10 Memorable Movies to Watch on Labor Day Weekend

It’s always a good time to watch a movie, but none better than on a long holiday weekend.  A good movie, lots of popcorn, your family, your friends – ingredients that go into making memories.  So, butter up that popcorn, find your favorite seat, and load up a great movie to watch!  Here are a few ideas as we list 10 Memorable Movies to Watch on Labor Day.  Of course there are a lot more options out there, but these are 10 movies all with a “working theme” that you may enjoy this weekend. Actually you will enjoy them any weekend!

If you have a recommendation for a good movie to watch, please let us know and we will add it to the list below.  

Live a Memory!  

And have a great Labor Day Weekend!

 

Mr. Mom (1983)
Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

 

The Names: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Martin Mull, Ann Jillian, Christopher Lloyd
The Director: Stan Dragoti
Our Memory: Michael Keaton plays an out of a job Dad who trades roles with his wife and stays at home while she heads out into the business world. A hilarious performance by Keaton and the whole cast.
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9 to 5 (1980)
9 to 5

9 to 5

 

The Names: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman
The Director: Colin Higgins
Our Memory: An awesome cast of three hilarious women who have to deal with a schmuck of a boss.
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Working Girl (1988)
Working Girl

Working Girl

 

The Names: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver
The Director: Mike Nichols
Our Memory: Melanie Griffith in a breakout roll plays a newbie in the corporate world who has to take on her boss to get back a business idea that was stolen from her. She learns and grows during this process, and, of course, it does not hurt to have Harrison Ford as your sidekick during this learning process – LOL.
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Office Space (1999)
Office Space

Office Space

 

The Names: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole
The Director: Mike Judge
Our Memory: A hysterical take on an office environment!  This has it all – the Horrible Boss – Wacky Cohorts – Consultants! – and Employees wanting to break from a crazy world. This movie arms you with a few dozen quotes to use in your office! And, how many of us have TPS Reports at work?
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The Intern (2015)
The Intern

The Intern

 

The Names: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
The Director: Nancy Meyers
Our Memory: A wonderful tale with Robert De Niro playing a seasoned professional who returns to the business world. Great chemistry between the actors and a lovely story that will make you smile at the end.
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Up in the Air (2009)
Up in the Air

Up in the Air

 

The Names: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
The Director: Jason Reitman
Our Memory: It is hard to imagine that you could feel for a businessman who specializes in flying around the country and firing people, but, George Clooney’s portrayal of this gent makes you do just that. A great story line and great chemistry between Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick.
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2009)
The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

 

The Names: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
The Director: Gabriele Muccino
Our Memory: A story of struggle, of perseverance, of the fight in pursuit of happiness. A great story and performance lead by Will Smith.
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Wall Street (1987)
Wall Street

Wall Street

 

The Names: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen
The Director: Oliver Stone
Our Memory: According to Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), “greed is good.” Well, we are not sure if that is the case, but, it sure does make for a good movie! Do you think this is the way things really work on Wall Street?
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Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Mr. Holland's Opus

Mr. Holland’s Opus

 

The Names: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
The Director: Stephen Herek
Our Memory: A heartwarming story about a music composer who wanted to change the world by writing music, but unknowingly changes the world by being a music teacher. This one should leave a little lump in your throat at the end. (And, Richard Dreyfuss should have won the 1996 Best Actor Academy Award.)
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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
It's A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

 

The Names: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
The Director: Frank Capra
Our Memory: We know, we know – it’s not Christmas yet – but, is there a more inspirational movie about a good person really wanting to work hard and make a difference in the world? A classic at any time of the year.
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