Big Little Lies graced our screen in 2017 with its dramatic, mysterious, and dynamic characters. Following the lives of upper-class mothers and fathers with children in a prestigious elementary school, things become a bit complicated.
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and many, MANY more, it's more than obvious that this hit show has a pretty stellar cast. Let's take a look at the 10 best films that you might just find these big little liars in.
10 Wild (2014), Reese Witherspoon
Madeline Mackenzie steals whatever scene she's in, but this isn't Reese's first rodeo. From Fear (1996) to Legally Blonde (2001), it was nearly impossible to pick one of Reese Witherspoon's best films. In fact, we could've done this whole list on her. However, we chose the 2014 drama, Wild, for its adventure and internal journey.
This film follows Cheryl (Witherspoon) as she travels a 1,100-mile hike all alone as she tries to recover from a personal tragedy and find herself again. This movie has enough determination and strength in it to last you a lifetime, and Reese slays every second.
9 The Paperboy (2012), Nicole Kidman
Before she was Celeste Wright, Nicole Kidman has been stealing our hearts since the '80s. And honestly, she just keeps getting better and better. While we'd like to make a shout out to The Beguiled (2017) and Boy Erased (2018), we chose this 2012 film with an incredible cast.
With Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, and Zac Efron, this crime drama mystery is definitely not for the easily discomforted. Be prepared for some pretty crazy sex scenes and some wild and violent drama, but also buckle up for an incredible and artsy treat.
8 The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Shailene Woodley
Now playing the sweet and mysterious Jane Chapman, Shailene Woodley first got her start with teen romance films. While this beautiful and brilliant young lady is also the star of the hit series, Divergent, we couldn't help but choose this teen romance classic based on the novel by the absolutely incredible John Green. Peak Laura Dern is in this one, too.
When two young cancer patients find each other at a support group, their lives become intertwined as they try to experience their lives to the fullest in the midst of tragedy and illness. This movie is absolutely heartwarming and heartbreaking, but it's worth every second. And if you want a more mature Shailene Woodley and are prepared for even more waterworks, we suggest you check out Adrift (2018).
7 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Zoë Kravitz
This beautiful gal, playing the radiant and humble Bonnie Carlson, also starred alongside Shailene Woodley in the Divergent series, but we chose this film for its action-goodness and apocalyptic charm. With Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron leading this Sci-Fi action-adventure, you won't be disappointed by each and every lick of action, futuristic drama, and some pretty sweet costuming.
A group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter drive along a post-apocalyptic wasteland, what more do you need?
6 The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Alexander Skarsgård
Although Perry Wright will forever be imprinted into our memories, it may be easy to forget that this creepy and violent (and handsome) man does indeed play the brave and selfless Tarzan in the live-action remake. We all know the story of this childhood classic, but this film takes a much darker and more dynamic telling of the colonization of the jungle.
On top of it all, Margot Robbie plays the beautiful Jane, and Alexander Skarsgård brings this beloved character to life with the perfect amount of charm and strength.
5 Jurassic Park (1993), Laura Dern
We all love a good Renata Klein freak-out, but it turns out that Laura Dern certainly isn't new to the big screen. How could we forget that this radiant woman played Ellie in the Jurassic Park franchise? We don't need to give you a synopsis of this film series, but you'll see a much younger Laura Dern absolutely killing the lead female role in these movies.
Ellie is pretty level-headed, even as dinosaurs attack her, so we're not sure you'll get your Renata Klein-fill, but it's definitely still worth the watch and still holds up as an all-time classic.
4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Kathryn Newton
Playing the sassy and independent Abigail Carlson, this young and upcoming actress definitely made a slam at the Oscars in 2017, being apart of two nominated films. This film, in particular, was nominated for several Academy Awards and is more than worth your time.
Following a mother who is trying to achieve justice for her murdered daughter after no arrests have been made for seven months, this film will have you laughing, cringing, and crying until you're consumed with every ounce of greatness this movie has to offer. With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and our sweet Kathryn Newton, you don't need anything else.
3 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Adam Scott
Ed Mackenzie may just be our favorite television dad ever, and while we probably know Adam Scott from other television favorites (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Boy Meets World), he's also definitely made a splash in Hollywood. While he usually ends up in comedic roles (we're sorry, we could not put Step Brothers on this list), this film with Ben Stiller is definitely one drama worth seeing.
Ben Stiller plays a regular guy employed at Life Magazine, and viewers will follow him through his adventurous and thrill-seeking daydreams as he tries to escape his monotonous life and mean boss (Adam Scott). Absolutely stunning, and the story will knock you off your feet.
2 The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Nicole Kidman
This movie is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but this thriller definitely caught our attention. This movie follows Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell), a surgeon who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice. After doing so, his life quickly begins to fall apart when a teenage boy he is caring for begins to present some incredibly sinister behavior.
Nicole Kidman plays the doctor's wife, and both of these actors slay their roles in this eerie and unsettling drama. Maybe don't watch it alone, but this artsy treat will definitely be worth your time.
1 Water for Elephants (2011), Reese Witherspoon
Of course, the incredible Reese Witherspoon had to make this list at least one more time. Alongside Robert Pattinson, this romantic drama is set in the beautiful 1930s. It follows a former veterinary student (Pattinson) who takes a job with a traveling circus, who just so happens to fall in love with the ringmaster's wife (Witherspoon).
This movie is full of beauty, tragedy, and, well, elephants. It's definitely one that'll make your heart melt and might just make you want to travel in a circus with Robert and Reese.