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The Best Comedies About the Workplace

Updated April 29, 2020 3.0k votes 378 voters 33.1k views34 items

List RulesVote up the funniest comedy movies about jobs, co-workers, and working - whether in an office, a restaurant, or even on the road.

Terrible bosses, annoying customers, and oddball coworkers make these funny movies about working some of the most hilarious films of any genre. The best workplace comedies feature laugh-out-loud screenplays and unforgettable relationships, along with characters striving to reach new career goals. This is a list of the best comedies about jobs featuring everything from Horrible Bosses to Be Kind Rewind to Working Girl.

What films will you find on this list of the top workplace comedy movies? Kevin Smith's instant classic Clerks appears here. This offbeat 1994 film, following cashiers and the customers who shop at their establishments, helped to spark the independent movie craze of the era. Office Space is another one of the funniest movies about work ever made. The Devil Wears Prada follows a young writer trying to make a name for herself in the competitive world of fashion. Other good films featured on this roundup of the best workplace comedies include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Barbershop, and Swimming with Sharks.

Do you have a favorite movie about work? Take a look at this list and give the best films a thumbs up to make sure they end up in the top spots.

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley
    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film...  more

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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum
    The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of...  more

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    Horrible Bosses

    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey
    Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by...  more

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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd...  more

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes
    Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who...  more

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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe
    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and...  more

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by...  more

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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox
    Super Troopers is a 2002 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring...  more

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    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton
    9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed...  more

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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds
    The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne...  more

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    Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui
    Waiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long....  more

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    Ice Cube, Eve
    Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street...  more

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    Empire Records

    Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger
    Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store...  more

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    Paul Blart: Mall Cop

    Kevin James, Jayma Mays
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and...  more

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    The Slammin' Salmon

    Olivia Munn, Cobie Smulders
    The Slammin' Salmon is a 2009 comedy film by Broken Lizard. The film is about the owner of a...  more
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    The Internship

    Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne
    The Internship is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn...  more

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    "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Bowe
    UHF is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Jay Levey. An employed visionary ("Weird Al"...  more
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    Employee of the Month

    Jessica Simpson, Andy Dick
    Employee of the Month is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Greg Coolidge, written by Don...  more
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    Broadcast News

    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack
    Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L....  more

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    Men at Work

    Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez
    Men at Work is a 1990 American black comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, who...  more
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    Gung Ho

    Michael Keaton, John Turturro
    Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael...  more

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    His Girl Friday

    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell
    His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an...  more

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    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford
    Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike...  more

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    The Hudsucker Proxy

    Paul Newman, John Goodman
    The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel...  more

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    Two Weeks Notice

    Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant
    Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Marc Lawrence. A lawyer (Sandra...  more

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