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Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships 

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Updated July 26, 2019 1k votes 316 voters 34.1k views 29 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite films that prove that men and women really can be friends.

Some people claim that men and women can't be friends, but as these movies about male-female friendships show, that assumption to be very wrong. The top male-female friendship movies feature close-knit relationships between members of the opposite sex - though romance crops up on occasion as well. This is a list of the greatest man-woman friends movies including everything from My Best Friend's Wedding to Reality Bites to Just Friends.

What films will you find on this list of the best movies about girl-boy friendships? Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray star in Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola. The movie follows a pair of unlikely friends who bond over their shared sense of isolation while staying in Japan. The friendship between Harry and Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise is a great example of a platonic boy-girl friendship. Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies is another great film that examines a male-female friendship. Other good movies featured on this list include Pretty in Pink, Once, and Zach and Miri Make a Porno.

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Harry Potter and the Sor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus based on ...more

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Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Maria Teresa Flor Matula added Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton

Released: 2014

Directed by: Christian Ditter

Love, Rosie is a 2014 British-German romantic comedy-drama film directed by Christian Ditter, based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. Best friends since they were kids, Alex ...more
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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1991

Directed by: Howard Zieff

My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the ...more

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Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
IndahAyus added Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gábor Csupó

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1986

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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When Harry Met Sally... ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rob Reiner

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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Friends with Benefits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake

Released: 2011

Directed by: Will Gluck

Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The film features a supporting cast that includes Patricia ...more

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My Best Friend's Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett

Released: 1997

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When a woman's long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) reveals he's engaged, she (Julia Roberts) realizes she ...more

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1989

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan ...more

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Some Kind of Wonderful ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1987

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson. It is one of the several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in ...more

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Just Friends is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart

Released: 2005

Directed by: Roger Kumble

Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Christopher Maquette. The plot ...more

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He's Just Not That Into ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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Me and Earl and the Dyin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, based on the 2012 novel by Jesse Andrews. High schooler Greg (Thomas Mann), who spends most ...more

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One Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

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Win a Date with Tad Hami... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth, Ginnifer Goodwin

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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Sleeping with Other Peop... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos

Released: 2015

Directed by: Leslye Headland

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Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Valley Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Mark Cooper0 added Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp

Released: 1983

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

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Drinking Buddies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jason Sudeikis

Released: 2013

Directed by: Joe Swanberg

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Drive Me Crazy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Schultz

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Zack and Miri Make a Por... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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What If is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Daniel Radcliffe, Oona Chaplin, Adam Driver

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Dowse

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