Nancy Meyers is a well-known director, producer, and screenwriter of many American films. Many of them have been extremely successful on the big screen.
Nancy Meyers — A Modern-Day Genius
The romantic-comedy genre is often a fan favorite amongst many viewers, but it can be tough to master the art of producing a good movie…unless you’re Nancy Meyers. She has succeeded in directing and producing many rom-coms in the past. Here are some of her best movies ranked:
5. The Intern
The Intern — A heart-touching story about a 70-year old widower played by Robert De Niro and how he is getting back into the working world.
This movie came out in 2015, and it shows Ben (Robert De Niro) working as a senior intern for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), who is the CEO and founder of an online fashion website. Ben proves himself to be an asset to the company despite Jules’ initial doubts based on his age.
The movie is a perfect definition of a “feel-good film.”
4. Something’s Gotta Give
Something’s Gotta Give — The movie released in 2003 stars Diane Keaton who plays Erica Barry, a writer who ends up falling in love with her daughter’s boyfriend, Harry Sanborn, who is played by Jack Nicholson.
As a fan-favorite, this movie stole the hearts of many viewers, especially moms, writers, and anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.
3. The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap — One of Nancy Meyers’ earlier masterpieces, which is based on the classic film that was released in 1961 by David Swift.
Lindsay Lohan plays both of the main characters — Annie and Hallie — who meet at summer camp and find out that their parents, who are both divorced, were once married to each other.
When they switch places, they devise a plan to get their parents back together and reunite their family. It’s a classic movie and one that is essential for everyone’s childhood viewing.
2. The Holiday
The Holiday — A charming movie from 2006 that follows two women who are both in their mid-life crises. Amanda (played by Cameron Diaz) is from LA while Iris (played by Kate Winslet) lives in England. They decide to swap houses to get away from their personal lives.
This movie also features characters like Jack Black and Jude Law, who make it even better. It’s the ideal holiday movie with humor, love interests, and a great plotline.
1. It’s Complicated
It’s Complicated — From 2009, this movie is one of Nancy Meyers’ best of all time. It features Meryl Streep as Jane, who has an affair with her ex-husband, Jake (played by Alec Baldwin), who got remarried.
This movie features drama, love triangles, fertility, graduation, wedding planning, and more.
Don’t Look Up continues to look up, as it is climbing the Netflix charts with each passing day. Last week, the film officially secured the position of the second most successful movie in the history of the streaming platform. The movie has beaten Bird Box, which has been holding the second-best position on Netflix until now.
The Viewing Data
Across the week of January 2-9, Don’t Look Up added a global view of 58.2 million hours. Since the film debuted online on 24th December 2021, the total viewing hours amounted to 321,520,000 hours. Bird Box accumulated a total of 282,020,000 viewing hours within this time frame, since its release. This particular time frame is the first 28 days from any title’s release on a streaming platform when the vast majority of global viewing hours are recorded. The metrics are calculated by the hours watched within the 28 days span. Until now, the spy adventure film Red Notice remains the most successful Netflix film of all time, with a global viewing of 364,020,000 hours notched in its timespan of the first 28 days.
Don’t Look Up is an end-of-the-world satire starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. The cast also includes prominent faces like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Chris Evans, Tyler Perry, and others. The story of the film revolves around two low-level astronomers (played by Lawrence and DiCaprio) and the struggles they face while trying to convince mankind about a potential Earth-destructive approaching comet. The film closely missed the momentum to steal the most-watched crown on Netflix. The cast and crew of the film are also awestruck by this awesome reception. Director Adam McKay expressed his overwhelming reaction in a tweet, by saying that, he has been “straight up flabbergasted” by the global viewing numbers the film is continuing to receive since its release.