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Tough Week At Work? These 10 Labor Day Movies Will Help You Escape The Office (Yours, At Least)

Get lazy this Labor Day weekend.

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Where would our country be without its labor pool? This Labor Day weekend, do more than fire up the grill — celebrate with the industrious (and sometimes disastrous) American workforce spirit with Labor Day movies that are hilarious, moving, and sure to make the upcoming work week a little more bearable.

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Office Space | (1999)

Three awkward software company workers who despise their boss work together to take down their evil employer. This film hilariously satirizes the workplace and reminds you just how important good coworkers are.

Twentieth Century Fox/3 Arts Entertainment, Cubicle Inc.

Support the Girls | 2018

At a Hooters-like sports bar, general manager Lisa tries her best to keep the restaurant afloat. The film gives a quirky depiction of the struggles women face in the service industry, which Lisa tries her best to offset by being a positive leader.

Burn Later Productions/Houston King Productions

Horrible Bosses | (2011)

Three pals who hate their terrible bosses work together to murder them. Together they are a group of bumbling and unfocused goofballs, but they ultimately discover an unexpected solution.

John P. Johnson/© 2011 New Line Productions, Inc.

Working Girl | 1988

After her boss steals her idea, a young secretary attempts to climb the corporate ranks by seeking help and cultivating her ideas. Things get a little messy along the way, but Tess learns that her fears are her only limit.

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The Company Men | (2010)

Three men from the same company deal with their corporation's downsizing as it affects their families and everyday lives. Together they try to bounce back and create a sense of financial security and purpose in their lives again.

The Weinstein Company/Battle Mountain Films Spring Creek Productions

Newsies | 1992

Set in 1899, this musical tells the tale of homeless newsboy Jack Kelly. When their greedy publisher makes it harder for the boys to make money, they go on strike, and the entire city becomes swept in their noble fight.

Touchwood Pacific Partners/Walt Disney Pictures

Hidden Figures | 2016

This film follows the true story of three Black mathematicians who were critical to space exploration in the early years of NASA. Watch as they battle sexism and racism and become staples in American history.

Hopper Stone/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Waitress | 2007

A waitress in an unhappy marriage becomes pregnant. Her plans to skip town come to a halt after she falls in love with a doctor, the only person who knows she's with child. Between her job and her secret, she finds a way to stand on solid ground.

Night and Day Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures

9 to 5 | 1980

For these three female employees (the inimitable trio of Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin!), working for their sexist, cheating boss is unbearable. So, in order to keep their sanity and dignity, they devise a place to get back at him.

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The Wolf of Wall Street | 2013

At the height of the 80s', Jordan Belfort creates his own brokerage firm where he defrauds wealth investors out of their money. Along the way, he and his workers get wrapped up in sex, drugs, and other illegal activity that brings the FBI down on them.

Mary Cybulski/© 2013 Paramount Pictures

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