It’s hump day. And though Friday and the weekend seems rather far away, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about ways to kick back and enjoy. For my west coast friends. it’s supposed to be sunny and 70′ this weekend, so make sure you get out and enjoy the sunshine! But in the evening (when it’s down to 55), grab some popcorn, a couple of sodas, and consider watching a movie or two in the “office” genre.


An article by Christopher Null (2003) from CNN Money has a great overview of classic office films with some words of wisdom and insights. You can find that here. He lists the following:


1. The Fountainhead (1949)

2. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

3. The Apartment (1960)

4. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

5. Save the Tiger (1973)

6. 9 to 5 (1980)

7. Brazil (1985)

8. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

9. Time Out (L’Emploi du Temps) 2001


To be honest, I have seen one and heard of two of these films. So might I suggest these four additional films about the office/work:


1. Office Space (1999)

2. The Firm (1993)

3. Gung Ho (1986)

4. Disclosure (1994)


These, too, have lessons about trust, hard work, cultural diversity, ethics, power, etc. Do you have any suggestions that can fit in to the “office” category?


~ Kendal

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