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Best Movies to Watch with Friends

Watching movies with friends is the most fun activity but what to watch is such a big question. Every friend is different, and this is why selecting movies with different genres, and amazing acting is very important. We all are completely aware that the movies are an effort of visual art mainly used to converse stories and ideas or showcase the art of many artists with the help of affecting images that can move and go together with the sound. For a long while, People have been going to watch these movies, or even now, they watch them through DVD, OTT platforms, television, the internet, and many more.

There are several movie industries in different countries, and every year tons of movies get released in different languages. Still, only a good story or fine acting isn't enough to make a film the best movie. The best movie is an execution of a great idea that can touch the heart of the viewer and can inspire them to make a change; not only is the story a perfect combination of story, acting, direction, and other things also play a major role to make movie best. So which movie is best? And should watch first is a question for everyone. Here is a list of the world's best movies to watch all the time; for sure are great movies you should not miss.

1. The Godfather

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Known as one of the best movies in the world, Godfather is a must-watch. This movie was created on the novel series of the same name and written by Puzo in 1969. Even before the novel got complete popularity, Paramount Pictures bought all the rights and announced the movie. The story of the movie is about the Corleone Family?s youngest son Michael Corleone who is not from the family but a Godson of an ageing mafia don; anyhow, Michael proves himself far better than other members and becomes the mafia boss just in the small-time period of 1945 to 1955. The movie makes you feel like you are watching someone?s life journey, and you forget yourself within the movie.

From the day movie's shooting started, it faced many disagreements and problems; even the cast decided to leave the place and stop shooting, but anyhow the movie was completed and showcased in front of the world as a Crime masterpiece. The movie is not only best due to the amazing acting of the cast or great story but also due to real locations and amazing music by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola. The way Francis Ford Coppola directed the movie wrote his name on the silver screen as one of the best directors in the world, and someone who is a crime story lover should never miss this movie (even if you already read the book) as this is a movie with so many thrilling twists and amazing crime story. The later movie came up with different parts, and till now, there are 4 parts released in different years of the movie with good reviews and admired by the fans of the series.

Stars- Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Ratings- 9.2 out of 10

Directors- Francis Ford Coppola

Year of release- 1972

Time duration- 2.91 hours

Where can you get it- you can buy it from Amazon videos, YouTube, Google play store, etc.

Genre- Crime, Drama

Meta scores- 100 out of 100

Gross Earning- 134.97 Million United States Dollars

2. The Dark Knight

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This movie was based on the popular DC Comics hero Batman, and it was the second chapter of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy people also call it a consequence of 2005's Batman Begins; the movie is not only loved by the people who admire DC series or follow marvels but also by the people who love superhero movies. And the villain character of the movie "Joker" was especially able to earn so much popularity and love from the people due to the powerful performance of Heath Ledger (unfortunately, his last movie) and the amazing script of the movie.

Talking about the story, the movie starts when alliances take apart prearranged crime in Gotham City but are hazarded again and again by a revolutionary instigator usually popular as the Joker. They now decide to take the help of Batman to defeat joker, but anyhow Joker is far more powerful and keeps creating issues for the batman. How Batman won over Joker and why Joker later returns to take his revenge can be seen in both parts of the movie. This movie made a huge fortune at the box office and was a super hit; it has two parts and many affiliated movies as well.

The second part of the movie is so magical because even after the unfortunate death of Heath (the main villain and the most loved artist in the movie), the director Christopher Nolan was able to recreate his character without casting any other actor. However, it wasn't the same; it was good. So if you don't want to miss the opportunity of watching one of the best villains in the world, you shouldn?t miss the movie, or if you are a Super Hero movie fan, you shouldn?t either miss this masterpiece.

