#5 Frances Ha
Frances Ha is the creative birthchild of Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig on the highs and lows of growing up. Frances, played by Gerwig herself, is an aspiring dancer who lives with her best friend Sophie. The plot progresses when Sophie decides to move to another city, leaving Frances to fend for herself as she finds a new place.
The film’s black-and-white tone is a reflection on how life is, what you see is what you get. As we watch Frances struggle to find herself again, we also see how much friendship can mean to a person. Even if growing up means having a strained relationship with a friend, the love that was once there will always have a special place in both their hearts.