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The Best Movies About Female Friendship

“What are the best movies about Female Friendship?” We looked at 127 of the top Women’s Friendship films and ranked them so we could answer that very question!

The top 22 films, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Female Friendship” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 100+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 22 Best Movies About Female Friendship



22 .) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

	4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema

Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.



21 .) First Wives Club

	First Wives Club

Lists It Appears On:

  • Do You Yoga
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts – in the wallet!



20 .) Ghostbusters

	Ghostbusters

Lists It Appears On:

  • Auto Straddle
  • Do You Yoga
  • W Magazine

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.



19 .) Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

	Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mic
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women’s private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.



18 .) Set it Off

	Set it Off

Lists It Appears On:

  • Auto Straddle
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.



17 .) Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

	Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mic
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals decide they’ll swap the pants so that each girl in turn can enjoy the magic.



16 .) The First Wives Club (1996)

	The First Wives Club (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Auto Straddle
  • Indiewire
  • Scoop Whoop

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts – in the wallet!



15 .) Walking and Talking (1996)

	Walking and Talking (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Indiewire
  • Stylist

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill “The Ugly Guy”.



14 .) A League of their Own (1992)

	A League of their Own (1992)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Do You Yoga
  • Paste Magazine
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell co-star as two of the sisters’ teammates.



13 .) Clueless

	Clueless

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Do You Yoga
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him.



12 .) Heavenly Creatures (1994)

	Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.



11 .) Me Without You

	Me Without You

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indiewire
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self-destruction. But for Holly, a friendship that has never been equal gradually starts to feel like a trap.



10 .) Steel Magnolias (1989)

	Steel Magnolias (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • W Magazine

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.



9 .) Ghost World (2001)

	Ghost World (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indiewire
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls’ friendship.



8 .) Now and Then (1995)

	Now and Then (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends — Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta — recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.



7 .) The Craft (1996)

	The Craft (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Auto Straddle
  • Indiewire
  • Paste Magazine
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them — be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.



6 .) Beaches (1988)

	Beaches (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indiewire
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.



5 .) Mean Girls (2004)

	Mean Girls (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Do You Yoga
  • Mic
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.



4 .) Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

	Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Indiewire
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.



3 .) Bridesmaids (2011)

	Bridesmaids (2011)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Do You Yoga
  • Indiewire
  • Mic
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.



2 .) Frances Ha (2012)

	Frances Ha (2012)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Indiewire
  • Mic
  • Outtake
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.



1 .) Thelma & Louise (1991)

	Thelma & Louise (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Auto Straddle
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Do You Yoga
  • Indiewire
  • Mic
  • Outtake
  • Paste Magazine
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Stylist
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • W Magazine

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.



 


The 100+ Additional Best Women’s Friendship Movies



 

