5. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
This is really embarrassing guys, but there’s something about the High School Musical movies that I can’t get enough of. The third one—the only one to go to theaters—is by far the best. I even went to the midnight opening with a bunch of my college friends. Everything about it is cheesy, but it’s sure a lot of fun. Plus, Zac Efron makes me swoon.
4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Two friends make a really low-budget porno for some rent money, and then inevitably fall in love. Lots of crass humor and hilarious moments, but overall it’s a sweet little love story.
One of the greatest dramas I have ever seen. Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams all shine, but Viola Davis blows the movie out of the water with just one powerful scene. Outstanding performances all around.
2. Slumdog Millionaire
We loved this movie so much I think we saw it at least three times in theaters. We even paid money to see it even though we could have seen it for free, just to show our support. Oh, and the ending dance number is the best part of the whole thing. Go Bollywood!
The fact that the entire first half of the movie is essentially a silent film is so awesome! WALL-E shows so much more emotion and character without words than most live action stars do with a script full of dialogue. This is by far Pixar’s greatest movie to date, with stunning animation, sound, and story.
Honorable Mentions: Yes Man, Revolutionary Road, Tropic Thunder