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Flicks to watch with friends

Every friendship deserves to be celebrated with a lot of laughter and a few poignant tears. When it’s time to plan a girls' night in, consider watching one of our favorite movies about friends. These movies will help you truly appreciate the bond that exists between you and your buddies.

Beaches, 1988

Friendships forged in childhood have a magical, eternal quality that adult friendships often lack. Beaches follows two friends through the highs and lows of life, from first loves, careers and family, to the pain of illness and loss. Break out the tissues and settle in to watch this heartwarming movie the next time your best childhood friend comes into town.

Beaches, 1988

Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991

Sometimes friendships develop in unexpected ways, exactly when you need them most. Fried Green Tomatoes follows a bored '80s housewife as she develops a friendship with an elderly woman who has a lifetime of stories to share. This May-December friendship may seem unlikely, but it highlights the fact that sometimes the friendships that don't "make sense" often lead to the best life experiences.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Thelma and Louise, 1991

How far would you go for your very best friend? Would you run away with her? Kill for her? Drive off a cliff with her? The adventures faced in Thelma and Louise may not describe the adventures of most women, but they do describe the extreme lengths that friends will go to protect and stand by one another.

Thelma and Louise, 1991

A League of Their Own, 1992

Guys aren't the only ones who enjoy a great sports movie! Kick back with your sporty girlfriends to cheer on the women of baseball as they prove they can do anything as well as the guys… and they can do it with flare! Even if you're not a big sports fan, you should watch this flick if you have a sister. The woven thread of rivalry, love and friendship between sisters is a complicated one, but the picture painted in A League of Their Own will make you appreciate your sister's love like never before.

A League of Their Own, 1992

The Help, 2011

Not all friendships are meant to last and when one friend grows or changes, the pain in "breaking up" can be heart-wrenching and confusing. The Help follows a young woman struggling with her own beliefs and how they deviate from those of her childhood friends. The true lesson here is that sometimes it takes one friendship ending for you to be able to develop and appreciate a new type of friend.

The Help, 2011

Bridesmaids, 2011

If you're looking for more laughs than you are tears, definitely plan a girl's night around Bridesmaids. You'll have to see it to believe it, but the scenes depicted in the movie will make you grateful for any drama you faced with your own friends while planning a wedding.

Bridesmaids, 2011

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What type of movie do you like to watch with friends? Share in the comments section below!

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