How to watch The Big Short online in Australia

Don’t know the first thing about the GameStop short situation? You could do worse than a crash course from Adam McKay.

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Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead
February 04, 2021
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Sometimes when there’s a huge global event, the news comes so thick and fast,  even the most basic explainers fail to do a good job actually educating you on the situation. But you know who always has the answers? Hollywood. Hollywood will never talk down to you or make you feel like a big dummy. It’s why people looked to Contagion and Outbreak when the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the same reason why people now are looking to The Big Short for a beginner’s guide to the GameStop short.

And fair enough. There’s nothing quite as intentionally confusing, or full of contradictions, like the stock market. Just as Contagion was praised by epidemiologists for its accuracy, The Big Short has been lauded as an entertaining and engaging romp that’s also incredibly accurate and truthful.

Thankfully, this crash course in market crashes is available on multiple streaming services.

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Where is The Big Short streaming?

The Big Short is currently streaming on Netflix and SBS On-Demand. It’s also available to rent or purchase on Google Play, Microsoft Store, YouTube Movies, Fetch TV and iTunes/Apple TV.

What is The Big Short about?

In 2015, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) stepped one foot out of the comedy pool and tackled his first biographical drama with the adaptation of The Big Short. Centered around the events leading up to the 2007/2008 financial crisis, it’s primarily focused on Michael Burry (Christian Bale) and his discovery of the impending U.S. housing market collapse. The ripples of Burry’s discovery are felt throughout the market, as bankers, analysts, traders all scramble to take advantage of the situation in their own way.

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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