Film Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships  

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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.

Which friendship film is your favorite? Give the best movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Maria Teresa Flor Matula added Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton 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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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald 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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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher 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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Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
IndahAyus added Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb 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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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd 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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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe in his directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest ...more

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Friends with Benefits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake 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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Some Kind of Wonderful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson 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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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film adapted from the Alfred Uhry play of the same name. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as ...more

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Just Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart 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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Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane ...more

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My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, ...more

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Sleeping with Other People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos Sleeping with Other People is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Leslye Headland. A good-natured womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) form a ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It was her second feature film after The Virgin Suicides. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett ...more

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Valley Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Mark Cooper0 added Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy film, starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, and Michael Bowen, directed by Martha Coolidge. The American ...more

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Jesse Andrews, based on Andrews's 2012 debut novel of the same name. It is the ...more

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One Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess One Day is a 2011 romance drama film directed by Lone Scherfig. It was adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 novel of the same name. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Focus Features ...more

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What If is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Daniel Radcliffe, Oona Chaplin, Adam Driver What If is a 2014 romantic comedy film written by Elan Mastai and directed by Michael Dowse.

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Drinking Buddies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jason Sudeikis Drinking Buddies is a 2013 American film written and directed by Joe Swanberg, and starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. The film is about two co-workers at a ...more

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Lars and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
RaySingh added Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 American-Canadian comedy-drama film written by Nancy Oliver and directed by Craig Gillespie. It stars Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner ...more

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth, Ginnifer Goodwin Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, and Josh Duhamel.

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He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly 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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Drive Me Crazy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier Drive Me Crazy is a 1999 teen romantic comedy based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. Originally entitled Next to You, the movie's title was changed to Drive Me ...more

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Once is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. ...more

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a 2008 romantic sex comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is ...more

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Catch and Release is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis, Timothy Olyphant Catch and Release is a 2007 romantic comedy film released by Columbia Pictures. It is the directorial debut of Susannah Grant, who wrote the film Erin Brockovich. It stars Jennifer Garner as a ...more

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Friends with Kids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who is also stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, ...more