Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Ali Wong and Randall Park play childhood best friends who reconnect as adults and—shocker—figure out they kinda have feelings for each other. Things are obviously made complicated, but the Keanu Reaves cameo is what makes this movie truly great.


Someone Great (2019)

This is the movie that introduced the country at large to the music of Lizzo, and for that, we owe it so much. This is a love story that takes place after a breakup, which is a refreshing twist on the typical rom-com formula.


The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

When high schooler Nadine’s (Hailee Steinfeld) best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) starts hanging out and dating her older brother, she’s rightfully pissed, but the story of how they get through it will make you remember how rough it was to be 17, in a good way.



 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

If you like true crime in any capacity, you will probably enjoy—and also be disturbed by—Zac Efron playing Ted Bundy. He’s so convincing, it’s actually crazy, and it’ll make you wonder whether you would haven fallen for Bundy’s antics.




Hairspray (2007)

Zac Efron SINGING. Need I say more? This movie is literally stacked with good people, and it’s an absolute pleasure to watch. If you haven’t seen it in a few years, now is the time to bring it back.



Love, Rosie (2014)

This stupidly adorable rom-com follows Rosie and Alex (Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin), two best friends who try to sort out their feelings for each other as adults. Their friendship, which started as 5-year-olds, is tested by distance, significant others who come and go, and pretty much everything else you could possibly think of.



To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

This teen romance movie is honestly perfect for all ages. It’s so cheesy and lovely and enjoyable! High school junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all the boys she’s ever loved, thinking the notes would stay hidden away in her closet, never to be seen by anyone. But obviously, because this belongs to the YA genre, the notes mysteriously get sent out. Cuteness ensues.



The Irishman (2019)

If you’ve got three-and-a-half hours to spare (and TBH, who doesn’t these days?!), this is seriously worth a watch. It’s got Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, AND Al Pacino, all telling the scary true story of how notorious Pennsylvania hitman Frank Sheeran eventually took out his friend and boss Jimmy Hoffa.


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