The one thing a type A cosmo girl needs is some good gal pals. Whether we are getting together over brunch, drinks or shopping or traveling, I have to have my pals to dish with. Since it’s Women’s History Month I want to dedicate the next couple of posts to women and friendship. And as a movie buff I thought what better starter post then my top five female gal pal movies.
Now I must give a disclaimer, I will have some glaring omitions but I’m a comedy gal so I am picking my favorite light hearted female gal pal movies: Top female pal movies-
The Other Woman- this is a new one and I really liked how they turned a movie that could have just focused on women fighting over a man and showed the women embracing each other and becoming great friends in their quest for revenge.
Bridesmaids- I love female comedies that just aren’t your typical rom coms. While there is nothing wrong with having a guy interest what I liked about this film is that it really relies on the females to bring the funny. We just aren’t the straight person to the funny guy. Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig are an awesome comedy team, can’t wait to see them in the new Ghostbusters movie.
Sex and the City- I have to put this up here because I am still in love with the series. This movie I loved for the fashion and the friendship (I refuse to tarnish my memory by acknowledging the second movie). It made me want friends who will have your back like they did.
The First Wives Club- I can’t express how much I love this movie. This is real female empowerment. And yes, it’s another revenge plot like The Other Woman, but in the process these estranged friends come back together and turn awful events in their lives into something positive. Plus the different personalities of Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Dianne Keaton really played well off each other.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion- I’m the Mary and You’re the Rhoda. I’m sorry I looove this movie. It’s super silly but super fun and relatable (who actually loves going to reunions especially when you aren’t where you thought you’d be). And I like the idea of these girls standing up to the mean girls of their past but in a different way than they expected.
Honorable Mentions- 9 to 5, Pitch Perfect, Clueless, Legally Blonde
What are some of your favorite gal pal movies?
Ok… so they weren’t all single but Steel Magnolias!
I started getting into the list and forgot about the single part LOL
Bridesmaids is a good call. First Wives Club annoyed me but good premise. Word on Clueless and Romi & Michelle (I still say “getting [enter whatever illness that causes me to lose a few pounds] was like the BEST diet ever!”
But my # is Thelma and Louise. True ride or die! I went in not even wanting to see out, came out obsessed with it!