The BEST Episodes of Dirty Money (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Network: Netflix

From rigged cars to wildly inflated drug prices, this documentary series lifts the lid on shocking acts of corporate greed and corruption.

Drug Short

#1 - Drug Short

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs.

star 7.89
265 votes
Directors: Erin Lee Carr
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The Wagon Wheel

#2 - The Wagon Wheel

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Wells Fargo was long seen as the "golden child" of banking. But former employees detail the ruthless and fraudulent practices that fueled its growth.

star 7.78
65 votes
Directors: Dan Krauss
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Cartel Bank

#3 - Cartel Bank

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

For decades, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, dogged journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account. But will they be judged “too big to jail?”

star 7.78
244 votes
Directors: Kristi Jacobson
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The Confidence Man

#4 - The Confidence Man

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

A rollicking profile of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc. Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.

star 7.73
226 votes
Directors: Fisher Stevens
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Slumlord Millionaire

#5 - Slumlord Millionaire

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

As Jared Kushner rose from real estate heir to White House adviser, reporters and housing advocates uncovered disturbing patterns at his properties.

star 7.72
68 votes
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Hard NOx

#6 - Hard NOx

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

Gibney reveals shocking new details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the unholy alliance between governments and automakers that allowed the automaker to put tens of thousands of lives at risk -- all for the sake of a $500 part.

star 7.70
379 votes
Directors: Alex Gibney
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Payday

#7 - Payday

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business?

star 7.65
288 votes
Directors: Jesse Moss
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Guardians, Inc.

#8 - Guardians, Inc.

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

The rampant abuse of laws meant to protect the elderly has left many seniors penniless, powerless and isolated from their families.

star 7.52
46 votes
Directors: Kyoko Miyake
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Point Comfort

#9 - Point Comfort

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Residents of a small Texas town were eager to welcome a massive plastics plant — until toxic chemicals began to take a toll on their community.

star 7.48
40 votes
Directors: Margaret Brown
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The Man at the Top

#10 - The Man at the Top

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Lavish parties, luxury goods, dubious loans: Scandals surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak rocked Malaysia — and left the nation drowning in debt.

star 7.38
55 votes
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Dirty Gold

#11 - Dirty Gold

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Behind the huge quantities of gold flowing into the U.S. each year lies a tangled web of money laundering, illegal mining and environmental destruction.

star 7.29
48 votes
Directors: Stephen Maing
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The Maple Syrup Heist

#12 - The Maple Syrup Heist

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.

star 6.65
224 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
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