The 102 best films about the world of work, companies, entrepreneurship and worker conditions

Business movies

Cinema, almost from its origins, has had a social conscience, showing the world of work, the conditions of workers, and entrepreneurship. Here is a list of business movies. The films on this subject are innumerable.

Here we select a list of business movies more than a hundred, and we can assure you that it is a very essential business ethics movie list. However, if you have put yourself at the expense of studying it.

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1. Sorry We Missed You

(2019) | 100 min. | Drama

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Business movies: The tribulations of the Turner family, marriage and two children, a troubled teenager with artistic inclinations, the other a tender girl who suffers from the growing tensions that tear the …

2. Margin Call

(2011) | 109 min. | Thriller | Drama

Direction: JC Chandor

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore

At the New York branch of a powerful international investment bank, a large part of the workforce is laid off due to drastic cuts. Before leaving, a veteran worker tells a …

3. The method

(2005) | 115 min. | Drama

Direction: Marcelo Piñeyro

Cast: Pablo Echarri , Eduard Fernández , Najwa Nimri , Eduardo Noriega

Business movies: In the midst of a climate of labor tension, where the streets have been taken over by defenders of anti-globalization and riot control, seven people gather in a large skyscraper on the Paseo de la …

4. The loyal gardener

The loyal gardener

(2005) | 118 min. | Drama

Direction: Fernando Meirelles

Cast: Ralph Fiennes , Rachel Weisz , Hubert Koundé , Danny Huston

Business movies: The prestigious director of Ciudad de Dios (2002) again proves his worth behind the cameras, but this time with a more commercial product and headed by a cast of famous stars. And if in your previous …

5. First

(2004) | 78 min. | Science fiction

Director: Shane Carruth

Cast: Shane Carruth, Anand Upadhyaya, Casey Gordon, Carrey Crawford

Business movies: Abel and Aaron, two engineers who spend the day discussing physical theory, accidentally invent a strange device while experimenting in their garage. …

6. In Good Company

(2004) | 109 min. | Comedy

Direction: Paul Weitz

Cast: Dennis Quaid , Topher Grace , Scarlett Johansson , Marg Helgenberger

Business movies: At 51, Dan Foreman appears to be in his prime. Thanks to his skills as a negotiator and team leader, he has closed his best year as head of publicity for Sports America, the magazine …

7. Hitch

(2005) | 120 min. | Romantic | Comedy

Direction: Andy Tennant

Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta

… a Wood knife. The saying goes and Alex Hitchens – better known as Hitch – would have used the tale to apply. He is an expert in making the spark between two strangers and because of that …

8. Whiskey

(2004) | 110 min. | Tragicomedy

Direction: Juan Pablo Rebella , Pablo Stoll

Cast: Andrés Pazos , Mirella Pascual , Jorge Bolani , Ana Katz

Business movies:  Bittersweet South American story is reminiscent of Aki Kaurismaki, in which it is not known which is better if to laugh or cry. A woman works in a modest workshop that makes stockings and socks. The owner is …

9. Matchpoint

(2005) | 124 min. | Drama

Direction: Woody Allen

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode

Business movies: It is a terrible and hopeless film by Woody Allen, and a sample at the time of his enormous talent. With a ‘British’ air – who would say that this is a film by the New Yorker, even though his themes of …

10. Super Size Me

(2004) | 96 min. | Documentary film

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Business movies: Very curious documentary, hilarious throughout much of its footage, which seems to have its model in the role that Michael Moore assumes in his well-known works. Morgan Spurlock sets out to demonstrate …

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11. The judge

(2003) | 127 min. | Thriller

Director: Gary Fleder

Cast: John Cusack , Gene Hackman , Dustin Hoffman , Rachel Weisz

Business movies: A happily married guy, in whose memory the memories of his son’s birthday still linger, is gunned down along with several co-workers when a loony break into his office. A…

12. The Game

(1997) | 128 min. | Action | Thriller

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn

Business movies: Nicholas Van Orton, a lonely and selfish executive who thinks he has seen it all and is a little tired of life, receives a curious birthday gift from his brother: a game with …

13. Blue Collar

(1978) | 114 min. | Drama

Director: Paul Schrader

Cast: Richard Pryor , Harvey Keitel , Yaphet Kotto , Ed Begley Jr.

