10 Best Friend Chick Flicks

Thursday, April 21 by Yvonne Glasgow

 These 10 best friend chick flicks are all movies about best friends that women love to watch.Some of the movies listed here have been around for decades, while some are fairly new. Friends can relate to the bonds between the girlfriends in these chick flicks.

  1. “Thelma & Louise” is a movie, released in 1991, about two best friends. One, Thelma, played by Geena Davis, is an abused housewife. The other, Louise, played by Susan Sarandon, is a bored waitress. The two head out on a road trip to go fishing and have some fun, but they turn into rebels on the run after shooting a rapist and being robbed by a hitchhiker they picked up, played by Brad Pitt. This is a tear jerker and a true best friend chick flick.
  2. “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is a movie from 2005 about a group of four best friends that find a pair of jeans that somehow “magically” fits each of them. Each is doing something different for the summer and they decide to take turns with the jeans. Each grows a little during their summer apart, but they grow closer as friends. This chick flick stars Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera and Blake Lively.
  3. “Romy and Michele' High School Reunion” is a corny flick from 1997 about two best friends, played by Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino, who head back to their ten year high school reunion. They decide to lie about what they have done with their lives, but after getting caugh,t they embrace their true selves. This movie proves that best friends can last forever.
  4. “The First Wives Club” is a movie from 1996 about a group of ladies who seek revenge on their husbands after being left for younger women. Starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton as the jilted older wives, this movie is hilarious and definitely a worthy chick flick.
  5. “The Banger Sisters” from 2002 shows that even when best friends spend years apart they can always come back and bring the best out of each other. When Goldie Hawn's character has some troubles, she seeks her friend played by Susan Sarandon. The two get together, reluctantly at first, but the stodgy housewife that Sarandon became lets loose, and the rest is best friends history.
  6. “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” is a movie from 2002 about a group of four women who's friendship spans from childhood into adulthood. One of the sisterhood's daughters, played by Sandra Bullock, writes an article about her unhappy childhood, and it sends this group of ladies into an uproar. Best friends stick together, don't they?
  7. “Crossroads” is a 2002 best friends chick flick that stars Britney Spears, Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana as three best friends. When they take a road trip to win a music contest, love is found, hearts are broken, and one young girls father learns that he has to let his child grow up.
  8. “My Best Friend's Wedding” is a chick flick, from 1997, with a twist. This time the best friends are a guy and a girl. When it is too late, Julia Roberts character realizes she is in love with her best friend, played by Dermot Mulroney, who is getting ready to marry to someone else. Now Robert's character has to do everything she can to stop the wedding and not lose her best friend.
  9. “Waiting To Exhale” is a romantic chick flick from 1995 about a group of best friends in Phoenix, Arizona. Each one is “holding their breath” waiting to find the right man and feel comfortable in a relationship. This fun movie about the things best friends go through together stars Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
  10. “Set It Off” is a 1996 film about four best friends that take the wrong path to making money. They begin robbing banks, with fatal results. This movie will not leave a dry eye in the house. Stars Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise.

 -Yvonne Glasgow

Do you like this story?