# Movies Lists
23 9 to 5 Auto Straddle
W Magazine
24 Bend It Like Beckham Cosmopolitan
Mic
25 Boys on the Side Auto Straddle
Stylist
26 For A Good Time, Call… (2012) Cosmopolitan
Outtake
27 Fort Tilden Indiewire
Mic
28 Fried Green Tomatoes Stylist
Taste Of Cinema
29 Girl, interrupted Stylist
Taste Of Cinema
30 Girlfriends (1978) BFI
Paste Magazine
31 Girlhood (2014) Outtake
Paste Magazine
32 John Tucker Must Die Auto Straddle
Mic
33 Joy Luck Club Stylist
W Magazine
34 Legally Blonde Auto Straddle
Cosmopolitan
35 Our Song (2000) BFI
Stylist
36 Pitch Perfect Do You Yoga
W Magazine
37 The Color Purple (1985) Paste Magazine
Stylist
38 The Help Stylist
W Magazine
39 The Sapphires Mic
Stylist
40 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) Do You Yoga
Scoop Whoop
41 The Sweetest Thing Taste Of Cinema
W Magazine
42 The Women (1939) Paste Magazine
Stylist
43 Waiting to Exhale Stylist
W Magazine
44 10 Things I Hate About You Cosmopolitan
45 All I Wanna Do Taste Of Cinema
46 All This Panic (2016) BFI
47 AND IN CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP ONSCREEN AND OFF Tiff
48 Angry Indian Goddesses (2015) Scoop Whoop
49 Appropriate Behavior (2014) BFI
50 Baby Mama Stylist
51 Bagdad Café Stylist
52 Blue is the Warmest Color Taste Of Cinema
53 Bride Wars (2009) Scoop Whoop
54 Bring It On Stylist
55 Calendar Girls Stylist
56 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Auto Straddle
57 Chicago Auto Straddle
58 Circle of Friends Stylist
59 Citizen Ruth Auto Straddle
60 COMING-OF-AGE: THE INEVITABLE FALL-OUT Tiff
61 Crossroads W Magazine
62 Dedh Ishqiya (2014) Scoop Whoop
63 Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood Stylist
64 Dreamlife of Angels Stylist
65 Enchanted April (1992) Outtake
66 Enough Auto Straddle
67 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Auto Straddle
68 Female Agents Stylist
69 Foxfire Auto Straddle
70 Friends with Money Stylist
71 Frozen Mic
72 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Stylist
73 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Stylist
74 Girls Trip W Magazine
75 Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) BFI
76 Heathers Taste Of Cinema
77 Hidden Figures (2016) Paste Magazine
78 Hot Pursuit (2015) Outtake
79 How to Make an American Quilt Stylist
80 I Feel Pretty W Magazine
81 julia Stylist
82 Juno Cosmopolitan
83 Kids (1995) BFI
84 Lady Bird W Magazine
85 LIFE’S A MESS: UNITED THROUGH HARDSHIPS Tiff
86 Mad Max: Fury Road Auto Straddle
87 Made in Dagenham Stylist
88 MEN ARE TRASH: ALL FOR ONE Tiff
89 Muriel’s Wedding Stylist
90 Mystic pizza Stylist
91 Never Been Kissed Cosmopolitan
92 New York Minute Cosmopolitan
93 nine to five Stylist
94 Ocean’s 8 Auto Straddle
95 ON THE ROAD: HIGHWAY REALIZATIONS Tiff
96 Passion Fish (1992) Outtake
97 Persona Taste Of Cinema
98 Practical Magic Auto Straddle
99 Pretty Woman W Magazine
100 Princess Diaries W Magazine
101 Queen (2014) Scoop Whoop
102 Queen of Earth (2015) Paste Magazine
103 Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) Scoop Whoop
104 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011) Scoop Whoop
105 Spice World W Magazine
106 Stage Door (1937) BFI
107 Sugar and Spice W Magazine
108 SUPERNATURAL: FOR BETTER OR WORSE Tiff
109 Tangerine Auto Straddle
110 The Babysitters Club Stylist
111 The Banger Sisters Stylist
112 THE BLACK COMEDY: NOT YOUR FRIENDS Tiff
113 The Falling (2014) Paste Magazine
114 The Group (1966) Paste Magazine
115 The Heat Mic
116 The Hot Chick Taste Of Cinema
117 The Other Woman Auto Straddle
118 The Parent Trap Cosmopolitan
119 The Princess Diaries Cosmopolitan
120 The Runaways Stylist
121 The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Stylist
122 THE SPORTS MOVIE: THINK LIKE A TEAM Tiff
123 The Spy Who Dumped Me W Magazine
124 Tiny Furniture Cosmopolitan
125 Uptown Girls Cosmopolitan
126 Working Girl (1988) BFI
127 Zero Motivation (2014) Outtake

 


13 Best Films Featuring Female Friendship Sources/Lists



Source Article
Auto Straddle 20 Movies About Friendship and Misandry For When You Want to
BFI 10 great New York films about female friendship
Cosmopolitan 15 Movie BFFs Who Perfectly Define Female Friendship
Do You Yoga 9 Must-See Movies That Celebrate Female Friendships
Indiewire 11 Great Films About Female Friendship
Mic 12 Movies About Female Friendship You Should Watch on Galentine’s
Outtake These Movies Actually Get Female Friendship Righ
Paste Magazine The Mirrors of Venus: 20 Movies Portraying Female Friendship
Scoop Whoop 20 BFF Movies You Can Watch With Your Girl Gang This Weekend
Stylist 50 Iconic Female Friendships on Film
Taste Of Cinema 20 Movies That Understand The Complexities of Female Friendship
Tiff Female Friendship in the Movies, for Better and for Worse
W Magazine The 31 Best Female Friendships in Movie History Photos

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