Work related movies.

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    I sent a good friend of mine my old copy of Swimming with Sharks because I just bought the SE and she said that she'd never seen it, and it got us to talking about our past jobs and I was thinking about movies that use the workplace as it's theme.

    Some of the obvious one's are Swimming with Sharks, Office Space and Clockwatchers, but what are some others that you could recommend?
     
  2. Charles CB

    Charles CB Agent

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    Funny you ask that. Im watching Office Space right now.
     
  3. Brook K

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    Keeping things in the realm of comedy, there's Salaryman Kintaro (aka "Kintaro: The White-Collar Worker") from Takashi Miike, a thoroughly entertaining film about a Yakuza who "goes straight" by getting a job in a real estate office, but finds that his old "job" experience is applicable to the business world.

    In The Company of Men which you may already be familiar with, is another that springs to mind.
     
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    Don Giro Supporting Actor

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    I think Glengarry GlenRoss nicely fits the bill.
     
  5. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

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    Definitely Clerks. Its portrayal of dealing with annoying customers is spot on. Hopefully the sequel hits on this as well
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Are you limiting the ‘workplace’ to white collar, office jobs?

    If not then, at least a substantial minority (if not a majority) of movies fit the bill. Every cop movie, for example uses the cop’s workplace as its theme. And so on…
     
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    Haggai Producer

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    And let's not forget the name of Kevin Spacey's character in that one!
     
  8. Nathan V

    Nathan V Supporting Actor

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    Almost everything by Michael Mann, in terms of characters who define themselves by their occupations.

    Regards,
    Nathan
     
  9. Patrick.C

    Patrick.C Second Unit

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    If we're getting out of "office-only" movies - Gung Ho
     
  10. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    "Workplace" can mean any job that is clearly defined and is somewhat at the center of a film.

    I forgot about Clerks, where was my brain lol!?
     
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    "9 to 5"
    "Waiting..."

    Jason
     
  12. Greg.K

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    Best Little Whorehouse in Texas?

    Showgirls?
     
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    cathy_valliere Auditioning

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    Working Girl with Harrison Ford


    8^ )
     
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    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    Léon.
     
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    Secret of My Success
     
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    Nicholas Martin Cinematographer

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    Based solely on your exact words:

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    Sorry, Nicholas, seeing as how Buffy doesn't get paid for slaying, and that it's more of a calling than a job, she doesn't qualify. [​IMG]

    Great suggestions so far, although I haven't seen Waiting yet, is it any good?
     
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    I liked Waiting. funny stuff.

    How about: Bartleby with Crispin Glover?
     
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    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

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    THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
    HIS GIRL FRIDAY
    THE FRONT PAGE
    THE TEMP
    MEATBALLS
    CADDYSHACK
    ONE TWO THREE
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
    FM
    GOODBYE MR. CHIPS
    THE CAMERAMAN
    DIAMOND MEN
    DINNER RUSH
    BIG NIGHT
    MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
    THE DAM BUSTERS
    THE GREAT MOMENT
    TO SIR WITH LOVE
    THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE
    CONRACK
    GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE
    THE GOOD HUMOR MAN
    PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
    IMITATION OF LIFE (1934)
    THE BAD & THE BEAUTIFUL
    MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES
    THE MALTESE FALCON, THE BIG SLEEP, and nearly any other private detective movie
     
  20. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    And then there's The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit -- flawed but quite nice.
     

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