Loss of job movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loss of job movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious, clever and light films and TV shows about / with loss of job, storytelling, dialogue, husband wife relationship, redemption, mentor, adaptation, runaway, catastrophe and chase plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Belgium and other countries.
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loss of job movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of job: Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Larry Crowne (2011), Logan Lucky (2017), The Bouncer (2018), A Princess for Christmas (2011), P. E. Teacher (2013), Long Live the Family! (2011), Husband to Rent (2014), Borderline (2011), Footsteps (2006).

List of loss of job movies

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, loss of job, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, husband wife relationship, scapegoat, greed, heist, travel agent, humiliation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, teacher, self discovery, starting over, teachers and students, love, student life, college life, power relations, petty job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 7.0
 103K
Logan Lucky (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: heist, racecar driver, prison, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, money problems, prison escape, prison riot, loss of job, bag of money, prison warden, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: west virginia, mine, north carolina
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 6.1
 2K
The Bouncer (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former bodyguard who chained small security jobs in nightclubs to raise his 8-year-old daughter finds himself forced to collaborate with the police. His mission: infiltrate the organization of a dangerous Flemish gang leader.
Style: disturbing, exciting, realistic, suspense
Plot: father daughter relationship, bouncer, widower, fight, betrayal, loss of job, mercenary, danger, undercover, interpol, crimes, bodyguard ...
Place: belgium, brussels
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A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, fall in love, prince, love and romance, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, holiday, unlikely couple, butler, fish out of water, servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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P. E. Teacher (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Retired mobster tries to get back in business by making friends with the kid of his ex-boss. To do so, he must became PE teacher in kid's school.
Plot: high school teacher, friendship between men, colleague colleague relationship, teacher student relationship, fish out of water, social relations, love story, gang war, father daughter relationship, unrequited love, loss of job, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Long Live the Family! (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Libor, a former teacher, enjoys a well-paid position as a bank manager, living in a luxurious villa outside Prague. His business partners are taken into custody and the authorities have a few questions for him to answer. Rather than wait around, he ...
Style: road movie
Plot: debt, lie, loss of job, classmate, trip, police investigation, bank manager
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Husband to Rent (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Four swimmers - water polo players find themselves at the bottom of their existence after losing a match. So desperate that they even find themselves living at the bottom of their emptied pool. To save their "dignity" they start a ...
Plot: loss of job, swimming pool, debt, medical examination, gay, female chauvinist, female chauvinism, bare breasts, urination, notary, coming out, karaoke ...
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 5.7
 508
Borderline (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An attorney stumbles upon a suitcase filled with cocaine.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, gun, hanging, loss of job, money problems, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, crime, life turned upside down, suburbs, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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 4.4
 251
Footsteps (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man called Andrew is forced to endure a bitter encounter with a man known as the Cameraman, who enjoys filming beatings, murders and rapes in an abandoned underpass.
Plot: beating, blood, coma, loss of job, train station, violence, pepper spray, snuff, hospital, knife, video camera, mask ...
Place: england
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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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 5.9
 780
Jennifer Falls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jennifer Doyle who must move back in with her own mom after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure salary job. With her teenage daughter in tow, Jennifer has to face her new life and figure out what the next steps are to rebuild.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: single parent, small town, family relations, living with parents, loss of job, sitcom, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, homecoming, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 170K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teenage girl, first love, best friend, school, father daughter relationship, nickname, catholic school, loss of job, homosexual, prom ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002, year 2003
Place: california, usa
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 6.2
 49K
Colossal (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Style: absurd, surprise ending, melancholic, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: small town, alcoholic, mental breakdown, giant monster, giant robot, catastrophe, human monster, drinking, giant robots, monster, imagination, alternate reality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, attic, servant, imagination, british, school, orphan, rich poor, little girl, fantasy life, schoolgirl, presumed dead ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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 7.0
 285
The Orator (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, Samoa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: village, village life, social misfits, redemption, physical appearance, misfit, family relations, social relations, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, flashback ...
Place: sweden, spain
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Pizza und Marmelade (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Florian is a successful up and coming architect. However, when the firm goes bust, his life changes drastically. He has to take a job in a pizza place and move to a cheap and run down area of town. But not all is bad. He also learns that ...
Plot: loss of job, architect, pizzeria
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 7.5
 122K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: rich and poor, fish out of water, switching roles, life turned upside down, millionaire, rags to riches, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager, hoodlum, prostitute, broker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 107K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, voyeurism, stalker, birthday party, knife, infidelity, loner, supermarket, imagination, unfaithful husband, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 2K
A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, unemployment, dishonesty, hidden identity, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, career change, loss of job, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
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 7.4
 106K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, age difference, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, jazz, prank telephone call, art class, personal ad, blues music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Style: surreal, offbeat, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: theme park, losing-it hero, resort, disorder, parents and children, surrealism, nagging and grouching, neo noir, paranoia, dysfunctional family, female nudity, middle aged man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, 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, 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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, superhero, ninja, mutation, vigilante, turtle, sewer, terrorist, good versus evil, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.
Plot: book, restaurant, flashback, tv broadcast, watching television, publisher, lawn mowing, train, hotel, manuscript, library, teacher ...
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 697
Faultless (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Constance, a 40-years-old real estate agent, gets fired from her job. With no options left, she contacts her former boss, from the small agency where she started her career. To her surprise, he is hiring, but explains he may have already found ...
Plot: real estate agent, older woman younger man sex, cuckoo clock, manipulative woman, murder, female protagonist, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, shower, running, identity theft, disco ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, mental illness, depression, supportive parent, fall in love, romance, adaptation, parents and children, obsession, passionate interest, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 11K
Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: infidelity, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, family drama, unemployment, coming of age, unemployed, parents and children, crumbling marriage, bus, fire, football ...
Time: 1960s
Place: montana
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