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Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships

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List RulesVote 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 vote up and you might also like this list of Disney movies about friendship.

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    Harry Potter And The Sorceror& is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Harry Potter And The Sorceror's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Love, Rosie

    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin

    Released2014

    Directed byChristian Ditter

    Love, Rosie is a 2014 British-German romantic comedy-drama film directed by Christian Ditter,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Bridge to Terabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2007

    Directed byGábor Csupó

    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pretty In Pink is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Pretty In Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Friends With Benefits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Friends With Benefits

    Emma Stone, Mila Kunis

    Released2011

    Directed byWill Gluck

    Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Drive Me Crazy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Drive Me Crazy

    Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Schultz

    Drive Me Crazy is a 1999 teen romantic comedy based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    He's Just Not That Into You

    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2009

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Friends With Kids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Friends With Kids

    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

    Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

    Released1989

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    One Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    One Day

    Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2011

    Directed byLone Scherfig

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    Just Friends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Just Friends

    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler

    Released2015

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Some Kind Of Wonderful is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Some Kind Of Wonderful

    Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure

    Released1987

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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    Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!

    Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    Sleeping With Other People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Sleeping With Other People

    Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis

    Released2015

    Directed byLeslye Headland

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    Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Reality Bites

    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger

    Released1994

    Directed byBen Stiller

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    Valley Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Valley Girl

    Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily

    Released1983

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy film, starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lost In Translation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Lost In Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

    Released2003

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Drinking Buddies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Drinking Buddies

    Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick

    Released2013

    Directed byJoe Swanberg

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    Once is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships
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    Once

    Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Carney

    Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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