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, clever, humorous, harsh, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with layoff, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy, runaway, suprisingly clever, loneliness and workplace plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as layoff: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013), The Internship (2013), Falling Down (1993), The Machinist (2004), Tokyo Sonata (2008), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), God Bless America (2011), Margin Call (2011), Jerry Maguire (1996), What's Your Number? (2011).

List of layoff movies

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
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: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, talky ...
Plot: hostage, self involved, layoff, radio station, radio dj, desire for fame, social awkwardness, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, goofy hero, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, california
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 6.3
 197K
The Internship (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: google, new job, career, rivalry, boss and employee, starting over, computers and web, workplace, layoff, middle aged, fish out of water, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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 7.6
 181K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
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, road movie ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, midlife crisis, depression, traffic jam, layoff, birthday, frustration, rage, alienation, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.7
 372K
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, twist ending, surreal ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 10K
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, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, black market, ransom, vengeance, mute or deaf, suicide, factory worker, layoff, stabbing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: cynical, talky, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: killing spree, mass murder, dark humor, society, stupidity, female killer, rage, satire, life is a bitch, partners, media, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.1
 123K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: financial crisis, stock market, greed, corporate crimes, wall street, businessman, millionaire, workplace situations, financial problem, moral dilemma, investments, stock market crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
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 7.3
 253K
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, feel good, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: career, starting over, football, friendship, workplace romance, introspection, boss and employee, single parent, greed, opposites attract, agent, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cuba
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What's Your Number? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ally Darling (Anna Faris) is realizing she's a little lost in life. Her latest romance has just fizzled out, and she's just been fired from her marketing job. Then she reads an eye-opening magazine article that warns that 96 percent of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, supportive friend, looking for love, couples, wedding preparations and rituals, lifestyle, womanizer, friendship, romance, layoff, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
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 7.3
 19K
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, humorous, satirical, absurd, clever ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, nouveau riche, fighting the system, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, media satire, layoff ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 30K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, call center, blackmail, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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 7.5
 7K
Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his small hometown of Stuckeyville where he buys the local bowling alley and attempts to win the heart of his high school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, homecoming, looking for love, starting over, workplace, old love, social relations, old friend, couples, best friends, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: talky, cynical, intense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: greed, office, real estate agent, corporate world, ambition, rivalry, manipulation, manipulations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, career, reward ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, florida, chicago illinois, illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 895
Bob Funk (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job -- by his mother, no less -- Bob Funk agrees to quit drinking, see a therapist, and eventually report to a new boss, who might just be the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: boss and employee, addiction, couples, workplace, parents and children, family relations, fired, boss, therapist, layoff, starting over, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 88K
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, erotic, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: s&m, bdsm, sexual perversion, workplace romance, pantyhose, sexual relations, boss and employee, secretary, fetish, obsession, submission, masochism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 3.8
 125
Dead Frequency (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Night radio host Sam is in love with Emily. Afraid of showing his feelings he rejects her advances - to a point. Plagued by alcohol addiction and depression, he also has a less worldly problem: He (and the others) are vampires who are keen to hide ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: manager, vampire, radio, love, depression, agent, night, love triangle, darkness, clan, studio, unrequited love ...
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The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: unemployment, society, working class, economic crisis, layoff, job interview, poverty, life is a bitch, rivalry, shoplifter, dance class, video surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 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: humorous, cynical, suspense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, serial killer, workplace, dark humor, unlikely criminals, crimes, vengeful fired employee, deadly, murder, layoff, greed ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 69K
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: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, map, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi, memphis
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, coworker, escape from reality, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, greenland, new york ...
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 7.8
 166K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, lawsuit, layoff, ethics, fear, public health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, iran, washington d.c., new york, mississippi
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 20K
Mayhem (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.
Style: suspense, captivating, humorous, tense
Plot: virus, quarantine, murder, office, fired from the job, violence, infection, layoff, outburst, police, scissors, one day ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 418
Working Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Beautiful, workaholic Bo-hee is a successful marketing executive at the number one toy company in Korea. Respected by her colleagues and in line for a promotion, she makes an irrevocable mistake that gets her fired from her job. Bo-hee's life ...
Style: sex comedy, captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: sex shop, sex toy, sex talk, layoff, career change, business, businesswoman, sexual exploration, female protagonist, neighbor neighbor relationship, workplace, relationship problems ...
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Office Christmas Party (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: christmas party, wild party, ceo, stupidity, holiday, christmas, party, plan, cocaine, workplace, co worker co worker relationship, farce ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: strike, labor union, working class, business manager, class struggle, hard labor, mayor, worker, factory, police, capitalism, struggle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 3.9
 259
Illicit Lovers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Jeff Diamond is unexpectedly laid off from his job, his wife Susan accepts an offer by her best friend Kathy to pay Jeff as an escort to a party. Kathy enjoyed Jeff so much she requests him again at a higher rate which includes sex. After being ...
Style: sexploitation film, sexy, erotic
Plot: older woman younger man sex, best friend, escort, husband wife relationship, sexploitation, sex scene, erotica, layoff, male escort, male prostitute, female nudity, unemployment
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Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, society, waitress, layoff, couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
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