13 of the best makeover scenes in film

Makeover scenes in films invoke hope, just like a full-stocked stationery aisle or an empty notebook. Many people are unhappy with their appearance, even though they are not consciously aware of it. Sometimes, the best movies can make us feel like we could just take off our glasses and let our hair down, and be Freddie Prinze Jr.There are many films that feature characters who undergo significant stylistic transformations, such as Moonstruck, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and The Stepford Wives. While aesthetic appeal can be a rewarding thing, there are often other factors that can give a look a whole new meaning.Here are the top makeover scenes from film, arranged chronologically. (For the purposes of this article, a "makeover", is an active, dramatic change to someone's appearance that is done with the primary purpose of subjectively improving it. It must also be done in a short onscreen sequence. While Fran's transformation in Strictly Ballroom stands out, it is a slow and incidental process that takes place over the course of the entire movie.1. Pretty Woman (1990).Edward (Richard Gere's) famous shopping spree in Pretty Woman is the undisputed king of makeover scenes. Edward has Vivian act as his girlfriend. She tries to buy new clothes but Rodeo Drive's salespeople turn down her request. Edward makes a big mistake and buys Vivian "really offensive" amounts to make her happy. He even orders pizza.SEE ALSO: 20 romantic comedies that will make you fall in love on NetflixThis 1990 movie set the standard for many other movie transformations. It also featured the fantasies of lavish wealth and exposing those who have wronged you. Each of these would make anyone feel happy, but the whole thing makes it a very positive moment.2. Clueless (1995).As Allison's makeover at The Breakfast Club, Tai (Brittany Murphy's) Clueless makeover could be described as something that didn't need to happen. Despite her enthusiasm and joy for the project, it's a great watch. Especially since Tai's style mentor Cher, (Alicia Silverstone), proves to be just a little more clueless than she is.The makeover isn’t about Tai at all. It’s Cher who first befriended Tai to do a good thing and make her popular and well-dressed. Dionne (Stacey Dash), said at lunch that "Cher's main joy in life is a makeover." It gives her control in a world that is chaotic. Cher's work is not limited to the superficial. She also tries to improve Tai's vocabulary, and encourage Tai to read more books. Although the titles Cher chose are not intellectually stimulating, they still have a significant impact on her thinking. Although a little misguided, Cher still has a good heart and the best intentions. This cute scene feels like watching a five year old teach a four year old how to draw.3. She's All That (1999)."Pretty Woman," by Roy Orbison, is the film's unofficial theme song. "Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer, is the one to reveal. It's all due to teen romance, She's All That. Popular jock Zack (Freddie Prinze Jr.), bets with his friends that he can make any girl at school prom queen in six weeks. They quickly chose Laney Boggs (Rachael Lee Cook) to be their subject. Zack then recruits Mac (Anna Paquin), his sister to make Laney look better. The staircase reveal quickly became a teen rom-com classic.Laney was never Hollywood Homely, so Laney's ridiculously easy makeover consisted mainly of taking off her glasses. This is a lot of what doesn't happen onscreen. Despite this, She's All That was so memorable that the makeover was parodied by Not Another Teen Movie.4. Jawbreaker (1999).Jawbreaker is a campy '90s tribute film to Heathers. It features a bizarre makeover scene, and Rose McGowan playing the mean girl. This should be enough to convince you.Fern, a shy and nerdy high-school student, stumbles upon a group of popular girls who are trying to conceal their involvement in Liz's death (Charlotte Ayanna). The girls offer Liz their place to buy her silence. The scene that ensues is one the most bizarre 90s sleepover films. There are shots of Fern being chanted at by stylists, and then there are shots of Liz being buried by morticians. This is clearly not a good idea.5. Miss Congeniality (2000Miss Congeniality's entire premise is based on a makeover by FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), who reluctantly goes undercover to be a Miss United States contestant. The makeover is treated as a military operation. It takes place in an aircraft hangar with multiple units working together.The makeover of Miss Congeniality feels like it was largely designed by men. They treat the entire experience as a confusing, tortuous endeavor and even indulge in terrible sexual innuendo. The idea of Michael Caine, a man, teaching a woman how be a woman is a bad one. It's a fun film, and Bullock looks amazing in her Herv Lger gown as she leaves the hangar for "Mustang Sally."6. The Princess Diaries (2001).Although She's All That was the famous makeover of late '90s, 2001 was ruled over by Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi (Anne Hathaway). Clarisse, her paternal grandmother (Julie Andrews), reveals that Mia is the heir of Genovia's throne. The awkward American schoolgirl accepts her position and begins to learn about royal life.Clarisse brings in Paolo (Larry Miller), a dramatic stylist, to style Mia's curly hair and pluck her eyebrows. Clarisse also breaks her glasses in half. Mia's friends, schoolmates and teachers initially make her feel embarrassed about her new appearance. They think she's trying to be like the popular girls and look better. Beauty can also be a source of pain.7. The Devil Wears Prrada (2006)Devil Wears Prada, like The Princess Diaries has another famous Anne Hathaway makeover. This