There are a million movies out there, but there are those select few that we always tend to fall back to. Those movies define us. You know every line by heart, and you’re never afraid to spout out a random quote. They’re those movies you can watch a hundred times over and never tire.
Below are some all-time favorite movies:
This masterpiece, directed by Martin Scorsese, highlights a rotting society by depicting the modern mob underworld. Packed with iconic quotes, thrilling suspense, and a star-studded cast consisting of Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga, make it a movie you can’t afford to miss. Not to mention it scored 4 Academy awards in the 2007 Oscars.
The Princess Bride
This is not your average princess movie. It is the ultimate princess movie, complete with a pirate, a giant, a devious prince, and a beautiful maiden. It’s got wit; it’s got heart and a buttload of laughs, making it an unmissable modern fairy tale. And you could never go wrong with any movie starring Robin Wright, could you?
The Devil Wears Prada
Umm, Meryl Streep? Do you need a second reason? An interpretation of the life of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, this is another movie boasting an all-star cast. It’s the Wall Street play of the high fashion industry. Once again, Meryl Streep. Her performance as the diva editor is to die for.
Another Academy-winning picture makes this list. This musical pulled everyone’s heartstrings with emotional performances from Anne Hatheway and Hugh Jackman. A cultural touchstone, it effectively displayed concepts like redemption and liberation in a fulfilling manner. Needless to say, it paved the way for modern movie musicals.
Pride & Prejudice
An adaptation of the literary classic by Jane Austen, Joe Wright, did not fail in making this historical classic into an engaging modern romance. It’s a must-watch for romance heads, complete with emotional authenticity, adapted dialogues, and great acting by Kiera Knightley.
Good guy vs. bad guy. Action and kicks. Dramatic dialogues. Sylvester Stallone. The USA vs. Russia. Character development. You name the reasons; this classic’s got it all.
What seems to be a cross between La La Land and Drive, this musical/comedy/thriller will charm your socks off with its cool-as-cats cast. It’s got the beats, plot twists, and cute moments guaranteed to get your adrenaline rushing. Also, who could resist Ansel Elgort?
Scott Pilgrim vs the world
This movie is guaranteed to fill you with infectious energy. Cinematic punches galore, it’s funny, it’s sad, it’s fast-paced, and it’s perfectly executed. So much, so people have built shrines for the movie in their homes!
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Iconic classic starring the queen herself, Audrey Hepburn. Need we say more.
Best coming-of-age musical? Check.
Meryl Streep? Check.
Abba soundtracks? Check.
Heart & soul? Check.