As the saying goes by, ‘Friends are the family you get to choose for yourself.’ To quote Chandler Bing, “Could it be any more truer?” Friendship is such an underrated relationship that most of us choose to shelve it under a multitude of other relationships. The beauty and the honesty of a true friendship is indeed an emotion to revel in. A relationship, so pristine, that a single day for celebration is not enough to give the prominence it deserves. From Chandler and Joey to Ted and Marshall, we all have a friend in our lives who can sacrifice a lot without any hesitation. And to those lucky folks who have a group of friends who are ready to die for you, you bloody well should be a part of The Night’s Watch! Because, it is always “Bros before Hoes” and “Besties before Testes”.
On this special day to celebrate friendship, we have picked some of the best movies you can watch it with your best friend or a group of friends and relive your memories once again.
This Wes Anderson movie revolves around the friendship between a teenager and an industrialist and their mutual affection for an elementary school teacher. A brilliantly written plot and the aesthetics of Wes Anderson, this is one movie you should never miss.
2. The Shawshank Redemption
An adaptation from Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, is arguably one of the greatest movies ever made. A person who is wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife befriends a long time prisoner in the state prison of Shawshank and their adventures together is shown beautifully in the movie. A movie about friendship and determination, a movie you must watch with your best friend.
3. Toy Story
Do we really need to explain this? Tom Hanks is in the lead role. Now go, watch it for the 100th time.
4. The Breakfast Club
It has to be one of the most underrated movies of all time. A movie which revolves around a bunch of misfits and their friendship. Be who you are, that’s what the movie is all about.
5. Good Will Hunting
Academy Award Winning movie which brilliantly delves into the life of a mathematical prodigy and his friendship with his therapist. A debut script by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the story is bound to touch your heart with its depth and simplicity.
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
One of the best coming-of-age movies of recent times, The Perks of Being a Wallflower might probable become a cult movie in the years to come. A story about an introvert after the death of his only bestfriend and his subsequent life in high school and new friends, this will definitely warm you up from inside. Because in this moment, I swear, we are infinite!
7. The Intouchables
A true story about friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and an average guy, who is a wanderer and lacks the will to succeed. Heaped with several awards and universal acclaim, this movie deserves a late-night watch with your best friend.
8. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Arguably one of the best movies of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. A coming-of-age movie with sparks of brilliance. A movie about friendship and love which is definitely a welcome change in Bollywood. Loaded with unforgettable quotes and soulful music, this is a must watch!
9. Dil Chahta Hai
The movie which changed the Bollywood scene forever! There is no argument, period. Released back in 2001, this movie still holds cultural relevance after 16 years. A movie about three friends and their different approach towards relationships, the movie sets the tone and depth with surprising ease.
10. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
GO WATCH IT FOR THE 10000000000th TIME! AND IT’S TIME YOU PUT YOUR PLANS TO ACTION TO VISIT GOA! (Pehle Goa ghum aao, fir Spain ke baare mein sochna.)