Movies about businessmen

List of the best melodrama movies about business and entrepreneurs, founders of companies selected by visitors to our site: What Men Want, Rolling to You, Set It Up, Backstabbing for Beginners, Frozen in Love, Second Act, Non-Fiction, Bel Canto, Fifty Shades Darker, Time of Happiness
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
What Men Want (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersBusinessmen, Gay, Bartenders
PlotMind reading, Superpowers
StyleFor girls, Light, Fascinating

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.

Rolling to You (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Disabled people, Sisters
PlotSeduction, Date, Funeral
StyleSoulful, Light, Cute

Jocelyn is a selfish and misogynist businessman. He tries to seduce a young pretty woman by pretending to be handicapped, till the day he meets her sister, who is also in a wheelchair.

Set It Up (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersBusinessmen, Couriers, Writers
PlotDate
PlaceOffice, New York
StyleNetflix, Light, Worth watching

Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryDenmark, Canada, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotConspiracies, Oil, Political, Blackmail
StyleTense, Disturbing

An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.

Frozen in Love (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Relationship

When struggling bookstore owner Mary and the bad boy of professional hockey, Adam, are teamed together to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract and they find themselves unexpectedly frozen in love.

Second Act (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotCheating
StyleWomens in main roles, Inspirational, Light, Cute

Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a second act.

Non-Fiction (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
CharactersBusinessmen, Actors
PlotSuccess, Money
PlaceFrance

Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors - another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion.

Bel Canto (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersSingers, Terrorists, Military, Pianists, Businessmen
PlotHostage, Revolution, Divorce, Soccer, Chess
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman's lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:00
CharactersBusinessmen, Billionaires, Rich, Hairdressers
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Weapon, Mystery
PlaceHelicopters, Yachts

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Time of Happiness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey
Duration00:44
CharactersFamily, Businessmen
PlotLove, Happiness
PlaceSea, Turkey
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful

True love is not about perfection, it is hidden in flaws. The movie 'Mutluluk Zamani' (Time of Happiness) tells the story of Mert (Baris Arduc) who creates his 'perfect' life without facing his past and Ada (Elcin Sangu) who builds her own way of life based on all of her past experiences.

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Table 19 (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersLosers, Dogs, Businessmen, Photographers
PlotWedding, Dancing, Money
PlaceHotels, Prison
StyleLight

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway – only to find herself seated with five fellow-unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Rules Don't Apply (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersBillionaires, Drivers, Businessmen, Hermits, Pilots
PlotLove, Date, Relationship, Jealousy, Love triangle, Mental disorders, On real events
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Hotels

It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Businessmen, Students, Girlfriends, Rich, Billionaires
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Numbers in the title

When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair -- and learns that Christian's true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.

The Surprise (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, Germany, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:20
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Death, Relationship
PlaceGermany

An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when the couple falls in love and wishes to get out of the contract.

We Are Your Friends (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersTeens, DJs, Musicians, Actors, Businessmen
PlotLove, Art, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, Los Angeles
StyleLight

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

A Prince (almost) Charming (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotWedding, Love, Divorce
PlaceFrance
StyleLight

A romantic comedy about Jean-Marc who is a convinced bachelor and also very busy. So busy that he almost missed his own daughters wedding ceremony...

纽约客@上海 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen, Reporters, Losers
PlotLove, Moving
PlaceChina

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous (IMDB.com).

Good Deeds (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersSingle mothers, Businessmen, Brides, Rich guys and poor girls
PlotMotorcycles
StyleTo cry, Touching

Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersBusinessmen, Fish, Scientists
PlotObsession
PlaceDeserts
StyleSoulful, To cry, Inspirational

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Going Postal (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:06
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotRevenge, Seduction, Rivalry, Intrigue
StyleFancy, Light, Fascinating

Moist von Lipwig is a con-man with a particular talent-- he is utterly unremarkable. When his execution is stayed in Terry Pratchett's remarkable Discworld, he must work off his debt to society as the land's head Postman. Things are not always as they seem, and soon Lipwig is delivering mail for his very life!

