The Company: High-tech cryonics specialists seen in Open Your Eyes (1997) and Vanilla Sky (2001) who can offer dying customers a lifeline - years of lucid dreaming in suspended animation until a cure can be found for their condition.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Surely this is the easiest business in the world? Ask somebody who is dying whether they would like to stay alive, take their money and put them to sleep. Job done.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Having to enter the psyche of disturbed customers like César (Eduardo Noriega) and David Aames (Tom Cruise) when the dream programme goes wrong.
Silver Shamrock Novelties
The Company: Toy company owned by Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy), a witchcraft-obsessed madman plotting to use his products to kill children during Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982).
Why We'd Want To Work There: The challenge of mixing traditional toy-making craft with hi-tech jiggery pokery - Cochran's plan relies on creating computer chips made from fragments of Stonehenge.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: All of our colleagues being mindless, business suit-wearing androids.
The Company: Energy drink brand seen in Idiocracy (2006), which managed to muscle in on lucrative government contracts to the point where it replaced water as America's liquid of choice.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Since everybody needs water to live, Brawndo has a profit-spinning monopoly to die for.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The PR backlash when it becomes apparent that Brawndo is useless for irrigating crops and is, in effect, the root of all of America's problems.
The Company: Shadowy organisation seen in The Parallax View (1974) that recruits political assassins with a view to bumping off opponents while blaming the murders on unstable lone gunmen.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The ideal choice for sociopaths who need an outlet for their violence.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Indoctrination via lengthy, subliminal montage film. Hey, if we're interested in becoming an assassin, just give us the gun, OK?
Mitch and Murray
The Company: Real estate firm determined to get the best out of its salesmen by offering the prestigious Glengarry leads to successful workers, rather than the rubbish Glen Ross leads.
Why We'd Want To Work There: "First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives."
Though We Could Probably Do Without: "Third prize is you're fired."
The Company: Interplanetary publisher most renowned for its classic reference work, The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005) - not only cheaper than its nearest rivals, but it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.
Why We'd Want To Work There: It's the perfect excuse for footloose journalists like Ford Prefect (Mos Def) to visit new planets and learn about their customs.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Having the offices invaded by hitchhikers wanting to complain about the book's inaccuracies.
Multi National United
The Company: Private military contractors tasked with relocating refugee aliens in Johannesburg from their previous home in District 9 (2009) to a new internment camp.
Why We'd Want To Work There: It's not often that a job entails getting to work with aliens on a daily basis.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The undiluted anti-"prawn" racism.
Crimson Permanent Assurance
The Company: British insurance firm staffed by elderly gentlemen, owned by the malevolent Very Big Corporation of America in Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (1983).
Why We'd Want To Work There: What do these timid clerks do when one gets sacked? They become bold, bloodthirsty pirates who sail across the ocean in their office building to put their paymasters to the sword.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The average employee age being quite as high, as the company's long-term prospects don't look so bright.
The Company: Government-funded producers of the eponymous cable show in Videodrome (1983), a smorgasbord of hardcore sex 'n' violence that is also secretly giving its audience hallucination-inducing brain tumours.
Why We'd Want To Work There: A rare opportunity to work in black ops and entertainment at the same time, successful candidates will be able to apply their perverted creativity in aid of taking over the world.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Viewers discovering that they can be reprogrammed to turn against Spectacular Optical using their grisly reality-shattering powers.
The Company: In the future Earth of 2022 (actually, aw hell, that's only NINE YEARS away) where pollution and overpopulation have made eating a luxury, thank goodness for this company and its miraculous food product, the eponymous Soylent Green (1972).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Everybody needs to eat, so we'd be doing everybody a favour by giving them the green stuff. Oh, and if you're that way inclined, the job comes with your own concubine.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The nutritional report detailing exactly what goes into Soylent Green.
Resources Development Administration
The Company: Space-faring miners who have turned to alien planets, notably Pandora in Avatar (2009), to locate precious minerals to replace Earth's depleted stocks.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The RDA funds the experimental Avatar programme, so we could play at being giant, blue aliens.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The rapacious colonialism and trigger-happy militarism of our employers.
Pierce and Pierce
The Company: Wall Street financier with the dubious claim of employing two troubled individuals - Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990) and Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000).
Why We'd Want To Work There: The chance to hide our masks of sanity behind the trimmings of Manhattan's high society - great suits, great haircuts and lunch at Dorsia.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The murderous business card envy.
