BEST Advertising & Marketing Films (list by Jovie Dayon)by JovieDayon | created - 30 Dec 2012 | updated - 21 Feb 2016 | Public
Do you like the crazy world of advertising / marketing? Are you interested on how the industry works, how campaigns are produced, and how the people behind the projects do it? Do you need campaign inspirations?
Well if your answers are YES - here are my list of best advertising & marketing films! Insightful, Inspirational, Powerful and Effective. Kick start your creativity! PROVEN BEST list by Jovie Dayon
If you have any film suggestion to add on this list, do leave your comments or you can also notify me via email at email@example.com
List to be updated; film watching is still ongoing. This is it for now, but let me know what you think. Enjoy! :)
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1. Art & Copy (2009)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »
2. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Votes: 14,071 | Gross: $0.64M
3. Wag the Dog (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Votes: 73,248 | Gross: $43.02M
4. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Votes: 203,596 | Gross: $24.79M
5. Crazy People (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Votes: 3,781 | Gross: $13.24M
6. Nothing in Common (1986)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Votes: 5,664 | Gross: $32.32M
8. The Joneses (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama
A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Votes: 36,310 | Gross: $1.47M
9. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.
10. Putney Swope (1969)
R | 84 min | Comedy
Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »
11. A Merry War (1997)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.30M
12. The Hucksters (1947)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.
14. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Musical
Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.
17. Winnebago Man (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,346 | Gross: $0.18M
19. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 71,100 | Gross: $2.87M
21. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
22. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 57,489 | Gross: $3.29M
23. Objectified (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Votes: 3,192 | Gross: $0.01M
25. The Corporation (2003)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 19,388 | Gross: $1.88M
26. Mr. Mom (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.
Votes: 18,516 | Gross: $64.80M
27. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 114,248 | Gross: $106.26M
29. Killing Us Softly 3 (1999)
34 min | Documentary, Short
Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »
30. Quiz Show (1994)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
Votes: 59,496 | Gross: $24.82M
31. Boomerang (1992)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is.
Votes: 22,936 | Gross: $70.10M
32. Mad Men (2007–2015)
TV-14 | 47 min | Drama
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
33. Morning Glory (2010)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.
Votes: 65,338 | Gross: $31.01M
34. Ceský sen (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Two students from the Czech Film Academy commission a leading advertising agency to organize a huge campaign for the opening of a new supermarket named Czech Dream. The supermarket however ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $0.02M
66 min | Documentary
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
36. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Votes: 13,105 | Gross: $19.65M
37. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 216,313 | Gross: $153.95M
38. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 985,212 | Gross: $116.90M
39. Syrup (I) (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Votes: 10,004 | Gross: $0.00M
41. The Apprentice Asia (2013– )
Asian version of the hit U.S. reality series, "The Apprentice", in which contestants vie for a position with a successful entrepreneur.
42. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
Votes: 40,203 | Gross: $36.45M
44. Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.
Votes: 18,204 | Gross: $7.00M
45. Branded (2012)
R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.
Votes: 8,381 | Gross: $0.35M
46. The Big Short (2015)
R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
Votes: 290,837 | Gross: $70.26M