Female Friendship: The 20 Best Movies About Girlfriends

Female friendship is a complex phenomenon, whether it be casual teenage or adult, with a deep kinship of souls, affection. After all, only the fair sex can love and hate, support and compete, envy and comfort at the same time. In our selection, we have collected for you films about female friendship, where a variety of women are truly friends with each other or against someone.

Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar (2021)

A novelty movie with a comedy story about how two middle-aged provincial women find adventures far from home. Bosom friends – the widow Barb and the divorced Star – for the first time leave their hometown to vacation on the coast of Florida. There, friends find themselves drawn into a whole series of funny events and intrigues. But, most importantly, they will witness a dangerous conspiracy to brutally exterminate the entire local population.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig, Rain Doi…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+


Wild (2019)

The heroines of this cool movie about girlfriends are real wild girls. Drinking , drugs, clubs and one-night stands are what girls are interested in, not boring life, marriage and children. Laura dreams of becoming a modern writer , and Taylor is content with the work of a barista, does not set high goals for herself and just burns her life. The hedonism of the rebels ends when Laura truly falls in love with Jimi, which changes her priorities in life. Will female friendship survive such a test?

Original title:
Animals

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Holliday Granger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fi …

Country:
UK, Australia, Ireland, Finland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Reluctant Girlfriends (2019)

Mel seems to have thought of everything to the smallest detail, but during the robbery of a jewelry store, something went wrong. Leaving from the persecution of the police, the girl takes Franny hostage – a hysterical person suffering from panic attacks. A series of humorous accidents will force the robber to look for new escape routes, and her hostage to reconsider her life. Perhaps this is the beginning of a true female friendship?

Original title:
Sweethearts

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Carolina Herfurt, Hanna Hertzsprung, Anneke Kim Sarnau …

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
16+


8 Ocean’s girlfriends (2018)

A stylish foreign film is perfect for watching it with a friend, laughing heartily and discussing the breathtaking outfits of the main characters. After nearly six years behind bars , Debbie Ocean hatched a plan for a grand heist. Her goal is a $150 million diamond necklace. After being released, the fraudster recruits a team of accomplices to bring her idea to life.

Original title:
Ocean’s Eight

Genre:
Action, thriller, comedy

Actors:
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Book Club (2018)

The main characters of the film are four friends from Los Angeles. Only one of them is married, the rest are absolutely free. The venerable California ladies are in their 60s and their favorite pastime is the book club. One day, the sensational book “50 Shades of Grey” falls into the hands of housewives, which produces the effect of an exploding bomb on them. And let youth be long gone, but there is still love, friends and sex in the world. And who said maturity is boring?

Original title:
Book Club

Genre:
Comedy, Romance

Actors:
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenbergen, Andy Garcia …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.1

Age Limits :
18+


The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Who would have thought that a difficult mission to save the world would fall on the fragile shoulders of the heroines of the film about the adventures of friends. Audrey’s boyfriend recently disappeared without even saying goodbye. Together with her friend Morgan, the girl is sad, drinks wine and decides to get rid of the things of her former lover. Banal beginning of a romantic comedy, you say? And what if the missing guy turns out to be a spy, and the girls are embroiled in a showdown with shootouts, chases, special services and a charming agent.

Original title:
The Spy Who Dumped Me

Genre:
Action, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan …

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Me and you (2017)

A heartfelt film with French humor and love of life tells about a difficult female friendship. Claire lives in her own world, plows in the hospital all day long , and gardens in her free time. Her stepmother, who once ran away, decided to return and now lives with her stepdaughter, violating boring rules with might and main and not thinking about tomorrow. The meeting of two women will become fateful, teaching the first to breathe deeply no matter what, and the second to take responsibility for themselves and loved ones.

Original title:
Sage femme

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Fro, Olivier Gourmet …

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Very Bad Moms (dilogue, 2016 and 2017)

Is it possible to constantly correspond to the status of an ideal wife and mother? When will this endless series of household chores, parent-teacher meetings and dinners with mother-in-law end? Looks like it’s time to take a break. By coincidence, a careerist, a housewife with many children and an uncouth mother with huge sexual appetites decide to give up on household chores, husbands, children and go into the lead. And what they will do, you will learn from this fun movie, which you can and even worth watching with a friend in a free evening.

Original title:
Bad Moms

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age Limits :
18+


Last word (2016)

Elderly lady Harriet is a successful businesswoman who controls everything all her life, causing discontent among others. Harriet also decides to take her death into her own hands and draw up an obituary in advance. To do this, she hires a young journalist, Ann. But what to write to a girl if, due to the difficult nature of the heroine of the obituary, there is no one who would say kind words about her? This discourages Harriet, and she decides to make a plan to fix everything – with the help of Ann.

Original title:
The Last Word

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seifred, AnnJuel Lee Dixon …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Women of the 20th century (2016)

An interesting movie with a high rating in the genre of drama and comedy tells the story of several women – not girlfriends, but important people in the fate of 15-year-old difficult teenager Jamie. In sunny California in the 70s, three different women are talking in a large old house – Dorothea, mother of Jamie, feminist Abby and eccentric lover of punk culture Julie. Each of them contributes to the boy’s life, his worldview and becoming like a man.