Business movies: Three workers on a car assembly line decide that their life is empty and they devise a plan that will free them for good. Debut as director of the “tremendous” Paul Schrader after his tremendous …

14. The land of great promise

(1975) | 179 min. | Drama | Social cinema

Direction: Andrzej Wajda

Cast: Daniel Olbrychski , Wojciech Pszoniak , Andrzej Seweryn , Kalina Jedrusik

Business movies: The savage capitalism of the industrial revolution according to Andrzej Wajda. The film is one of the masterpieces of Polish cinematography and adapts a work by Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont. The plot unfolds …

15. Down the love

(2003) | 101 min. | Comedy | Romantic

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast: Renée Zellweger , Ewan McGregor , David Hyde Pierce , Rachel Dratch

The 1960s. Barbara Novak is a small-town journalist, new to New York. She has just written a feminist book, and her editor has got her an interview with Catcher Block, a …

16. About Schmidt

(2002) | 125 min. | Comedy

Direction: Alexander Payne

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Business movies:  Warren Schmidt. You have just retired from an important executive position at your company. What can you do now? If it occurs to you to drop by your old job, the young substitute on duty will look at you with …

17. Giant (1956)

(1956) | 201 min. | Drama

Director: George Stevens

Cast: Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Business movies:  If a movie defines Texas, the “lone star” state in the US, in any way, that movie is definitely Giant (1956). A movie is as big as its title. Adaptation of a …

18. Nobody’s life

(2002) | 103 min. | Drama

Direction: Eduard Cortés

Cast: José Coronado , Adriana Ozores , Roberto Álvarez , Marta Etura

Business movies: The true story of a guy who pretended to have a wonderful job in front of his family and friends, has inspired two French films: The Use of Time and The Adversary. This is the Hispanic version, where …

19. Lives counted

(2001) | 94 min. | Comedy | Drama

Director: Jill Sprecher

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro, Clea DuVall, Amy Irving

Business movies:  Lives here lives there. A young and successful lawyer; a young cleaner; the frustrated boss of an insurance company; an egocentric university professor … And more, more people, along with …

20. Mondays in the sun

(2002) | 113 min. | Drama

Direction: Fernando León de Aranoa

Cast: Javier Bardem , Luis Tosar , Celso Bugallo , Joaquín Climent


An unnamed port city, in Galicia. Times of recession. The shipyards that employed a good number of people have closed. A group of friends was affected. One of them manages quite a bit …

21. Smoking Room

(2002) | 89 min. | Drama

Direction: JD Wallovits, Roger Gual

Cast: Eduard Fernández , Juan Diego , Chete Lera , Manuel Morón

If no one accompanied Gary Cooper to confront the outlaws in Danger Only, the same problem Ramírez suffers. And that what he asks of his co-workers is as simple as …

22. Delicious Martha

(2001) | 109 min. | Romantic | Comedy

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck

Cast: Martina Gedeck , Maxime Foerste , Sergio Castellitto , August Zirner

Martha is a prestigious chef in a restaurant in Hamburg. He leads a solitary life, made to order as if it were a recipe for one of his succulent dishes. But one day his perfect world …

23. Enron: The Guys Who Scammed America

(2005) | 109 min. | Documentary film

Direction: Alex Gibney

An exciting documentary, which was nominated for an Oscar, about the incredible financial scandal, orchestrated around Enron, a company that came to occupy the number 7 position in the US ranking. The…

24. Kate & Leopold

(2001) | 121 min. | Romantic | Comedy

Director: James Mangold

Cast: Meg Ryan , Hugh Jackman , Liev Schreiber , Breckin Meyer

Leopold, of noble blood, lives in the quiet Manhattan of the late 19th century. Kate, an advertising executive, lives in hectic Manhattan in the early 21st century. They are going to fall in love. How is…

25. SA monsters

(2001) | 99 min. | Adventures | Animation | Comedy

Direction: Pete Docter , David Silverman , Lee Unkrich

Business movies: Once upon a time “a good little wolf” and a “beautiful witch” said the popular poem. They also break all the clichés Mike and Sulley, two monsters who are actually endearing guys and who are scared …

26. Scammers

(2000) | 99 min. | Drama

Direction: Gregory Mosher

Cast: Julia Ormond, Vince Vaughn, Rory Cochrane, Wallace Shawn

Penny has found an interesting job offer. You will earn a lot of money for finding investors for a gold mine. The only problem is that it could be a scam, because Kelly Grant, his new …

