Most of us like to go out on the town, have a few drinks with the girls and go dancing. Or maybe even go to a wine tasting or see a local band play. There are so many things that are fun to go out and do with our girls, but sometimes, it’s nice to just have a cozy night in with a bottle of wine and sappy movie that our boyfriends would disapprove of. Yes, the endings are predictable and yes, we’ve seen them all a million times, but that’s exactly why we love them!
In no particular order, because they’re all equally awesome.
An oldie but goodie. Also, a good reminder of what not to do if you want to surprise your girlfriend for her birthday. Birthday surprise=yes. Shoving a jawbreaker in her mouth and then duct-taping shut to take her to the surprise=no.
Ten years later, and we’re all still quoting this movie like it just came out in theatres. Not only is this movie filled with unparalleled hilarity, it also has an awesome message behind it. If you and your girls have been friends since this movie came out, then it will definitely take you back to a time when the girls were not so nice, and you’ll be so, so grateful that times have changed, but luckily, your friendship hasn’t.
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Kate Hudson is just absolutely brilliant in this movie, and her dress is to-die for. She and Matthew McConaughey are laughably adorable. Plus, this movie created love ferns everywhere!
This movie will never not be funny. Anytime I even think about a Bridesmaids quote, I buckle over in laughter. This movie will help y’all think about all of the crazy shenanigans that will happen at your future nuptials.
LETTERS TO JULIET
Totally cheesy. Totally predictable. And totally brilliant. This movie serves as a simple reminder that you and your girls need to start planning your trip to Italy ASAP!
Because we all know the struggle. We’re all living in that struggle, and we’re all grateful to have each other to go through the struggle together.
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
While this movie is clearly telling us that we should go back to our hometowns and marry our first loves, we shouldn’t take the message so lightly. Let’s just keep the past in the past and keep moving forward. Just watch the movie to play a fun little game of ‘what if,’ and if any of your girls are planning on reverting back to their first love, quickly snap them back to reality.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
This movie will never not be good. Let the “why don’t mean speak to women like that anymore” conversation ensue.
Proof that if you make tons of life changes for a guy, the guy will still end up being a jerk. Make changes for yourself. Don’t chase after guys. Bonus: watch the musical on YouTube. It’s freaking cute.
WHAT A GIRL WANTS
This movie is telling us to go find our long lost fathers in London. Don’t have an estranged father? Maybe go search for your brother or uncle or fourth cousin twice removed. Any way to get to England. How else will you find the love of your life?
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A classic retelling of our favorite fairy tale. Plus, if anything has Lizzie McGuire in it, we’re totally there.
BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY
So you might think that your life sucks, but really it can’t get much worse than Bridget Jones’s. Plus, watching her story unfold will make you want to speak in English (not British) accents for the rest of the night.
The best movie ever. Everyone can relate to at least one person in this movie. After the movie, y’all can go to Wal-Mart and wait around in the pajama section for your “meet cute.”
Because we’ve all been dreaming of a true love’s kiss.
BRING IT ON
We all know all the cheers, and it’s even more fun to perform them in front of the TV screen with your girls. It’s like you’re actually part of the squad. Ready? Okay!
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RIP Heath. We’re all still holding on to the hope that our future boyfriends will try to woo us with a romantic rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” complete with participation from the whole band and the audience of the entire school.
SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
Because in your group of four friends, you’ve already figured out who is who. (I’m Carmen, the writer.)
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
Any movie with Justin Timberlake is a winner. I mean, hellooooo teenage fantasies. Plus, it has Mila Kunis. Total girl crush. This movie also gives hope to any of your friends who may have a little FWB action going on.
CRAZY, STUPID LOVE
I could watch this movie a million times and still think it’s absolutely adorable and hilarious. Ryan Gosling – swoon. Emma Stone – wannabe BFFs. Steve Carrell – laughing so hard you get side cramps. Everything you could possibly want all wrapped in a shiny, little DVD.
The perfect movie to watch when you want to pretend that your living room dance moves could actually lead to a solid career.
Perfect for the princess in all of us. For all you know, you could have some royal blood in you after all. And finally, you get to get that kiss from the guy you’ve been swooning after your whole life. Serving suggestion: Order a large cheese pizza with M&M’s.
What movies would you add to the list?