I have an unlimited number of these, lol. If anyone wants movie plots, just ask, and I'll pitch you 8 plots in an hour.
I don't want to spend an hour but since this thread needs some inertia -
A man is renovating their home when they discover a hole in the wall behind the wallpaper. They cautiously reach into the hole, and pull out a wad of bills. They reach in again, and pull out a bottle of shampoo. A third time, and they pull out an expensive wristwatch. Many times they reach in, and each time a random item appears from the hole, occasionally just wads of cash or jewelry.
The man lives with his mother, who is developing severe health problems, and needs more care than their insurance offers. The protagonist keeps the hole a secret, but tells his wife. They begin extracting items from the hole each day, thrilled to be finally free of poverty, and buying nice things for themselves for the first time.
Days later, they watch the news together on an expensive new couch, in front of a big screen tv. A story comes on about how a local housekeeper has been arrested for stealing from her employers, and the news crew interviews her kids as she is dragged off to jail, protesting her innocence. Some of the items they listed her stealing sound very similar to items they had pulled from the wall.
They continued each night, pulling items from the wall, until they had so many items that they just began throwing away everything except the cash. They were the happiest they had ever been, and each night the stack of random bills grew higher.
One night on the news, there was a story about a man who had shot a tenant who he believed had stolen his wife's wedding ring during an argument about it. The protagonist seems to recognize the ring shown on the news story, and goes to rifle through the box of jewelry that came from the hole. He finds it, and on closer inspection, sees the last name from the news story inscribed inside the band.
They know now that the objects are coming from random places in the world, but they still need to pay for the mother's health care, and cost are mounting as the condition worsens.
They talk about it. It's clear that they are doing harm, but it's all for a very good reason. They are trying to save the mothers life, as pure and unselfish a motive as one could have. If a few people lost just a bit, a necklace, a wad of cash left on a table, etc, what did that really matter in comparison to a life saved?
They next night they are pulling things out of the wall, and one of the items is a pacemaker covered in blood and beeping. They decide that they need to stop, and they try to forget about the hole, and find other ways to pay for the medical care, and the bills for all the things they have bought on credit before realizing the problem.
The upkeep on the new standard of living that they had become used to was too high now, and no legitimate work would pay for it, so they each began carefully trying to extract just enough to cover the expenses.
They visit a doctor to check the mother's progress. He tells them that they have done everything they can locally, and that she will probably die soon if she can't be transported to a much more expensive specialty hospital.
The tension between them is growing, and all the happiness is gone. They are aware that each time they reach in the wall for money, they might accidentally kill someone. But they both know they need the money. They can't go back to the way things were before, and it's all a house of cards if they stop making payments.
They decide together that they are going to give in, and just keep extracting the money from the wall. They don't owe anyone anything, it's not their problem what happens to other people when they take the easy money for no effort. If those people were smart, they would have bought a house with a magic hole in the wall, etc. He starts watching a lot of fox news, and the anchors seem to be speaking to him directly. The people that lost money when he gained it were simply jealous haters, who weren't industrious enough to make their own money like he did. In a way, he was a hero.
The mother dies during treatment, but they are too far along to stop. Soon, he is mayor of the town, and how could someone so widely respected for his financial achievements be a bad guy? No one seemed to know how he actually got his money, but they admired it nonetheless, and saw him as the best amongst them.
One day, a drunk driver, who had gone on a bender after discovering that his life savings was gone from his safe deposit box, accidentally crashes into the mayors house. It starts a fire, and the man in the car is burned alive. Investigators comb the scene for clues, and discover thousands of missing items from unsolved crimes in the rubble.
At the end of the film, the husband and wife quietly pay off the crime scene investigators to cover up the findings and pin the stolen items on the burned corpse in the car, and are seen sailing off into a beautiful sunset on a yacht, as a cacophony of news headlines about destroyed lives play in the background.
I suspect this is a pretty easy one to guess, but this is an allegory about Wall Street in the 80's and 90's.
this rough sketch is based around the culture exemplified in this clip.
I also have a BioPic of Fabrice Tourre a scapegoat of the masterminds behind the 2008 financial crisis that shifted a shocking amount of American wealth into the hands of the wealthiest people in the world, never to be returned. It was really just a handful of greedy sociopaths that basically signed the death warrant for the American middle class. The really scary part is that if you met one of them, you would have so much respect for them. Those thousands of glass windows, that Rolls limo, those security guards. They must be the best people in the world to have all that.