It can be hard to choose the right movie to watch when you have a friend over, but these 15 great flicks are entertaining and easy to follow even if it’s your first time seeing them. Here are the 15 great movies to watch with your BFFs:
15. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is a movie about two best friends who reunite in their hometown after 20 years. The film centers on the importance of friendship, and it shows how fun it is to be with one’s friend even when you have nothing else.
Romy and Michele are “the funniest people” for one another and are soul mates. They validate each other, complimenting one another when everyone else can’t see how awesome they are. At the movie’s most romantic moment, the love interest appears to be playing the third wheel. That’s friendship right there.
14. Forrest Gump (1994)
Leave the romantic aspect at the door. The closest thing Forrest Gump has to real friendship is his army bromance with shrimp-obsessed Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue. As the creator of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Forrest continues Bubba’s shrimp-related legacy even after he died in Vietnam.
Their friendship transcends both death and fiction.
13. The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants (2005)
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants tells the tale of four best friends who go on adventures together while wearing the same pair of jeans. Lena, Bridget, Carmen, and Maria’s friendship is followed throughout the movie as they mature and meet new people.
You will see in this movie how these girls grow from young children to adults while maintaining their friendships. You’ll observe how challenging it was for them all to find love in their ways but how, with each other’s support, they ultimately succeeded in doing so.
12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Charlie, a freshman at their high school, is introduced to Sam and Patrick. They admit Charlie to their group of friends after realizing he has none.
It quickly becomes clear that the three friends are dealing with a variety of childhood problems. Sam and Charlie both experienced sexual abuse as kids. The two become more empathetic toward one another because of their shared trauma.
11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
The fantasy movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was adapted from J. K. Rowling’s book of the same name. It was the first book of a seven-part series that would eventually spawn nine films and become one of the most lucrative movie franchises in history.
Friendships are shown as the most important factor in Harry Potter. It not only replaced Harry’s family in the movie, in terms of relationships, assistance, love, and protection. As they make Harry feel loved and, maybe, more importantly, assist him in overcoming obstacles in his life. The friends he makes at Hogwarts serve as a sort of chosen family for him, which makes it a must-watch!
10. Finding Nemo (2003)
Everyone has that one friend who annoys them more than their younger sibling but has a heart so big that they would risk their lives to save yours. Or, in this instance, assist you in looking for your lost son. Marlin isn’t the kind of fish who tends to make friends easily, but then when he unintentionally meets Dory, she helps him realize that the ocean world is happier when someone cares about him.
Additionally, she pushes them into the route of ex-vegan sharks, lethal jellyfish, and a lot of other needless danger, but overall, life is better with Dory by his side.
9. The Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Guardians of the Galaxy is a fantastic film to watch with your best friends. Chris Pratt’s character Peter Quill was taken from Earth as a baby and raised by space pirates. Before even he realized it, he had already transformed into an intergalactic criminal known as Star-Lord who loves wreaking havoc everywhere with his unique friends.
Although many Marvel films feature friendship, we contend that this one is truly about it. Nothing says best friends like mixtapes, dance-offs, and a talking tree-hugging you for protection.
8. Bridesmaids (2011)
Bridesmaids is a hilarious and accurate portrayal of the dynamics of female friendship. The main character of the film is Annie, a bridesmaid who doesn’t care about being at the wedding party. When she is finally asked to participate as a bridesmaid, she is unsure of how to dress up or how much of a commitment will be required.
Few movies do a better job of capturing the politics that run through a group of female friends than “Bridesmaids.” Even though it’s gleefully ridiculous, it also depicts women getting over their resentment to become true friends.
7. The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club is inspiring because it shows true friendship can endure even when life can be challenging. If you’re willing to put in the effort to improve yourself, there’s no telling how far your relationships with others can develop.
The film is a tale of friendship and finding one’s place in the world using those around you.
6. Booksmart (2019)
As Amy and Molly discover repeatedly throughout one wild night, friendship means being there for one another. From “book-smart” to “street-smart,” they transitioned into a close-knit group of friends who will always be connected by the experiences they shared and their shared approach to the future.
Their entire future is in front of them, and they’ll go to any lengths to achieve their goals, even if it means committing crimes for one night.
5. Stand By Me (1986)
The film Stand By Me acknowledges that young teen friends rarely stick with you into adulthood. Sometimes they figuratively vanish from memory.
However, those memories can still have an impact on you, especially if they are connected to significant occasions. Stephen King’s adaptation is a coming-of-age classic.
4. Girls Trip (2017)
A group of friends reunites in the film since one of them decides to marry. Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish all appear in it.
By taking a trip together, the friends’ group resolves its issues. This movie qualifies as a comedy because it features silly fights, misunderstandings, and a lot of amusing scenes where we get to watch the main characters make silly decisions.
3. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 animated fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois and produced by DreamWorks Animation. It was released on March 26, 2010, and went on to become the biggest animated opening ever for an original story and the highest-grossing film of 2010. The film takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named Hiccup aspires to follow his tribe’s tradition of becoming a dragon slayer.
The friendship between Hiccup and Toothless plays a major role in the film’s story as it is an important part of both characters’ development. Overall, it is an emotionally engaging, exciting movie that appeals to both kids and adults.
2. The Help (2011)
Based on the same-named novel by Kathryn Stockett, The Help is a 2011 drama movie. To highlight racism and inequality in society at large, the story involves three black maids based in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s as they assist their white employers in writing a book about their experiences.
1. Thelma and Louise (1991)
Thelma & Louise was released in 1991. The movie examines feminism, misandry, gender roles, rape, and morality. Two women named Thelma and Louise are having difficulties on the job and in their personal lives. One weekend they decide to go on a vacation across the country.
The two women encounter numerous hazardous situations. They come across several men who, in various ways, prove dangerous to them. At one point, Louise is forced to shoot the man to save Thelma from being raped. The two friends are trying to evade capture. But the bad luck continues, even though everyone is working against them, their friendship holds up to the end.
- Mean Girls (2004)
- E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- Another Round (2020)
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