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'Middle Men' (2009)
While it's nowhere near as well-known as many of the films on this list, 'Middle Men' was produced by a guy named Chris Mallick, who was a self-made millionaire. He decided to make a movie about his own dramatic success, and he ended up paying out over $30 million of his own money for a film that earned less than $1 million total. Even worse, he ended up losing all of that money on a film that makes him seem like an amoral douchebag. This is why people tell you not to put your own money into a movie, and it may well end up as one of the greatest testaments anyone has ever built to themselves that also managed to burn that person to the ground at the same time.