“The Apartment” (1960)
This classic starring Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine won five Academy Awards (best director, best film editing, best picture, best art direction and best original screenplay). In the movie, C.C. Baxter is a modest employee of an insurance company in Manhattan who lends his apartment out for use by his bosses in the hope that these favors will serve to get him promoted in the company.
“The Incredibles” (2004)
In this animated movie, the superhero, Mr. Incredible, lives his cover as an employee in an insurance company, where he helps little old ladies who don’t understand the clauses in their policies. It won two Oscars, one for Best Animated Feature Film and another for Best Sound Editing.
“The Thomas Crown Affair” (1960)
This remake of the 1968 classic, (which was nominated for two Oscars, winning Best Original Music Score), features a bored and restless multimillionaire who plans to steal a Monet from the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Although the police would never suspect him, a private detective who works for the museum’s insurance company is in no doubt that Mr Thomas Crown has something to hide.
The plot differs from the original version, in which the main character (Steve McQueen) planned to rob a bank. To do this he assembles a group of delinquents, makes a deposit in a Swiss bank and then makes his move, apparently without leaving any traces. However, he meets his match in an investigator from the insurance company who sets out to unmask him.
“To Catch a Thief” (1955)
A must-see film by Alfred Hitchcock, with a plot based on the novel by David Dodge and starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, in which a former white-collar thief (John Robie, “The Cat”) is the prime suspect in a series of jewel heists on the French Riviera. The thief is imitating his old modus operandi.
To find the suspect, “The Cat” is aided by a Lloyds insurance agent, who provides him with a list of possible victims of theft among their biggest and wealthiest clients. An instant classic, this movie also won the Oscar for Best Cinematography.