Stars- Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Ratings- 9 out of 10

Directors- Christopher Nolan

Year of release- 2008

Time duration- 2.53 hours

Where can you get it- Amazon Prime

Genre- Action, Drama, and Crime

Meta scores- 84 out of 100

Gross Earning- 534.86 Million United States Dollars

3. The Avengers

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One of the best Superhero films, The Avengers, is highly loved by fans and a perfect watch for people who prefer superhero films. Marvel is a brand for superheroes in the comics. This movie is produced by Marvel Studios and circulated by Walt Disney Studios action Pictures; also important to mention that the sixth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The Avengers are an imaginary team of superheroes and the hero characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) media license, based on the Marvel Comics team of a similar name formed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963.

S.H.I.E.L.D creates the team. Director Nick Fury, the squad, is a United States-based association collected primarily of marvellous powered and exceptional persons; Earth's strongest heroes have to come mutually and study to fight as a group if they are leaving to stop the evil Loki and his unknown army from enchaining humanity. The movie has other movies as well based on the same stars and is one of the most grossed movies all over the world.

Stars- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson

Ratings- 8 out of 10

Directors- Joss Whedon

Year of release- 2012

Time duration- 2.34 hours

Where can you get it- Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and Netflix

Genre- Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Meta scores- 69 out of 100

Gross Earning- 1.519 billion the United States Dollars

4. Avatar

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One of the best 3D movies in the world, Avatar, is a science fiction movie with an amazing story and magic of the science in itself. The shooting of the movie started in 1992, but it took more than 15 years to be released due to the lack of technologies needed. The movie was directed, produced, and written by the same person James Cameron (also the director of the world-famous movie Titanic), and was released in 2D, 3D, and also 4 D (in South Korea). Talking the plot of the movie it was showing the world in the 22nd century when humans and the Pandora together created the world on a flourishing livable moon of a gas enormous in the Alpha Centauri star system so that they could mine the precious mineral unobtanium. But very soon, the development of the mining gathering starts threatening the sustained survival of a local tribe there of Navi, who is a humanoid class home-grown to Pandora.

This movie was one of the most expensive movies ever, which cost more than hundreds of millions of dollars and was one of the biggest movies in the world; within a few days of release, it broke all the records and earned far more than it cost to be created. Avatar was the highest-grossed movie in the world till 2019 (when the Avengers End game replaced it), but even now, it owns the second position. This movie won a prestigious award like Oscar in three different categories. After the success and numerous awards for this movie, two more parts of the movie are being produced and can be released in 2022 and 2024. This movie is not just must watch for science lovers but has a very interesting story and an amazing star cast that can delight you with their performance. So if you haven't watched it till now, what are you waiting for also how will you be able to understand the latest versions of the movie coming soon and your friends are not going to miss it at all.

Stars- Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver

Ratings- 7.8 out of 10

Directors- James Cameron

Year of release- 2009

Time duration- 2 hours 46 Minutes

Where can you get it- Disney plus Hotstar, Amazon Prime

Genre- Action, Adventure, and Fantasy

Meta scores- 83 out of 100

Gross Earning- 2.86 Billion Us Dollars

5. Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump was created in the year 1994; it is an American comedy-drama movie and says a lot while making you laugh. The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. The inspiration for the movie was taken from a 1986 novel of a similar name and written by the poet Winston Groom. The story of the movie revolves around a man Forrest Gump (Hanks), and a few decades of his life where he met the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson during the war in Vietnam, during this period of the Watergate scandal, and during other past proceedings open up from the viewpoint of Forrest.

And talking about the forest, he was a dense and kindhearted man from Alabama and owned an amazing IQ of 75, and he has to meet again and reunite with his school's best friend and also the love of his life Jenny Curran. Somehow they were two distinct, and Forrest joined U.S Army. There he got a medal due to his bravery and for saving many army members. After a few days, Forrest met jenny again and unfortunately lost her again. So what happened to Forrest and will he can reunite with Jenny is what you will come to know in the movie. This movie is not just a romantic or a tale about an army member; it has different emotions, many twists and turns, and is beautiful in its ways.

