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50 Coolest Fictional Movie Companies

Initech

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?

Oscorp

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.

Rekall

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.

Quick Stop

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.

Prestige Worldwide

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.

SPECTRE

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.