1. Big Hero 6 2014 (Rated 8/10 on IMDb)
One of Disney’s latest and greatest animation films – Big Hero 6 brings in the amazing Marvel.
A young boy in the town of San Fransokyo becomes friends with an inflatable robot and together they team up with a group of friends to create a band of heroes.
2. Speed 1994 (Rated 7.2/10 on IMDb)
A serial bomber targets a young cop, who then must prevent a bomb from exploding on a bus – to do this the vehicle has to keep its speed above 50mph.
3. Clueless 1995 (Rated 6.7/10 IMDb)
One of the most quotable movies, “Clueless” is about a rich high school girl who tries to give a new pupil a makeover to increase her popularity – all whilst avoiding her true feelings to other people.
4. Die Hard 1988 (Rated 8.3/10 on IMDb)
My ultimate favourite movie – Die Hard is about a New York City cop that takes a Christmas trip to Los Angeles to see his estranged wife. He meets her at her work building, which ends up being overtaken by a group of terrorists – he is the only one that avoids the round up, and has to try and save all of the hostages.
5. The Princess Diaries 2001 (Rated 6.2/10 on IMDb)
The Princess Diaries, set in San Francisco is about a normal socially awkward girl that discovers she descends from a family of royalty. She then has to learn how to navigate through the rest of her school year as well as learning what is to come being the heir to a throne.
6. The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Rated 7.9/10 on IMDb)
A movie that could bring me to tears, Will Smith and his son Jayden star in this Biography about a struggling salesman who tries to turn his life around while taking care of his little boy. They face homelessness, heartache and much more.
7. 48 Hours 1982 (Rated 6.9/10 on IMDb)
One cop seeks the help of a con to solve a mystery.
8. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (Rated 4.8/10 on IMDb)
When I first left for Los Angeles in 2013, “Crocodile Dundee” was one of the first movies I decided to watch. I wasn’t sure why, but some part of me was curious how a stereotypical Australian would adapt to the American lifestyle. “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles” is pretty much about exactly what the title states – an Aussie bushman tries to adapt to the Los Angeles lifestyle.
9. A Cinderella Story 2004 (Rated 5.8/10 on IMDb)
A Cinderella Story is a modernised version of the famous Cinderella tale.
A high school student ridded to scrubbing floors in a diner rebels against her step-mum and step-sisters to meet her crush at the schools Halloween dance. A person she’d only spoken to over the Internet, meets her, and then tries to discover her identity – something she is reluctant to giving out.
10. Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Rated 7.6/10 on IMDb)
Who could play Walt Disney better than Tom Hanks? I really couldn’t think of a better match. This film is about the true story of Walt Disney’s efforts to make the book “Marry Poppins” into a film. Set in a later time in California, his surprising backstory brings up unique discoveries in the “Mary Poppins” film we all know and love.
Which is your favourite?