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2000s Business Movies

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Yes Man(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 2,265 votes)

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Kinky Boots(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.3/5 (with 103 votes)

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price & Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiancée who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream.

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch(2008)

3.1/5 (with 180 votes)

After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.

Sunshine Cleaning(2008)

R
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 243 votes)

A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Owning Mahowny(2003)

R
| 1h 44min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

The Yes Men Fix the World(2009)

1h 27min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks.

Directed by Jacques Servin, Igor Vamos - With Reggie Watts

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room(2005)

R
| 1h 50min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 81 votes)

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Directed by Alex Gibney - With Andrew Fastow, Jeffrey Skilling, Kenneth Lay, Gray Davis, Peter Coyote, George W. Bush, ...

Blonde Ambition(2007)

2.2/5 (with 42 votes)

A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.

Guru(2007)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film chronicles the obstacles he meets, his subsequent rise and the huge backlash he receives when it is revealed that he used unethical means to rise in the business circuit.

The Five Obstructions(2003)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

Lars von Trier challenges his mentor, filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film The Perfect Human five times, each with a different set of bizarre and challenging rules.

Ghajini(2005)

3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

After being hit by an iron rod, Sanjay Ramaswamy, a business tycoon, suffers from anterograde amnesia. He is unable to remember anything beyond fifteen minutes. Under such circumstances, he sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his lover Kalpana's murder.

Directed by A. R. Murugadoss - With Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara

Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise(2001)

NR
| 1h 16min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to their eyes in debt. Even Tommy admits his 'soul's in holes'. He's sure the Golden Vac (the holy grail of vacuum salesmanship) can be his - if only he hadn't been saddled with Pete, a meek sales trainee trying to help his girlfriend quit stripping.

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Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year(2009)

3.4/5 (with 32 votes)

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year is the sometimes thoughtless, sometimes thoughtful story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart - and stumbling upon a crazy way which turned his world upside down, and his career right side up. Welcome to the world of sales boss!

Lights in the Dusk(2006)

1h 18min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

Koistinen is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near his work. Out of the blue, a young sophisticated blonde woman attaches herself to Koistinen. He thinks of her as his girlfriend, he takes her on her rounds.

Corporate(2006)

2h 22min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.

Beer Wars(2009)

1h 29min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world. Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate the industry.

The Bank(2001)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock market. When he joins O'Reilly's fold, he must first prove his loyalty to the "greed is good" ethos. Which way will he go? What does he have to hide?

The Sea(2000)

1h 48min | War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.

Friends & Crocodiles(2005)

1h 49min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house, the host of great parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, to bring some order to his chaos. He inspires her with his enthusiasm and imagination, and frustrates her with his apparent carelessness and destructiveness, which culminates in her calling the police as one of his parties is attacked by local troublemakers, seemingly with his tacit approval. But their paths are destined to cross again and again as Lizzie, with the help of some of the people that she met at Paul's house, rises through the changing landscape of corporate Britain. This is the tale of a meaningful and powerful relationship that isn't a love story; it's about those rare people who profoundly influence and shape our lives.

Directed by Stephen Poliakoff

Waydowntown(2000)

1h 24min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the bet and over the lunch hour, as the office prepares for the company founder's retirement party, things start to seriously unravel.

Directed by Gary Burns - With Fab Filippo, Don McKellar, Michelle Beaudoin

Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena(2005)

G
| 2h 20min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

A career criminal tries to disprove the old adage that "you can't con a con man" in this Bollywood drama. Arjun (Fardeen Khan) is a confidence man who, after the death of one of his best friends, decides to pull a major scam to punish the killer. However, the plan goes awry, and he finds himself deep in debt to two of his partners, gangster Sikander (Gulshan Grover) and hitman Kaif (Kay Kay Menon). In order to even the score and save his own skin, Arjun is forced to plan an even bigger con, with one of India's most powerful crime figures, Jehanghir Khan (Feroz Khan), as the target. Helping Arjun pull off the scam of a lifetime are his friends and cohorts Bhatia (Mukul Dev), a master forger; Jack (Amin Hajee), an all-purpose swindler; and Natasha (Koena Mitra), a beautiful psychiatrist whose passion for the nooks and crannies of the human mind had caused her to fall for Arjun.

Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer(2002)

1h 35min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

After a strict upbringing and the death of his beloved sister, Aro Tolbukhin leaves Hungary for Guatemala. Taken in as a political refugee at a mission, Aro grows close to Sister Carmen and becomes part of the community, but a series of misfortunes drive him to arson and murder. Now on death row, Aro is interviewed about his life and motivations by a film crew trying to understand what made him snap.

The Zero Years(2005)

2h 3min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Four women, who have been sterilized and are under constant toxic restraint and surveillance, are serving their term in a government-run brothel. Their duty is to have sex and beat their customers without remorse. The relations between them are at a critical point; food and water are scarce, their house is rotting and ready to collapse. Nothing on the outside exists any more. Nightmarish visions, simulated miscarriages and rapes, injections and nausea all make up their daily routine.One day, one of their customers disappears. The interrogation begins...

Directed by Nikos Nikolaidis

The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair(2002)

2h 5min | Thriller, Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.

The Loser Takes All(2002)

3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Man (Gianis Aggelakas), a mysterious man of the underworld, small time grifter and big time hard-man, who has an anarchic tendency to mumble and comment on the system, society, police, the underworld itself and other things, along with his beloved bird, Bellafonte, meets up with an odd posse consisting of kid, who is a young songwriter, a prostitute who gathers money in order to open o bookstore, an alcoholic girl haunted by the relationship with her dead mother, and the grudgey bar-woman-ex-girlfriend. The five of them get caught up in a scheme involving the media, the mob, politicians and the police. And they definitely want to get the hell out of the city, probably to some Caribbean paradise.

Chetna(2005)

1h 41min | Drama

Moving to Dubai with his wife, Sameer is seduced by his new female boss.

Directed by Partho Ghosh - With Payal Rohatgi, Kiran Kumar, Navaneet Kaur
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