Updated: Jan 4, 2019
I absolutely love watching movies and have so many favorites that its going to be really difficult to choose only a few. Whenever I go to see a movie, my parents always ask me how much I liked it and every time I would either say it was one of the best movies i've ever seen or one of the worst. For some reason there never seems to be a middle ground for me. My favorite genres are chick flicks, dramas, comedies, and occasionally action or a really good dystopian movie.
Chick flicks/Dramas: Legally Blonde (PG-13) is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time, never-mind my favorite chick flick. It follows the life of a girl named Elle Woods whose sole aim in life is to marry her boyfriend and continue her luxurious lifestyle. However, one day, when her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, invites her to dinner, she assumes that he going to propose to her. She arrives all dolled up and on top of the world only to find out that he wants to break up with her because she's "too blond" aka not intelligent or serious enough for him to marry. She's heartbroken and manages to get into Harvard, determined to win him back. Legally Blond is so funny and I honestly would watch any movie with Reese Witherspoon because she's such an amazing actress!
Mean Girls (PG-13) is another hilarious and entertaining classic that has so many iconic lines. Almost everybody knows what its about (at least everybody from my generation lol) because its so well-known.
The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13) is another one of my favorite movies. It stars Andy (Anne Hathaway), a recent college graduate, who becomes the assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Miranda is a very difficult boss but as the movie unfolds, the audience sees that she truly cares for Andy and is only doing her best to show it.
Pitch Perfect (PG-13) is definitely one of my favorite movies. The actors and actresses did such a great job and I love the story line. There are 3 Pitch Perfects; the first one is the best in my opinion. It follows a group of college girls who only have one thing in common, their love of singing. The main character, Beca (Anna Kendrick) takes the young women out of their comfort zones and leads them into a fight to reach the top of the college music competition world.
The Greatest Showman (PG) makes you think wow, this was a great movie. It's an original musical, inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, that celebrates the emergence of show business and follows a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation.
Comedies: I recently saw Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) in theaters with my parents because everybody else who wanted to see it had already seen it within the first 3 days of its release. I had high expectations because I had heard such great things about it and those expectations were fulfilled. It's absolutely hilarious and a must watch, especially if your Asian like me lol. It is about a girl (Rachel Chu) who accompanies her longtime boyfriend (Nick) to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She finds out that his family is extremely rich. The movie follows their journey and how Rachel Chu navigates the feeling of being an outsider.
Girls Trip (R) is another hilarious and fun movie. This one you definitely want to watch with friend(s)! It follows best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina as they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side on the way to the annual Essence festival.
Marley and Me (PG) is part comedy part drama, but I think its more of a comedy. Marley and Me is one of my childhood favorite movies and i'm pretty sure i've seen it at least 10 times until now. It stars Jennifer Aniston (Jenny) and Owen Wilson (John), two wonderful actors who play their roles perfectly, as the cutest most mischievous dog, Marley. The movie begins when John and Jenny Grogan have recently moved from snowy Michigan to Florida, bought their first home, and have found jobs at competing newspapers. Soon, John and Jenny adopt Marley, an adorable and soon to be very mischievous yellow lab. Although he destroys everything around him and even fails obedience school, Marley and Me shows how he still always manages to bring John and Jenny and their growing family closer together.
Blended (PG-13) is loved and hilarious movie where recently divorced mom Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and widowed dad (Adam Sandler) are set up on a blind date by friends. The date doesn't go well and unsurprisingly, they never want to see each-other again. However, fate intervenes when they both end up purchasing the same vacation package at a South African Resort. Both they and their children are forced to share the same suite and participate in many activities together. It's the type of movie that'll put you in the best mood and I mean who doesn't want to watch a movie with Adam Sandler in it?!
The Princess Diaries (G) is a classic (in my opinion anyway)! When shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) finds out that she is a real life princess of the small town of Genovia, she's absolutely shocked. The Princess Diaries follows Mia's comical journey as she learns how to be a true princess from her strict grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews).
Fantasy/action/Dystopian/Mystery: The Christmas Chronicles (PG) is a Netflix Original and definitely an action packed adventure! Siblings Kate and Teddy Piece are on a mission to catch Santa on Christmas Eve. When their plan goes awry, they join forces with Santa to save Christmas before its too late.
Divergent, The Hunger Games, and The Giver (all PG-13) are all great Dystopian movies in which each of the main characters do not fit in within their respective societies; they each do something extraordinary.
Ocean's 8 (PG-13) is a hilarious mystery/ Thriller. Debbie Ocean has been devising the largest heist of her life for exactly 5 years 8 months 12 days and counting. Along with her partner in crime, Lou Miller, she recruits a team of the best people in the field. Their goal is to steal a necklace worth 150 million dollars.
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13), four high school kids discover an old video game console and are actually drawn into the game's settings. They each become the literal avatars they've chosen and find out that you don't just play Jumanji, you must beat it in order to return to the real world.
These are some of my favorite movies. Feel free to comment some of yours!