Stars- Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Ratings- 8.8 out of 10

Directors- Robert Zemeckis

Year of release- 1994

Time duration- 2.37 hours

Where can you get it-

Genre- Drama, Romance

Meta scores- 82 out of 100

Gross Earning- 330.25 Million US dollars

6. The Shawshank Redemption

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Do you ever read Stephen King? one of the best authors of the era. The Shawshank Redemption is a movie released in1994 and is based on the novel or can say short story written by Stephen King in the year 1982 and published with the name of Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Imagine a movie created on a short story but can amaze you with an amazing storyline and acting by the artist. No doubt the director played his part as the director and writer both very well and made a classic movie.

Now talking about the story, the main character Andy Dufresne is in prison for their entire lifetime due to the crime of killing his wife and lover together. Still, according to Andy, he didn't kill them and is innocent. In prison, he spent almost two decades with another prisoner Ellis "Red" Redding, who was in jail due to the smuggling of goods; within no time, they two became a friend and also started being helpful in money-laundering procedures planned by the warden of their prison Samuel Norton. The movie is the perfect combination of emotions and also has light comedy, which makes it a full entertainment package for the fans.

Stars- Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Ratings- 9.3 out of 10

Directors- Frank Darabont

Year of release- 1994

Time duration- 2.37 hours

Where can you get it- Amazon Prime Videos

Genre- Crime, Drama

Meta scores- 81 out of 100

Gross Earning- 28.34 million US dollars

7. Pulp Fiction

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This movie has mixed reviews, and many people found it strange, but it is a must-watch movie. Pulp Fiction came into the theatres in 1994, and it is also called a black comedy crime movie due to the extreme level of violence and heavy dialogue. This movie was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino with the support of Roger Avary. The movie shows various crime tales of that time in the beautiful city of tells- Los Angeles. And even the title of the movie has a special influence from the pulp magazines and case-hardened crime story novels, which were admired all through the mid-20th century, especially due to the love of the public toward the graphic aggression and hard-hitting dialogues in the movies.

And this is the main reason why the substantial screen time is much loyal to monologues and informal conversations full of miscellaneous dialogue enlightening each character's point of view on quite a few subjects, and this made this movie a perfect combination of action and crime for such movies lovers. Talking about the movie has different stories about the life of two gang assassins, a popular boxer, a mobster along with his wife, and a couple of diner thugs interweave into four different stories full of fighting and deliverance.

This movie can sound so full of action and an ordinary action movie, but due to different stories and correct use of violence and dialogue shows the point of view of people who are working in the criminal world, and these long conversations connect the viewers to the movie. The movie is full of unexpected twists and turns, and no need to mention the acting of Samuel Jackson and the direction of Tarantino will make you breathless and completely thrilled.

Stars- John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Ratings- 8.9 out of 10

Directors- Quentin Tarantino

Year of release- 1994

Time duration- 2.57 Hours

Where can you get it- you can buy it from Amazon videos, YouTube, Google play store, etc.

Genre- Crime, Drama

Meta scores- 94 out of 100

Gross Earning- 107.93 Million US dollars

8. Schindler's List

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Again another 90s movie based on the novel Schindler's list is a must-watch. It is a historical drama that highlights the various struggles of refugees during world war second. The movie is about Oskar Schindler, who is a German associate working for the Nazi Party from Czechoslovakia. He reaches Krakow so that He can make some profit for himself, and for that, he firstly bribes the German armed Force members and other SS officials. By doing so, he attains a factory that produces Enamelware and also hires a Jewish office to make much money in the Black Market and arrange more contacts to help him grow more.

All this planning goes right, and by creating friendly relations with the Nazis, Oskar becomes a successful man in the city with lots of money. But unfortunately, Germany starts losing the war, and the table turns for him. Now he is less interested in saving money; instead, he wants to save his workers and team as much as he can; for that, he had to provide a huge bribe, and so he created a list of 850 people to save, but in all this, he loses his own life as a saviour of many lives. 7 Oscar award winner movie "Schindler's List" is one of the most amazing movies in the film era.

