At a time when everybody is willingly or unwillingly sitting at home practising social distancing, Luxebook lists down the top seven movies that give a glimpse into the luxurious life of the rich and the famous.
1. The Devil wears Prada, 2006
As the name suggests, this American drama film is about a journalism graduate who takes up a job as a junior personal assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the Runway magazine. Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep), is a powerful magazine editor of one of the famous fashion publications and is known for her ruthlessness. Also starring Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, the designer costumes used in this film make it one of the most expensively costumed films.
2. Monte Carlo, 2011
Directed by Thomas Bezucha, the movie stars Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. It follows the life of three friends on a vacation to Paris when Grace Bennett (Selena Gomez) is mistaken as the British heiress Cordelia Winthrop-Scott, Grace’s lookalike. The drama that unfolds showcases the three friends living the life of luxury and royalty in Monte Carlo.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
Based on Truman Capote’s novel of the same name, this movie is revered as one of the classics, starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Set against a backdrop of 1940s New York and the legendary American jewellery brand Tiffany and Company, this movie truly captures the essence of a charming, wild and free-spirited Holly living her life like a true-blue uptown New Yorker.
4. Titanic, 1997
An epic romance movie directed by James Cameron stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio and tells the tale of the ill-fated Titanic ship that ended up sinking. A lower-class boy falls in love with an upper-class girl and the romance adds a perfect human touch to the retelling of the disastrous event. The movie also captures the American class divide and showcases how the rich and wealthy live their lives.
5. Marie Antoinette, 2006
A historical comedy-drama, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, depicts the life of Austrian Archduchess Marie Antoinette following the years of the French Revolution.
6. Aisha, 2010
When talking about luxury, how does one forget the Bollywood rom-com Aisha. Directed by Rajshree Ojha, this movie is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma. It stars Sonam Kapoor as Aisha, who believes that she has a natural skill for match-making, especially amongst her high-society friends. The film aptly depicts the lives of uptown South-Delhi residents with their polo matches, art exhibitions, weekend getaways and shopping sprees.
7. Dil Dhadakne Do, 2015
Madness ensues when a Delhi-based super-rich, dysfunctional Mehra family goes on an international cruise trip for their parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the movie revolves around them and their elite social circle celebrating the anniversary on the cruise while also luxuriating in indigenous Hammam baths and exploring the picturesque sights of Turkey.