Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back, and they live happily ever after. That simple formula describes a very large percentage of the films produced in Hollywood. However, not every story is about a woman finding the man of her dreams. There is a small, but significant sect of cinema that delves into the psyche of the female in her natural habitat... with her girlfriends. These are the best female friendships in film.
These movies with female friendship can be found in every genre. They depict women in different stages of their lives, at various ages. Some of the films on this list are pure weepies, specifically designed to make us bawl like babies. Other films below are about how girls come of age together. They may be in high school or even in their 20s, trying to figure out what it takes to become an adult. Of course, there are a couple road trip movies listed here. Women need to escape from everyday life too, it’s not just the men that get to do their best Jack Kerouac impression and hit the pavement!
Despite genre or age, one thing remains true throughout all these movies: depicting women friendship in film is an intricate matter. These stories are not just about having wine with your best gal pals and complaining about your boyfriend. These narratives appreciate the finer details of female friendship. They get that no matter what has happened, and no matter what will happen, a good friend is the foundation of many females' happiness and livelihood. Our good friends are our rocks in life and keep us afloat.Be sure to celebrate the female friendships in your own life by voting up the best female friendships to have ever been depicted on film below!
Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn, + more
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Tagline: Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here ?, Sex. Clothes. Popularity... Whatever.
Actors: Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Sissy Spacek, + more
Directed by: Tate Taylor
This song from the Beaches soundtrack pretty much sums up the entire idea of true friendship: "I can fly higher than an eagle, cause you are the wind beneath my wings." CC and Hillary, two gals from different sides of the tracks, formed a lifelong friendship. Through divorce, career ups and downs, and terminal illness - they could always count on each other.
Beaches will make you sob uncontrollably like a cranky baby without a bottle, but it's one weepie that deserves every last tear.
Actors: Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey, Garry Marshall, Spalding Gray, + more
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Tagline: Friends come and go but there's always one you're stuck with for life.
Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, + more
Directed by: Hugh Wilson
Tagline: Don't get mad. Get everything., Getting even... this fall.