Labor Day marks a before and after in history. Although the holiday was officially declared in 1894, the first parade was held in New York on September 5, 1882. During the celebration, twenty thousand workers could be seen parading through the streets of Broadway, carrying signs with unforgettable phrases , as “Work creates all wealth” and “Eight hours to work, eight hours to rest, eight hours for leisure”.
For anyone who works non-stop, Monday is a good time to take a break and have a good time, whether it’s watching a movie or making new memories with family and friends. We’re only a few hours away from the start of the celebration, so keep in mind that some stores and services won’t be operating as usual.
Some will have reduced hours and others won’t even be open on Mondays, like Costco. Come prepared with everything you need to celebrate, as local stores may take a break (here you can find a list of stores and services that will remain open).
Labor Day 2022: What are the best movies to celebrate the holiday?
At the tender age of 13, Henry Wheeler grapples with the pains of adolescence while caring for his troubled and reclusive mother, Adele. One day, while shopping for school supplies, Henry and Adele meet Frank Chambers, an intimidating man who clearly needs their help. Frank convinces them both to take him home, but later it becomes clear that he is an escaped convict. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.
Available on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.
From his rise to stardom to unprecedented stardom, rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley enjoyed a complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, for 20 years. At the center of Presley’s journey and happiness is one of the most influential people in his life – Priscilla.
Available on HBO Max.
After obtaining a green card in exchange for the assassination of a Cuban government official, Tony Montana lays claim to the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the state’s top drug lord, controlling nearly all of the cocaine that passes through Miami. But increased police pressure, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia are fueling the flames of his eventual downfall.
Available on Peacock.
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s finest airmen, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is in his place, pushing the envelope as a brave test pilot and dodging the rank advancement that would ground. Training a detachment of graduates for a special mission, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to pilot it.
Available on Amazon Prime Video.
In an England of the future, Alex and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before launching into “a bit of old-school ultraviolence”, while chirping happily “Singin’ in the Rain”. After being imprisoned for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to a behavior modification technique to gain his freedom; he is conditioned to abhor violence. Back in the defenseless world, Alex becomes the victim of his previous victims.
Available on HBO Max.
Paul Edgecomb has walked the mile with a variety of drawbacks. He had never met anyone like John Coffey, a hulking black man convicted of brutally killing two younger sisters. Coffey had the size and the strength to kill anyone, but not the attitude. Beyond his simple and naive nature and a mortal fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious and supernatural gift. Paul began to wonder if Coffey was really guilty of murdering the two girls.
Available on fuboTV and HBO Max.
Peasant-born William Thatcher begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an extremely righteous young girl, and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends, he faces the ultimate test of medieval bravery – the jousting tournaments – and tries to find out if he has the guts to become a legend.
Available on STARZ.
Parody of 1960s spy movies, in which cryogenically preserved secret agent Austin Powers is resurrected in the present day. Once synonymous with style, Powers soon realizes that his vocabulary, fashion sense and attitude towards women are hopelessly outdated. He enlists the help of a decidedly modern woman to help him adapt to the 1990s and defeat his old adversary, Dr. Evil.
Available on HBO Max.
Facing deportation to her native Canada, powerful book publisher Margaret Tate says she is engaged to Andrew Paxton, her hapless assistant. Andrew accepts the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration officer still lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.