15 great movies to watch with a group of friends

So you’re planning a movie night with your friends but don’t know what to watch? These 15 movies are great to watch with a group of friends.

Of course it all depends on everyone’s taste in movies – are your friends horror fans? Do they prefer comedies? Tearjerkers or maybe cult movies?

Just in case, our selection covers many different genres.

Check out our list below:

Cabin in the Woods

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. This is a really original horror movie, which puts a different spin on the genre and its tropes.

The Descent

Another one for the horror geeks. A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Hard Candy

A teenage girl raids a man’s home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a sex offender/paedophile. A thriller with a lot of tension that will keep you guessing.


Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. A classic thriller that everyone should see.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. The perfect mix of comedy and horror that will leave everyone laughing out loud.


Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. This is the perfect buddy comedy, featuring the amazing bromance between Michael Cera and Jonah Hill.

The World’s End

A hilarious comedy with tremendously high stakes. Here, a group of five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.

Little Miss Sunshine

If you want comedy with a heart you don’t have to look much further than this. A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Creative, stylish, quirky and romantic – welcome to The Grand Budapest Hotel!

The Big Fish

An epic and imaginative tale of a man’s life, where it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. It’s a journey filled with wonder, laughs and big surprises, that will bring a tear to your eyes by its conclusion.

The Way Way Back

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. An essential coming of age movie, particularly for folks who grew up in the late 80s/90s.

Almost Famous

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. If you love rock and roll you will love this movie.


A funny and emotional rollercoaster that will touch everyone. Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

The Shawshank Redemption

A must-watch classic is always a safe bet! Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Fight Club

And finally: a cult movie with a big twist at the end. An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

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