Advertising movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant advertising movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky and interesting films and TV shows about / with advertising, satire, storytelling, dialogue, adaptation, mentor, life philosophy, catastrophe, couples and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as advertising: Thank You for Smoking (2005), Mad Men (2007), 99 francs (2007), A Shock to the System (1990), In Good Company (2004), The Joneses (2009), Putney Swope (1969), Trust Me (2009), Lost in Translation (2003), Quiz Show (1994).

List of advertising movies

Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, political, cynical, funny ...
Plot: business, lobbyist, marketing, advertising, satire, tobacco, social satire, reporter, lung cancer, capitalism, morality, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., vermont, california, usa, los angeles ...
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 8.7
 235K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: advertising, family problems, advertising agency, workplace, boss and employee, womanizer, career, workplace intrigue, adultery, ambition, americana, businessman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
Style: light, cynical, ironic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: advertising, nervous breakdown, satire, creativity, workplace, advertising agency, obsession, mental illness, introspection, advertising executive, anxiety, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, russia, jerusalem
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 7.2
 20K
99 francs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross ...
Style: psychedelic, cerebral, satirical, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, fighting the system, nouveau riche, greed, lifestyle, advertising agency, advertising executive, corporate world, behavior control, society, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, miami
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A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, light, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, advertising, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, competition, contests and competitions, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, dark humor, midlife crisis, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city
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In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: advertising, midlife crisis, boss and employee, workplace, father daughter relationship, boss, unlikely friendships, father son relationship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, los angeles ...
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 6.4
 40K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: melancholic, twists and turns, satirical, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: materialism, envy, advertising, gadget, double life, false identity, stereotypes, manipulation, husband wife relationship, suburban life, deception, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 4K
Putney Swope (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board.
Style: surreal, parody, avant garde, psychedelic, mind bending ...
Plot: advertising, satire, absurdism, husband wife relationship, advertising agency, employer employee relationship, midget, ceo, advertising executive, board of directors, surrealism, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: advertising, large family, optimism, underdog, adaptation, creativity, prize, americana, courage, small town, eviction, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.2
 1K
Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: advertising, workplace, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, partners, friendship, advertising agency, boss and employee, promotion, workaholic, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, depressing, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, unlikely friendships, adultery, fish out of water, culture clash, unlikely couple, actor, character study ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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 7.5
 69K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, talky, intense, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, cheating, investigation, lawyer, advertising, corruption, greed, tv show, moral dilemma, television, contests and competitions, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, washington d.c., new york
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 7.4
 25K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dictatorship, campaign, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, political conspiracy, oppression, idealism, rebellion, against the odds, democracy, advertising agency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america
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 7.0
 13K
The Crazy Ones (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: The Crazy Ones is an American situation comedy series created by David E. Kelley that stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The single-camera project premiered on CBS on September 26, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: advertising, office, parents and children, media, workplace, workplace situations, campaign, advertising agency, family problems, longing, disorder, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 4K
Generation P (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.
Style: surreal, mind bending, thought provoking, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: magic mushroom, lsd, advertising, secret society, conspiracy, manipulation, rise to the top, ambition, subconscious, transformation, creativity, marketing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
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I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying ...
Style: weird
Plot: advertising, female nudity, career, mistress, business, dream, satire, high school reunion, axe
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 6.0
 5K
Crazy People (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: humorous, satirical, feel good, sweet, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: advertising, mental institution, mental illness, advertising executive, advertising agency, romance, insanity, female psychiatrist, sanitarium, group therapy, fired from the job, mental patient ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 207K
What Women Want (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's ...
Style: romantic, feel good, clever, funny, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, women, telepathy, love story, fall in love, supernatural ability, battle of the sexes, initially antagonists, boss and employee, psychic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Edward Kaminsky, an aging ad man, wants a golden parachute from his agency; he must first land the Opel auto contract. Rosa, a youth with wealthy parents, wants to establish herself as an artist. The clumsy and enthusiastic Viktor, not quite honest, ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, witty, intellectual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: advertising, rise to the top, marketing, dishonesty, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, student life, boss and employee, job interview, campaign, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 25K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, parenthood, fish out of water, advertising, self discovery, fired from the job, switching roles, parents and children, family life, relationship vs career, rise and fall, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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 7.2
 128K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, allegory, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, evil alien, invasion, anti conformity, teleportation, brainwashing, dystopic future, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Tiger & Bunny (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The series began its ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: superhero, advertising, rivalry, good versus evil, fighting crime, supernatural, partners, rookie, save the day, media, mutant, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 12K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: love affair, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, rivalry, advertising, neighbor, friends, intrigue, self fulfillment, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 16K
The Stuff (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Weird yummy goo erupts from the earth and is discovered by a couple of miners. They taste it and decide to market it because it tastes so good. The American public literally eats up the new dessert sensation now known as the Stuff but, ...
Style: slasher, satirical, absurd, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: zombie, addiction, monster, transformation, advertising, conspiracy, discovery, rivalry, campaign, mutation, chaos and mayhem, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 17K
The Ex (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly ...
Style: humorous, intense, light, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, farce, disability, sarcasm, honest, couples, romance, goofy hero, advertising, nothing goes right, uninhibited rivalry, new job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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With Love, Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Advertising execs Melanie Welsh and Donovan Goodwin disagree on a cellphone Christmas commercial they’re pitching. He says his sleek design will win over the client but she knows it lacks holiday spirit.
Style: romantic, feel good, entertaining, funny, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, christmas spirit, advertising, winter, fall in love, relationship vs career, opposites attract, transformation, christmas present, romance, coworker relationship, happy ending ...
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Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is a British television review programme created and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is the most recent addition to Brooker's Wipe series, and the first to be broadcast in HD. The programme is an amalgam of ...
Style: suspense, humorous, talky, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, media circus, tv show, power of media, media, society, advertising, dark humor, politically correct, ratings, archive footage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, obsession, dream, unlikely friendships, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new jersey, new york, london, usa
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Ned and Stacey (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A self-centered ad exec and a liberal journalist enter into a marriage of convenience. He's trying to boost his business image; she likes his apartment.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage of convenience, disorder, promotion, odd couple, love and romance, initially antagonists, lifestyle, arranged marriage, couple relations, advertising, married couple, advertising executive ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: sexy, humorous, clever, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: advertising, writers, poverty, satire, money, poetry, literature, working class, artist, love, dreams, dark hero ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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