This month, we celebrated Friends Day. Once again we realized that friendship is everywhere. Friendship is in books, in music, in cinema… But most importantly, friendship covers a big part of our memories. In order to see how friendship is interpreted in different genres of cinema, we picked 10 great movies about friendship that will make you enjoy this weekend with your friends a lot!
1. Nine to Five (1980).
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman… Do we need any more stars? “Nine to Five” (1980) is an American comedy film directed by Colin Higgins. The movie is about three colleagues who seek revenge against their boss who is an egoistic, hypocritical and lying bigot. The strong friendship and solidarity between the three women are enchanting and worth-watching.
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
We hear Star Trek fans already cheering up! “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982) is American science-fiction film which is a sequel to “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979). The roller-coaster friendship between Captain Kirk and his officer Spock, especially during the scene in the Enterprise’s engine room while saying goodbye to each other, is quite emotional. The film is also known as the first feature film embracing a complete sequence created entirely with computer-generated graphics.
3. The Breakfast Club (1985).
High school friendship takes place during the time while almost all of us having amazing memories. “The Breakfast Club” (1985) touches upon the same period, as a comedy-drama film. The storyline includes 5 teenagers who spend their Saturday in detention altogether. Their friendship becomes a power stands again all stereotypes during their confrontation with a rigorous disciplinarian. Last year in 2016, the movie is selected for preservation under the United States National Film Registry because of its significant storyline.
4. Stand by Me (1986).
Based on Stephen King’s novella “The Body” (1982), “Stand By Me” (1986) follows the story of four boys in Oregon. One day, these four guys decide to go on hiking to find the body of a missing child. Then, we follow a storyline filled up with friendship moments and the adventures of boyhood. The director Rob Reiner successfully showcased the pressures of adulthood on our young quartet.
5. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
Are you ready to be amazed by a story of an intense female friendship that comes along with solidarity? Based on a great novel by Fannie Flagg and directed by Jon Avnet, “Fried Green Tomatoes” has a pure acting and an emotional storyline of four different female characters. The film takes place in Alabama which perfectly suits to the storyline and the background of the characters. We won’t spoil more, just don’t miss it!
6. Thelma & Louise (1991).
Partners in crime in a beautiful road movie directed by Ridley Scott… Susan Sarandon (Louise) and Geena Davis (Thelma) are perfectly teamed with their amazing acting performances. Being one of the strongest movies about women, you will follow Thelma and Louise running away from police right after Louise shoots a man who tries to harass her.
7. Leon: The Professional (1994).
A 12-year-old can be as tough as a professional hitman, we’re just saying! Directed by Luc Besson, “Leon: The Professional” tells the story of a relationship between a child who wants to become a professional killer and an “uncivilized” skillful killer. Their different kind of relationship and attachment will make you question so many realities about crime, love, and friendship.
8. Good Will Hunting (1997).
A heart-warming story of a high school dropout janitor and a professor in Boston. Imagine a janitor who is a math genius, comes to MIT once in a while, visits its library, but prefers to not to go to the school. Maybe because of the peer pressure or the financial concerns, he prefers to hang out with friends, drinking beer and doing nothing more. The day he answers an almost unsolvable math question on the board, everything starts to change step by step.
9. Cinema Paradiso (1998).
The love of cinema is a different kind of love. The love of cinema is also a passion. “Cinema Paradiso” tells the story of a passionate filmmaker who is in love with movies. The movie takes us to his childhood where he started to watch the greatest movies for the first time, and especially his strong friendship with the projector of the movies at his village’s theater.
10. Napoleon Dynamite (2004).
We are now going to our last stop, Preston, Idaho to see the story of the alienated teenager “Napoleon Dynamite”. Napolean goes to a small Western high school where he decides to help his friend who is running for the class presidency and interacts with some other teenagers who have problems. While witnessing how Napoleon deals with the problems of social unacceptability at the school and a weird family at home, we see how multiple friendships shape our lives as much as we’re able to be ourselves.
How many of these movies reminds you a friend or a moment in your life? Our memories with friends are so precious that we should never let them get lost in the past. The best place to keep your friendship memories is a special keepsake – a one-click photo book you can share with your friends. Let your friends relive their moments by making them the Perfect Gift with PastBook! Celebrate your friendship with a photo book that you can share with all your Facebook Friends!