Welcome to the Ultimate Girls’ Night Movie Guide. While there are millions of chick-flick lists out on the good ole Internet, we find that they normally just list the same usual suspects over and over. We get it! Mean Girls is great! So, what we’ve done for you is compile a list you can come back to girls’ night after girls’ night and find something new to watch each time. Some classic, some new, some cheesy, some stellar, here is your ultimate guide!
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1. Romey and Michele’s High School Reunion
If you haven’t seen this wacky and wonderful high school reunion comedy, drop everything and organize a girls’ night stat. When two colorful best friends are invited to their 10-year high school reunion, they decide it’s time to step up their lives. Soon they find themselves fictionalizing their achievements since high school, and the results are absolutely hysterical and, in turn, an ode to being yourself and the power of female friendships.
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2. Pitch Perfect
Every girls’ night is in need of some lip syncing and dancing, and Pitch Perfect hits all the right notes. Watching this all-girls singing group come together while eating pizza on a comfy couch? Perfect night in. In fact, you might as well make this a binge night and watch 1 and 2.
3. Now and Then
The PERFECT coming-of-age story meets all-girl buddy film. And the cast is just as impressive. Now and Then follows four best friends during a pivotal summer in the 1970s. You’ll find yourself in the film as well as your best friends.
Every girls’ night needs a scary movie every once in awhile to balance out all the romance, and Unfriended will FREAK YOU OUT. The film takes place solely through a high school student’s MacBook screen as she and her group of friends are terrorized online by an anonymous person.
5. Breakfast Club/Sixteen Candles
May we suggest a vintage theme for your next girls’ rendezvous? If you accept, any John Houghs film is a must. Make a night of it and binge both coming-of-age films, The Breakfast Club AND Sixteen Candles.
6. Bridget Jones’s Diary
An absolute classic. No girls’ night is complete without the poor Bridget Jones who can’t quite get her life or love life together. We highly recommend speaking in fake Brittish accents while watching this one; it really adds to the cinematic experience.
7. My Girl
“He can’t see without his glasses!” The most heartbreaking line of any movie ever. My Girl is a comedy-drama and female coming-of-age at it’s finest, centering around an 11-year-old pre-teen in the 1970s. And good luck not crying at the end….
8. 10 Things I Hate About You
A modern day telling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You will forever be a rom-com classic. Featuring Julia Styles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the late Heath Ledger, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll totally fall in love right alongside Kat.
9. A League of Their Own
This stellar all-female sports comedy features hilarious writing and even funnier acting. A League of Their Own is a fictionalized account based on true events of an all-female professional baseball team. A must for girls’ night, especially if you have any sports lovers in your group.
10. Easy A
Inspired by The Scarlette Letter, Easy A is a teen comedy starring Emma Stone. The comedy is a rumor filled, totally false account of how Olive ruined her flawless reputation.
11. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
A young Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt absolutely kill in this dance coming-of-age/ romantic comedy. When army brat Janey moves to Chicago, home to her favorite dance show, Dance TV, she must hide from her strict family that she’s auditioning for the show.
12. The Notebook
We’ve all seen it, but no girls’ night movie list would be complete without it. Pass the tissues, please.
13. When Harry Met Sally
Quite arguably the greatest romantic comedy of all time, When Harry Met Sally still has us asking the eternal question: can women and men just be friends? Written by the phenomenal Nora Ephron, add this one to your permanent list.
14. Legally Blonde
“What? Like it’s hard?” Legally Blonde centers on Elle Woods who applies to Harvard Law in order win back her ex, but, as you know, she ends up winning so much more.
15. While You Were Sleeping
We’re guessing you haven’t seen this one. One of the best but most underrated romantic comedy gems from the 90s, you absolutely must add this Sandra Bullock love story to your list.
16. 500 Days of Summer
Swoon. We’re talking to you Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 500 Days of Summer walks us through the demise of what seems to be “the perfect” relationship, and it’s kinda brilliant.
“I’ll never let go, Jack.” And we’ll never let go of this phenomenal romantic drama. We all know the story, but rewatching this one never gets old. And helloooo, young Leo.
“As if!” A modern day telling of Jane Austin’s Emma, Clueless should stay forever in your girls’ night movie rotation. Although it was shot in 1995, it totally holds up today.
19. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Who misses the days of Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey romantic comedies?! We do! Writing for Composure magazine, Andie is assigned an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and her “research” is as entertaining as it gets.
20. Baby Mama
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ridiculously funny in this comedy. Tina’s character hires Amy as a surrogate and, as you can imagine, things don’t go quite as planned.
21. Fried Green Tomatoes
A trapped housewife, Evelyn, meets a colorful old woman, Ninny, at a nursing home. Ninny starts to tell her tales from her past, finally inspiring Evelyn to gain the confidence she needs. It’s sweet, funny, nostalgic and will make you crave fried green tomatoes majorly.
22. A Cinderella Story
Young Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray? No girls’ night is complete without this classic retelling.
23. My Best Friend’s Wedding
Childhood friends Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by 28. Four days after Julianne’s 28th, however, Michael announces he’ll be marrying the young 20-year-old, Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). A classic and a must.
Lucy (a young Britney Spears) embarks on a road trip through Georgia with her two best friends, and it’s PURE GOLD. Oh, and a young Zoe Saldana kills it in the film!
25. Center Stage
Last, but certainly not least, is Center Stage. The film centers on aspiring ballet dancer Jody as she enters the pre-professional program of New York’s elite ballet company. Dancing, cute boys, NYC, and young hopes and dreams, it’s simply the perfect drama for your night in.
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