Most Popular Downsizing Movies and TV Shows
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2. The Office (2001–2003)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.
4. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 301,925 | Gross: $83.82M
6. Colossal (2016)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
Votes: 51,375 | Gross: $3.02M
7. The Company Men (2010)
R | 104 min | Drama
The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
Votes: 41,287 | Gross: $4.44M
8. In Good Company (2004)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.
Votes: 51,911 | Gross: $45.49M
9. Running with Scissors (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Votes: 21,329 | Gross: $6.75M
11. The Efficiency Expert (1992)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.
Votes: 1,537 | Gross: $0.10M
13. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 24,844 | Gross: $6.71M
15. Kabluey (2007)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,214 | Gross: $0.08M
18. The Yes Men (2003)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy
Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.
Votes: 5,556 | Gross: $0.20M
19. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
PG | 86 min | Documentary
The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.
Votes: 2,115 | Gross: $0.08M
20. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
90 min | Drama
A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
22. Big Bang (2007)
118 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
After Park Man-su's wife asks for a divorce, the conservative salesman decides that he'll no longer play by the rules. Though a series of mishaps, Man-su becomes an unwitting fugitive from justice.
23. Human Resources (1999)
TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,392 | Gross: $0.12M
25. Detropia (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,486 | Gross: $0.36M
27. A Holiday Romance (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
A staid school administrator comes to town to save a school from closing and ends up falling in love with the charming music teacher.
28. Class of '91 (2010)
101 min | Comedy
Class of '91 is the story of Roger and Diane Wagner who give new meaning to the term self-absorbed. Their 20th high school reunion is coming up and they can't wait to impress their ... See full summary »
85 min | Documentary, Action, Crime
The Renault factory in Belgium must close down. Nobody can believe it. We follow the investigations by the director who is at the heart of the action and who interviews main politicians, ... See full summary »
33. 3 Still Standing (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Although the local comedy scene has diminished since the 1980s, Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry 'Bubbles' Brown continue to entertain audiences with their stand-up material.
35. Woman (1997)
Three generations of women whose lives are connected by blood and fate as they cope with relationships with men. Bea is an architect who has just got promoted but this professional success ... See full summary »
36. A Forked World (2004)
82 min | Comedy
A Forked World is the story of two mean people who struggle to remain mean in a world that wants them to be nice. Barry is a self-destructive, verbally abusive bass player who works a ... See full summary »
38. As Is: A Downsized Life (2005)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
Life comes without guarantees or warranties. Life comes to us "As Is". Still, we are all immersed in a culture where the primary, if not primordial, message is: "more, more, more." Earn ... See full summary »
39. Downsized (2007 Video)
114 min | Drama
Tommy Hunter, a young union v.p., inadvertently frames the wrong two men for a bloodbath implicating his union president. If he clears the two men, he endangers himself and those he cares ... See full summary »
40. Corporate America Rocks (2006 Video)
109 min | Comedy, Music
In a downsized company, a ragtag group of office workers try to raise morale by forming a band to compete against other corporate rock groups. Their secret weapon is a hot lead guitar player, with a pair of loan sharks hot on his trail.
10 min | Short, News
42. Christmas Bone Us (2012 Video)
6 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Christmas Bone Us is a hilarious short film by an accomplished student filmmaker that is set in a modern high rise law office. A seemingly innocent misunderstanding by one employee about a ... See full summary »
Director: John Taschner
43. Laisse un peu d'amour (1998 TV Movie)
94 min | Drama
Monique, a 57-year-old worker, is put in early retirement. Her life then takes a different turn in that she can now take advantage of long days without work. For her two daughters life is ... See full summary »
44. The Great Pretenders (2007)
30 min | Short, Comedy
A biting satire from the front lines of the American workplace, where layoffs are so routine they've created their own industry - outplacement. Elite Transition Services promises laid-off ... See full summary »
The Americans (2013–2018)
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A sudden assignment pulls Elizabeth away from her family at a crucial moment. At the FBI, a major development leads Aderholt to approach Stan about an urgent investigation.