Despite the fact that some of the relationships depicted on film are either flawless or utterly messed up, the personalities and relationships depicted on film are often incredibly relatable. Female friendship is so intricate that it can’t always be depicted on the sidelines of a man-woman love tale. That’s just the beginning. Many films have examined the many facets of such friendships, and they’d be a joy to watch with your girlfriends.
1. Frances Ha (2012)
When you’re in your early twenties and trying to figure out who you are and where you want to go in life, this film is for you. Flatmates, sexual connections that don’t matter as much, and the surprise/shock you experience when your pals truly achieve their goals in life are all brilliantly portrayed in the movie. It’s all there in Frances Ha’s work. We see Frances and Sophie living together in the beginning, but life gets in the way. Frances’ unfathomable affection for Sophie endures throughout the novel, although the ways in which she expresses that affection shift. To understand Meredith Grey’s statement to Yang, “You’re my person,” watch this film with a best friend.
2. Thelma & Louise (1991)
In spite of their vastly differing personalities, Thelma and Louise (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon) are inseparable. After a long day at work, they decide to go on vacation for a few days. While on the road, things take a turn that they never expected. Louise, being the strong one, takes it upon herself to shield them both from their repeated mishaps. Their friendship has been put to the test numerous times, yet they have always stood by each other.
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Friendship is depicted in this Romanian film that takes place in communist Romania. Getting an abortion was against the law in the United States when the film is set in the 1980s. This means that Otilia has to figure out a way to help her pregnant pal get an abortion without getting caught. What they have to do to get the treatment done is going to make you feel a little bit bad for Gabriela, but this is one of the best movies about discovering the strength you never knew you had.
4. Bridesmaids (2011)
Despite the fact that you’ve said you’d do everything for your best buddy, there are instances when things don’t go as planned. So it goes in this film with Annie (Kristen Wiig). Despite her best efforts, her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is forced to remove her from the role of ‘Maid of Honor’ because of an unfortunate run-of-the-mill of circumstances. The bride’s bridal party in the film features a stellar cast of personalities. For a movie night with your best buddies, this is the one.
5. Queen (2014)
However, Rani’s (Kangana Ranaut) quest to discover her own identity is depicted in Queen in large part through her encounters with locals in a distant area. To survive in a new country, she has the support of Vijayalakshmi (Lisa Haydon). Rani discovers a side of herself that is lot happier, more confident, and able to rise above the heartbreak she has recently experienced while spending time with her.
6. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
They are both teens in New Zealand, Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) and Juliet (Kate Winslet). They become closer as they talk about the illnesses they each had as children and how they overcame them. As a team, they build a universe that is completely apart from the troubles of the outside world. They begin to believe that their imaginary world is as real as the real world. The pressures of everyday life lead them to fantasize about killing those who oppress them, and they begin making plans to carry out their murderous fantasies in the actual world. This isn’t one of those lovely teenage friendship tales, and that’s exactly why this film is a must-see for everyone.
7. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
This film tells the narrative of a group of female college students and their teacher, Katherine, in the 1950s (Julia Roberts). At first, Katherine’s unconventional attitude to her professional and personal life is regarded with skepticism. In spite of the fact that many students do not accept her beliefs, they emerge stronger and find their real purpose with the help of each other.
8. Mean Girls (2004)
On the surface, this isn’t a story about true friendship, but it’s the finest movie to see with your girlfriends. This comedy is based on the cliques that are established in high school. Cady (Lindsay Lohan) makes friends for the first time when she enrolls in high school. Janis and Damien take an immediate liking to her. When Regina (Rachel McAdams) is brought down, they have a funny plan in place. Over the years, this picture has become a cult classic, and it’s definitely worth seeing.
9. Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
Khalujan and Babban’s journey to con Begum Param begins this film, which has been dubbed the Indian Thelma & Louise (Madhuri Dixit). However, as the story progresses, we learn more about Begum Para’s friendship with Muniya (Huma Qureshi). It doesn’t matter how much the two men argue, the women’s plans for and with each other are unaffected.
10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
The best buddies of four teenagers had to spend the summer apart. Despite their vastly differing proportions, they manage to discover a pair of pants that miraculously fits everyone. They name them the “traveling pants” and want to wear them all summer long. For its depiction of the life of young females, this film has been hailed as one of the best to see with your friends.
11. Beaches (1988)
Hillary (Barbara Hershey) and C.C. (Bette Midler) had been friends for over three decades. In spite of their differing upbringings, they have always been there for each other, no matter what. They’ve been pen pals, housemates, and even cut each other off on purpose. When they both fall in love with the same guy, their friendship takes a strange turn, but as time goes on, they realize how much they mean to each other and work things out. This film is a must-see because their friendship withstands all of the obstacles.
12. Ghost World (2001)
It’s the last day of high school for Enid (Thora Birch), who is ready to graduate with her friend Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), but her diploma is delayed since she failed an art class. Enid begins to sympathize with an unknown man when the two make a prank call to him. During this time, Rebecca begins to organize her life. Despite her efforts, Enid’s interests have shifted and she is no longer able to live with her. Their friendship gradually deteriorates, culminating in their breakup in the film’s last scene. The film’s slapstick humor masks the heartbreaking story of their connection.
13. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)
Acclaimed as Bollywood’s first all-female buddy movie, AIG is a wonderful depiction of women’s friendships in all their various guises. For the wedding of a friend, women from all walks of life gather. As the story progresses, it reveals some truths that serve as the basis for the movie’s plot.
14. Bride Wars (2009)
Their weddings have been meticulously planned from the moment they first attended one, and they’ve been close friends since childhood. They expect to be each other’s ‘Maid of Honor,’ but the lack of a suitable location forces them to fall out. After they begin to ruin each other’s wedding plans, the rift grows even wider. When will things be the same amongst the pals again? See how these events play out in the movie.
16. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
The film, which takes place in China in the 19th century, tells the story of two sisters who were sworn to one other as children. Because of this, they are forced to communicate via a’secret fan,’ which Snow Flower owns. Both of them are currently experiencing difficulties in their relationships. Their present-day circumstances prompt them to investigate their deep ties to their ancestors.
17. The First Wives Club (1996)
When they graduated, four college buddies vowed to be there for one another for the rest of their lives. They’ve been estranged for decades, but they re-connect after one of them commits suicide after discovering her husband’s adultery. When the three friends realize that their own marriages aren’t faring much better, they band together for mutual support. While they’ve been estranged for years, the two friends’ love for each other has remained.
18. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
When Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) learn of their high school reunion, things aren’t going so well for them. There is an initial excitement about the reunion, but it quickly turns into anxiety over how they’ll perform at the event. They decide to put on a show and end up breaking up as a result of it. The movie offers a lighthearted look at how high school cliques impact adults as well.
19. Now and Then (1995)
The story revolves around the summertime adventures of four friends, as told through flashbacks. Even though it’s a story about four young girls, the film is suitable for viewers of any age because it explores the universal theme of friendship through generations and time eras. The girls’ backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities are vastly different, yet that gives them a unique viewpoint on each issue.
20. Steel Magnolias (1989)
The story revolves around the relationships built between the ladies who work in a beauty parlor that operates out of their homes. When one of them is afflicted with a medical issue, the intricacies of their relationships with one another intensify. The other women decide to be pleased for their friend, whose decision may be the end of her life for them both. This film is a wonderful example of how delicate relationships may be depicted in a lovely way.