perspectives and strategies of the different groups trying to profit from the impending crisis, adding layers of complexity to the storytelling.

Ronald Jones

The way in which the music is used in The Big Short helps to highlight the moral ambiguity of the characters and the ethical dilemmas they face, making for a thought-provoking viewing experience.

John Parker

The soundtrack features a blend of modern and classic tracks that help to ground the story in its contemporary setting while also giving a nod to the past.

William Young

The music in The Big Short complements the fast-paced editing and non-linear storytelling, helping to guide the audience through the complex narrative with ease.

Patricia Lewis

The music selection in the film enhances the character development, providing insight into the complexities and motivations of each key player involved in the housing market collapse.

Mary Thomas

Overall, the soundtrack of The Big Short elevates the film to another level, creating a memorable and impactful viewing experience. The carefully selected musical pieces complement the storytelling and contribute to the overall success of the movie as a thought-provoking and engaging piece of cinema.

Susan Thomas

The soundtrack of The Big Short is a standout element of the film, showcasing the importance of music in enhancing the overall viewing experience and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Margaret Martin

The soundtrack of The Big Short failed to capture the intense and high-stakes atmosphere of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the depth and complexity needed to complement the intricate storyline.

Linda Smith

The use of music in key moments of the film felt forced and out of place, disrupting the flow of the narrative rather than enhancing the emotional impact. It seemed like the soundtrack was added as an afterthought, instead of being an integral part of the storytelling process.

David Allen

Overall, the soundtrack of The Big Short is a standout element of the film, adding depth and dimension to the already gripping story of the financial crisis.

Joseph Martin

The musical choices in The Big Short are eclectic and unexpected, adding an element of surprise and unpredictability to the viewing experience.

Edward Wilson

The soundtrack of The Big Short did not effectively convey the sense of urgency and impending doom that characterized the financial crisis depicted in the movie. The music failed to create a sense of tension and suspense, leaving the audience feeling disconnected from the unfolding events on screen.

Kenneth Hernandez

The soundtrack of The Big Short perfectly captures the tension and uncertainty surrounding the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005. The music enhances the sense of urgency and drama in the storyline, making it a truly immersive experience for the audience.