Top Ten Friday: Best Workplace Movies and TV Shows

If you work in an office setting, you probably have an appreciation for workplace movies and TV shows. You can understand and relate to the culture, problems faced, fun had, and relationships built within that type of work environment. We certainly can. With that, please enjoy the 10 best workplace movies and TV shows chosen by the z2ers.

10. Boiler Room

Boiler Room

Best sales movie since Glengarry Glen Ross?

9. The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Would you still want to work in the fashion industry after watching Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada?

8. The Newsroom


Although only in its second season, The Newsroom has gained an immense amount of popularity because of its realism and inside look behind the industry.

7. 30 Rock

30 Rock

If you enjoy workplace shenanigans, then 30 Rock is for you!

6. Parks and Rec

Parks and Rec

Ron Swanson is among the best TV show characters ever created, the entire cast is hilarious and the one-liners are never-ending. If you want to work in an office and avoid actual work, then working at the Parks and Recreation department, in Pawnee, IN, is where your future lies.

5. Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

ABC: Always Be Closing!

4. Wall Street

Wall Street

Being a stockbroker on Wall Street is a cutthroat profession. Charlie Sheen shows viewers just how difficult that career path is and the price paid for success.

3. The Office

 The Office

The Office has been a favorite of many professionals because nearly everyone can relate to various moments throughout the series. From interoffice relationships and crazy shenanigans to Dwight Schrute, many offices have experienced their own version of craziness in one way or another.

2. Office Space

Office Space

TPS reports, paper jams, missing staplers and Lumbergh are just a few of the reasons why Office Space is one of the greatest workplace movies of all-time. Am I right?

1. Mad Men

Mad Men

In the 1960s, Madison Avenue was the place every advertising creative wanted to work–and that still may hold true today. Mad Men not only gives us an inside look on how ad agencies worked years ago, but also provides a great history lesson of advertising. With an epic storyline and cast of characters, Mad Men is one of the best workplace shows on television.

What are some of your favorite workplace movies and TV shows?

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August 16, 2013 · Posted by in TTF  


3 Responses to “Top Ten Friday: Best Workplace Movies and TV Shows”

  1. Pete Prodoehl on August 20th, 2013 1:14 pm

    I gave Mad Men a try but my biggest complaint was that there was too much focus on sex and relationships and not enough on the advertising industry!

  2. Cedar Brown on August 20th, 2013 1:54 pm

    You’re right, but sex sells and it’s obvious by the women they continue to add to the show. At least we get some idea of 1960s advertising, but would that sell as well if that’s all it was?

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