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25 Best Advertising Movies Ever Made

The Arrangement (1969)16


Miserable ad executive Eddie Anderson (Kirk Douglas), whose only solace is his affair with co-worker Gwen (Faye Dunaway), re-evaluates life after attempting suicide.
• AdFreak rating: 5.44

What Women Want (2000)15


A chauvinistic ad exec (Mel Gibson) suddenly gains the ability to hear women's thoughts, which he uses to create campaigns for female-oriented products.
• AdFreak rating: 5.90

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)14


An ad exec (Matthew McConaughey) bets he can get any woman to love him within 10 days, just as a journalist (Kate Hudson) bets she can get dumped in 10 days.
• AdFreak rating: 5.98

Mr. Mom (1983)13


When his wife is hired by an ad agency, jobless Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) must stay at home with the kids. Family hijinks and marital strife ensue.
• AdFreak rating: 6.28

Catch Us If You Can (1965)12


Released in the U.S. as Having a Wild Weekend, this promotional vehicle for U.K. pop band the Dave Clark Five centers around a TV commercial for meat.
• AdFreak rating: 6.37

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)11


A philandering ad exec decides to leave the business by smashing apart his office with an ax, then sets off to pursue "an honest job" in this British satire.
• AdFreak rating: 6.40

Art and Copy (2009)10


Featuring interviews with modern ad legends George Lois, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and more, this documentary chronicles the evolution of advertising from the 1960s to present.
• AdFreak rating: 6.40

Putney Swope (1969)9


An ad agency's only black executive is abruptly promoted, allowing him to rebuild the shop as Truth and Soul Inc. in this dark satire by Robert Downey Sr.
• AdFreak rating: 6.66

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