10 Movies That Understand Just How Much Work Sucks

*Prays to be fired*

Here’s the truth served hot and bubbly: Labor Day is an A+ time to reflect on how much you hate your GD job. Whether it’s your boss, cubicle, or effing Jan in accounting, take these glorious 24 hours to steam and rant about your 9-to-5 ’til the cows come home (or Tuesday arrives—whichever comes first). If ranting isn’t your jam, because you’re a saint bereft of flaws, then watch these 10 movies to exorcise your work demons. Catharsis—and a stronger hatred for Jan in accounting—guaranteed.

  • 1 The Proposal (2009)
    Touchstone Pictures
    Sure, Sandra Bullock, I’ll marry you so you can avoid getting deported back to Canada. That was 100 percent in the original job contract I signed. (Ryan Reynolds is a brave, sexy soul.)

  • 2 Office Space (1999)
    20th Century Fox
    The classic terrible work movie. It’s a simple tale: Guy (Ron Livingston) has job. Guy hates job. Guy tries to get fired from job…and somehow ends up getting a promotion. In other words, he is all of us.

  • 3 Anger Management (2003)
    Columbia Pictures
    Adam Sandler plays the assistant to a pompous A-hole and spends his days fashioning plus-size outfits…for cats. No, that’s not a joke. And it is just as terrible as it sounds.

  • 4 Miss Congeniality (2000)
    Warner Bros.
    Sandra makes our list twice, this time as steak and ice cream enthusiast Agent Gracie Hart. It’s all fun and games when Gracie goes undercover in the Miss United States pageant to catch a domestic terrorist—well, until her entire team deserts her. So much for co-worker loyalty.

  • 5 Horrible Bosses (2011)
    Warner Bros.
    You haven’t experienced a crap work environment until your boss makes you drink scotch in the morning or, I don’t know, bites your ear without your permission. No wonder Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day’s characters try to murder their superiors.

  • 6 Bad Teacher (2011)
    Columbia Pictures
    If you have aspirations of running your own classroom one day, avoid this Cameron Diaz comedy at all costs. It makes teaching look like the absolute worst profession on Earth. Be prepared to smoke a lot of pot with the gym teacher and belittle innocent kids just to keep the psychosis at bay. (Those who can’t do teach, right?)

  • 7 American Beauty (1999)
    DreamWorks
    Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is the ultimate disgruntled worker archetype. Every conversation he has on the job drips with faux sincerity, which explains why he eventually quits and blackmails his boss into giving him a year’s salary. In Lester’s own words, he rules.

  • 8 Working Girl (1988)
    20th Century Fox
    Nothing sucks more than an arrogant boss taking credit for your ideas—that makes for a sucky AF work environment. Such is the case for Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) in this classic ’80s staple. But thankfully Tess takes matters into her own hands by pretending to be her boss (Sigourney Weaver) after she breaks her leg. Such a queen move. (Still bitter about the idea-grubbing, though!)

  • 9 A Cinderella Story (2004)
    Warner Bros.
    Poor Hilary Duff! She just wants to go to Princeton and nuzzle Chad Michael Murray’s nose but instead has to scrub floors at a greasy spoon while mean kids call her “diner girl.” Hilary eventually gets what she wants, but we have to endure a solid hour of her skating around serving snooty girls iced tea before the big payoff. Just let her live!

  • 10 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    20th Century Fox
    You don’t understand the definition of stress until your glassy-eyed editrix in Chanel makes you book her a flight from Miami to New York City in the middle of a hurricane. Or find a copy of an unpublished Harry Potter novel. Or simply, ya know, call you fat to your face. Seriously, just fire me now—without pay, if you have to. IDGAF.