Lili Reinhart burst into the pop culture consciousness because of her role as Betty Cooper in the popular TV series Riverdale.
The series recently concluded its final season with a few more farfetched and bizarre plotlines than it had been ridiculed for throughout its seven-season run. But regardless of the criticism Riverdale has received, Reinhart has emerged as a fan favourite from the cast.
Reinhart is vocal about her take on body image issues on social media. But she is also generous with her opinions on films she loves to binge.
Over the years, the Riverdale star has shared her cinematic preferences through Instagram stories, tweets, and interviews. From funny thoughts about fluff films like The Scorpion King, “I can’t believe I just watched the entirety of The Scorpion King, and it wasn’t even the one where The Rock turns into a damn scorpion,” to sharing the most real observations, “The most unrealistic part of Bruce Almighty is when Bruce finds himself attracted to his coworker even when his girlfriend is Jennifer Fucking Aniston,” Reinhart’s tweets are fun to follow.
Over the years, she has mentioned some of her top favourite films. Here are ten of them.
Lili Reinhart’s 10 favourite movies:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Reinhart once quoted a line from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in a tweet, “The narrator in the Rudolph movie just said ‘Rudolph existed as best he could,’ and damn I feel that.”
This classic animated film is one of those timeless stories that resonate with audiences of all ages.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
In a tweet from 2018, Lili Reinhart playfully mentioned that her “sexual awakening” was watching Heather Graham in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. This film is a comedic spy spoof that embraces its own absurdity and is a cult favourite of many.
Big Fat Liar (2002)
In 2020, Reinhart tweeted about enjoying Big Fat Liar while indulging in bagel bites. This family comedy, starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes, is a fun and lighthearted choice like most iconic noughties flicks.
The Shape of Water (2017)
Reinhart praised Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War era fantasy film, The Shape of Water, for its incredible love story in a tweet after it earned Toro an Oscar win, “The Shape of Water was such an incredibly beautiful love story, so happy Guillermo won.”
Reinhart watched Hereditary and found it haunting, “I saw Hereditary tonight and it’s still haunting me, two hours later. Truly a movie that sticks with you in a very disturbing way. I love films that make you think even after they end.”
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Lili Reinhart expressed her admiration for Bohemian Rhapsody in a tweet, particularly praising Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury. This biographical film about the iconic rock band Queen showcases earned Malek a lot of praise.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
In 2019, Lili Reinhart shared her appreciation for four films in an Instagram story. Five Feet Apart was the first name she mentioned. This touching romantic drama follows the story of two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love despite the challenges of their illness.
Despite being a critical dud, it is understandable why Reinhart endorsed it. The film starred Cole Sprouse, who was her partner at that time.
Reinhart’s next few picks make better sense. Joker is a gritty, psychological thriller that explores the origin story of the iconic Batman villain. Joaquin Phoenix’s riveting performance in the titular role clearly left an impression on her.
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite made waves in the film industry, and it’s no surprise that Reinhart was captivated by this masterpiece. The film’s social commentary and unique storytelling earned it international acclaim.
Despite having uneven pacing and falling back on familiar tropes, Booksmart received a lot of acclaim as a coming-of-age comedy that follows two high school friends on a wild night of adventures before graduation. Reinhart’s mention of this one in her list of her best 2019 films made a lot of sense.