July 30 is International Friendship Day! Of course, the best way to celebrate this day is to hang out with your squad, besties, bros, or whatever you call your circle. Maybe eat out, do some fun activities, or have a movie marathon over the weekend. Well, we’ve got the last one covered because we’re listing down ten films on friendship for all kinds of buddies out there!
Check out our list below:
1. Bridge to Terabithia
Directed by: Gábor Csupó
Starring: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, and Zooey Deschanel
Based on the bestselling novel of Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of two adolescents, Jesse and Leslie, who created their own world of fantasy and adventure in the magical kingdom they call Terabithia. However, this world of imagination would soon collapse when an inescapable reality comes for one of them.
Available on Netflix.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd
Another book-to-film adaptation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower revolves around the awkward teenager Charlie, who had always been a nobody, until two charming students become his mentors. With Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, Charlie would learn the true meaning of of friendship, love, music and more. But when the time comes for them to go, Charlie fears that he would lose his newfound confidence as well.
3. Rush Hour
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Starring: Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
If you're planning to see an action-comedy film with your bros, Rush Hour is for you. Jackie Chan plays the serious Hong Kong detective Lee who goes to Los Angeles to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Chinese diplomat friend. The LAPD sends reckless detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to look over Lee and keep him from the investigation, but together, they will stop at nothing to find the missing girl.
4. Mean Girls
Directed by: Mark Waters
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried
Sometimes, we learn the true meaning of friendship the hard way, and this is what this teen comedy film is all about. Cady Heron was homeschooled in Africa by her scientist parents, and when she finally gets into public school, she soon discovers that a different kind of 'survival of the fittest' exists within its confines. As she joins a group of popular students called 'the Plastics,' she realizes that friends are not exactly what she can call them.
Available on Youtube.
5. Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Erick Avari
In behalf of all our furry friends, the man's bestfriend also lands a place on this list. Based on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale is the heartbreaking tale of the dog Hachiko, or Hachi for short, and his loving human, Professor Parker Wilson. A very smart dog, Hachi would follow the Professor to the train station on his way to the university and wait until he gets back. When during a lecture, the Professor falls ill and die, people try to convince the dog that he isn't coming back, but Hachi continued to wait even after 9 years had passed.
6. 3 Idiots
Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi
Farhan and Raju go on a quest to find their long lost friend from college, Rancho. In their journey, they reminisce their days in college, the distressing system of education they had to undergo, the fears that they had to carry, and how the free-spirited Rancho had changed their lives forever. Beyond the musical numbers, 3 Idiots would take your squad into a rollercoaster of emotions that you wouldn't be forgetting anytime soon.
7. Harry Potter Series
Directed by: David Yates, Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, and Mike Newell
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint
This popular fantasy franchise comprised of eight films is perfect for friends who love fantasy films. Well, if you do then you must've watched this movie series but why not watch it for the nth time with your squad? The film is about the young wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, in their battle against the evil Lord Voldemort. The film is full of magical spells, mystic potions, and unwavering camaraderie.
Available on Google Play.
8. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg and Mark Osborne
Starring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, and Rodger Bumpass
The first movie of the hit cartoon series, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is a film worth revisiting for everyone who loves comedy, cartoons, or even just the hilarious Spongebob characters! Bestfriends Spongebob and Patrick embark on a quest to reclaim King Neptune's crown. But when Plankton takes over and makes the whole of Bikini Bottom slaves to his brain control, it's up to the bestfriends to save the day and prove that two goofballs are always better than one.
Available on Youtube.
Directed by: Andres Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, and Sophia Lillis
It is the film for horror-loving buddies. A group of outcast kids tagged as the Losers' Club, teams up to defeat the demonic being named Pennywise and prevent it from killing off more children in their town. Together, the Losers' Club would have to face their deadly fears and win the biggest fight of their lives... yet.
Available on Youtube.
10. Pitch Perfect
Directed by: Jason Moore
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow
Here's something to make the whole gang sing along! Pitch Perfect is about a group of college girls with different characters and backgrounds who band together for the love of music. Together, they will create harmonic acapella music to grab the biggest prize in the college music competition. Be sure to check out the second and third installments of the film as well!