Hollywood Movies on Friendship

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20 best hollywood movies on friendship

Hollywood Movies on Friendship


Friendship is one of the most important things in life. It is also a major theme and inspiration for beautiful and diverse films. From war movies to family comedies; they all draw some of the plot line’s backbone from this unique feeling that is friendship.

Here is a list of 25 movies about friendship that are worth at least one viewing. The films are in chronological order:

1. 50/50 (2011) 

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Plot: Adam is a 27-year-old radio journalist whose life turns upside down when he is diagnosed with spinal cancer. Whilst battling the rare disease, he learns the value of friendship and love.

2. Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Plot: Docile housewife Thelma accompanies her pal Louise, an independent waitress, on a brief fishing trip. However, Louise kills a man who endeavours to rape Thelma at a bar. The two flee to Mexico.

3. Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Plot: Will Hunting, a genius in mathematics, solves all the difficult mathematical problems. When he faces an emotional crisis, he takes help from psychiatrist Dr Sean Maguireto, who helps him recover.

4. Beaches (1988)

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Plot: Hillary (Barbara Hershey) and CC (Bette Midler) meet as children vacationing in Atlantic City, N.J., and remain friends throughout the decades. As CC, a loud New Yorker, pursues a singing career, Hillary, a staid Californian, becomes a successful lawyer. Over the years, they often quarrel or compete, but, as other relationships flourish and die, the two women are always there for each other, traveling from coast to coast through the most tumultuous times.

5. Bridesmaids (2011)

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Plot: Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend Lillian to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding rituals in a rage of conflict with one of the bridesmaids.

6. My Girl (1991)

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Plot: A girl realises that her life has turned upside down due to her experiences with an unlikely buddy.

7. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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Plot: On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch's (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn's outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better.

8. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Plot: When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

9. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

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Plot: While stealing a car, free-spirited drifter Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges) crosses paths with legendary thief Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood) in the midst of his own escape. Thunderbolt's old partners in crime, Red (George Kennedy) and Eddie (Geoffrey Lewis), believe he double-crossed them after they robbed a Montana bank vault several years ago. After Thunderbolt successfully pleads his innocence and is let off the hook, Lightfoot rallies them together as a group to rob the very same bank again.

10. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

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Plot: Romy and Michele are best friends who weren't very popular in school. This fact suddenly occurs to them when they are invited for their high school reunion which they attend with fake identities.

11. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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Plot: A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.

12. Ghost World (2001)

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Plot: The story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with graduation from high school, take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh (Brad Renfro), the girls' friendship is forever changed.

13. The Bucket List (2007)

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Plot: Two terminally ill men decide to explore life and make a bucket list comprising all the things they have not tried before.

14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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Plot: Charlie, a 15-year-old introverted bright Pittsburgh boy, enters high school and is nervous about his new life. He is befriended by his seniors who show him the way to the real world.

15. The Big Chill (1983)

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Plot: After the news of Alex's death reaches his college friends, they attend his funeral in South Carolina where they remember some of the best times spent while studying at the University of Michigan.

16. The Iron Giant (1999)

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Plot: A boy befriends an innocent alien, who resembles a gigantic robot. A paranoid governmental agent, however, desires to obliterate the alien.

17. Grown Ups (2010)

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Plot: Five friends reunite for their high-school coach's funeral. Despite their individual problems, they take their families to the lake house where they celebrated their championship win.

18. Forrest Gump (1994)

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Plot: Forrest Gump, a man with a low I.Q., joins the army for service where he meets Dan and Bubba. However, he cannot stop thinking about his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, whose life is messed up.

19. Ted (2012)

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Plot: When John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) was a little boy, he made a wish that Ted (Seth MacFarlane), his beloved teddy bear, would come alive. Thirty years later, foul-mouthed Ted is still John's constant companion, much to the chagrin of Lori (Mila Kunis), John's girlfriend. Though Lori's displeasure is exacerbated by the pair's constant consumption of beer and weed, she's not the one who's most disappointed with John; it may take the intervention of John's boyhood toy to help him grow up at last.

20. 25th Hour (2002)

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Plot: Monty Brogan, a drug dealer in New York, spends his last 24 hours of freedom before he goes to jail for seven years reconnecting with his father, friends and girlfriend.

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Sumit Chakraborty

Living in India