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Reel Views: Top 10 movies about awful jobs
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Published: Monday, March 26th, 2012
Finding a job can be a long, tedious process full of ups and downs, but the effort will be worth it when you score a great job. If you’ve had a long day of hitting the pavement and need to relax, sit back and enjoy these top 10 movies about terrible jobs and count yourself lucky that at least you don’t have to work there.
10. Men at Work
Brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez star side by side in this comedy about a pair of unambitious garbage collectors who become entangled in a messy murder plot.
When James graduates high school, he has his heart set on touring Europe for the summer, but due to major changes in his parents’ lives he is instead forced to get a summer job at the local amusement park.
8. Sunshine Cleaning
The story of Rose, a woman who will do whatever it takes to give her son everything in life, including sending him to an expensive private school. Rose, failing to find a well-paying job, starts her own business: a biohazard/crime scene cleaning service.
7. The Devil Wears Prada
Andy Sachs has big dreams of working in the fashion industry, but when she lands a job working as the assistant to the editor of the biggest fashion magazine in New York, she becomes terribly disillusioned with the entire industry.
Wall-E is a Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth class, a small robot who has been left on Earth alone to clean up the gigantic mess of garbage left behind by the humans who have since fled the waste-covered planet.
The workers at Shenaniganz, a small town restaurant, are an unambitious group who use crazy antics and schemes to ward of boredom at work and prove that you shouldn’t mess with the people who make your food.
This futuristic, dystopian film looks at what can happen when an all-powerful bureaucracy goes horribly wrong, and one of its workers is the only man who will stand up and fight it.
3. Modern Times
This silent masterpiece finds Charlie Chaplin once again in the role of The Tramp, who struggles to live and belong in an industrialized society where he must work as a factory laborer.
They’re not even supposed to be here today. This raunchy comedy explores a day in the life of Dante and Randal, two convenience store clerks who must deal with outrageous customers between rooftop hockey games and a disastrous funeral visit.
1. Office Space
This cult comedy classic tells the story of a group of office workers who, after getting fed up with their ridiculous bosses, TPS reports, PC Load Letter error messages and a bad case of “the Mondays,” decide to rebel against working.