Flashback Friday: 10 Best Ensemble Movies

There’s nothing like a group of your favorite classic actors in the same movie to really get you excited for it. But what about a solid group of your favorite actors with a bunch of storylines interwined together? While there have been a number of ensemble movies coming onto the big screen as of late, they’ve been going on for years! Here are 10 of the best ensemble movies:

1. Love Actually (2003)

This romantic comedy with a majority British cast (Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman) brought together an A-List cast, the holidays and many stories into one heart warming and super cute film!

2. Crash (2004)

Often known as a dark version of Love Actually, Crash showed the workings of L.A. folks in a dramatic light with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, like Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Terrance Howard, Ludacris, and Ryan Phillippe.

3. Mars Attacks! (1996)

Not only was it a loose parody of Star Wars, Mars Attacks! boasted a roster of really amazing actors, including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, and more!

4. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Taking on an updated version of the Rat Pack’s 1960 flick, George Clooney and Brad Pitt led the crew of A-List actors in this Vegas-set movie. 

5. The Breakfast Club (1985)

There was the Rat Pack… and then there was the Brat Pack! 1980s stars Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez were all part of the pack, and starred in this beloved movie set in high school detention. 

6. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Arguably Quentin Tarantino’s best work, Pulp Fiction starred some of Hollywood’s finest, such as John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis

7. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Wes Anderson didn’t disappoint in this flick about one messed up family, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and more!

8. Short Cuts (1993)

A young Robert Downey Jr., Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Lily Tomlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Waits and Lyle Lovett rounded out this early 90s movie cast. 

9. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

Based on the book with the same name, this adorable rom-com about the trials and tribulations (as well triumphs!) of dating and relationships made a lot of sense, and starred a lot of today’s hottest stars including Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, and Ben Affleck. 

10. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

This 80s flick boasted a number of hot actors of the era, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Forrest Whitaker and more.

Which ensemble movie is your favorite?