For years films and television shows have displayed women as being competitive with other women. The movie “Booksmart” manages to break this stereotype. Molly (Beanie Feldstein) is an ambitiously studious teen in the high school comedy picture. Her friend Amy discovers a sad fact: bookish abstinence wasn’t necessary to get into Ivy League Universities.
Their popular classmates, who spent most of their time partying, also head to elite universities. So together, they decide to have at least one careless night of fun and partying before graduation. Their plans immediately go wrong as they find themselves in increasingly ludicrous situations.
The Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star in this cult classic as two brothers on a mission from God himself. Jake Blues (Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Aykroyd) decide to do some good and raise money for the Catholic home they grew up in. This mission results in a major road trip all through Illinois in an effort to get the band back in action.
There's no way you can resist these SNL legends in this classic from our favorite decade. The movie was no blockbuster at the time, but more than four decades later, it has since become a cult favorite, mainly because of its incredible soundtrack.
Best in Show
It's weird, it's wonderful, and it's palpably tense in this mockumentary. The appealing premise is about a dog show and its hilariously quirky dog trainers. With Christopher Guest's gift for improv comedy and eccentric characters played by the likes of Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Coolidge, this movie is definitely something you should watch.
What makes this movie so interesting is the fact that a large portion of the movie's dialogue was never written. It was improvised, which gave the whole thing an authentic and unique touch. Another fun fact; the storyline is based on a real dog show that takes place every year in New York.
The Heartbreak Kid
In this masterpiece of uneasy apprehension, Charles Grodin stars as an aloof salesman who suddenly realizes his new bride is the absolute worst while on their honeymoon. Soon enough, he falls for another guest while his trustful spouse heals from a bad sunburn. The actors in "The Heartbreak Kid" make their shallow characters believable.
Now, don't get confused; this movie has two versions. One was released in 1972, and the second (featuring Ben Stiller) came out in 2007. We are, of course, referring to the earlier one. The later version is just as good; however, we have a thing for originals.
This pre-Code romantic comedy was made in 1931 when Charlie Chaplin was still producing his silent hits. The film is widely regarded as the star’s masterpiece, which follows The Little Tramp in his attempts to court a blind girl that he’s fallen for.
"Sight and Sound" magazine’s 1952 poll named it the second-best film of all time, and that was one of many times it’s been given that honor. American Film Institute has included it in seven of their “100 Years” lists and called it the single “Best Romantic Comedy” on their 2008 “10 Top 10.”