29 Nightmare Movie Bosses & The Career Lessons They Taught Us

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There's nothing like laughing your head off at a crazed tyrant of a boss as you roll into the weekend and try to forget about your own crazed tyrant of a boss. Tomorrow marks the premiere of The Boss, the workplace-centered comedy in which Melissa McCarthy's brassy Michelle Darnell seeks the help of her former assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell), to claw her way back to the top. As expected, hilarity ensues.

There's plenty more where that came from. Hollywood has given us plenty of evil employers to jeer at, rooting for their downfalls while imagining that it's us, not Melanie Griffith, who finally scores the fancy office with a personal assistant. Forget rom-coms. Isn't it more fulfilling to see a micro-manager get their comeuppance? Don't we all wish we could do the "take this job and shove it" move? Aren't we all just one snotty memo away from cranking up the Geto Boys and bashing the office printer with a baseball bat?

From Gordon Gekko to Miranda Priestly, we've rounded up some of the worst bosses in film history. For better or worse, they've each taught us a thing or two about workplace power plays. Read on as we break it down.