film The Best Comedies About the Workplace  

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List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Office Space Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who ...more

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Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Horrible Bosses Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars ...more

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob. Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Super Troopers Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Super Troopers is a 2001 crime-comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while ...more

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9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Waiting... Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Anna Faris Waiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long. It was written and directed by Rob McKittrick. McKittrick wrote the screenplay while working as a ...more

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Tommy Boy Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Paul Blart: Mall Cop Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and co-written by Kevin James, who stars as the title character, Paul Blart. Filming began in February ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the ...more

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The Internship is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
The Internship Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne, Vince Vaughn The Internship is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern, and produced by Vaughn and Levy. The film stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in ...more

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Employee of the Month is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Employee of the Month Jessica Simpson, Andy Dick, Dane Cook Employee of the Month is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Greg Coolidge, written by Don Calame, Chris Conroy, and Coolidge, and starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson and Dax Shepard. The ...more

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Empire Records is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Empire Records Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees try to stop the store from being sold to ...more

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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Men at Work Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Keith David Men at Work is a 1990 American black comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Charlie Sheen, Leslie Hope and Keith David. The film ...more

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Working Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Working Girl Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike Nichols. It tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers ...more

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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Two Weeks Notice Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Although response was ...more

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His Girl Friday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
His Girl Friday Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and ...more

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Broadcast News is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer, who has daily emotional breakdowns, ...more

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Up in the Air George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more

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Extract is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Extract Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig Extract is a 2009 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film stars Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Dustin Milligan, J. K. Simmons, and Ben Affleck. This was said ...more

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Be Kind Rewind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Be Kind Rewind Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def Be Kind Rewind is a 2008 comedy-drama film from New Line Cinema, written and directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow. The film first ...more

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The Hudsucker Proxy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
The Hudsucker Proxy Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on February 6, 2004. A sequel to 2002's Barbershop, also ...more

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Gung Ho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Gung Ho Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese ...more

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Observe and Report is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Observe and Report Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta Observe and Report is a 2009 American dark comedy film written and directed by Jody Hill, starring Seth Rogen, Anna Faris and Ray Liotta.

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Swimming with Sharks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Swimming with Sharks Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Michelle Forbes Swimming With Sharks is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by George Huang. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, and Michelle Forbes.

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In Good Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
In Good Company Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid In Good Company is a 2004 American comedy film written and directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Scarlett Johansson. The film is about a middle-aged advertising ...more

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Griff the Invisible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
Griff the Invisible Ryan Kwanten, Marshall Napier, Toby Schmitz Griff the Invisible is a 2010 Australian romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Leon Ford. The story is about Griff a socially awkward office worker who spends his days being bullied ...more

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The Promotion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedies About the Workplace
The Promotion Jenna Fischer, Jason Bateman, John C. Reilly The Promotion is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Steven Conrad. A look at the quest for the American Dream, it focuses on two grocery store managers vying for a promotion. ...more