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, interesting, intense, humorous and talky films and TV shows about / with layoff, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, drinking, life philosophy, catastrophe, fired from the job, greed and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as layoff: Jerry Maguire (1996), The Machinist (2004), Margin Call (2011), Falling Down (1993), Jobs (2013), The Incredibles (2004), The Insider (1999), Office Space (1999), Burn Notice (2007), Burn After Reading (2008).

List of layoff movies

 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, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, workplace romance, starting over, friendship, introspection, single parent, greed, agent, opposites attract, boss and employee, ego clash, ambition ...
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, uncover truth, torment, mysterious character, life is a bitch, paranoia, factory, taunting, hit and run, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 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: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: greed, stock market, workplace situations, capitalism, wall street, powerful corporation, millionaire, bankruptcy, layoff, workplace, financial problem, financial crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anger, traffic jam, birthday, violence, humiliation, urban decay, vandalism, briefcase, divorce, police car, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition, ipod, fame ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 8.0
 565K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, secret identity, family, secret, parents and children, villain, heroes, alter ego, save the day ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.9
 149K
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, talky, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, tobacco, research, interview, paranoia, media, public health, lawsuit, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, south carolina, iran, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 225K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, rebelliousness, coworker relationship, workplace situations, blackmail, friendship, corporate world, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
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 8.0
 64K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, explosion, starting over, adventure, private investigator, secret agents, save the day, uncover truth, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: clever, dark humor, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: blackmail, farce, espionage, paranoia, divorce, stupidity, infidelity, gym, corpse, top secret, cia, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, seattle washington
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 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, crumbling marriage, politics, courtroom, infidelity, legal investigation, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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 6.8
 247K
Bridesmaids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: best friend, jealousy, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, bridesmaid, group of friends, female friendship, nothing goes right, casual sex, rivalry, self esteem, friendship between women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois, paris france
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 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, success, baseball, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, hopes, underdog, mathematics, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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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, realistic, scenic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventure, adventurer, life changing experience, lifestyle change, escape from reality, loneliness, journal, disorder, midlife crisis, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: himalaya, iceland, usa, greenland
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, newsroom, misogynist, ladder, tv show in film, gang warfare, panda, parody, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.8
 320K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mythology, friendship, chase, giant monster, slime, paranormal phenomena, danger, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: clever, talky, realistic, tense, witty ...
Plot: office, greed, robbery, real estate, contest, pressure, ambition, workplace, salesman, manager, desperation, ethics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, illinois, chicago illinois, arizona ...
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 7.7
 103K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, neo noir, serial killer, murder, writer's life, showbiz, screenwriter, hollywood, new job, loner, corpse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, radio, goofy hero, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.1
 60K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, football, american football, against the odds, teacher, divorce, jealousy, determination, athlete's life, bad luck, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
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The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, sport team, rivalry, training, football, athlete and trainer, friendship, contests and competitions, stadium, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, pub, sent to the future, farce, social misfits, friendship, bar, imaginary, friends, buddies, escapades, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, europe
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 7.1
 18K
Royal Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, accountant, high society, starting over, siblings relations, lifestyle, family relations, power relations, mogul, layoff, patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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 7.0
 4K
Privileged (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Megan Smith, a smart and quirky young assistant at a glossy magazine, is fired when her Yale education proves detrimental to getting ahead in the world of tabloid journalism. Her boss takes pity on her and arranges an interview with the wealthy ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: tutor, twins, journalist, high society, siblings relations, teenage life, urban, youth, family relations, best friends, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: dark humor, talky, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: anti heroes, mass murder, killing spree, pop culture, stupidity, misfit partners, crime, unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, depression, social decay, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey
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 7.2
 33K
Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, domestic disturbance, blackmail, apartment building, concierge, caretaker, obsession, neighbor, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, downfall, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona spain, europe, barcelona
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 7.5
 58K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized, touching ...
Plot: accident, disability, killer whale, single parent, surveillance camera, french, boxing, dog, tragic event, romance, redemption, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, riviera, cote d'azur, europe ...
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, tv news, newsroom, stupidity, media satire, farce, parody, friendship, rivalry, bet, dog, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1979, future
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san diego california
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 6.3
 179K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, starting over, new job, workplace, career, google, middle aged, fish out of water, friends, workplace situations, lifestyle change, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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