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All About | Aug 30, 2019

The Best End-of-Summer Movies to Watch Over Labor Day Weekend

All AboutAug 30, 2019

The Best End-of-Summer Movies to Watch Over Labor Day Weekend

Summer is almost over, but fret not friends—there’s still plenty of time to wind down with a good movie. Whether you’re spending Labor Day weekend solo and relaxing indoors or hoping to squeeze one last “Netflix & Chill” session in with your S.O., picking out the perfect end-of-summer movie to watch is key. So to help ensure your final days of summer go more swimmingly, we rounded up a few of the best end-of-summer-friendly films to watch at home—alone or with your love interest—in your Brooklinen loungewear.

Dirty Dancing

Nobody puts Baby in a corner—and no one should forget the feel-good power of watching Dirty Dancing over this Labor Day weekend, either. The classic 80’s dance romance starring a young Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray takes place at a Catskills resort during the summer of 1963, and is sure to give you all the end-of-summer feels.

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Wet Hot American Summer

Looking for a feel-good comedy that will help you relive your days at summer camp? Thanks to a standout cast of popular actors—think Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bradley Cooper to name a few—Wet Hot American Summer is every bit as funny as it is nostalgic, making it the perfect end-of-summer film.

Dazed and Confused

Few things evoke the feeling of summer freedom like the cult classic Dazed and Confused. Set in the summer of 1976, this cult classic 90’s comedy features legendary performances by Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Matthew McConaughey—so if you haven’t re-watched it recently, now’s your chance.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Searching for an end-of-summer film that’s equal parts fun and scary? I Know What You Did Last Summer supplies plenty of late 1990s vibes—Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr. anyone?—with a side of small-town murder to boot.

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American Pie

When all else fails, you can always count on a quintessential teen comedy to ease your end-of-summer sadness. American Pie is packed with clever one-liners and puns to keep you laughing all Labor Day weekend.

Friday Night Lights

Nothing sets the tone for fall like a high-school drama about a small-town Texas football team. Kick off your Labor Day weekend by streaming Friday Night Lights and feel free to binge the equally beloved TV series when you’re done.

There’s no better way to say goodbye to summer than treating yourself to a relaxing Labor Day Netflix and Chill session. Throw on a comfy pair of Bryant Pants and snuggle up on your sofa with one of these end-of-summer films this Labor Day weekend.


Caroline is a writer living in New York City. She contributes regularly to publications including The New York Times, AD, and Apartment Therapy. When she’s not covering the latest in art, interiors, and design, she’s usually playing music, watering (and talking to) her plants, or hanging with her rescue bunnies, Daisy and Daffodil. You can find more of her work at carolinecameronb.com.

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