27. The diary of Bridget Jones

(2001) | 98 min. | Romantic | Comedy

Direction: Sharon Maguire

Cast: Renée Zellweger , Hugh Grant , Colin Firth , Jim Broadbent

Bridget Jones’s diary was born as a column by journalist Helen Fielding, wherewith acid humor she described what was supposed to be the point of view of a thirty-year-old woman who has not yet given …

28. Medium hair scoundrels

(2000) | 98 min. | Comedy

Direction: Woody Allen

Cast: Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Michael Rapaport, Elaine May

A group of thieves, poor devils, devise a plan to rob a bank: a button to perpetrate from the place next door, where they have set up a front business. But the unexpected happens: the cookies that …

29. Human Resources

(1999) | 104 min. | Social cinema

Direction: Laurent Cantet

Cast: Jalil Lespert , Jean-Claude Vallod , Chantal Barré , Veronique de Pandelaère

Frank, a business student, returns home. The holidays that he is starting are not going to be such, because he comes from an internship to the human resources department of a factory that presents a particularity …

30. Judicial action

(1991) | 90 min. | Thriller

Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin

A judicial process confronts a father and his daughter as lawyers since each one defends one of the parties. He is a veteran lawyer who has dedicated his life to the defense of civil liberties, on …

31. Big

(1988) | 100 min. | Comedy

Director: Penny Marshall

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

A young teenager makes a wish on a strange carnival machine. He is fed up with being small and wants to become a grown person. To her desperation, her wish comes true and when she …

32. Chinatown

(1974) | 128 min. | Black film | Thriller

Director: Roman Polanski

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

The action takes place in the mid-1930s in Los Angeles. A woman tasks detective JJ Gittes (Jack Nicholson) with investigating the love life of her husband, Hollis Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling), the …

33. When the river rises

(1984) | 124 min. | Drama

Director: Mark Rydell

Cast: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch

In eastern Tennessee, a young farming couple faces a dangerous river flood that threatens to destroy their crop. Tom Garvey (Mel Gibson) is forced to break a strike by …

34. Apartment

(1960) | 105 min.

Direction: Billy Wilder

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Jack Kruschen

Business movies: CC Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a modest employee of a large insurance company who rises in the company position by leaving his small apartment to his bosses for their erotic dates. The poor…

35. The bazaar of surprises

(1940) | 95 min. | Comedy

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

The splendid sitcom, where Samson Raphaelson adapts a play by the Hungarian Nikolaus Laszlo for Ernst Lubitsch. The result is brilliant. Everything revolves around two characters, Alfred (James …

36. The big jump

(1994) | 113 min. | Comedy

Direction: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning

The Coen brothers honor, while caricaturing it, the classic cinema of Frank Capra. And they do it through the story of Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins), a naive young man who just graduated from …

37. The man in white

(1951) | 85 min. | Comedy

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

A doctor develops a new textile material that never gets dirty or wears out. The invention would revolutionize the industry of the sector. After several successful tests, your boss offers you money and …

38. The secret of living

(1936) | 109 min. | Comedy

Direction: Frank Capra

Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille

The action is located in the United States, after the depression caused by the stock market crash in 1929. Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) is a musician who plays the tuba. Suddenly he inherits twenty million …

39. The game goes between rogues

(1983) | 112 min. | Comedy

Direction: John Landis

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

A fun comedy that stars Eddie Murphy in his golden years, and an always-effective Dan Aykroyd. Eddie Murphy had just risen to fame with his Hollywood Super Detective, …

40. Germinal

(1993) | 160 min. | Drama

Direction: Claude Berri

Cast: Miou-Miou , Renaud , Jean Carmet , Judith Henry

Business movies: Gigantic blockbuster is based on one of the top works of universal literature: the novel of the same title, by Emile Zola. We are in times of the Second French Empire. Young Lantier looks …

41. Glengarry Glen Ross (Success at Any Cost)

(1992) | 103 min. | Drama

Director: James Foley

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey

In Chicago, the Glengarry company is in the real estate business. Several of his workers have to face a newcomer boss who imposes a new and aggressive strategy on them to deal with the …

42. Hoffa, a pulse to power

(1992) | 135 min. | Drama | Biographical

Direction: Danny DeVito

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, JT Walsh

Business movies: Excellent reconstruction of the controversial life of a charismatic American truckers union leader, Jimmy Hoffa, splendidly played by Jack Nicholson. July 30, 1975 …

