Job seeking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant job seeking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, humorous, melancholic, sentimental and dramatic films and TV shows about / with job seeking, culture clash, friendship, husband wife relationship, catastrophe, runaway, family relations, mentor, life philosophy and greed plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as job seeking: Irina Palm (2007), Adventureland (2009), The Company Men (2010), Nana (2006), Where God Left His Shoes (2007), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Mondays in the Sun (2002), The Ax (2005), Tokyo Sonata (2008), I've Loved You So Long (2008).

List of job seeking movies

 7.2
 7K
Irina Palm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, job seeking, sexual relations, financial problem, ambulance, hospital, treatment, boss and employee, parent child relationship, working class, starting over, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.8
 152K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, job seeking, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, teenager, amusement park, workplace, friends, youth, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, boston, pittsburgh, new york ...
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The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, job seeking, workplace, family problems, starting over, life is a bitch, society, down on your luck, workplace situations, americana, corporation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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 8.4
 3K
Nana (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, josei ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, broken heart, looking for love, friendship, musician, twentysomething life, job seeking, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flatmate, friendship between girls, punk rock ...
Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: job seeking, christmas, survival, life is a bitch, eviction, family problems, realism, coping, down on your luck, family in crisis, parents and children, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: college dropout, comeback, job seeking, career, showbiz, magic show, power relations, performer's life, desire for fame, on the road, father son relationship, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, boston, miami ...
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Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: seaport, unemployment, friendship, working class, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, society, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
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 7.4
 8K
The Ax (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, serial killer, workplace, unlikely criminals, crimes, vengeful fired employee, deadly, murder, layoff, greed, insanity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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 7.5
 9K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, family relations, loss of son, loss of child, family reunited, estrangement, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.7
 3K
Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, looking for love, self discovery, family relations, disability, misfit, workplace, family problems, power relations, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 3K
Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, culture clash, starting over, society, social relations, family in crisis, hopes, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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 6.4
 59K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, family values, lawyer, party, audition, self discovery, wedding, job seeking, family relations, law firm, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
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 5.8
 23K
Second Act (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, uplifting ...
Plot: career woman, new job, second chance, job seeking, female protagonist, deception, best friends, friendship, job interview, career, target, company ...
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 7.2
 10K
The Method (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Madrid seven candidates report for a job interview that uses "the Grönholm method" of selection, as protestors rise up in public protest in the street over the IMF-World Bank Summit attempting globalisation of workers' unions.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: ambition, workplace intrigue, mind game, rivalry, contests and competitions, workplace situations, workplace, job seeking, office, uninhibited rivalry, career, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
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The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending, justice ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, boston
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 5.9
 11K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, spoiled brat, friendship, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.3
 176K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, factual, uplifting, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, against the odds, contamination, justice, relationship vs career, single mother, court, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Not Going Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lee is a childish northerner who lives in a fancy penthouse apartment in London who goes through a variety of jobs such as a janitor and ice cream man as well as attempting relationships with female flatmates. His best mate, Daily Mail reading, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: slacker, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, fall in love, couples, job seeking, love triangle, roommate, thirtysomething life, working class, laziness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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Change of Address (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Paris, the emotional and professional tribulations of a musician and his roommate. Fraîchement installé à Paris, David, un musicien, timide et maladroit, tombe fou amoureux de sa jeune élève, Julia. Il tente tout pour la séduire. Sa ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, job seeking, romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, disorder, lodger, teacher, friends, friendship, rivalry, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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 6.6
 783
The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, society, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, simulated sex, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, culture clash, social differences, working class, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, job seeking, maid, speculation, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, london, paris france, europe
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Dorks & Damsels (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Iceland, UK, Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film revolves around Hildur, a national celebrity and socialite who has to look for a job when her boyfriend Jolli is sent to prison. She finds a job at Astrópía, a store that sells role playing books and her immersion into geek culture ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, funny, offbeat
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, youth, job seeking, social differences, best friends, romance, prison life, prison, media satire, singleness, office ...
Place: iceland
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Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gay, male prostitute, hollywood, friends, porn industry, fame, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.1
 1K
BearCity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in New York's gay "bear" scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise "Sex and the City," BearCity follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps, emotionally sweet yet lusty romantic ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, not serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, lifestyle, gay couple, buddies, friends, job seeking, physical appearance, couple relations, gender, looking for love, city life, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: workplace, nothing goes right, goofy hero, job seeking, farce, couples, family relations, disorder, comedy of errors, workplace situations, couple relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Import Export (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: job seeking, life is a bitch, starting over, self discovery, immigrants, hopes, misfit, illegal prostitution, emigrant, nudity (full frontal - brief), nurse, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, ukraine, eastern europe, central europe
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 5.9
 82K
Analyze That (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, gold, going straight, introspection, mob hit, buddies, doctors and patients, job seeking, family problems, hopes, therapist, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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 7.3
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, oppression, injustice, child abuse, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, job seeking, disorder, totalitarianism, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
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