A bucket of popcorn, a sofa… and friends! Check out the 7 best movies to know with friends on Netflix. On the menu: the timeless Back to the Future, the enjoyable Snatch, the crazy Mad Max Fury Road…
Please note: this ranking is based on the ratings of AlloCiné internet users. Only films with at least 500 votes were taken into account in this top.
1- Back to the future
It was in 1985 that an entire generation fell under the spell of a spectacular and futuristic adventure through time. In this first installment of the cult saga, we meet Marty McFly, a young man whose only worries are his family and his headmaster. But when one evening he accompanies the eccentric Professor Brown – Doc for short – who tries to travel in time, things go wrong. Marty finds himself in the past and even prevents his parents from meeting, a mistake he must quickly rectify.
Intelligent and innovative, Back to the Future is a clever mix of action, science fiction, humor, suspense and twists, all carried by an exciting plot full of explosive adventures and endearing and memorable characters that the we no longer present. A temporal epic to live or relive absolutely.
2- Ready Player One
In 2045, to escape a chaotic reality, human beings now live only in the OASIS, a virtual universe created by the eccentric genius James Halliday. But when the latter dies, a video containing his last wishes is published: whoever finds the Easter egg he has carefully hidden, will inherit his fortune and take control of the OASIS. A planetary competition is launched. The young Wade Watts then decides to participate in this extraordinary but perilous digital treasure hunt.
Lovers of science fiction and easter eggs of all kinds, this film is made for you! Adaptation of a homonymous novel, Ready Player One is a giant tribute to pop culture, signed Steven Spielberg. The film with a hundred hidden references is a mysterious nostalgic journey between real and virtual, a spectacular retro experience to discover if you haven’t already done so or to watch again for all its clever winks.
In Snatch, everything revolves around a stolen diamond that various protagonists seek to appropriate. During his stopover in London, diamond in his pocket, Franky suspects nothing when Boris leads him to bet on a clandestine boxing fight, a trap intended to steal the precious stone from him. Turkish and Tommy are organizers of rigged boxing fights under the thumb of a ruthless gangster. They have a problem: their boxer Mickey refuses to lose his fight. The meeting of these two intrigues is then explosive and insane.
Snatch is from the great Guy Ritchie, a nervous and sarcastic comedy with effective editing and an original soundtrack, but it’s also a gallery of characters, each one more crazy than the other and a host of actors – including Jason Statham , Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro – perfect to embody them.
4- Catch me if you can
Set in the 1960s, Catch Me If You Can depicts the real hunt for Frank Abagnale Jr. by FBI agent Carl Hanratty. In this comedy-drama by Steven Spielberg, young Frank, the undisputed master of the scam, is relentlessly pursued by the experienced agent and is one of the ten most wanted individuals in the United States. But criminally gifted, he keeps slipping through her fingers, donning a host of daring identities.
Between laughter and emotion, the strength of the film is its face-to-face at the top, a strong relationship between duty and respect, a game of cat and mouse superbly produced and interpreted. And to convince you, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks at their peak.
5- Mad Max: Fury Road
In a sterile and ruthless post-apocalyptic world, where people fight for water and gasoline, clans, gangs and tyrants reign without mercy. Max is a solitary survivor who wanders in this endless desert without a specific goal, until the day he is captured by the enemy. Here he is, in spite of himself, embarked on a furious chase between a barbarian warlord and his army and his former right-hand man, the Imperator Furiosa. In search of her native land, the rebellious woman has indeed betrayed him and fled the Citadel with her most precious possessions.
A high-octane sci-fi film, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in the franchise. This time it’s Tom Hardy who embodies the title role, accompanied by a masterful Charlize Theron even stealing the show. Crowned with six Oscars, this film by George Miller is an exciting and unbridled technical feat, of unparalleled visual beauty and effective and powerful screenplay challenges: a sublime extraordinary chaos that is unmistakable, certainly.
Once upon a time there was a green ogre who lived happily in his humble swamp. But when creatures come to disturb his peace, invading his beloved lands, he has no choice but to make a pact with Lord Farquaad. His mission: to free Princess Fiona, imprisoned in a tower guarded by a dragon so that the vicious lord can marry her. In exchange, the latter will release his precious swamp. This is how the cynical ogre, accompanied by a talkative donkey, embarks on a quest that will never cease to put him to the test.
But beware, Shrek is not a classic fairy tale but a hilarious parody of all his magical stories that rocked our childhood. Flagship production of DreamWorks studios, it is the first to receive the Oscar for best animated film and marks the beginning of a legendary saga, which has been making us laugh for more than 20 years already.
7- Monty Python, Holy Grail
Emblematic figures of British television, the Monty Python troupe returned to the big screen in 1975 with this wacky medieval comedy, with a voluntary and assumed low budget style and heavy English humor. In this feature film, comedians tackle the legend of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their search for the famous Grail.
But here nothing is obviously to be taken seriously: absurd scenes, offbeat jokes, cult lines, not to mention its epic fights (or almost), Sacred Grail is a must in the genre, acclaimed by both critics and the public. It’s wacky, it’s hilarious, a crazy and timeless adventure that begins with its insane credits. A frank laugh without pretension or logic: it’s guaranteed laughter.
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