Surprisingly, In Time, is another recent major motion picture that grants the mainstream audience a view into the bowels of the banking system and the inner workings of fiat currency.
In this world, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to develop a system where individuals stop aging 25 years after birth. Time has replaced money as the standard currency and people must acquire more time through labor and commercial means after turning 25 years of age, or die within an year. Those who are able to manipulate the system live in the luxurious New Greenwich and raise the time price of every necessity as an inflation tax to keep the lower classes at bay.
One can quickly see the similarities covering the last one hundred years of fractional reserve banking albeit in a rapid form to satisfy this caffeine fueled modern world of necessity with an inflation calculator on your wrist as a watch.
The film continues on a neo-Jacksonian adrenaline filled journey to alter the entire system.
Writer/director Andrew Niccol is not unfamiliar with libertarian themes as he has worked on such films as Gattaca, The Truman Show, The Terminal, and Lord of War.