By now you know that I love watching movies. It just has this energy it gives me. I also enjoy reading a good book but I haven’t read any in a while. I intend to create more time to read more books anyway, but for now, I read articles online. I should read a book pretty much soon! Any ideas on a good book? Please let me know in the comment section.
I enjoy indoor activities, especially with the present weather. I love outdoor activities as well, but it’s just complicated like I wrote in a post about my confusion on being an introvert or extrovert.
Anyway, there are some movies/ drama series I believe every worker should watch. These movies give a feel about the workplace and equally has some humor! I feel that in some ways these movies are inspiring and as someone in a work environment, you’d certainly relate to it, appreciate the drama, and have some fun watching it as well.
Let’s get down to it, shall we?
1. The Office
The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC. The series aired from 2005 to 2013; it has 9 seasons with 201 episodes in total. You have quite a lot to catch up on if you have never seen this series!
I discovered this series when I was still doing my post-grad. In our organizational behavior class, our lecturer would make reference to several episodes of the series, so I became inquisitive. It was so much fun watching some of them in class and I will go on to watch a few more episodes after.
In December 2016, I binge-watched this series with my fiancée and we totally loved it!
The series is about the everyday lives of employees of a fictional paper company, Dunder Mifflin. It tries to depict the series as a documentary, so it’s filmed in a single-camera setup and you’d notice the characters talking to a host/ interviewer sometimes.
We enjoyed this show and its storyline. We fell in love with most of the characters, we felt their pain and joy as we kept on watching. It would be great for you to get a hold of this drama series because every possible issue you could think of in the workplace was addressed. I also like the fact that the series wasn’t too serious and there was a bit of romance. Although, since the show is a comedy, a few things can’t be necessarily imagined in a real workplace.
2 Office Space
Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film. It stars Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston, to mention a few. The movie depicts everyday lives of employees in a software company and a few employees who really hate their jobs. Most of the ideas shared in the movie would be quite different from today’s world though because things have changed a lot and information technology is the future. That notwithstanding, it’s a movie worth watching! Grab a popcorn and get to it.
This is another movie that was referred to in my class. We really loved this class because we would watch a couple scenes of movies to have a practical view. We discussed a lot on behaviors of others in the workplace.
3. Office Christmas Party
It’s not Christmas, but if it makes you feel any better, I also watched this movie when Christmas celebrations were over.
Office Christmas Party is a 2016 American drama-comedy. The movie depicts how a branch manager (brother to the CEO) does everything within his power to prevent the CEO from laying off his staff. He plans an office Christmas party with the help of his employees and invites a financial giant with the intent of partnering with his business.
I recommend you visit common sense media to clear out any concerns you may have with some scenes before you watch it.
4. Last Man Standing
I’ve written about this show in the past because it’s just so good. Last Man Standing is an American sitcom that tells the story of a man who lives with his wife and three daughters. He tries to maintain his “manliness” in a family dominated by women.
The show has a lot of life lessons ranging from family to career. With regards to the workplace, it teaches a lot of workplace skills that range from marketing to branding, career transition, career planning and paths and if you are someone that may want to have a side hustle as well, it has episodes that talk about this. This show is well rounded and so realistic and that’s why I recommend it to all workers.
It’s comedy and so hilarious and relaxing. This show has 6 seasons as it premiered in 2011 and is still on.
5. Bleed for This
Bleed for This is a 2016 American biographical sports film written and directed by Ben Younger. The movie is based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza played by Miles Teller. If you ask me, I think Miles Teller did a wonderful job in this movie. The dressing and setting were just good and he looked completely Italian.
I don’t know where to start from with this movie because it was so inspiring for me. It moved me to take some actions after watching it and I bet you that I had good results eventually. This movie doesn’t have an office type setting but deals more with career choices and how we are accountable for the choices we make in life: to succeed or not!
I believe this movie will be a motivating factor needed in your life especially if you have certain challenges that you may be going through at this point in time.
I totally forgot to add this to the list initially until a reader prompted me. Thank you so much, Adeola, for bringing this to my notice. Suits should definitely make it to this list. Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh.
This series has great office type setting and gives diverse information into contract dealings. If you also need fashion inspiration for work, then this is certainly a series to watch. However, be careful and don’t rack up so many expenses on fashion.
The series is set at a fictional law firm in New York City, but most of the shooting is actually done here in Toronto *hehe* Sometimes, when I see the cathedral behind the office window, I tell myself: “Yaay, I know where that is.” lol*…or the elevator to the office building. I digress.
The show tells the story of a talented college dropout who starts working as a law associate for a law firm, despite never actually attending law school. The show focuses on him and his boss maintaining this secret. It’s in its 6th season already and trust that a lot has happened. If you haven’t seen this show yet, it’s one you’d love.
So back to you, have you seen any of these movies? If no, which one would you love to start with? Share with me below!