Gather up, shut the door, get sipping on your iced teas, watch these, relate and go awww… together. I promise you will love the movie way of spending girl-time more than shopping.
1. Fried Green Tomatoes
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mary-Louise Parker
Set in Alabama, the movie paints a sentimental picture of two female friendships from different eras.
2. Now And Then
Cast: Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson, Melanie Griffith
1990, four chuddy buddies, all grown up, reunite in their hometown Shelby, Indiana. The plot flashes to one eventful summer of 1970 when they lived together as adolescents; the time when they considered saving a sufficient amount of money to buy a tree house and to avoid the Wormer Brothers their only goals.
3. Friends with Money
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand
A single and cash-strapped woman, Olivia (played by Jennifer Aniston) earns her livelihood by working as a maid in Los Angeles. Her friends, though are all well-off, the difference in stature sometimes causes friction between them. However, each in the group is experiencing personal battles, which they manage to drink up by leaning on each other to find comfort and strength to row through the struggles.
4. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse, Adam Goldberg
The movie centres around ‘Andie’ who is evidently quite bugged about being the advice columnist in her job. One time, though, she pushes her boundaries a bit too further for one of her column ideas: “How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days”. Portraying herself as an obnoxious girlfriend, her journey of dating a guy and compelling him to dump her to actually finding love in him, is made interesting by little tidbits of help offered by her office pals.
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne
Genre: Comedy, Romance
The movie talks about the struggles Annie Walker faces when she is asked to be the maid of honour for the wedding of her best friend: Lillian. Annie and one of the bridesmaids pick up instant dislike for each other because of the jealousy they bear for each other’s tight tuning with Lillian. Annie, however, manages to lead the whole clan till the wedding, gamely and perfectly.
6. Steel Magnolias
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts
Friends who stay together through the thick and thin, stay together for life; a thought that this movie depicts perfectly. The bond the women share and the ways they overcome the void left behind when one of their own dies is depicted beautifully.
The title of the movie itself gives away the whole plot. It suggests that the lead female characters of the movie are delicate as magnolia but should the troubles arise, they can be as strong as steel.
7. Bend It Like Beckham
Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Archana “Archie” Panjabi, Anupam Kher, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Shaznay Lewis
The 18-year-old Jesminder “Jess” Bhamra was strictly not allowed to play football because her Sikh family thinks that it is not becoming of girls to play the sport. However, parents denial didn’t curb her zest for the game and she started playing football in the park with her good friends. On one such regular game day, her skills with the ball come in notice of Juliette “Jules” Paxton, who plays for the local women’s team. That lays the foundation of Jules and Jess’s friendship and from there on, amidst a lot of winning football kicks, their friendship blossoms.
8. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming
Oh, this one is real fun. Imagine if a few years from today, you haven’t achieved all that you wanted to, in fact, you aren’t exactly successful, and one not-so-fine day you are asked to show your pretty face in your high-school reunion. What would you do then?
Watch this movie, girls and stay fun regardless. B-)
9. Wild Child
Cast: Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson
Genre: Teen romantic comedy-drama
The movie revolves around the personal troublesome journey and transformation of a bratty (or wild) girl. Her shenanigans at her home end up in her admission in a boarding school in England. Initially, she finds herself as an unfit character for a boarding school environment and hates her roommates. But gradually, things start to fall in place. She makes some meaningful friendships in her boarding school, becomes a star and also realizes how her best friend from her home city wasn’t exactly her buddy but the opposite.
10. Waiting to Exhale
Cast: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon
Genre: Romantic drama
The movie describes the bond shared between four African-American women who, when together, find the happy in their sad and lead through the many personal trials involving their love lives, fantastically. They just can’t wait to exhale all the blah in their lives in front of their best friends.
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Genre: Coming-of-age comedy
Loosely inspired by Jane Austen’s novel Emma, this movie tells what real friendship is defined as. When a regular looking girl Tai, dressed in overalls makes entry in her new high school located in Beverly Hills, the starlets of the school Cher and Dion take it in their hands to give her a makeover; something that leads Tai becoming more popular and stylish than Cher. And Cher doesn’t digest this well. Travelling through the series of ups and downs, the end result is of a friendship in which they appreciate each other for what they really are, underneath those stylish appearances.
12. A League Of Their Own
Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty
The movie depicts the fictionalized version of the real story of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which existed from 1943 to 1954. The movie also revolves around the lives of two sisters, who both are on the same team. They are annoyed with each other, but eventually do learn to make peace with each other’s presence.
13. All I Wanna Do
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Monica Keena, Heather Matarazzo and Rachael Leigh Cook
The setting of the movie is based in the year 1963 and shows how a group plots and sabotage’s their school administration’s attempts of becoming a coed. Those of you who have studied in an all-girls school will love it.
Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones and Francis Benhamou
Genre: Independent film
The film is based on the beautiful bond of friendship shared between an Orthodox Jew woman and a devout Muslim. The two become close working as first-year teachers and subsequently realize that despite their obvious religious differences, the two have a lot of similarities, including their arranged marriages.
Cast: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, James Read, Spalding Gray, and Lainie Kazan.
Also known as “Forever Friends”, the movie is an adaptation of the novel known by the same name, i.e., Beaches, written by Iris Rainer Dart. The movie centres around two girls Hillary and CC who meet up as children while vacationing in Atlantic City and form a friendship that swims through decades.
And yes, the theme song of the movie, “Wind Beneath My Wings” will surely end up reserving a spot on your playlist, if it hasn’t already that is.
16. The Craft
Cast: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True
Genre: Supernatural thriller
The group of four badass teenage girls who use their skills of witchcraft and resort to sorcery to get things going their way is a power watch.
17. Frances Ha
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Zegen
The film centres around a 27-year-old dancer Frances Halladay who lives with her best friend. Things start to fall apart when her best friend tells her about her desire to move into her dream neighbourhood. Frances, not being able to afford such living, decides not to go and is compelled to find an accommodation at some place else. Towards the end, though, the two friends reconcile, and Frances personal battles also finally see the Sun, although she lives by herself in her own apartment.
18. Ghost World
Cast: Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch
The story centres around the two best friends Enid and Rebecca’s summer experience in an unnamed American city. The two are like outcasts, however, Rebecca seems to enjoy more popularity than Enid, especially when it concerns boys.
19. Kamikaze Girls
Year: 2004 (Japan), 2006 (US)
Cast: Kyoko Fukada and Anna Tsuchiya
The movie is a fun exhibit of a friendship, which concerning the circumstances, seems like an unlikely bond. The two girls Momoko and Ichigo, although completely different from one another, find themselves dependent on each other.
20. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Cast: Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel
The four friends from Maryland who separate for a few months for the first time one summer stay connected via their ‘Traveling pants’. On the last day before going separate ways for a while, they go for shopping and buy a pair of jeans that oddly enough, fits all of them perfectly. And no matter where they head, they decide to stay connected by the pair of jeans, which each one of them take turns wearing.
Girls, you can thank me later. 🙂