Best Movies for Labor Day

 

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Below are MOVIEGUIDE®’s picks for Best Movies for Labor Day. These movies don’t just celebrate workers, they celebrate hard work, integrity, humility, and service.

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STAND AND DELIVER

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Teenagers and Adults
STAND AND DELIVER is the story of a teacher in Los Angeles helping raise expectations until 18 of his students from a very poor school excel in a national calculus test. While some caution is advised for bad language, the story itself, based on an actual teacher and class, shows that high expectations can lead to high achievement.

GOODBYE MR. CHIPS

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DRIVING MISS DAISY

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Older children and adults
DRIVING MISS DAISY is a great character study with strong Christian values about a wealthy Jewish matron who’s befriended by her black chauffeur, a committed Christian full of wisdom. Beautifully acted by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman and containing only two exclamatory curses, DRIVING MISS DAISY will not only fill you with joy and love, but also encourage you to follow Jesus Christ more closely.

METROPOLIS

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Older children and teenagers

METROPOLIS is a visually stunning animated movie from Japan about a powerful businessman, his estranged son, a young teenage boy, and a robot who looks like a teenager herself. The story in METROPOLIS doesn’t always make sense, and the animators lay on the violent metaphors a bit too thickly, but the movie’s biblical references and moral viewpoint are explicit.

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SCROOGE

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Starring Alastair Sim, this well-crafted and faithful version of Dickens’ classic is so good it can be watched year round. Sim does a marvelous job of bringing Scrooge to life in this heartwarming classic. Furthermore, Tiny Tim is adorable, and the Cratchit family is absolutely heartwarming and tear-jerking.

THE LILIES OF THE FIELD

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This wonderful family movie teaches the Gospel in a winsome, entertaining way that’s unsurpassed by most other movies. In the story, a group of German nuns transplanted to Southwest America convince a young black man to help them build a local church. In the meantime, the young man teaches the nuns the joys of Pentecostal Protestant worship focused on Jesus and His Gospel. Both Jesus and the local church are lifted up.