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The Best Female Buddy Movies

Updated February 19, 2021 4.0k votes 349 voters 16.8k views106 items

The female buddy movie is an elusive and rare little sister to the buddy cop. It's an under appreciated genre that's always a nice surprise at the cinema. From modern hits like Bridesmaids, to older classics like A League of Their Own, the female buddy movie can definitely attract viewers and cult success.

Hollywood is getting better about green-lighting female lead films - The Hunger Games helped matters immensely (hell yeah, Katniss!). We're beginning to see the rise of the strong female character driven film, and yet we still don't have all that many BUDDY movies.

In honor of the ever growing wave of female blockbusters let's look back at a genre that frankly, doesn't get enough love. Vote up your favorite female buddy movie then go watch it with all your best girlfriends!
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  • Clueless1
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • Steel Magnolias2
    89
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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  • Thelma & Louise3
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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Released1991

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • A League of Their Own4
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • Fried Green Tomatoes5
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker

    Released1991

    Directed byJon Avnet

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  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion6
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    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Mirkin

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  • Bridesmaids7
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • Pitch Perfect8
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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  • Bring It On9
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • Now and Then10
    75
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

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  • The First Wives Club11
    67
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    The First Wives Club

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn

    Released1996

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    The First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same...  more
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  • Mean Girls12
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes13
    58
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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell

    Released1953

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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  • Mystic Pizza14
    48
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    Mystic Pizza

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

    Released1988

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • The Heat15
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    The Heat

    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Feig

    The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by...  more
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  • Charlie's Angels16
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    Charlie's Angels

    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore

    Released2000

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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  • Spice World17
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    Spice World

    Elton John, Victoria Beckham

    Released1997

    Directed byBob Spiers

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  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants18
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

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  • The Sweetest Thing19
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    The Sweetest Thing

    Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate

    Released2002

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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  • Ghost World20
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    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Released2001

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

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  • Bride Wars21
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    Bride Wars

    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

    Released2009

    Directed byGary Winick

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  • The House Bunny22
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    The House Bunny

    Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

    Released2008

    Directed byFred Wolf

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  • Sex and the City23
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Patrick King

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  • Wine Country24
    13
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    Wine Country

    Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph

    Released2019

    Directed byAmy Poehler

    Wine Country is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Amy Poehler. Tensions from the past...  more
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  • Sister Act25
    12
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    Sister Act

    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith

    Released1992

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

    Sister Act is a 1992 American musical comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by...  more
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