Friendship is something that makes life beautiful & having one true friend can change the course of life for good. Its beauty lies in the fact that friendship transcends all the barriers of age, race & every possible factor that there may be. As Barney Stinson believes “whatever you do in this life, it's not legendary, unless your friends are there to see it” here’s a list of 8 Hollywood movies to watch with your friends to rekindle the bond.
1. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
This 1994 hit can be used as an iconic friendship movie. It focuses on the friendship of two polar opposite people – one’s white & young, one’s black & old. One's guilty, one's not so guilty. Yet they aboard on a beautiful journey of friendship, in a prison of England.
2. FRANCES HA
Released in 2014, this comedy-drama upholds the friendship between Frances & her best friend Sophie who embark on some odd adventures as broke, young adults. In the space between pursuing their dreams & dealing with the reality, they grow close.
3. STAND BY ME
Loosely based on a novella by Stephen King, this movie highlights the beauty of childhood friendship where a group of boys head on a cross country hike to find a dead body. It even ends with the line “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.”
4. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
This movie bears testimony to the fact that friendship comes in all ages! It’s the story of seven year old Olive & her grandfather Edwin, who is otherwise foulmouthed & irresponsible but helps his grand daughter through a dance routine & wins her the confidence to be herself.
5. MEAN GIRLS
Is your friendship even real if you haven’t watched it with your girlfriends? Here, Damian & Janice share one true friendship where they aren’t soppy, rather they are rude to each other in a way only best friends can be to signify true friendship.
6. PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
This Emma Watson starrer revolves around Charlie – a clinically depressed high school freshman who finds it difficult to make friends. However, he befriends Sam & Patrick and together, their friendship changes everything.
7. THE SWITCH
This movie is a beautiful example of a father-son friendship. Here, Wally develops an intimate bond with the nerdy Sebestian, who is his alike, much before he realizes it’s his own son.
8. FORREST GRUMP
To save the best for the last, this is another iconic friendship movie revolving around the slow-witted but kind hearted Forrest Grump who only knows unquestioning loyalty. Give him a smile & he’ll be on your side forever. Forrest Grump reminds us all that a friendship really needs unwavering loyalty.
When the whole world is lacking that bond with friends, make sure you revive those innate feelings you have for your best friends and get along. Life is really too short to be angry or egoistic, forgive and let go and reunite.