Layoff movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant layoff movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, clever, harsh, talky and humorous films and TV shows about / with layoff, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, brutality, redemption, pornography, culture clash and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as layoff: Margin Call (2011), Jerry Maguire (1996), The Machinist (2004), Big Nothing (2006), Falling Down (1993), Secretary (2002), Jobs (2013), 6teen (2004), Bloody Sunday (2002), The Waterboy (1998).

List of layoff movies

 7.1
 106K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, talky, captivating ...
Plot: greed, stock market, powerful corporation, workplace situations, financial crisis, bankruptcy, wall street, international crisis, capitalism, boss and employee, corporate crimes, layoff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, california
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 7.3
 214K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, touching, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, friendship, workplace romance, starting over, greed, introspection, agent, single parent, opposites attract, layoff, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, mysterious character, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 28K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: blackmail, unemployment, priest, call center, crime, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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 7.6
 154K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: birthday, anger, traffic jam, losing-it hero, humiliation, violence, alienation, rage, layoff, policewoman, racial slur, rocket launcher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.0
 77K
Secretary (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Style: sexy, sexual, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: bdsm, workplace romance, sexual relations, sexual perversion, secretary, s&m, obsession, boss and employee, strong sexual content, power relations, desire, fetish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.9
 88K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, workplace situations, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 5K
6teen (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 6teen is a Canadian animated sitcom, which premiered in Canada in 2004 on Teletoon. In the USA, 6teen first premiered on Nickelodeon on December 18, 2005 and was removed from the schedule on May 13, 2006. 6teen was previously aired on The N in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: teenager, shopping mall, giant, destiny, best friends, teenage life, buddies, layoff, youth, friends, sitcom, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 22K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: civil rights, irish, politics, conflict, social problems, life is a bitch, civil action, state affairs, protest, injustice, layoff, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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 6.1
 136K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, love and romance, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
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Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, blind character, disorder, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, corruption, urban, charity, bribery, disorder, ratings, layoff, dishonesty, showbiz, network, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, poverty, mother daughter relationship, alcoholic, trailer park, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, realism, layoff, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
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 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, virginity, sex, advertising, college, prostitute, fight, virgin, brothel, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 7K
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, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: unemployment, serial killer, workplace, disorder, self esteem, crimes, unlikely criminals, unfulfillment, crime, vengeful fired employee, layoff, job seeking ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, salesman, domestic violence, fired from the job, alcoholic, drug abuse, destiny, dysfunctional family, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
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 6.9
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, hapless, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 5.9
 52K
Duplex (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, old woman, unlikely criminals, parrot, real estate agent, falling down stairs ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mine, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: emotional, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, falling in love, on the road, map, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
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 6.2
 60K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, love and romance, family life, father daughter relationship, death of wife, death, seduction, relationships, romance, love story, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, family, redemption, family relations, dream come true, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, parents and children, horse race, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, labor union, life turned upside down, down on your luck, layoff, realism, society, children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, older woman younger man relationship, german, romance, immigrants, alienation, fall in love, couples, layoff, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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 6.9
 58K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, funny ...
Plot: friendship, sergeant, taxi driver, basic training, boot camp, soldier, u.s. army, power relations, layoff, disorder, iron curtain, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kentucky, milan italy, italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
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 7.3
 175K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, feel good, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, monster, small town, human animal relationship, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly creature, escapades, daring rescue, genetically altered ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, abortion, teacher, innocence lost, surfing, vandalism, unwanted pregnancy, robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 38K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, social activist, layoff, snitch, fall in love ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future
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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, twentysomething life, romance, hopes, ambition, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, social climbing, escape from reality, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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 6.8
 14K
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: dark humor, tense, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, kidnapping, danger, captivity, rivalry, confined, crimes, plan gone awry, parents and children, partners in crime, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine
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 6.9
 28K
Alan Partridge (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. Nervous breakdown in Dundee. A self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', which was ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, irish, radio dj, radio station, hostage situation, radio, danger, layoff, take over, dishonesty, disorder, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, california
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