Last week we debuted part 1 of our list. This week we finish up things with the second half of The Must Watch Movies About Work.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings”
“The four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” Silly, silly, silly, but so touching.
3. Holiday Inn
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, singing and dancing, AND it’s the movie that first gave us the song “White Christmas.”
4. Miracle on 34th Street
The court proves Santa is real.
5. A Christmas Carol
If you need it, a reminder that there is more to life than work and money!
1. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The title should be recommendation enough!
2. The Pajama Game
Disgruntled factory workers looking for a raise sounds more like it should be in the union category but this is a delightful romantic comedy set to music.
3. The King and I
Deborah Kerr is a royal governess to Yul Brynner’s King of Siam but it’s the songs that steal the show.
4. The Producers
Before it was a hit Broadway show, it was a movie! Check out this uproarious original version with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.
5. The Sound of Music
Another governess! This time the songs and the Austrian Alps compete for top billing.
1. The Temp
Lara Flynn Boyle as an assistant who is too good to be true.
Your new assistant’s previous experience was in a mental hospital, as a patient?
3. Friday the 13th
Camp counselor, it’s a job. Stay in school kids so you can get a better one.
Babysitter, it’s a job. Jamie Lee Curtis has a better one now pitching Activia.
Hannibal Lechter as a ventriloquist.
1. The Godfather Series
Simply a masterpiece. A few words can’t possibly capture the brilliance and importance of these films, particularly the first one, in American cinema and culture alike.
Robert De Niro really should have known that getting involved with Sharon Stone was a mistake.
3. Good Fellas
“Do I amuse you?” Within the gangster genre, Joe Pesci shows what it is to have a really crazy co-worker.
4. Pulp Fiction
Hitman is a job, right? “Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.” Blockbuster cast and Quentin Tarantino made this one of the most memorable and influential films of the 90’s.
5. Donnie Brasco
Torn between two jobs, his real one as an FBI agent and undercover informant, and his fake one in the mafia, Johnny Depp finds his loyalties tested.