43. Jerry Maguire

(nineteen ninety-six) | 134 min. | Comedy

Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Tom Cruise plays Jerry Maguire, a successful sports star manager who works for one of the best agencies in the country. His life seems perfect, but one day a confrontation with his …

44. The law of silence

(1954) | 105 min. | Drama

Direction: Elia Kazan

Cast: Marlon Brando , Lee J. Cobb , Rod Steiger , Karl Malden

Marlon Brando plays Terry Malloy, a young man who doesn’t want trouble. He works when he can in New York Harbor. But there is not always work, and to get it you have to join the union of …

45. The plot

(1976) | 115 min. | Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

The latest film from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. A taxi driver and a clairvoyant team up to get the $ 10,000 reward offered for finding a man they give up for dead …

46. My beautiful laundry

(1985) | 97 min. | Comedy

Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke

The story places us in England in the 1980s, ruled by Margaret Thatcher. Omar (Gordon Warnecke) is the son of Pakistani immigrants to London, who inherits a dilapidated laundry from his uncle Nasser …

47. The wonders

(nineteen ninety-six) | 108 min. | Drama | Musical

Director: Tom Hanks

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Ellis, Charlize Theron

During the summer of 1964, Guy Patterson worked as a clerk in his father’s appliance store in a small Pennsylvania town. After spending all day selling toasters and radios, for …

48. The big fish

(1999) | 87 min. | Drama | Comedy

Director: John Swanbeck

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Paul Dawson, Peter Facinelli

Three representatives of a lubricant company have organized a convention in a hotel. While they wait for potential clients, and above all, a “big shot” who could invest a lot of money, …

49. The dilemma

(1999) | 160 min. | Thriller

Direction: Michael Mann

Cast: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Jeffrey Wigand is head of the research and development department at Brown & Williamson, a major tobacco company. As a result of his studies, he delivers a report that shows that nicotine …

50. American Beauty

(1999) | 121 min. | Drama

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney

We are facing one of the most caustic films of the last season. It has won 5 Oscars, in the sections of best film, director, script, actor, and photography. Almost nothing. The story is told by a …

51. Rocco and his brothers

(1960) | 177 min. | Drama

Direction: Luchino Visconti

Cast: Alain Delon , Renato Salvatori , Annie Girardot , Katina Paxinou

In search of a better life, Rosaria Parodi, a widowed mother from southern Italy, emigrates to Milan with four of her children: Rocco, Simone, Ciro, and Luca. There they meet again with Vincenzo, the fifth, who has already …

52. Bicycle thief

(1948) | 93 min. | Social cinema | Drama

Address: Vittorio De Sica

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani , Enzo Staiola , Lianella Carell , Gino Saltamerenda

Business movies:  To work fixing posters, Antonio Ricci needs to use his bicycle. The first day, someone steals it in an oversight. If you don’t get it back by Monday, you will be fired. …

53. Crap job

(1999) | 100 min. | Comedy

Direction: Mike Judge

Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Stephen Root

Peter works as a computer supporter in his dehumanized office. And it is up to the cap of the absurd bureaucracy, the boss’s circulars, and his horrible little smiles. Instead of being slavish, …

54. You have an email

(1998) | 110 min. | Romantic | Comedy

Director: Nora Ephron

Cast: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear

New York. Joe and Kathleen live with their respective boyfriends. But they are not satisfied. As soon as they leave home, they plug in their computers via the Internet, and they maintain a peculiar relationship, each one …

55. My name is joe

(2000) | 105 min. | Drama

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, David McKay, Anne-Marie Kennedy

Joe has managed, thanks to the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, to overcome his drinking problem. He is unemployed, but thanks to little botches that come out from time to time, he survives. His life is…

56. The Truman Show

(1998) | 110 min. | Comedy | Drama

Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, Natascha McElhone

Truman Burbank is a happily married guy, who lives in an idyllic city, with clean, well-lit streets. What he does not know is that, since he was born, his life has been part of a television “show” that is …

57. Waiting for the time

(1997) | 92 min. | Drama

Director: Jill Sprecher

Cast: Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach

Thanks to a temporary employment agency, Iris, a shy young woman, is incorporated as a secretary in an office. Margaret, Paula, Jane, fellow temporary workers, welcome her warmly. I know…

