Succession has become one of the most successful and popular series in recent years. HBO’s production centers on a troubled family that owns media and entertainment companies. Behind the scenes of journalism, power and family relationships are the keys to this series that keeps its television fans. There are different films about these themes that have approached them from different perspectives and times, so here is a list of five films if you liked Succession.
the cook, the thief, the wife and the lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989);
The British film is an acid comedy about the upper class, the simulations of the characters and the secrets they hide. It takes place in many steps and through the food and the table to develop a wide connection between the bystanders, until the animal and bestial side of each is exploited. The film is presented as a play and is a culinary, costume and performance visual delight.
Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
Within the motion picture Dogma 95, one of the main pieces is Celebration. This dramatic film tells the story of the reconciliation of a large family and as the guests arrive, we begin to understand what their relationships are like, secrets hidden for years and the inevitable climax of violence and confrontation.
The Eccentric Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
As a comedy, Wes Anderson presents his dysfunctional family in one of his most famous films. Mental problems, heirs, incestuous relationships and more are unfolded in a film that takes the logic of a family that tears it apart to the extreme.
The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)
Adam McKay is one of the creators of Succession, so seeing some of his previous work can leave fans of the series very satisfied. Unlike the films mentioned above, The Big Short does not focus on the logic of the family, but on the threads of power and the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010.
Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987)
In the world of the valley and the stockbroker, Oliver Stone made this famous film and reveals the frauds and criminal plans that are woven in the upper echelons of power. The blindness of money and betrayal are at the center of this film by Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.