The Company: Pittsburgh theme park seen in the eponymous 2009 film - the only place where James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) can get a summer job.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The chance to hook up with like-minded casual workers for that all-important rite of passage.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The park bosses playing Rock Me Amadeus 20 times a day over the P.A.
Duke & Duke
The Company: Philadelphia commodities brokerage run by the devious Duke brothers, Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) in Trading Places (1983).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Their philanthropy in taking young men like Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) off the streets and giving them a career.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The chance it might be us who - like Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) - who has to make way for the newcomer.
The Company: Mining contractors with a lucrative satellite-wide licence to harvest gas from the Moon (in the 2009 film of the same name).
Why We'd Want To Work There: If it's solitude you're after, this is your dream gig, as your only company on a three-year mission is Kevin Spacey-voiced computer GERTY.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The small print in the contract that reveals we are a clone of the original us, with a limited three-year life span.
Career Transitions Corporation
The Company: Outsourcing consultancy who take on the burden of telling their clients' employees that they've been made redundant, as seen in Up In The Air (2009).
Why We'd Want To Work There: As Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) eulogises, there is freedom in being forever on the road in a life without complications.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The crushed faces of the workers whose lives are ruined by our news.
Buy N Large
The Company: Frankly, the only choice for all of your consumer needs in the year 2805. They'll feed you, entertain you and even jet you off to the stars while Wall-E (2008) takes care of the pollution back home.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The automated systems take care of pretty much everything, so we'd be able to sit back and relax just like everyone else… only we'd be getting paid for the privilege.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Our morbid obesity and mindless conformity.
The Company: All-purpose manufacturer whose cartoon goods proved notoriously unreliable for Wile E. Coyote. The company itself is seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit .
Why We'd Want To Work There: A gig in the research & development department, dreaming up the next wacky gadget, would be amazing.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The slipshod Quality Control department letting our mistakes get onto the market.
The Company: Making billions from cosmetics isn't enough. This multi-national also trades secretly in bioweapons, except - oops - one virus got loose and is turning everyone into the Resident Evil (2002).
Why We'd Want To Work There: The chance to play God by bringing the dead back to life.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The firm's habit of trying to cover its tracks by wiping out loose ends, including us loyal workers.
The Company: Fast food restaurant in Queens owned by Cleo McDowell (John Amos), where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) gets a job in Coming To America (1988).
Why We'd Want To Work There: It takes balls for someone to rip off the name and branding of McDonald's, but as Cleo points out, his Big Mc is nothing like a Big Mac - "they both contain two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions. But they use a sesame seed bun. My buns have no seeds."
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The threat of being sued by their near-namesake.
The Company: Soulless software company seen in Office Space (1999), known for its poor morale, bullying management style and Hawaiian Shirt Fridays.
Why We'd Want To Work There: As it stands, we wouldn't. But the Initech where hypnotised worker Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) starts turning up late and smashing up his cubicle is a precedent we could work with.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Having to come in on Saturday… and Sunday.
Kiki's Delivery Service
The Company: Fledgling logistics firm set up by witch-in-training Kiki to take goods around the Japanese town of Koriko.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Since she's the only one who can fly, Kiki basically does all the work. All we'd need to do is take messages and make cups of tea.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The boss getting witch's block and being unable to fly. What, you mean we're got to deliver this stuff on foot?
The Company: Proof that you should never mix susceptible humans with scientific research, Norman Osborn's firm has given Spider-man trouble for years, not least from Osborn himself (Willem Dafoe).
Why We'd Want To Work There: There's some really interesting work going on, from performance-enhancing chemical vapours (in 2002's Spider-man ) to human/animal DNA hybridisation (in 2012's The Amazing Spider-man ).
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The side-effects. One drives Osborn so loopy he starts masquerading as the Green Goblin; the other turns Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) into the Lizard.
The Company: Late 21st century firm seen in Total Recall (1990) who deal in the implantation of false memories - ostensibly, just harmless stuff like holidays but really they deal in espionage gigs.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Imagine the possibilities for messing with people's heads - you could put anything in there and they'd buy it wholesale.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The damage caused when we accidentally try to implant memories into someone who has already been implanted.
The Company: Chain of New Jersey convenience stores whose put-upon employees include Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran), as seen in Clerks (1994).
Why We'd Want To Work There: For all the bad things - irate customers, jammed shutters, corpses in the bathroom - where else could you fit in a rooftop hockey match and a trip to a funeral during working hours?
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The pressure to work when you're "not supposed to be here today."
Nakatomi Trading Co.
