Best Movies for a Girls’ Night In

“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that's why we're all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel,...

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“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that’s why we’re all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it’s actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.”
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So if you’re also in the mood to just lie on the couch, eat comfort food, and do nothing with your girls, how about reading this list of best girls’ night movies AKA the best chick flicks and rom-coms ever? I’m sure you and your girls will find something you would all love to watch, so read on!

1. The Notebook


Year: 2004

Starring: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Why You Need to Watch It: A young, romantic, country boy brought to life by a Ryan Gosling in suspenders and a newsboy cap. And later in the film, a hot kissing scene with a mature, bearded Ryan Gosling in the rain. Need we say more?

2. Bridesmaids


Year: 2011

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper

Why You Need to Watch It: If you’re one of those who get annoyed with all the engagement announcements on Facebook, you need to watch this film about a single woman whose life is a mess and needs to be her best friend’s Maid of Honour.

3. The Devil Wears Prada


Year: 2006

Starring: Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway

Why You Need to Watch It: This is one of the book-based films that don’t put their origins to shame. Meryl Streep’s effective performance as Miranda Priestly is both refreshing and chilling – not to mention her fabulous wardrobe!

4.Crazy Stupid Love

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Year: 2011

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore

Why You Need to Watch It: Let’s forget about Ryan Gosling for a moment and focus on the story. Aside from a beautiful cast (hello, Emma Stone), the movie actually gives us girls a new perspective of men, infidelity, and love.

5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days


Year: 2003

Starring: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey

Why You Need to Watch It: Cheers to the ladies who go the extra mile at work! I know the plot can be predictable, but an unlikely romance developing between two opposites is always a sweet thing to watch.

6. Love Actually


Year: 2003

Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson

Why You Need to Watch It: It boasts an all-star cast. I mean, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkison in one romantic movie? That’s almost legendary. Of course, the interrelated, Christmas-themed stories will keep you glued to your screen.

7.Mean Girls


Year: 2004

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert

Why You Need to Watch It: Where do I begin with this one? Do I really need to? Okay, it’s a classic, this generation’s must-see movie. And it’s not even because of the perfect cast but because of the brilliant storytelling and humour that we all can relate to.

8. Sweet Home Alabama


Year: 2002

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey

Why You Need to Watch It: In this movie, Reese plays a New York fashion designer who gets engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. However, she needs to get a divorce with her redneck high school sweetheart. Guess what she realises?



Year: 1995

Starring: Alicia Silverstone

Why You Need to Watch It: If Mean Girls is the chick flick of the 2000s, Clueless is the ultimate teen film of the 90s. You need to watch this for the humour, the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, and the most unexpected romance ever!

10.My Sister’s Keeper


Year: 2009

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin

Why You Need to Watch It: This film features a really interesting family dynamic between an unconventional relationship. Like, how would you feel if you were conceived just to be your older sister’s bone marrow donor?

11. If I Stay


Year: 2014

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley

Why You Need to Watch It: Based on a novel, this film is about a girl who has to make a difficult decision between pursuing her dream at Juilliard or be with the love of her life. However, a car accident changes everything.

12.Dear John

Year: 2010

Starring: Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum

Why You Need to Watch It: The romance that occurs between the lead characters starts strong, but we also see the realistic struggles that deployment and long-distance relationship entail. And, yeah, Channing Tatum in a uniform.

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