Stars- Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Ratings- 9 out of 10

Directors- Steven Spielberg

Year of release- 1993

Time duration- 3 hours 25 minutes

Where can you get it- Netflix, Amazon Video

Genre- Biography, Drama, and History

Meta scores- 94 out of 100

Gross Earning- 96.90 Million US Dollars

9. Toy Story

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One of the most fun comedy animated movies, Toy Story, is so perfect for watching with your friends. This franchise has two more movies, and no matter which age group you are in, this can make you laugh like a young little child. Talking the story of the movie shows the world from the perception of toys that only desires to be played with by the child. The movie starts when a popular TV cartoon character?s doll Woody who was just an out-of-date pull-string cowboy.

He Meets a doll of the latest astronaut battle figure, Buzz Lightyear, and starts fighting like competitors as they both want to get the affection of their little owner, Andy Davis. In contrast, Andy is less interested, and as soon as they both get alienated from him, they become a friend to come together with him. Still, if you and your friends are not interested in animated comedy movies, then you should consider other movies over them.

Stars- (voice-over by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, and Erik von Detten. )

Ratings- 8.3 out of 10

Directors- John Lasseter

Year of release- 1995

Time duration- 81 minutes

Where can you get it- Disney Hotstar, Amazon Video

Genre- Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, and Fantasy

Meta scores- 95 out of 100

Gross Earning- 363 Million US Dollars

10. Scream

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What can be much more fun than watching slasher horror movies with your friends? But there are some movies which can scare your friend and also make them thrilled at the same time. One of those movies, the film Scream, was released in the year 1996. This movie is directed by one of the best horror directors Wes Craven. Although when this movie was being released, even Wes himself wasn't aware that it was going to be one of the best slasher suspense horror movies in the entire world, the success of the movie completely surprised everyone.

The story of the movie starts with the Campbell. Her mother was murdered a year ago, but after a year now, two further murders happened in the same manner, and now she thinks that the killer is the same person. Every person is worried that who the killer is going to kill next and how to protect the next victim, but sadly Campbell herself became the next victim when the killer started torturing her with the phone call ( as he did before with other victims).

As soon as people came to know about this, the chief reporter was gritty to discover the reality. In his investigation, he finishes that this is the similar murderer who raped and murdered Campbell?s mother a year previous. Her boyfriend turns out to be the main suspect. Yet again, teenage friends are in a problem, this time from an incredible, more actual, and passionate serial killer. At the same point, they all seem culpable, but the real killer is more dangerous and still unrecognised. This movie can scare you and your friends much more than you ever thought.

Stars- David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, and Drew Barrymore

Ratings- 7.3 out of 10

Directors- Wes Craven

Year of release- 1996

Time duration- 2.91 hours

Where can you get it- Amazon prime Video

Genre- Horror, Drama, Crime

Meta scores- 65 out of 100

Gross Earning- 173,046,663 US Dollars

11. Citizen Kane

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If you are looking for a movie that is still not replaced in the world even after many decades due to its fine work and reviews? Then this movie is a must-watch for you. The 1941's movie is an American movie based on drama and mystery. The story of the movie starts with the death of very popular publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, where on his death bed, he used the word "Rosebud" as his final death sentence. He has died in a mansion called Xanadu located in Florida. Kane was a very rich and successful enormously wealthy newspaper publisher and manufacturing entrepreneur.

As soon as he died, his death became breaking news in the whole world, and different news reports, along with reporter Jerry Thompson started finding out the meaning of "Rosebud". When Thompson starts interviewing people and checking the old pages of Kane?s life, he realises that he is uncovering all the secrets of Kane?s life and gets much sensational news, but the way he finds outs about the "Rosebud' is so fun to watch.

