After seeing a movie, we always go back to the local pub for some post-movie hilarity or sobriety with our friends. What could be better than a movie night with your best friend?
There are no rules other than that you can watch any movie you want, buy whatever snacks and drinks you want, and sit on the couch whatever you want. Unlike in the movies, you don’t need to turn off your phone or keep your whispers to a minimal. A movie night in at your house is a perfect opportunity to crank up the volume. Let out a yell at the screen! Have some fun with it! So much the better!
Here are the greatest movies for a romantic night in with your BFF, ranging from timeless classics to more contemporary comedies.
Best friend movie night picks: 15 films to watch.
1. The First Wives Club
Three ladies who were dumped by their spouses for younger models (including a very young Sarah Jessica Parker) team up to pursue revenge against them in this 1996 rom-com, which is a classic.
Diana Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler, the film’s three leads, perform a memorable song and dance sequence at the film’s conclusion, and you and your BFF will be up and dancing along with them. It’s a must-see for everyone, but it’s especially appropriate if your best friend is still reeling from a failed relationship because it proves that you don’t need a man to have a good time.
2. Thelma and Louise
Women like Thelma and Louise embody what it means to have a lasting friendship. As they both struggle for their relationship and freedom, the two will do anything for each other. If you haven’t seen it, Thelma and Louise, a snarky housewife and an overly serious waitress, embark on a weekend road trip to get away from it all. The voyage goes awry, and they confront hurdles that impact their lives for the rest of their lives.. They realize that they are always there for each other, no matter what.
3. Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect and its sequels, is more than
A group of girls singing acapella isn’t all that Pitch Perfect and its successors have to offer. Friendship and collaboration are shown as the girl group encounters difficulties in many facets of their lives. In the middle of the film, you’ll be singing along to some of your favorite songs.
4. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
It’s time for a movie marathon now that there are three in this series. Films about Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), who begin a phony romance that develops into something more, make up the To All the Boys trilogy. It’s lovely and pleasant, but these are also well-written and directed films that are worth watching. The ideal way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with a pizza and a good companion.
5. Bride Wars
Even the most close of friendships have their ups and downs. Two childhood friends (Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson) who have grown up planning their perfect weddings become sworn rivals when the time comes. Bride Wars is the narrative of their journey. Bridezillas go to extreme lengths to wreak havoc on their rivals’ weddings. In the end, they realize their friendship is more important than anything else – even marriage.
6. Wild Child
To get expelled from her strict English boarding school, Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts), a spoilt and out-of-control teenager from Malibu, must find a way to defy every school rule. Poppy, on the other hand, begins to open up to her three roommates after a long period of bullying. They are more loyal and loving than the “false” friends she had in Malibu, who were only there to take advantage of her wealth and social status.
7. Wine Country
Amy Poehler is a well-known comedian. Maya Rudolph is the star of the show. Ms. Fey Wine. There is nothing else I can tell you. As Poehler’s maiden feature-length directing effort, this film is an amusing parody of those ladies’ getaways gone horribly wrong. It’s a must-see for a girls’ night in, full of laughs and insights into female friendship, particularly the relationships you have with women across decades and decades.
8. Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging
If the sight of Georgia (Georgia Groome) shaved off her brows and the fluttering heartbeat of Robbie (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) doesn’t bring back memories of high school, nothing will. For those who haven’t seen this movie, it’s about a lovable teen girl and her three best friends coping with the ups and downs of adolescence.
9. Blackpink: Light Up The Sky
You and your bestie will have a blast watching this docu-series on K-pop sensation Blackpink. Why? Because at its core, it’s about the four members of the world’s most popular girl band, Lisa, Rose, Jennie, and Jisoo. What makes Blackpink so excellent is that it’s a documentary about two people who are attempting to be true to themselves and each other while coping with the pressures of celebrity.
10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Before they depart for their first summer apart as adults, childhood best friends Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget go shopping for one last time and discover a pair of pants that miraculously fits them all perfectly.
An instant classic, the film is based on a series of young adult novels and follows four friends as they go to four different summer destinations – Greece; Mexico; South Carolina; and Maryland. The ensemble cast includes America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, and Blake Lively.
11. Sex and the City: The Movie
We couldn’t complete this list with out Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. Sex and the City has become a cultural touchstone thanks to its combination of high fashion, sensual content, and strong female characters. Regardless of how many times you’ve seen the movies and the complete series, it never ceases to entertain.
12. Always Be My Maybe
A youthful fling between Ali Wong and Randall Park, played by Ali Wong and Randall Park, is the subject of this comedy. She’s a celebrity chef and he’s in a band, despite the fact that they shared a lot of childhood experiences (local gigs only).
At some point they come to realize that despite their disparate work choices, they are still great friends who can’t go a day without seeing one other.
Keanu Reeves appears as himself in a performance that will make you fall in love with him all over again.
13. Someone Great
Someone Great, a Netflix original that premiered in 2019, has been a bit of a surprise smash. With an all-star ensemble including Gina Rodriguez, this is a sophisticated, seductive romantic comedy. “LaKeith Stanfield!” exclaimed everyone. YES! Brittany Snow Is it just me, or does the soundtrack include songs by Lizzo?
So, how did it manage to elude detection? A good time to watch it again if you missed it the first time around or didn’t catch it when it came out. Because of the late-night clubbing sequences in New York, but also because this movie is secretly a romantic comedy about female friendship and the ladies who are the genuine loves of your life. It’s hard to think of a better way to spend time with your best friend.
14. The Hangover
How can you like a movie about Doug and his three best buddies, who go to Las Vegas for Doug’s bachelor party and wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover and discover that Doug has vanished?
For starters, Zach Galifinakis will be belting out “We’re the three best friends that anyone could have” while he sings, so you know you have to join in on the celebration with your bestie (or besties). Despite its crudeness, it’s a comedy that manages to be both intelligent and laugh out loud entertaining simultaneously.
15. Toy Story
It’s possible that not all of your best buddies started out as friends. In fact, how many of you were truly afraid of your partner? That’s the lesson Toy Story teaches you, showing you that sometimes you have to overcome your differences in order to discover what you have in common with each other. Your childhood memories will come flooding back when you watch the film and its sequels.