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The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked

Updated May 11, 2020 890 votes 98 voters 2.3k views26 items

List RulesVote up the very best movies about women who are true friends.

Female BFF movies are a great way to bond with your girlfriends and this list contains information on the best movies about female BFFs. The best female best friends movies have many variations. Some good female best friend movies are full of adventure while other good films about female best friends are hilarious comedies. Many of the greatest female best friends movies star award-winning actresses.

What films will you find on this top female BFF movies list? Thelma & Louise, starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, is about two friends who embark on a road trip full of twists and turns. Clueless is another good movie that tells the story of female best friends. Ghost World follows a pair of teenage BFFs as they navigate the world post high school. Other good movies about women who are best friends include Bridesmaids, Fried Green Tomatoes, and A League of Their Own.

Which female best friends movies are the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list. 

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghost World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Released2001

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

    Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic... more on Wikipedia
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    Romy and Michele's High School is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Mirkin

    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira... more on Wikipedia
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    Boys on the Side is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Boys on the Side

    Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey

    Released1995

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Boys on the Side is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Released1991

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley... more on Wikipedia
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    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker

    Released1991

    Directed byJon Avnet

    Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at... more on Wikipedia
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    Waiting to Exhale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Waiting to Exhale

    Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byForest Whitaker

    Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

    Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie... more on Wikipedia
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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account... more on Wikipedia
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    Mystic Pizza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Mystic Pizza

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

    Released1988

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Banana Split is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Banana Split

    Tasha Babers, Tyler Barnes

    Released2020

    Directed byBenjamin Kasulke

    Banana Split is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Benjamin Kasulke. Two teenage girls... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The... more on Wikipedia
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    A Simple Favor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    A Simple Favor

    Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Feig

    A Simple Favor is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Paul Feig, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Assassination Nation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Assassination Nation

    Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse

    Released2018

    Directed bySam Levinson

    Assassination Nation is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Sam Levinson. When the... more on Wikipedia
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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

    Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Breaker Upperers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    The Breaker Upperers

    Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek

    Released2019

    Directed byMadeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek

    The Breaker Upperers is a 2018 New Zealand romantic-comedy film that was written, directed and... more on Wikipedia
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    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd

    Released2002

    Directed byCallie Khouri

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an... more on Wikipedia
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    Never Goin' Back is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Never Goin' Back

    Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone

    Released2018

    Directed byAugustine Frizzell

    Never Goin' Back is a 2018 American drama film directed by Augustine Frizzell. High school... more on Wikipedia
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    The Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanna Fogel

    The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best... more on Wikipedia
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    Beaches is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Beaches

    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik

    Released1988

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris... more on Wikipedia
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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Patrick King

    This film is a 2008 American blue romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick... more on Wikipedia
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    Friends with Money is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Female BFFs, Ranked
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    Friends with Money

    Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack

    Released2006

    Directed byNicole Holofcener

    Friends with Money is a 2006 film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It opened the... more on Wikipedia
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