8 Best Movies about Female Friendship

Lovers might come and go, but best friends stay forever: you’ve heard this saying, but is it actually true to you? The media we watch, such as movies, too often focus on the romance between a man and a woman rather than celebrate the important people that we sometimes take for granted: female friends. So, for movie night this weekend, why not get your female friends together and see something different? Here are 8 films that highlight the wonders of female friendships.

Thelma and Louise

Plot: Two friends embark on a road trip to get away from the men in their lives for a weekend.

Why watch it? It’s a classic – even 25 years after its release, it’s still relatable for all women. Funny and insightful, this movie will want to make you hit the road with your best bud.

 

Bridesmaids

Plot: A single woman with her career on the brink steps out of her comfort zone to serve as a maid of honour for her best friend’s wedding.

Why watch it? Finally, a film that shows what female friendships are actually like – brimmed with insecurities and un-ladylike behaviour, but also, warmth and love for each other.

 

The Sapphires

Plot: Four Aboriginal Australian women get scouted to form a music group and travel to Vietnam to perform for the Australian troops in the wartime.

Why watch it? In addition to great musical numbers, The Sapphires also offers a great story of women overcoming racism and relying on each other in facing problems.

 

Frances Ha

Plot: A New York woman finds herself growing apart from her best friend and roommate.

Why watch it? A prime case of mumblecore, this film is a realistic depiction of urban life and relationships.

 

Sunny

Plot: A woman decides to fulfil his dying friend’s wish of finding their high school friends.

Why watch it? Sweet and nostalgic, this movie will make you want to host a reunion ASAP.

 

Ghost World

Plot: Two teenage outsiders find their lives turned upside down after they decided to respond to a man’s ad looking for a date.

Why watch it? The movie’s depiction of teenage girls’ friendship hits close to home in ways that common teen flicks will never do.

 

Muriel’s Wedding

Plot: Seeking to change her life, a small-town woman goes to metropolitan Sydney with her newly found friend.

Why watch it? An Australian classic, the movie shows what a genuine friendship looks like, with mutual care of each other.

 

Frozen

Plot: A princess tries to find her sister, who disappears after her power/curse was revealed.

Why watch it? A great musical with a spin on the usual Disney ending – what more could you ask for?