The Company: Japanese-owned firm doing so well for itself at the height of the 1980s boom that it builds itself a huge Plaza in L.A.
Why We'd Want To Work There: It's a hell of a building to work in, and the Christmas parties are to die for.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Being invaded by Hans Gruber's crooks-disguised-as-terrorists, as seen in Die Hard (1988).
Bushwood Country Club
The Company: Posh golf club where Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) and Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) play the greens and the likes of Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) prop up the Caddyshack (1980).
Why We'd Want To Work There: The perfect summer job - you walk around in the sunshine, getting fit and getting a tan, and then you get paid for it.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The gophers causing havoc across the course, and groundsman Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) causing even more havoc.
The Company: International entertainment company founded by Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) in Step Brothers (2008).
Why We'd Want To Work There: They think outside the box. In addition to offering management, insurance and financial portfolios, they also deal in "black leather gloves."
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The cavalier, bee-killing approach to research & development.
Rare Exports, Inc.
The Company: Family firm from Scandinavian specialising in hunting and shipping unusual creatures. For instance, Santa's violent little helpers.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The opportunity to see things that are out of the ordinary, and then make a profit from selling.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The difficulties of rehabilitating feral elves.
The Company: The SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion - basically, the go-to guys for would-be world domination.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Life would never be dull when the job is to come up with ever more fiendish and complex schemes, and the boss is a scarred, pussy-stroking loon like Ersnt Stavro Blofeld.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Being chucked into the piranha pool at the slightest hint of a mistake.
The Company: The go-to guys in 2019 Los Angeles if you need to build a replicant that's "more human than human," as seen in various versions of Blade Runner (1982/1991/2007).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Tyrell is at the cutting edge of robotics, and there's the constant challenge to create a replicant so good it'll fool the Voight-Kampff test.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: A replicant revolt - why did we make these guys so strong and intelligent, anyway?
The Company: Full of troubling memories? As seen in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004), Lacuna offers a cutting-edge, non-surgical procedure for their focused erasure.
Why We'd Want To Work There: As Patrick (Elijah Wood) discovers, viewing a patient's memories is a great way to learn tips on how to seduce their exes.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Not knowing whether the boss had erased our memories already.
Consumer Recreation Services
The Company: Extreme role-players who turn the lives of unwitting participants like Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) into a game - or, rather, The Game (1997).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Forget a dull 9 to 5 desk job. CRS needs actors, cheats and liars to turn its customers' lives upside down - every day would be like living in a film.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The off-chance that the customer becomes so paranoid he arms himself.
The Company: Specialist in genetic engineering, whose maverick boss John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) wants to branch out into tourism by creating Jurassic Park (1993).
Why We'd Want To Work There: As brand visions go, bringing dinosaurs back to life is up there with the best.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The flawed security measures, the proximity of prehistory's most fearsome predators and the fact you're based on an island thousands of miles away from help.
Paper St Soap Company
The Company: Artisan soap manufacturer established by the Narrator (Edward Norton) and Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in Fight Club (1999). All profits go to Operation Mayhem.
Why We'd Want To Work There: There's nothing quite like sticking it to the man than by using the sticky bits of the man, namely post-liposuction fat deposits.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: All the skulking about at liposuction clinics dodging guards, getting snagged on barbed wire and being covered in goo.
The Company: The space exploration wing of the United Federation of Planets in the Star Trek universe. Alumni includes Enterprise captains Kirk and Picard.
Why We'd Want To Work There: To boldly go where no-one has gone before, obviously.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The rigours of the Kobayashi Maru training simulation. C'mon, guys, it's unwinnable... unless we cheat.
The Daily Planet
The Company: The biggest newspaper in Metropolis, home to Clark Kent and Lois Lane.
Why We'd Want To Work There: There's no Murdoch-style agenda here; the Planet as run by Perry White (Jackie Cooper / Frank Langella / Laurence Fishburne) is an old-school, 'seek out the truth and print it' kind of paper.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Constantly being left in lurch by Clark Kent when the big scoop is on. Honestly, he's NEVER around when Superman shows up.
The Company: Old-school corporation with some new-fangled ideas about recruitment, as seen in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). A bit of a gamble for investors but, judging by Raising Arizona , it's still around in the 1980s.
Why We'd Want To Work There: You've gotta love a firm that gives a free-thinking radical like Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins) the creative platform to unleash his extruded plastic dingus, aka the Hula Hoop, onto the market.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The 44-floor drop (not counting the mezzanine) from the boardroom to the sidewalk.
