You may feel as if you just don’t get enough coin related enjoyment in your life. After spending hours organizing your collection or scouring the internet finding the perfect coin, you might want to settle down to watch one of these movies that include elements of coin collecting. Here is part two to our Great Movies with Coin Scenes blog!
While serving in the United States Army Special Forces in 2003, Staff Sergeant John Tyree is lying on the ground in Afghanistan, after being shot twice with his comrades around him. In a voice-over, he recalls a childhood trip to the US Mint and compares himself to a coin in the United States Military before stating that the last thing he thought of before he blacked out was “you.” — in reference to his Dad, a coin collector.
In 2001, John is on leave in Charleston, South Carolina. He meets Savannah Curtis, a college student building homes with a group of co-eds for Habitat for Humanity while on spring break, when he fetches her purse from the ocean. She invites him to a bonfire party where he meets her neighbor, Tim Wheddon, and his son, Alan. Over the course of two weeks, they go on several dates and fall in love. Savannah also meets John’s father, who is obsessed with his coin collection.
If you’re looking for a heart warming and tear inducing film, Dear John tells the story of a son’s relationship with his Dad, and a soldiers relationship with his lover.
A 2017 American crime drama film based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Elisa Ludwig. The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the US Mint – which they learn, prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore. Once they break in, they plan to create a limited edition run of coins to sell to collectors.
United by dire circumstances, these four unlikely allies – the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student – band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the US Mint. This film is a fun, suspenseful and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that will change all of their lives – if they can pull it off.
Dennis the Menace
Based off of the beloved comic strip, Dennis is a young boy who always tends to get into trouble. His neighbor, Mr. Wilson and his gentle, well-meaning wife, Martha, are babysitting Dennis during the night of a big garden party. Through all this, Dennis continually gets into Mr. Wilson’s hair. But then Switchblade Sam makes an appearance. Switchblade Sam is a homeless drifter who combs the neighborhood stealing purses and small home items.
Switchblade Sam steals Mr. Wilson’s collection of gold coins, Dennis comes to the rescue and inflicts Dennis the Menace-type tortures upon the thief in order to reclaim the coins for Mr. Wilson.
A fun and family friendly movie that centers on saving a coin collection!
The Seventh Coin
Retired British Soldier, Emil Saber travels to Jerusalem to seek the seventh coin of King Herod to complete his collection. As Saber searches for the coins, he becomes more and more unhinged, eventually believing that he is the murderous incarnation of King Herod. When he discovers that the coin is in the possession of two youngsters, American tourist Ronnie and pickpocket Salim, the two must struggle to avoid becoming Saber’s next victims.
This is a mild-mannered, family-orientated thriller! Emil Saber is hilariously over the top in his unusual fashion.
Banking on Bitcoin
Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the Internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. The film shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.
If you’re looking for a serious documentary style film, Banking on Bitcoin, gives you a future outlook on what our economy may eventually look like.
Miles is laid off from his job after his boss, needing to downsize the company, chooses who will stay and who will go on a simple coin toss. After his longtime girlfriend leaves him, Miles hits rock bottom. Making one wish on the very last penny in his pocket, he throws the coin into a wishing fountain at the local plaza.
He then retrieves his coin….then takes another….and another. Assembling a team with his best-friend Jack and a kind stranger Durwood, Miles builds an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains locally. But he soon takes to the American highway to cultivate riches from fountains nationwide. Along the way he discovers love in an indebted traveler while Jack and Durwood grow the venture from home. As the business booms the team quickly realizes that each has his own idea of what wealth and happiness truly means.
Grab the popcorn and sit back to relax as you enjoy this selection of movies about coin collecting. Any movies we missed? Let us know in the comments!