outfit overhaul is not intended to prepare her for a position in a monarchy. It's designed to prepare her for work and includes a bonus attitude adjustment.Andy (Hathaway), struggling in her new role of assistant to Runway editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Steep), goes to Nigel (Stanley Tucci), her coworker, in search for some sympathy. Instead, he gives Andy a well-deserved reality check. He calls Andy out for being rude to her coworkers and makes her realize she isn't doing her job.Although makeovers can be used to create a false dichotomy of beauty and brains, Devil Wears Prada retextualizes them to show that changing your wardrobe does not necessarily mean you have lost sight on your career goals. It can actually be a step towards achieving your career goals. Andy is fortunate that Nigel still has enough kindness to her to go through her closets and give her a designer makeover completely free.8. Beauty Treatments - 200 Pounds200 Pounds Beauty is more than a simple makeover. This makeover is more than just applying makeup and changing your outfit. It involves serious plastic surgery and drastic weight loss over the course of a year. This is not something you should attempt at home.Ghost singer Hanna (Kim Ah Joong) decides to have a dramatic makeover after hearing her crush Sangjun (Joo Jinmo), call her ugly and claim he's only using her. Although it is not the best reason to makeover, Hanna does lose a lot of weight as part of her beauty transformation. 200 Pounds Beauty's message is more positive than that. Hanna finally realizes that forcing herself to change everything about herself and hide who she really is is only going to make her lose the people who truly love her.9. Hairspray (2007)Hairspray is primarily about Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), a high school student, and the racial segregation within her community. However, the musical number "Welcome To the '60s," gives Edna Travolta (John Travolta), a chance to shine by giving her a makeover to song.SEE ALSO : The top musical moments in film & television, 2019Edna, who has been confined to her home for more than a decade is afraid to go with Tracy to the local clothing shop. Her daughter convinces her to get out of her shell and dance through the joyous song. She then goes straight into a 1960s style makeover with heavily spray hair. After shedding her insecurities over her appearance, Edna sings excitedly. This marks the beginning of a new chapter for her.10. St. Trinian's (2007)Annabelle, a British schoolgirl, is a timid and obedient Timid girl (Talulah Kelly). She clearly does not fit in at St. Trinian's where most students are juvenile delinquents who have a strong sense of style. She eventually gets along with her peers and settles down. This requires a surprise St. Trinian makeover to cement her place.St. Trinian's transformation is pure teenage madness. It starts with a rude awakening, more like a bullying incident and then progresses into a sequence that reminds me of a haunted train journey. The transformation doesn't stop with one outfit. The students take Annabelle through six different looks. Each clique creates their own crazy image. The results aren't what you would expect to see on the streets, and even less suitable for a British boarding college. But that doesn't stop them.11. House Bunny (2008)House Bunny's makeover scene doesn't feel as satisfying as others, and it's easy to see the acting throughout most of it. It's still undoubtedly funny and entertaining, with helpful beauty tips like "The eyes is the nipples on the face".Shelley, a former Playboy Bunny, is given the task of helping a failing sorority get new pledges. She (Anna Faris), decides to give its nerdy residents an extravagant mass makeover to Avril Lavandigne's "Girlfriend." It's not as hard as House Bunny would like it to be, especially with the help of sorority sisters Emma Stone and Kat Dennings. The results are a little too much for Shelley's Playboy sensibilities, considering the subjects' normal attire. But it all works out in the end.12. Warm Bodies (2013)Although makeovers for men in film are less common than for women, Warm Bodies' addition to the film canon adds an extra twist. R (Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie romance that follows a man who falls for Julie (Teresa Palmer), an alive woman.R is able to sneak into a human settlement by Julie (Lio Tipton), and Julie decides to make him look a little less dead using the power of a shower and lots of makeup. They also use the Pretty Woman soundtrack to keep them both a little more awake. Although it's not a traditional makeover, it hits all the right notes. There are even reactions shots from his love interest who sees the final result.13. Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), (2020).Although technically it is a makeover, the sequence of events that led to Harley Quinn's new look (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), isn't. It's clear that Harley Quinn made this drastic and deliberate transformation to her appearance. She chose it for herself.After a rather tense split with the Clown Prince Of Crime, Harley Quinn (MargotRobbie) is forced to rediscover her self in the absence of her puddin’. Harley no longer feels bound to the Joker's will, cuts her twin hairs and ditches her "Daddy's Lil Monster shirt" in order to dress for the female gaze (and gays). Harley's makeover is usually done by others. However, her transformation is self-directed and revolves around her own needs.You can also check out other amazing film makeovers. Miss Pettigrew's 1930s setting in Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day offers a transformative makeover, while Legally Blonde’s satisfying revenge "makeover” is more internal than external. It's still satisfying.