Original title:
20th Century Women

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
18+


The Other Woman (2014)

Mark is a young, charming man, a wonderful lover and companion. How can you not fall in love? And Karl’s lawyer plunges headlong into this pool. But one day, a strange smiling girl with a huge dog appears on her doorstep and declares that she is Mark’s wife. Of course, you can grab your opponent’s hair or just slam the door, but you can also make friends in order to take revenge on the traitor . After all, Carla did not even suspect that her boyfriend was married.

Original title:
The Other Woman

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
16+


You are not you (2014)

A feature film about female friendship resembles the famous 1 + 1 tape. That’s just, if the French got more comedy, the Americans preferred drama. Kate has been happily married for 10 years and has a successful career. But a terrible disease destroys her future plans. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis slowly but surely leads to the fact that a person cannot work with his hands, walk and talk. Already unable to cope with household chores, Kate hires a nurse – a cheerful, carefree and young Beck. She wants the assistant to see her as a person, not a faceless patient.

Original title:
You’re Not You

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
16+


Cococo (2012)

Perhaps the train car is the only place where the heroines of the film could meet. After all, Liza is a native Petersburger, a hard worker and a representative of the intelligentsia, and Vika is a groovy provincial on vacation. The first is a well-bred and educated idealist. The second is an impudent sociable simpleton. The neighbors in the compartment are immediately attracted to each other, because this friendship is like a breath of fresh air for both. The train takes them to the cultural capital – St. Petersburg, where non-cultural events will take place that shake up the life of the newly-made girlfriends.

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Anna Mikhalkova, Yana Troyanova, Evgeny Muravich …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Bachelorette Party in Vegas (2011)

How to force yourself to rejoice in the happiness of a loved one when your life is going downhill – there is not enough money to pay the bills, the boss constantly finds fault, and the guy is not ready to offer anything but sex? The heroine of a cool movie about girlfriends – confectioner Annie – is trying to find the answer to this question. Soon she will have to make a bachelorette party for Lillian, and after that – to become one of the bridesmaids. But how to deal with the growing irritation? Especially since you have to compete for the right to organize a banquet with the beautiful, rich and successful Helen.

Original title:
Bridesmaids

Genre:
Romance, comedy

Actors:
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Rebel Wilson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Bride Wars (2009)

What does every girl dream of in a classic melodrama? Of course, about the ringing of wedding bells. So our heroines – punchy Liv and modest Emma – have long thought over the scenario of an ideal wedding . Emma and Liv have been inseparable since childhood, and they also received an offer from their loved ones almost on the same day. Together they go to the wedding planner. However, by mistake, the celebration of the girls is appointed on the same date. But who wants to share the brightest day of their lives, even with their best friend?

Original title:
Bride Wars

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Brian Greenberg …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Women (2008)

This film about a group of girlfriends, where all the roles were played by women, was a remake of the 1939 melodrama of the same name. Mary Hine pleases everything – her beloved husband, 12-year-old daughter, a beautiful home, an interesting job. However, the frantic pace of life does not allow her to stop and devote time to her family. A super-busy designer accidentally finds out that her missus goes to the left, and as a passion he chose a silly but sexy perfume saleswoman. The news will make Mary finally slow down and think – perhaps she is doing something wrong? And true friends will come to the aid of a confused woman.

Original title:
The Women

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.0

Age Limits :
16+


Mascot Jeans (2005)

When you want something youthful and kind, you can watch a cheerful film about female friendship, based on the novel by Ann Breshers. Four faithful friends will have to part for the summer. Lina is going to visit relatives in Greece, Bridget is going to a sports camp, Carmen will spend the holidays with her father, and Tibi will stay in the city. Before parting, the girls in the store find jeans that fit perfectly on each of them. Considering this a gift of fortune, they agree to send them to each other by mail every week as a talisman.

Original title:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Mean Girls (2004)

The story of several school friends will continue our list of the best films about female friendship. The plot revolves around Cady Heron – a newcomer who came from Africa and came to a regular school for the first time. Here she is waiting for a new ” jungle ” – nerds, losers, elites and jocks. Naive Candy falls into the company of the most popular girls and quickly adapts to the rules of the girly world until she falls head over heels in love with the “forbidden fruit” – her new friend’s ex-boyfriend.

Original title:
Mean Girls

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seifred …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.0

Age Limits :
18+


Ghost World (2001)

The film is based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Close and will definitely appeal to fans of romantic smart cinema with realistic characters. The plot tells about two high school graduates. Enid poses as an arrogant cynic, although deep down he dreams of understanding and warmth. Rebecca is determined, daring and independent. The girlfriends decide not to go to college, but to find a job and rent their own apartment. But is it as simple as it seems? And can female friendship pass the test of love?

Original title:
Ghost World

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi …

Country:
USA, UK, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


First Wives Club (1996)

The history of female friendship begins in students, when four faithful friends were inseparable. Years have passed. Cynthia, Brenda, Elise, and Annie have become estranged from each other, mired in household chores, worries, and family relationships. However, after almost 30 years, they will again have the opportunity to meet at the funeral of one of their friends. Despite the fact that the paths led the women in different directions, their fates are surprisingly similar – all three recently separated from their husbands due to infidelity. What will inspire the offended and reunited friends to the common cause? Well, revenge , of course .

Original title:
The First Wives Club

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Sarah Jessica Parker …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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