Movies

The first movie I remember watching as a kid is ‘Die Hard’ – a film that does not really attract the female audience, but my grandfather was the biggest fan of Bruce Willis, so I was introduced to his films pretty much the day I was born. Back in the day (Y 2000) our TV didn’t have a remote control, so every time we wanted to switch channels or alternate the volume we had to stand up and do it manually by clicking the buttons located on the TV itself. What a nightmare, right? And, yap, back then you couldn’t change the channel into a ‘more appropriate’ one in just a blink when your mom stormed into the room without knocking (yes, moms did that in Y2000 as well) and, God forbid, if you watched TV in bed and it was winter, you had to get out of the warm pillow fort you had built, walk aaaaall across the room in your PJs, so you could turn off your television set. I remember my little cousin and I used to play Rock-Paper-Scissors and whoever lost had to freeze on the way to the TV, haha.

Every time I see a good old movie some slipped memory comes back, like, ‘Oh I saw ‘Enchanted’ with my best friend in the movie theater when I was 11. It was just the two of us in the room watching it and we did a bunch of weird stuff cause no one was watching ‘, or ‘Hey, after having to rent ‘Step Up’ for the third time, my dad decided it would be financially wiser, I quote – ‘Just to buy the damn CD’. And this was in 2006… Oh Barbie… I feel so old.

I feel like what I’m saying might not make sense at all because I’m just sharing random facts, but what I really mean is that movies have always been the extraordinary part of my life and it’s spectacular how much effect a film can have on you.

So let me introduce you to the movies that made me laugh a million times, made me go to school with red vampire eyes because yes, of course, it’s a good idea to say up late and watch ‘Titanic’ on a school night. I’ve watched the movies listed below over and over again and I still find something new to intrigue me every time. I sometimes play them as a background when I’m anxious, I sometimes only check out the ‘best-bits’ right away when I wake up because any day that starts with seeing Melissa McCarthy or Johnny Depp must be a good day.

Enough of me mumbling! Long story short – TADADAAAM – here I present you the ultimate list of my all time favourite and most loved movies (in no particular order) :]

 

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Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis
Type: Action, Adventure, Comedy

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

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Directed by: Paul Feig
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock
Type: Action, Crime, Comedy

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

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Directed by: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman
Type: Comedy, Crime

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

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Directed by: Sean Anders
Stars: Chris Pine, Jason Bateman
Type: Comedy, Crime

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

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Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel
Type: Comedy, Romance

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

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Directed by: David Wain
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd
Type: Comedy

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

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Directed by: Jason Reitman
Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Ansel Elgort
Type: Comedy, Drama

A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

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Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston
Type: Comedy, Romance

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

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Directed by: Jim Field Smith
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde
Type: Comedy

In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.

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Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum
Type: Drama, Romance

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

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Directed by: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Type: Comedy, Romance

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

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Directed by: Peyton Reed
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn
Type: Comedy, Drama, Romance

In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple’s break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.

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Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman
Type: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

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Directed by: James Keach
Stars: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge
Type: Drama, Romance

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

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Directed by: Akiva Goldsman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay
Type: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

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Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden
Type: Comedy, Romance

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

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Directed by: Garry Marshall
Stars: Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift
Type: Comedy, Romance

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.

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Directed by: Neil Burger
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Type: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

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Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Type: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

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Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels
Type: Action, Adventure, Mystery

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

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Directed by: Peter Segal
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell
Type: Action, Adventure, Comedy

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

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Directed by: Josh Boone
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Type: Drama, Romance

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

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Directed by: Gary Winick
Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway
Type: Comedy, Romance

Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

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Directed by: Tim Burton
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
Type: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

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Directed by: James Bobin
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
Type: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

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Directed by: Shawn Levy
Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
Type: Comedy, Crime, Romance

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple’s attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

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Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Type: Comedy, Drama, Romance

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

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Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Type: Comedy, Drama, Romance

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she’s dreamed of having.

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Directed by: Steven Brill
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden
Type: Comedy

A reporter’s dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money – and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.

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Directed by: Peter Jackson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan
Type: Drama, Fantasy

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

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Directed by: Paul Feig
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
Type: Comedy, Romance

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

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Directed by: Garry Marshall
Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway
Type: Comedy, Family, Romance

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.

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Directed by: Garry Marshall
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine
Type: Comedy, Family, Romance

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

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Directed by: Peter Segal
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
Type: Comedy, Romance

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

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Directed by: Jason Moore
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
Type: Comedy, Music, Romance

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

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Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
Stars: A. Kendrick, R. Wilson, H. Steinfeld
Type: Comedy, Music

After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

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Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Type: Action, Comedy, Crime

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

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Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube
Type: Action, Comedy, Crime

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

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Directed by: Paul Feig
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law
Type: Action, Comedy, Crime

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

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Directed by: Gary Ross
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Type: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

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Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Type: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Type: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

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Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Type: Adventure, Sci-Fi

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

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Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Type: Drama, Family, Fantasy

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

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Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer
Type: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

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Directed by: Wes Craven
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy
Type: Mystery, Thriller

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

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Directed by: Peyton Reed
Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper
Type: Comedy, Romance

A guy challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year.

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Directed by: John Hamburg
Stars: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
Type: Comedy, Romance

Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

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Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Type: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

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Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Type: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Princess Fiona’s parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

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Directed by: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
Type: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d’etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

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