We're with Cher Horowitz on this one: A good makeover gives us a sense of order in a world full of chaos. And while we love a good real-life makeover, it’s just as fun to watch them on the big screen (or, you know, on the TV in our living rooms), because they’re usually presented in montage form and set to the tune of an upbeat pop song—it doesn't get much better than that! That’s why we decided to pull together a list of the best makeovers in movie history. (Warning: You may feel the need to binge watch all of these flicks over the weekend.)
Keep reading to see the 13 best movie makeovers!
After being convinced by fashion assistant Nigel (Stanley Tucci) to dress to impress her terrifying boss (Meryl Streep), Andy (Anne Hathaway) ditches her blue cable-knit sweaters and frumpy dresses for a closet full of Chanel, Louboutin, and glam hair and makeup.
The power of proper bang styling has never been more apparent than in this flick.
This may or may not be one of the most iconic makeover scenes in chick flick history.
We're totally kvelling over Tai's (Brittany Murphy) makeover, complete with miniskirts, knee socks, red hair dye, lipstick and, of course, set to “Supermodel.”
Drew Barrymore's character went from “Josie Gross-y”...
...to belle of the ball in order to go undercover as a high school student for a newspaper assignment.
Not going to lie, we're digging Vivian's (Julia Roberts) pre-makeover blonde bob wig (and we'd totally take her thigh-high boots).
However, her polished post-makeover outfit, hair, and makeup is decidedly sophisticated.
Meet sweet, innocent Olive, prone to singing Natasha Bedingfield in her shower.
After a white lie about losing her virginity sends the high school rumor mill into overdrive, Olive (Emma Stone) takes matters into her own hands by giving her wholesome look a sexy makeover.
Pre-makeover, Eliza Doolittle was simple Cockney flower girl innocently looking for elocution lessons.
We're completely jealous that Audrey Hepburn looks just as fabulous (though a touch more unkempt) as a dirty, wild-haired flower girl as she does dressed up in her ladylike dresses and coiffed hair.
Katniss' wardrobe before and during the Hunger Games consisted of dark, muted colors.
Katniss is a badass regardless of what she's wearing, but her transformation in the Capitol, complete with whimsical makeup and flaming outfits, is simply stunning (albeit brief).
It's a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl, boy enlists his sister to give girl a makeover so he can win a bet, boy falls for girl, girl finds out, and after a brief period of heartache they live happily ever after.
Bonus: also includes a synchronized dancing scene (another staple of the '90s rom-com teen movie).
Sarah is an ordinary girl, until she accidentally wishes her baby brother away.
Because her normal clothes and unadorned hair obviously just wouldn't do when consorting with David Bowie at a fairy ball (especially not with an amazing soundtrack playing in the background).
Who could forget Princess Mia's (Anne Hathaway) frizzy hair-reducing, eyebrow-taming makeover?
But just because they gave her sleek strands and a lesson in eyeliner doesn't mean she lost any of her spunk.
Gracie (Sandra Bullock) goes from tough FBI agent to girly girl for an undercover assignment at the Miss United States pageant.
She may be wearing a dress and have gel in her hair, but she kept her tough personality (and her gun).
Speaking as a completely objective third-party observer with absolutely no personal interest in the matter, we're fans of the makeover montage in this film (which was inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night), where Viola (Amanda Bynes) is disguised as a boy with a wig and some strategically wrapped bandages.
Viola, after her manly makeover.
Which of these movie makeovers is your favorite? Any that we missed? Tell us below!