58. Syriana

(2005) | 126 min. | Thriller | Drama

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Cast: Kayvan Novak, George Clooney, Amr Waked, Christopher Plummer

A complex political thriller where economic and political interests around oil become entangled to form a dense plot, which requires the viewer that their five senses work one hundred percent …

59. In the land of men

(2005) | 126 min. | Drama

Direction: Niki Caro

Cast: Sean Bean, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron

Thirty-something Josey Aimes arrives in her hometown, a mining town in Minnesota, after leaving behind a failed marriage. With two children in your care, it’s not easy to start over, but you…

60. Bullfighter

(2005) | 96 min. | Comedy | Thriller

Director: Richard Shepard

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall

Business movies: Julian Noble is a professional assassin who executes his victims with the precision of clockwork. But he is alone, he has no friends, no one to trust. Their only fun is to lie down …

61. The Lord of the war

(2005) | 122 min. | Warlike | Drama

Direction: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan

Business movies: Andrew Niccol is a filmmaker with interesting scripts and rich plots. He gave the storylines of The Truman Show to Peter Weir (the television invasion of privacy), and The Terminal to Steven Spielberg …

62. The salt of the earth

(1954) | 93 min. | Drama

Director: Herbert J. Biberman

Cast: Rosaura Revueltas , David Wolfe , Henrietta Williams , Ángela Sánchez

After an accident, some Mexican miners decide to go on strike. They demand that their working conditions be equated with those of their Anglo-Saxon colleagues. But they want their women to stay in …

63. In a place of the heart

(1984) | 107 min. | Drama

Director: Robert Benton

Cast: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich

The 30s. The South of the United States suffers from the effects of the Depression. Few movies get as straight to the heart as this one written and directed by Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer). Edna just …

64. Mr. Skeffington

(1944) | 145 min. | Drama

Director: Vincent Sherman

Cast: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Intense melodrama, a river film whose plot extends from 1914 over more than two decades, and which reflects on the passage of time and expired beauty. Its starting point is a novel by …

65. Baby, you are worth a lot

(1987) | 110 min. | Comedy

Director: Charles Shyer

Cast: Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Shepard, Kristina Kennedy

A workaholic woman must take care of the baby of a distant relative who has just passed away. She will try by all means to put the baby on a family, but … Diane Keaton is funny, like …

66. Save the tiger

(1973) | 100 min. | Drama

Director: John G. Avildsen

Cast: Jack Lemmon , Jack Gilford , Laurie Heineman , Norman Burton

A day and a half in the life of Harry Stoner, a businessman who goes into crisis when he sees himself as a complete failure. Jack Lemmon won his second Oscar for this intense drama signed by the director …

67. Live

(1952) | 143 min. | Drama

Direction: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Takashi Shimura , Shinichi Himori , Haruo Tanaka , Minoru Chiaki

One of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpieces. It tells of the vital rethinking that a gray life official has, when he discovers that he has only a few months to live, due to a serious illness. Such…

68. Living is beautiful!

(1946) | 130 min. | Drama

Direction: Frank Capra

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Christmas eve. George Bailey is with the water around his neck. Nice guy, he has set up a bank to help people, but at one point he can’t cope with the payments. The evil Mr. Potter will be …

69. Citizen Kane

(1941) | 119 min. | Drama

Director: Orson Welles

Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Dorothy Comingore

Film historians point out that the most influential film in the history of cinema would be The Birth of a Nation, in which Griffith combined all his discoveries, leading to the …

70. Schindler’s List

(1993) | 194 min. | Historical | Drama

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

Nailed in memory we have the anguished face of Liam Neeson, with teary eyes and a desperate gesture, while around him a group of men and women dramatically moved: “He …

71. Death of a salesman

(1985) | 135 min. | Drama

Direction: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang

On the verge of losing his job, and being unable to pay his bills, veteran traveling salesman Willy Loman is in crisis and feels his family life unravel. …

72. Modern times

(1936) | 87 min. | Comedy

Director: Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford

Overwhelmed by the speed of modern chain production systems, a metalworker dedicated to tightening nuts ends up losing his mind. After spending time in a hospital, it will be unfair…

73. Factotum

(2005) | 94 min. | Drama

Director: Bent Hamer

Cast: Matt Dillon , Lili Taylor , Fisher Stevens , Didier Flamand

Henry Chinaski, an aspiring writer, sends his poetry and various writings to various publishers but is always met with outright refusals or outright indifference. Chinaski boasts of …

