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1. Bernie (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Writers: Skip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Votes: 39,191

2. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Writer: Ben Younger | Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 38,193

3. Shooting Fish (1997)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

Writers: Stefan Schwartz, Richard Holmes | Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 6,513

4. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Writers: Paul Brickman, Bernard Edelman | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 2,815

5. The Mystic Masseur (2001)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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64 Metascore

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.

Writers: V.S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker

Votes: 418

6. You're in the Army Now (1941)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy

6.3
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Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeter" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeter", who can sell anything, immediately begins to try and convince, Colonel... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Girard Smith, George Beatty, Hugh Cummings | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Phil Silvers, Jane Wyman, Regis Toomey

Votes: 203

7. Earthworm Tractors (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.4
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Alexander Botts is a self-described natural born salesman and master mechanic, who is trying to make a big sale of Earthworm tractors to grouchy lumberman Johnson. Since Botts doesn't ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Macaulay, Joe Traub, Hugh Cummings, William Hazlett Upson | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, June Travis, Guy Kibbee, Dick Foran

Votes: 251

8. The Cowboy Counsellor (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A con man posing as a lawyer tries to sell copies of a phony law book. Things get serious when he has to defend a young man falsely accused of robbery.

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: George Melford | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Sheila Bromley, Jack Rutherford, Skeeter Bill Robbins

Votes: 29

9. Hired! (1940)

19 min | Short

1.9
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A middle-aged auto sales manager is having poor results with his staff, so he gets some advice from his hanky-wearing father.

Votes: 336

10. Second Effort (1968)

Drama

8.2
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A nervous salesman gets a lesson in salesmanship from football coach Vince Lombardi.

Writer: David Hayes | Director: Jay Sheridan | Stars: Vincent Lombardi, Ron Masak, Jerry Kramer

Votes: 17

11. When G-Men Step In (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.2
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Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, Robert C. Bennett | Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Don Terry, Julie Bishop, Robert Paige, Gene Morgan

Votes: 5

12. The Greatest Salesman in the World

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

A guide to a philosophy of salesmanship and success. Hafid, a poor camel boy, who is motivated by love, achieves a life of abundance, enlightenment & much more along his journey to become The Greatest Salesman In The World.

13. The Top of His Head (1989)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A satellite dish salesman desperately attempts to find the radical woman he has fallen in love with while both of them are being pursued by the police.

Writer: Peter Mettler | Director: Peter Mettler | Stars: Christie MacFadyen, Stephen Ouimette, David Fox, Gary Reineke

Votes: 32

14. Dancing Shoes (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Salesmen Heckle and Jeckle set up shop in a hotel lobby selling mechanical shoes - they do the walking for you - and the hotel detective, an irritable and irascible dog with no tolerance ... See full summary »

Writers: Mannie Davis, John Foster | Director: Mannie Davis | Star: Dayton Allen

Votes: 9

15. Pitchmen (1985)

53 min | Documentary

8.6
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A film about the novelty gadget sales reps typically found at fairs and similar events.

Writer: Steve Lucas | Director: Barry Greenwald

Votes: 9

16. The Real Estators (1931)

Short, Comedy

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Writer: Joseph K. Watson | Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: Joe Smith, Charles Dale, Joe Lyons, Lea Penman

17. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Bride of the Monster (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The guys check out the first installment of the short Hired! (1940) where a Chevrolet sales manager tries to boost door-to-door sales. Later, the guys watch a mad scientist's experiments ... See full summary »

Creator: Joel Hodgson | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 156

18. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Double Exposure (1973)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Robert Middleton, Chuck McCann

Votes: 970

19. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)
Episode: Maid Marian and Much the Mini-Mart Manager's Son (1993)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Rose and most of the other Worksop girls are in love with smooth-talking Much, the Mini-Mart Manager's son, but the object of his affection, Marian, is unimpressed as he is using the ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Robinson | Director: David Bell | Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

20. Black Books (2000–2004)
Episode: Manny's First Day (2000)

23 min | Comedy

8.3
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Bernard wakes up to discover that he has a new employee for his book shop, who infuriatingly has great skill at selling books. While Bernard is reluctant to keep him on, Fran makes her feelings clear on the matter.

Writers: Dylan Moran, Graham Linehan | Directors: Graham Linehan, Nick Wood | Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, John Arthur

Votes: 351

21. Camera Three (1955–1979)
Episode: The Maysles Brothers (1969)

Music

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The Newsweek critic, Jack Kroll, interviews Albert and David Maysles about their new film, Salesman (1968).

Stars: Jack Kroll, Albert Maysles, David Maysles