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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



 

#MoviesLists
239 to 5Auto Straddle
W Magazine
24Bend It Like BeckhamCosmopolitan
Mic
25Boys on the SideAuto Straddle
Stylist
26For A Good Time, Call… (2012)Cosmopolitan
Outtake
27Fort TildenIndiewire
Mic
28Fried Green TomatoesStylist
Taste Of Cinema
29Girl, interruptedStylist
Taste Of Cinema
30Girlfriends (1978)BFI
Paste Magazine
31Girlhood (2014)Outtake
Paste Magazine
32John Tucker Must DieAuto Straddle
Mic
33Joy Luck ClubStylist
W Magazine
34Legally BlondeAuto Straddle
Cosmopolitan
35Our Song (2000)BFI
Stylist
36Pitch PerfectDo You Yoga
W Magazine
37The Color Purple (1985)Paste Magazine
Stylist
38The HelpStylist
W Magazine
39The SapphiresMic
Stylist
40The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)Do You Yoga
Scoop Whoop
41The Sweetest ThingTaste Of Cinema
W Magazine
42The Women (1939)Paste Magazine
Stylist
43Waiting to ExhaleStylist
W Magazine
4410 Things I Hate About YouCosmopolitan
45All I Wanna DoTaste Of Cinema
46All This Panic (2016)BFI
47AND IN CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP ONSCREEN AND OFFTiff
48Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)Scoop Whoop
49Appropriate Behavior (2014)BFI
50Baby MamaStylist
51Bagdad CaféStylist
52Blue is the Warmest ColorTaste Of Cinema
53Bride Wars (2009)Scoop Whoop
54Bring It OnStylist
55Calendar GirlsStylist
56Charlie’s Angels: Full ThrottleAuto Straddle
57ChicagoAuto Straddle
58Circle of FriendsStylist
59Citizen RuthAuto Straddle
60COMING-OF-AGE: THE INEVITABLE FALL-OUTTiff
61CrossroadsW Magazine
62Dedh Ishqiya (2014)Scoop Whoop
63Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya SisterhoodStylist
64Dreamlife of AngelsStylist
65Enchanted April (1992)Outtake
66EnoughAuto Straddle
67Even Cowgirls Get the BluesAuto Straddle
68Female AgentsStylist
69FoxfireAuto Straddle
70Friends with MoneyStylist
71FrozenMic
72Gentlemen Prefer BlondesStylist
73Girls Just Want to Have FunStylist
74Girls TripW Magazine
75Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)BFI
76HeathersTaste Of Cinema
77Hidden Figures (2016)Paste Magazine
78Hot Pursuit (2015)Outtake
79How to Make an American QuiltStylist
80I Feel PrettyW Magazine
81juliaStylist
82JunoCosmopolitan
83Kids (1995)BFI
84Lady BirdW Magazine
85LIFE’S A MESS: UNITED THROUGH HARDSHIPSTiff
86Mad Max: Fury RoadAuto Straddle
87Made in DagenhamStylist
88MEN ARE TRASH: ALL FOR ONETiff
89Muriel’s WeddingStylist
90Mystic pizzaStylist
91Never Been KissedCosmopolitan
92New York MinuteCosmopolitan
93nine to fiveStylist
94Ocean’s 8Auto Straddle
95ON THE ROAD: HIGHWAY REALIZATIONSTiff
96Passion Fish (1992)Outtake
97PersonaTaste Of Cinema
98Practical MagicAuto Straddle
99Pretty WomanW Magazine
100Princess DiariesW Magazine
101Queen (2014)Scoop Whoop
102Queen of Earth (2015)Paste Magazine
103Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)Scoop Whoop
104Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)Scoop Whoop
105Spice WorldW Magazine
106Stage Door (1937)BFI
107Sugar and SpiceW Magazine
108SUPERNATURAL: FOR BETTER OR WORSETiff
109TangerineAuto Straddle
110The Babysitters ClubStylist
111The Banger SistersStylist
112THE BLACK COMEDY: NOT YOUR FRIENDSTiff
113The Falling (2014)Paste Magazine
114The Group (1966)Paste Magazine
115The HeatMic
116The Hot ChickTaste Of Cinema
117The Other WomanAuto Straddle
118The Parent TrapCosmopolitan
119The Princess DiariesCosmopolitan
120The RunawaysStylist
121The Snow Flower and the Secret FanStylist
122THE SPORTS MOVIE: THINK LIKE A TEAMTiff
123The Spy Who Dumped MeW Magazine
124Tiny FurnitureCosmopolitan
125Uptown GirlsCosmopolitan
126Working Girl (1988)BFI
127Zero 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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