30 best Netflix movies to watch this summer

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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 09: Actor Meryl Streep attends the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 09: Actor Meryl Streep attends the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) /

27. Mamma Mia!

Genre: Musical, Romantic Comedy

Release Year: 2008

Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd

Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski

Mamma Mia! is one of the best musical comedies in recent years. It’s based on the musical by the same name which in turn, is based on pop songs by the group ABBA. The writer of the 1999 theatre musical, Catherina Johnson, also wrote the script for the movie adaptation.

The movie centers on a young bride-to-be, Sophie (Seyfried), on the Greek island of Kalokairi. She secretly invites three men to her wedding as they each have a possibility of being her father that she has never met. The men include an Irish architect (Brosnan), a British banker (Firth), and a Swedish adventurer and writer (Stellan Skarsgård) In the meantime, Sophie’s mother Donna (Streep) has her own plans of finding a wealthy man at a chance at a better life.

The secrets obviously come out which greatly complicates the wedding an overwhelms Sophie’s plans. Along the way, there’s a lot of singing and musical performances by the star-studded cast. The movie eventually received a sequel in 2018, titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.