Top 10 work movies

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards feature whimsy and fantasy, wartime adventures and family dramas. These movies may be praiseworthy, but they largely lack any perspective on the things that occupy most viewers’ daily lives: impersonal cubicles, tedious commutes, the chances of promotion.

We, therefore, have assembled an alternate list of deserving films that offers a peek into what it is to be a worker, striving for career advancement and negotiating all the hurdles along the way. And be warned, we’ve got some dark horse picks that you might not have even considered “work” movies, so make sure you click all the way to the end.

This list was published on on February 23, 2012. Visit to see the entire list.