It’s festive season and the perfect time to sit down and have a little movie marathon by yourself or with the girls!  Christmas movies are some of our favourites, but if you’re wondering what movies you should watch next no matter who with, then read further down and check out what we think!


  1. The Holiday (2006) – “Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.”A light entertaining movie, that delivers what it promises.  This movie makes us all believe in the notion that love is in a place somewhere for everyone and in the end it all works out perfectly.  In an imperfect world for these characters, it is lovely to embrace that the protagonists will all have their happy ever after.

          Stars include: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black,

           Rufus Sewell

          Genre: Romantic Comedy



  1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) – “Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies’ man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the “How To” beat for “Composure” magazine and is assigned to write an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.”A love story between an unlikely couple,,,with hearts broken, egos bruised, a battle of the sexes comedy that well, we wont tell you how it ends.

          Stars include:  Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey,

          Adam Goldberg

          Genre: Romantic Comedy (Rom Com)



  1. Thelma and Louise (1991) – “Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.”Shot in the American Southwest, this friendship strikes a deep emotional chord as the mistreated housewife and a waitress stumble into a crime spree – showcasing the strength of their long standing friendship right until the end.  This iconic movie has become a part of pop culture.

         Stars include:  Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel & a very

young Brad Pitt

         Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama



  1. Legally Blonde (2001) – “Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.”A featherweight and light comedy balanced between silliness and charm as viewers  realise there is more to Elle than her obsession with pink, as she inspires a brilliant legal career.

          Stars include:  Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

          Genre: Romantic Comedy (Rom Com)



  1. Bridesmaids (2011) – “Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.”This leads to Kristen Wiigs character spiralling out of control,,,in a fantastically hilarious way with belly ‘laugh out loud’ moments and  an appearance by the one and only pop/soft rock gal group Wilson Phillips.

         Stars include:  Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne,

Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy.

         Genre: Romantic Comedy (Rom Com)


  1. Gone Girl (2014) – “With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.”Dark and twisted, this mystery takes a rapid turn in the second act as the perspective shifts entirely and suddenly you realise that you’re watching a film with dark humour undercurrents and a surprising shocking twist!

         Stars include:  Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

         Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery



  1. Wild (2014) – “A chronicle of one woman’s solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.”Nominated for two Oscars, this film is biographical as it details a troubled young women’s physical and emotional journey in the wake of her mother’s death.  A woman’s story of regret, healing, and ultimately about forgiveness, that enables her to move forward with her life, and doing this all while embarking on a hike 1,100 miles of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

          Stars include:  Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

          Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama



  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – “A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.”The story is simple and searing, a young women played by (Hilary Swank) full of heart and no experience, aspires to be the champion of the world.  Enter stage left, a grizzled fight trainer-manager/gym owner (Clint Eastwood) who reluctantly decides to train her alongside his best pal (Morgan Freeman).  A story about values and truths that far exceed sports and movies and promotes feelings of hope from all underdogs.

          Stars include Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

          Genre: Drama, Sport



  1. Eat Pray Love (2010) – “A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.”Based on the book, this movie has you watching it due to the fact that the wonderful Julia Roberts plays the lead.  A great travelogue, a winding tail of a women’s journey through personal growth after finding herself in an unhappy marriage, and coming out whole in the end– through eating, praying and loving,,,therefore the title doesn’t disappoint.

         Stars include: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem

         Genre: Drama, Romance



  1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) – “A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.”Young Andy, is starting a new job with only the vaguest idea of what to do and how she is supposed to do it – whilst struggling to work for a boss who is not only difficult to please but has NO objection to letting her underling know how incompetent she is.  In the end, Andrea (Anne Hathaway) learns that life is made of choices and through her trials and tribulations, returns to her origins and principle.

          Stars include: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier

          Genre: Comedy, Drama



There you have it! Our top 10 movies according to Lyfestyled…. Time to get the butter and popcorn!