Every once in a while, a girl and her best friends would gather around and have that much-needed movie night. So if you happen to have one scheduled, you might want to check out a few film suggestions below.
Here are ExploreTalent’s list of best movies you can catch with your best friends.
1. Clueless (1995)
Clueless has to be the one of the most iconic teenage romantic comedies of all time. It has everything you can think of: fashion, memorable lines, the right amount of romance, and meaningful friendships. While not everyone can relate to the fabulous Cher (Alicia Silverstone), she did go through the same whirlwind of feelings we inevitably did in high school. Luckily for her she had Dionne (Stacey Dash) who stuck loyally by her side. The two share a bond that most modern-day friendships fail to build nowadays.
2. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
An important rule in sports is to stand by your teammate no matter what, and the 2002 flick Bend It Like Beckham explores that theme. It also tackles serious issues such as the cultural limitations of women as the movie focuses on Jess (Parminder Nagra), a girl who wants to play football but is restricted by the beliefs of her parents. She joins the team anyway and develops a friendship with her teammate Jules (Kiera Knightley). They both go through some obstacles along the way but eventually overcome them together.
3. The Help (2011)
The Help is one of those rare movies that tackle both cultural and societal issues that were faced during the 1960s. Emma Stone plays Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a recent graduate and aspiring writer who develops a friendship with two black maids during the Civil Rights era. Skeeter then writes a book exposing the racism that these women suffer from while working for white families.
The movie shows that friendship can help inspire change in this world, and it makes you think about how you and your friends can do the same.
4. Thelma & Louise (1991)
When it comes to female friendships, no list will be complete without mentioning Thelma & Louise. The movie is responsible for launching multiple modern feminist films. But the highlight of the movie is the thrilling adventure that longtime friends Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) go on as they try to escape their dreary lives.
5. Pitch Perfect (2012)
There have been a lot of musical comedies that have come out, but nothing really has beaten the scale of Pitch Perfect. The movie was both a critical and a box-office hit and even scored a sequel. The story focuses on a collegiate a capella group who reluctantly join forces to win the national singing competition. Expect a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, memorable song numbers, and equally loving friendships that develop throughout the film.
6. Mean Girls (2004)
As far as high-school movies go, Mean Girls is a classic favorite. The film teaches teens that you need to surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are and that you don’t need to change just to fit in. Despite being a comedy, Mean Girls gives us a look into how destructive the whole concept of cliques and bullying can be. Luckily for the protagonist Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), she was strong enough to fight back and survive it.
7. Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is the perfect movie to commemorate longtime friendships. Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow play the titular characters in this lighthearted comedy. Both Romy and Michelle are unambitious high school friends who are invited to their tenth-year reunion. This prompts the girls to get back at the students who once bullied them by showing their rivals on how successful they have become.
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
The most challenging thing about friendships is that they need to be solid enough to stand the test of time. In The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, graduating high school affected the character’s friendships as each of the girls went to different colleges. Luckily, they managed to keep in touch through a pair of magical blue jeans.
9. John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Being friends with the girl your boyfriend happens to be cheating on you with may not be realistic at all, but in John Tucker Must Die, it becomes the key element that brings four scorned girls together. They team up to bring John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) down and exact the best revenge of all time.