Since childhood, we have been seeing adults yearning for money and keeping on with their “JOB”. It’s no surprise that hardly a few people actually enjoy their work; the rest just fight through their desire to break free and get grinded down by the work pressure. For the latter though we have movies, a very specific list of movies, which shall make you break free of that fear of quitting your loathsome job and start living the life you desire. Following is the list of ’10 Movies That Will Make You Quit Your Office Job’.
10. Warrior (2011)
Starring Tom Hardy as Tom Conlon and Joel Edgerton as Brendan Conlon, ‘Warrior’ is about two brothers who face excruciating difficulties in their life and eventually turn up against each other in a Mixed Martial Arts competition. Where Tom struggles with penury and mental chaos, Brendan gets fired from his job for taking part in a fighting competition. Brendan, now being adrift from his job, solely focuses on the grand MMA competition. It’s when these two brothers begin to fight for the award they truly desire from their heart, we realize that passion and dream is much more than putting on with a menial job.
9. Last Holiday (2006)
So what if you have lived your life giving in to the dominant and control freaks. So what if you have dreamed of asking your crush out, but could not do it. So what if you have always wanted to visit out to a distant land and live the life of comfort and enjoyment, but could not do it. You are dead, that’s what! In ‘Last Holiday’, the timid Georgia leads this same kind of life until she gets to know that she has got only 3 weeks more to live. There begins the phase of quitting her mediocre job, escaping out to a lavish resort and living the life she had always wanted to live.
8. Eat Pray Love (2010)
That pretty woman, Julia Roberts acting as Elizabeth Gilbert finds herself at cross-roads when she gets divorced. Mentally voyaging through a numbing path, stars align on a way which makes her visit the three countries, Italy, India and Indonesia. The three countries with the same initial ‘I’, she discovers herself through different modes while visiting these nations. Her inner aura shines a new light when she tastes the food of Italy, devotes herself through prayers in India and breathe the sweet air of love in Indonesia.
7. Chef (2014)
Chef is a sweet romantic comedy with a very direct and hard-hitting message. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is a chef who loses his job at a restaurant, and the relationship with his family is not at very favourable odds with him. His ex-wife, Inez, played by the gorgeous Sofia Vergara, and his son live together, away from him, while Carl starts to build up his future as a food truck owner. Together with his son, he manages to tackle hardships, establishes his business across the length and breadth of the States and gains the trust of his family again.
6. Before Sunrise (1995)
Richard Linklater has casted a spell of eternal beauty onto the cinematic world with his ‘Before Trilogy’. The first part of this trilogy, ‘Before Sunrise’ depicts how sometimes wandering across the magnificence of this world without giving a rat’s shit to any of your job or such affairs can lead you to a philosophical discovering of the inner you and might also land you into a love affair of pure heart and no materialistic greed.
5. The Bucket List (2007)
If you are lying on a bed with the wrecking ball of death hanging over you in the name of lung cancer, what do you do? Some might rent an RV and start cooking crystal meth but if you aren’t that good with chemistry you make friends with another guy having the same fate and travel across the globe to taste the feeling of exploring new places and feeling the joy which you should have felt continually throughout your life. Starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, ‘The Bucket List’ should be on your bucket list before you continue with that job of yours.
4. Jerry Maguire (1996)
A very specific English term called ‘epiphany’ has a very beautiful meaning. It can strike a human at any moment, and when that epiphany hits you, you finally get the answer to the great and at times, tiring conundrums that life offers. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) meets with his epiphany at odd hours in his career and from there on, begins a journey as a sport agent with only one client. He perseveres and succeeds; proving that a job is worthless if it isn’t aligned with your dream.
3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Starring Ben Stiller and also directed by him, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ is a traveler’s wonder movie. Walter Mitty, played by Ben Stiller, is just another worker at a company who is not satisfied with his job and has a crush on his co-worker, but also has an inhibition, thereby refrains to admit it to her. His boring life does not remain so boring as one silly mistake of his, leads him to travel across awe-inspiring landscapes, far away from his home. This adventure leads him gaining courage to admit his feeling to his girl and sets the right tone for the future of his career.
2. Fight Club (1999)
‘Fight Club’ is a David Fincher magnum opus. His avant-garde approach to film making trapped me into the charms of cinema and will definitely create a dent on yours as well. Not in a destructive way but will make you look at life in a more realistic manner. ‘Fight Club’ bursts the bubble of fake happiness which is promoted in our capitalist world. The character of Tyler Durden is the perfect antagonist of our weaknesses and inhibitions that are guided by the mockery, known as money. You’ll realise how a person breaks through the dilemma of fear and eventually, escapes the tyranny of this system.
1. Into The Wild (2007)
Plunge into the savage of the land, yearning to be trampled upon. Beside the cold of the river whose calm and calamity will rupture your money driven feeble mind. Words, proses and poetry have no meaning unless your heart has pumped blood in rhythm with the birds’ flight. ‘Into The Wild’ is a story about a young student who is a nihilist to the core. His desire is not to conform to the norms of the mundane world but to experience the wild which the Earth hosts. His philosophy is portrayed in such a rejuvenating manner that your mind will certainly think about quitting your boring job, post watching this movie.