Be it Michael showing up at Pam’s art show to support her or Ben supporting Jules to get over the betrayal from her husband, the entertainment industry has many stories highlighting an unconventional but emotional bond between a boss and their employees. If you hate your boss and dread seeing them every day, watch these movies and shows; maybe they will change your perspective on the whole boss-employee relationship.
1. The Intern
Starting a new job can be very challenging, especially if you are already retired. Aiming to get back in the game, 70-year-old widow Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) jumps at the chance to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben quickly became popular with his younger colleagues, including company boss and founder Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Whittaker’s charm, wisdom, and sense of humor help him form special bonds and deepen his friendship with his boss, Jules.
2. Horrible Bosses
Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) are workers who want nothing more than to crush oppressive employers. Since quitting their jobs isn’t an option, inspired by alcohol and shady tips from crooks (Jamie Foxx), the men come up with a complex and seemingly foolproof plan to get rid of their terrible boss for good. The problem is that any plan is only as smart as the brains behind it.
3. The Office
This series depicts the daily lives of office workers in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. If you have a manager like Michael Scott, I sincerely hope your personality type is similar to that of Dwight Schlute or Jim. The office is still one of the best series because of how “real” it is.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The detectives of Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct — hotshot Jake Peralta, overachiever Amy Santiago, tough-as-nails Rosa Diaz, sweetheart Charles Boyle, devoted family man Sgt. Terry Jeffords and clueless best friends Scully and Hitchcock — make up a loveable and offbeat squad that must get its act together when the office gets a new captain, the no-nonsense, unflappable Raymond Holt. Along with civilian office manager and social butterfly Gina Linetti, nothing will stop the crew from doing what it does best — bust the bad guys.
5. The Proposal
Facing deportation to her native Canada, influential book publisher Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) decides to marry her hapless assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Andrew agrees with Charade but sets his own terms, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plans despite numerous accidents, as suspicious immigration officers still lurk nearby.
6. Two weeks’ notice
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) goes to work for billionaire George Wade (Hugh Grant) on a contract to protect the community center. Indecisive and fuzzy, George depends on Lucy’s advice, from legal matters to clothing. Outraged, Lucy posted an AD and chose Harvard graduate June Carter (Alicia Witt) as her replacement. As the end of Lucy’s company nears, she becomes jealous and thinks about leaving George.
7. The devil wears Prada
Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent graduate with a big dream. After landing a job at the notorious Runway magazine, she becomes an assistant to demonic editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As Miranda’s whiplash daughter, Andy questions her ability to survive a tough tour without burning out.
8. Chalet girl
While working to support her father at a luxury ski resort, Kim (Felicity Jones) learns to snowboard and excels at it, winning big prizes and competing. She must dig deeper to overcome her fears, but her life is complicated by her outspoken boss, Johnny (Ed Westwick).
Set in a fictional New York law firm, following Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who uses his eidetic Knowledge to talk his way into a job as an associate working for successful lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), despite being a college dropout who never attended law school. The series has some of the best moments showing how cool the relationship between the boss and its employees can be.
10. Emily in Paris
Emily Cooper is an American marketing agent for the Gilbert group, which has just acquired a French marketing company located in Paris. Her boss, Madeline Wheeler, plans to move to Paris to ease the transition, but her unexpected pregnancy disrupts her plans, so Madeline sends Emily on her behalf. She is tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. The show is very relatable depicting sweet and sassy moments between Emily and her Paris boss, Sylvie Grateau.