Despite the common wisdom that it’s a bad idea and can have a disastrous impact on one’s career, office romances are alive and well, which might be tricky and can trigger competition, jealousy or resentment, not to mention an extremely messy breakup. But we’ve learned something valuable from some of our favorite office romance movies, and here are top 10 of them that will bring out your soft side.
1. His Girl Friday (1940)
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
2. Lover Come Back (1961)
A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor
3. Superman: The Movie (1978)
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.
4. Broadcast News (1987)
Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.
5. Working Girl (1988)
When a secretary’s idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job.
6. Jerry Maguire (1996)
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
7. What Women Want (2000)
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.
8. Secretary (2002)
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
9. Two Weeks Notice (2003)
A lawyer decides that she’s used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.
10. No Reservations (2007)
The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.