Broken Embraces (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:15
CharactersBusinessmen, Writers, Actors
PlotLove triangle, Obsession, Jealousy, Love, Revenge
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Someone I Loved (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy, Belgium
Duration01:53
CharactersBusinessmen, Lovers
PlotLove
PlaceFrance, Hotels
StyleTouching, Gloomy

One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.

The Other End of the Line (2008)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:46
CharactersBusinessmen, Taxi drivers
PlaceIndia, Hotels, Asia, Aircraft

An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone

The Other Man (2008)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotObsession, Cancer, Death, Love, Computers, Love triangle, Chess
PlaceEngland, Italy
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Gloomy

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Businessmen, Trainers
PlotLove triangle, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleLight

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Shopgirl (2005)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Businessmen
PlotLove, Youth, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleTouching, To cry, Atmospheric, Cute, Smart, Gloomy

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life takes a magical turn, but eventually she realizes that she must empower herself and make a choice between them.

Match Point (2005)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersBusinessmen, Teachers, Actors
PlotLove triangle, Seduction, Tennis
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Businessmen
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Religious, Seduction
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, Italy
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Jews, Businessmen
PlotShipwreck, Revenge
PlaceCourt
Time16th century
StyleAction, Soulful, Makes me think, Smart, Gloomy

Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.

The Edukators (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:07
CharactersFriends, Businessmen
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy, Love, Political, Uprising
PlaceGermany
StyleMakes me think, To cry, Smart

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

If Only (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersBusinessmen, Musicians, Singers
PlotTime travel, Fate
StyleTo cry, Touching

After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed.

The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:39
CharactersStudents, Friends, Businessmen, Terminally ill
PlotCancer, Money
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry, Smart, Gloomy

In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on.

Anger Management (2003)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLawyers, Family, Businessmen
PlotJealousy
PlaceCourt

After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by moving in, Dave goes from mild to wild as the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc with his life.

Jet Lag (2002)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersBusinessmen, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure
PlaceAircraft, France, Mexico
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute, Smart, Romantic

At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the airport Hilton hotel. Will their initial mutual indifference and downright hostility turn into a one night stand or perhaps something more?

The Family Man (2000)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Brides, Losers, Angels
PlotLove, Fate
TimeNew Year
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Touching, To cry, Cute

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

What Women Want (2000)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Superpowers, Mind reading, Divorce
TimeGraduation
StyleSmart

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersBusinessmen, Thieves, Billionaires
PlotSeduction, Success, Robbery
PlaceHelicopters
StyleSmart, Disturbing

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Meet Joe Black (1998)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersBusinessmen, Angels
PlotLove, Death, Relationship, Supernatural, Love at first sight, Life after death
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLong, Touching, To cry, Unexpected ending, Smart, Philosophical

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Howards End (1992)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersSisters, Businessmen
PlotSeduction, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating, Makes me think, Smart

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.

Pretty Woman (1990)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersBusinessmen, Lawyers, Losers, Rich guys and poor girls
PlotLove, Shopping
PlaceHotels
StyleTo cry, Cute

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

The Road Home (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:29
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Family, Businessmen, Mothers, Fathers
PlotDeath, Money, Funeral
PlaceSchool, China, Village

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Partners, Businessmen
PlotDancing
PlaceNight Clubs

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. Mistaken for high rollers, they meet their dream women, Vivica and Cambi, and resolve to open a club of their own.

Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersInventors, Family, Scientists, Animals, Businessmen, Giants
PlotAdventure, Toys
StyleLight, Smart

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny.

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters, Singers, Businessmen, Lovers, Comedians, Girlfriends
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Love triangle
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleSmart, Touching, To cry, Fancy

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

Stroker Ace (1983)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Partners, Actors, Businessmen, Drivers
PlotRivalry, Racing

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook.

Come September (1961)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersBusinessmen, Birds, Nuns, Tourists
PlotCars
PlaceItaly, Hotels
TimeSummer

Robert Talbot, an American millionaire, arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa. His long-time girlfriend Lisa has given up waiting for him and has decided to marry another man. Meanwhile, his sneaky business associate Maurice secretly misappropriates the villa as a hotel while Talbot is away. The current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls.

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