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50 Best Movies for Your Next Girl’s Night InPlanning an all girls night in? Watch these movies; thank me later.

Here’s a confession.¬†Sometimes, I enjoy staying at home on Friday nights more¬†than going out.

That’s why I always get excited whenever I have a night in planned with my girls!

But while it is a lot of fun, it can be tiring to think of activities to do. I, for one, prefer to laze it out on Friday nights rather than, you know,actually ¬†get busy doing something.¬†Hey, it’s the weekend – no judging!

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

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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?

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2. 50 First Dates

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Year: 2004

Starring: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

Why You Need to Watch It: Sweet love songs. Lovely Hawaii. A woman with a short-term memory loss who forgets everything that happened the day before. Humour and art. Spoiler alert: they go on first dates everyday. 

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3. Bridesmaids

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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.

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4. The Devil Wears Prada

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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!

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5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Year: 2008

Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis

Why You Need to Watch It: A musician wants to forget his TV star ex-girlfriend so he goes on a vacation. Who else does he run into but the aforementioned ex and her new boyfriend? Bring on the awkwardness!

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6. 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.

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7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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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.

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8. Love Actually

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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.

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9. Juno

Year: 2007

Starring: Ellen Page and Michael Cera

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†If you haven’t seen this film yet, don’t be fooled by the bright colours and the lighthearted storytelling. It talks about teenage pregnancy and the struggles and¬†options¬†that go with it in an effective, matter-of-fact way.

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10. Mean Girls

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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.

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11. Pitch Perfect

Year: 2012

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†Whether you sing or not, as long as you appreciate music, you will surely love this movie about a group of girls who don’t have anything in common other than the fact that they sing really well together!

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12. 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?

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13. Clueless

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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!

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14. Dirty Dancing

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Year: 1987

Starring: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze

Why You Need to Watch It: Perhaps one of the most iconic films of the 80s, this movie features two people who meet in a resort, become dance partners, and fall in love. This is still one of the most romantic films ever made.

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15. Pretty Woman

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Year: 1990

Starring: Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

Why You Need to Watch It: Well, you need to watch this because this is the quintessential Julia Roberts film! Aside from that, this is simply a very sweet film about the most unlikely pair: a rich businessman and a prostitute.

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16. Legally Blonde

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Year: 2001

Starring: Reese Witherspoon

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†Can a girl be too blonde? Reese’s character realises this when she gets dumped by her boyfriend. She then decides to follow him to Harvard law school to get him back, but ultimately discovers herself.

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17. Titanic

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Year: 1997

Starring: Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†Well, first of all, I can’t think of any reason why you¬†shouldn’t¬†watch this! The ultimate film of the century, you need to see this because of the story, the history, the action, and because of the steamy love scene. Half-kidding.

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18. Twilight

Year: 2008

Starring: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†Every female has probably seen this movie, and it does have its sweet moments between a timid high-schooler and an ageless vampire. Don’t worry, girls; he’s vegetarian.

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19. My Sister’s Keeper

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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?

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20. If I Stay

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Year: 2014

Starring:¬†Chlo√ę 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.

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21. The Lakehouse

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Year: 2006

Starring: Sandra Bullock and Keannu Reeves

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†This is another unlikely romance not because of the people involved but because of the circumstances surrounding it.¬†Why? Because they are living in two different years, that’s why.

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22. Dear John

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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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23. P.S. I Love You

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Year: 2007

Starring: Hilary Swank and Gerald Butler

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†The movie starts off¬†with a heartbreak when Gerald Butler’s character dies because of an illness and leaves his wife behind. Even from the dead, through the letters he had prepared, he guides his wife to move on with life.

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24. Notting Hill

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Year: 1999

Starring: Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

Why You Need to Watch It: Featuring a more mature Julia Roberts, this utterly sweet film is about, well, another unlikely romance between an American actress and an English bookstore owner and how they reconcile their differences.

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25. Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Year: 1994

Starring: Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell

Why You Need to Watch It:¬†Hugh’s character here is unlucky with love, but his fate seems to change when he meets an American girl. Despite being away from each other, their paths keep crossing even if the timing seems to be always off.

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