Stars- Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Ratings- 8.3 out of 10

Directors- Orson Welles

Year of release- 1941

Time duration- 1 hour 59 minutes

Where can you get it-

Genre- Drama, Mystery

Meta scores- 100 out of 100

Gross Earning- 1.59 Million US Dollars

12. Casablanca

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Casablanca is an American romantic movie with some harsh reality of life. This movie is also based on world war second, where a sarcastic emigrant American cafe owner, is trying to decide whether or not he should assist his past lover and her deserter husband to run away from the Nazis in French Morocco from the Germans. The screenplay of the movie follows a small stage play by Murray and Joan Alison, but the play was unproduced. In contrast, the movie was shot by popular Warner Bros, and they also encouraged the producer of the movie to buy the rights to the movie.

Although the release and shooting of the movie were so rushed film went far much bigger than anyone ever expected and won tons of awards for its screenplay and direction. This movie is not what it seems by its name, and the work of some fine artists can be seen in the movie, whereas the producer and writer played their roles much better than many finest films in the history of the movie industry.

Stars- Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Ratings- 8.5 out of 10

Directors- Michael Curtiz

Year of release- 1942

Time duration- 1 hour 7 minutes

Where can you get it-

Genre- Drama, Romance, and war

Meta scores- 100 out of 100

Gross Earning- 1.02 Million US dollars

13. Barfi

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I know many people will be surprised and disagree with this choice as I know it's not easy to get an amazing Hindi movie so easily. Still, the amazing acting by both main leads (Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra Jones) makes this unique tale the best movie itself. Another amazing part about this movie is you will not hear much dialogue the movie due to the disability of both main characters. However, their actions will steal your heart within a few seconds. Talking about the other factors, this movie is being directed by Anurag Basu (one of the finest and boldest Bollywood directors), who always supports unique and straightforward stories, and Elena also played her character very well.

The story of the movie starts with Barfi (name of an Indian Sweet), who is a deaf and mute boy and is mostly chased by police inspector Dutta. Barfi enters the life of Shruti Ghosh and develops a special bond with her. Unfortunately, due to his disabilities and lack of money, Shruti marries someone else as his mother wanted. Barfi is heartbroken but decides to move on but suddenly gets the news of his father?s illness.

At the same time, he comes to know about the kidnap of his childhood friend Jhilmil Chatterjee (who is also mentally disabled). Barfi founds her and asks for money from Jhilmil?s rich father. During this period, they both stay at Barfi?s apartment and develop a special bond. After getting money from her dad, Barfi Pays the bill of the hospital but still can?t save his dad. Anyhow Jhilmil refuges to go back, and they both leave the city hiding from the inspector. Time takes a lap, and Barfi again meets Shruti, but this time he is in love with Jhilmil, whereas Shruti wants him back, and suddenly they again lose Jhilmil, which gives Shruti another hope to get Barfi back. So, what happened next is what this movie is about.

Stars- Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Ratings- 8.1 out of 10

Directors- Anurag Basu

Year of release- 2012

Time duration- 2 hours 52 Minutes

Where can you get it- Netflix

Genre- Comedy, Drama, and Romance

Gross Earning- 2.80 Million US dollars

14. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Another amazing Indian movie based on friendship Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, is a perfect watch with friends. The movie taught you many lessons about life but is also a fun comedy with a little glimpse of romance. The story of the film is based on three childhood friends, Arjun, Kabir, and Imran, who don?t get time to meet due to their work, and this is why they plan a three-week road journey.

They started their journey from set Spain and assembled with Laila, who later became the love interest of Arjun and assisted him in conquering his pressure to work. In another story, Kabir and his fiancée Natasha go through major misinterpretations, and at the same time, third friend Imran needs to get together with his biological father, an artist.

Throughout their trip, each friend decided on a highly dangerous, adventurous sport to participate in. The film was shot in Spain, India, and the United Kingdom and showed you the culture of all these areas. Every character in the movie played their role perfectly, and no doubt the Akhtar siblings are the most talented in the Bollywood industry.

Stars- THrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin

Ratings- 8.1 out of 10

Directors- Zoya Akhtar

Year of release- 2011

Time duration- 2 hours 55 Minutes

Where can you get it- Netflix, Amazon Prime

Genre- Comedy, Drama, and Romance

Gross Earning- 153 crore


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