This blog post reveals the best career related movies to watch.
If you’re a big fan of shows like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Designated Survivor, Suits or The Good Wife, Law and Order there’s one thing I know for sure…. you love shows that involve someone’s career.
Big question is, what do you watch when all these shows are over?
Here are 10 amazing career related movies you can watch anytime. I of course have a mix of stories of inspiring women who achieve things no one thought they could and get through challenging times at work. These films are amazing to watch during the holidays, on a Netflix chill night or the weekend.
#1 – The Devil Wears Prada
This film is about a recent college graduate with big dreams. She lands everybody’s dream job at a top fashion magazine. Except she finds herself the assistant to the most demanding Editor in Chief, pushing her to the edge and questioning her ability to survive her grim career.
#2 – JOY
A story of an unemployed housewife who has an idea to start a business. She has real ambitions and real business idea but no one across her family of four generations believes in her. She struggles to transform from the family girl into a woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
#3 – Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures is a biographical drama film about the black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. They are challenged with a task to help a man travel into space in a way that’s never been done before. They serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
#4 – The Help
In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter’s best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.
#5 – Bad Moms
Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career.
Unfortunately, she’s also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.
#6 – The Social Network
Inspired by the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, the film sees a Harvard undergrad and computer genius create a new platform for university that eventually turns into the most popular global social network. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend.
#7 – The Pursuit of Happyness
Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Chris can’t seem to get a job offer and eventually lands an unpaid internship at a prestigious brokerage firm. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
#8 – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Following a long prison term for insider trading, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Ostensibly hoping to repair his broken relationship with his daughter, Gekko begins working with his future son-in-law, Jake (Shia LaBeouf). Although Jake comes to view Gordon as a father figure, he learns the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
#9 – Jerry Maguire
When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.
#10 – The Company Men
A young executive at a shipping and manufacturing conglomerate, Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is on the fast track to the top. He is a rising star at work and has all the material trappings of success. Then his company goes through a few rounds of layoffs, so Bobby and colleagues Phil (Chris Cooper) and Gene (Tommy Lee Jones) find themselves on the unemployment line. As the year unfolds, all three must redefine their lives as they struggle to survive in a hostile post-career landscape.
And that’s it!
I’d love to know know what you think! Are there any movies I need to add to the list? Leave a comment in the box below. This blog is read by thousands and your comment could make a difference to someones life.