The Company: Secret organisation responsible for policing alien refugees living in New York, as seen in Men In Black (1997) and its sequels.
Why We'd Want To Work There: If it's variety you're after in your job, M.I.B. has got it thanks to the diversity of creatures they deal with, from talking dogs to 6 ft tall cockroaches.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Having our memories wiped when we leave the firm.
Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
The Company: Specialist mail order business turned joke shop, created by Hogwarts' resident pranksters Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Every product - from Pygmy Puffs to Extendable Ears - is a gem, and it'd be great working for bosses who got expelled from Hogwarts for setting off fireworks in the Great Hall.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The risk of getting seriously injured by a Nose Biting Teacup.
The Company: Defence contractor that undergoes a transformation into more altruistic goals when Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr) has a Damascene conversion en route to becoming Iron Man (2008).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Here, for once, is a military-minded corporation with a sense of ethics, and who wouldn't rather be making superhero armour than bombs 'n' bullets? Also: cool parties.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The Stark Tower becoming a stomping ground for Chitauri, Asgardian gods, a Hulk and various other Avengers.
The Company: Toy manufacturer that finds it has a secret insight into what children likes when it hires boy-in-a-man's-body Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) in Big (1988).
Why We'd Want To Work There: So we could test toys all day and get paid for it. Even a trip out of the office only goes as far as FAO Schwartz.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: All the dull business stuff that goes with it.
The Company: U.S. defence experts who try to eliminate human error from warfare by creating the self-aware Global Digital Defence Network known as Skynet.
Why We'd Want To Work There: It's the easiest gig in the world. Find state-of-the-art technology that's been sent back in time, figure out how it works and reverse engineer some innovations to call your own.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Skynet going rogue and causing armageddon.
The Company: Chocolate manufacturer owned by eccentric Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp, take your pick) and staffed by the diminutive Oompa-Loompas.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Endless chocolate! And songs! And chocolate! And great glass elevators! But mostly the chocolate.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The side-effects of Wonka's more experimental creations, like the Three-Course-Dinner gum.
Omni Consumer Products
The Company: The big playa in Detroit, which controls everything from the media ("I'd buy that for a dollar!") to the police force. Speaking of which, meet their latest prototype: Robocop (1987).
Why We'd Want To Work There: Yes, they are an evil mega-corporation, but they let their scientists run wild coming up with cool, if totally impractical, killbots like ED209.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The desire to privatise life itself, by creating a town - Delta City - where the inhabitants are shareholders.
The Company: Just your common-or-garden import/export firm. [Not really. It's a front for MI6. Ssh! Don't tell anybody.]
Why We'd Want To Work There: The girls, the gadgets, the extensive overseas (and occasionally outer space) travel, the licence to kill.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The near-constant threat of assassination via laser, alligator, golden gun, poison-dipped shoe, Grace Jones, etc.
The Company: The lifeblood of Monstropolis, fuelled by human emotions - and once the monsters have figured out that laughter carries more juice than screaming, this is the kind of place where the more fun you have, the better a job you do. (It's Pixar, in other words.)
Why We'd Want To Work There: There's no discrimination - the odder you look, the better, frankly. And if you like to travel… great! Behind every door lies a new world.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The overzealous decontamination process after getting touched by a human.
The Company: Earth's business ambassador to the stars, this huge conglomerate is always on the prowl for the best that space can offer, be it new planets suitable for colonisation or xenomorph tech for the military division.
Why We'd Want To Work There: If you've ever wanted to see the stars, Weyland-Yutani a range of job prospects from working on a freighter [in Alien (1979)] to archaeological exploration [ Prometheus (2012)].
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Their habit of using employees as guinea pigs to smuggle chestbursters back to Earth.
The Company: Family business turned corporate giant, which confounds shareholders thanks to the whims of owner Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) in using the firm to fund top-secret R&D into crime-fighting gadgetry.
Why We'd Want To Work There: Because this - specifically, the Applied Sciences division, under the leadership of Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) - is where Batman gets all those wonderful toys.
Though We Could Probably Do Without: The constant pincer movement from boardroom rebels on the one hand, and masked psychos on the other, to discredit the firm.
The Company: Entrepreneurial start-up founded in 1984 by boffins Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) to rid Manhattan of its ectoplasmic scourge.
Why We'd Want To Work There: The Ghostbusters have a cool logo, a knack for reusing unwanted stuff (their vehicle is an ambulance, their HQ is a fire station with a pole) and - best of all - they have their own theme tune! Who else ya gonna call?
Though We Could Probably Do Without: Getting slimed on every job.