Happy International Friendship Day, Fairies! Or should we say, besties? As your social media feeds flood with #InternationalFriendshipDay posts, we have an even better idea (and it involves popcorn)…
Tonight, we recommend having your best friend(s) over for a cute slumber party, watching a movie, and showing them how much you appreciate their friendship!
Here are the best friendship movies to ever be made…
P.S. Some of them will require a tissue box (you’ve been warned)!
Thelma and Louise (1991)
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
The Intouchables (2012)
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
The Help (2011)
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
My Girl (1991)
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.
Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents’ traditionalism and joins a football team.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Miss You Already (2015)
The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
Toy Story (1995)
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
In 1967, Susanna is subjected to a shady psychiatric intervention and is sent against her will to a psychiatric hospital. Emotionally isolated, she finds comfort in the friendship with other patients.
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
Now and Then (1995)
Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.
The First Wives Club (1996)
Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.
Bride Wars (2009)
Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.
9 to 5 (1980)
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.
The Heat (2013)
An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.
Sister Act (1992)
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
Girls Trip (2017)
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Charlie’s Angels (2000)
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Mean Girls (2004)
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.