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The objective of this paper is to indicate how the meaning, ethics, and family crisis as consequences of the late modernity and the capitalism world are represented in four films of González Iñárritu, i.e. ‘Amores Perros’, ‘21 Grams’, ‘Babel’, and ‘Biutiful’. In order to do so we have used a synthetic theoretical model taken from Simmel’s theory of ‘money in modern culture’ and Giddens’s theory of ‘society and self-identity in the late modernity’. Methodologically, we used content analysis method (CAM) to address what our theoretical model claims about González Iñárritu’s movies representing crisis of meaning and family crisis. Some of the research findings include: 1) Characters of the films depict modern men who are trying to survive, while suffering from lack of protective shield of family. Some features of such individuals include: they raise ontological questions, they seek spiritual and moral asylum, and they are in search of pure relationship, 2) Money is one of the alternatives which puts the individual in a network of actors, 3) Some thematic aspects plus narrative and technical structure of the movie “neo-noir “are discoverable, 4) Iñárritu tried to deconstruct ideas of bourgeois modernity and, in return, searches for aesthetic modernity.