74. My uncle

(1958) | 98 min. | Comedy

Direction: Jacques Tati

Cast: Jacques Tati , Jean-Pierre Zola , Adrienne Servantie , Lucien Frégis

Mr. Hulot, always a pipe at the ready, is going to organize it well in the modern home of his beloved sister. Indeed, the previews of the newly opened house, and a routine little party, are going to …

75. Raining stones

(1993) | 90 min. | Drama

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix, Ricky Tomlinson

An English unemployed person is going through a bad economic streak, but he will do everything possible to get his daughter to wear a new dress on the day of her First Communion. All your money-making efforts, however, turn out …

76. FIST

(1978) | 145 min. | Drama

Director: Norman Jewison

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon

Before Stallone’s career went awry, he starred in terrific films like this one from a truckers union, with the combative name FIST, “fist” in English. The script is by Joe …

77. Norma Rae

(1979) | 110 min. | Drama

Direction: Martin Ritt

Cast: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

A single mother, who works in a textile factory, teams up with a trade unionist to improve her precarious working conditions. …

78. Toys

(1992) | 118 min. | Comedy

Director: Barry Levinson

Cast: Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright

A toy manufacturer bequeathed the business to his brother General. The man has the crazy idea of ​​taking advantage of the factory to produce very particular weapons. But his sensitive nephew Leslie (the great …

79. Thanks for smoking

(2005) | 92 min. | Tragicomedy

Director: Jason Reitman

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody

Intelligent comedy, truffled with cynicism, but at the bottom of which beats the invitation to the viewer to take responsibility for their own actions, without waiting for the ‘daddy state’ or other institutions to decide …

80. Little Miss Sunshine

(2006) | 101 min. | Tragicomedy

Direction: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin

The Hoover is anything but a normal family. Unless ‘normal’ in these times means people with serious personal problems. Richard, the head of the family, thinks he is a lynx of the …

81. Woman weapons

(1988) | 109 min. | Comedy

Direction: Mike Nichols

Cast: Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin

Three great actors in a critique of yuppies obsessed with success. Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Melanie Griffith are good reasons on their own to see a movie. All the more reason if …

82. Dreamgirls

(2006) | 131 min. | Drama | Musical

Direction: Bill Condon

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson

The umpteenth free revisitation of the Cinderella story, as never better said, of the rise to fame of the three members of the musical group “The Dreams”, who like ‘The Three Musketeers’, were …

83. How green was my valley

(1941) | 114 min. | Drama

Direction: John Ford

Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Roddy McDowall, Anna Lee

Business movies:  Memories of childhood. Huw boy, in the mining area of ​​Wales where his family works hard to get ahead. A moving film, winner of 5 Oscars including Best Picture, which shows that John Ford …

84. The madness of the dollar

(1932) | 75 min. | Comedy | Drama

Direction: Frank Capra

Cast: Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings

Thomas Dickson runs his bank based on a solid principle: trust in people. His establishment has the deposits of many clients, and he circulates the money by granting loans …

85. Looking for happiness

(2006) | 117 min. | Comedy | Drama

Direction: Gabriele Muccino

Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, James Karen

Will Smith became a star for the series The Prince of Bel-Air, and since then he has maintained a huge popular pull, especially when he plays “funny” roles, in films like Men in

86. Tucker, a man, and his dream

(1988) | 110 min. | Romantic | Biographical | Drama

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

In this film, the tables were turned between Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. If once the former had been the mentor of the latter, now, after his multiple financial problems, his friend Lucas supported this …

87. The lender

(1964) | 116 min. | Drama

Director: Sidney Lumet

Cast: Rod Steiger , Geraldine Fitzgerald , Brock Peters , Jaime Sánchez

A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp opens a loan business in New York. He tries to start a new life, despite his painful memories. Lumet’s ravishing drama about the …

88. Passing clouds

(nineteen ninety-six) | 96 min. | Tragicomedy

Direction: Aki Kaurismäki

Cast: Kati Outinen , Kari Väänänen , Elina Salo , Sakari Kuosmanen

One of the most optimistic films by Aki Kaurismäki, although with his particular gaze, as he defines it as the Finnish gaze at a cross between How beautiful it is to live! and Bicycle Thief. Even if…

89. The Girl from the Match Factory

(1990) | 68 min. | Tragicomedy

Direction: Aki Kaurismäki

Cast: Kati Outinen , Elina Salo , Esko Nikkari , Vesa Vierikko

Iris is a young woman who works in a match factory. She looks like a matchstick herself, all stiff and thin, with her head surmounted by a long mane. And it seeks to ignite, in the middle of an anodyne life …

90. One two Three

(1961) | 115 min. | Comedy

Direction: Billy Wilder

Cast: James Cagney , Horst Buchholz , Pamela Tiffin , Arlene Francis

CR MacNamara, representative of a multinational soft drink company in West Berlin, has long been trying to introduce its brand in the USSR. However, Mr. Hazeltine entrusts him to take care of his daughter …

91. The winner

(2005) | 99 min. | Biographical | Drama

Direction: Jane Anderson

Cast: Julianne Moore, Laura Dern, Woody Harrelson, Trevor Morgan

The true story of Evelyn Ryan, mother of ten, Irish Catholic, is taken from the book written by her daughter Terry “Tuff” Ryan. Evelyn was married to Kelly, a man frustrated at having …

92. The Big Scam (2006)

(2006) | 115 min. | Comedy | Thriller | Drama

Address: Lasse Hallström

Cast: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci

When everything seemed tied, and well tied, the writer Clifford Irving is surprised that McGraw Hill, his publisher, has decided not to publish his latest manuscript. This unknown author, who had …

93. Fast Food Nation

(2006) | 116 min. | Drama

Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Wilmer Valderrama , Catalina Sandino Moreno , Ana Claudia Talancón , Ashley Johnson


If the Yankees cannot be accused of something, it is of not having the capacity for self-criticism, and this film is strong proof of that. In 2001 journalist Eric Schlosser wrote “Fast Food Nation. The Dark …

94. Michael Clayton

(2007) | 119 min. | Thriller | Drama

Direction: Tony Gilroy

Cast: Tom Wilkinson, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack

Directorial debut by New Yorker Tony Gilroy, memorable writer of the Bourne saga. His debut film addresses the issue of law, which he had already dealt with as a writer in Pactar con el diablo. …

95. Mataharis

(2007) | 100 min. | Drama

Address: Icíar Bollaín

Cast: Najwa Nimri , Tristán Ulloa , María Vázquez , Diego Martín

The fourth film is the director of Icíar Bollaín, which follows in the footsteps of three women, who work in a Madrid detective agency. Eva, a married woman with two children, suspects that her husband looks …

96. Heavens above

(1963) | 115 min. | Comedy

Direction: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

Cast: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

Smallwood, a naive Anglican priest who does his pastoral work in a prison, is mistakenly commissioned to run a high-rise parish. With his simple way of understanding the gospel …

97. My life is my life

(1970) | 96 min. | Drama

Director: Bob Rafelson

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Robert is a young pianist who once belonged to an upper-class family. He currently works on an oil plantation to get ahead and lives with a girl he does not appreciate too much, …

98. Wall street

(1987) | 121 min. | Thriller | Drama

Direction: Oliver Stone

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Young Bud Fox is a stockbroker trying to make a name for himself on Wall Street. When he meets Gordon Gekko, a real shark of finance, Fox will be introduced to a world full of luxury, …

99. Our daily bread

(2005) | 92 min. | Documentary film

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Our daily bread is a documentary about the process that food undergoes until it is consumed by man. The film travels through different parts of Europe where food is produced. The…

100. The use of time

(2001) | 134 min. | Biographical | Drama

Direction: Laurent Cantet

Cast: Aurélien Recoing , Karin Viard , Serge Livrozet , Jean-Pierre Mangeot

Vincent is a middle-aged man who has a family and works as a consultant, so he constantly has business meetings and has to come and go. But Vincent actually takes years …

101. In the company of men

(1997) | 97 min. | Tragicomedy

Director: Neil LaBute

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy, Michael Martin

Business movies:  Chad and Howard are two cheeky and misogynistic executives to the core who carry out a cruel plan; each separately falls in love with a beautiful and innocent deaf companion and then leaves her standing there …


(2001) | 104 min. | Documentary film

Direction: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim

GovWorks was a project created for the internet with short-lived success. This documentary analyzes the novel ideas that predicted the absolute success of this endeavor, carried out by the list of business movies.