The Ultimate List of Girl’s Night Movies!

I love a girly night in with my sisters or friends, chilling out and sharing a bottle *or three* of wine, some snacks and some stories between watching (or re-watching for the millionth time) our favourite girly movies. I’m planning a big movie night at the moment so asked a load of other bloggers what films they always love to watch ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy – and don’t forget to leave suggestions too!

I’m a complete movie lover – give me an evening at the cinema or a night in with a bowl of salty popcorn and I’m more than happy. I have to admit though that I tend to re-watch a lot of the same movies all the time (seriously I have no idea how many times I’ve watched Roman Holiday, Casablanca and Mean Girls). When I was putting together this list I asked for recommendations of films to add and why so I’ve also included some of the films that my lovely blogger friends came up with:

‘Stand By Me’ – It’s a beautiful movie about growing up and friendship

‘The Princess Bride’ – Cheesy, funny and romantic (plus utterly quotable and I think most loved movies are!)

‘She’s All That’ – The geeky girl gets a makeover and wins the heart of Freddie Prince Jr (the ultimate 90s heart throb!)

‘Roman Holiday’ – In fact anything with Audrey Hepburn in wins in my book but this is my favourite

‘Doc Hollywood’ – It’s funny and heart warming and makes me want to move to a tiny town where they hold annual squash festivals!

ย ‘Mean Girls’ – Because it’s fetch – Kirsty from Life With Boysย *I like what you did there Kirsty ha!*

‘She’s the Man’ – Ok it’s a bit pants but Channing Tatum is in it topless for quite a bit and it’s kinda funny too

‘The Sweetest Thing’ –ย It’s one of those movies you just have to watch! Especially the penis song bit!! – Lauren from Dilan & Me

‘Thelma & Louise’ – The ultimate BFFs – Laura from Five Little Doves

‘Freaky Friday’ – This film is a pure guilty pleasure, cheesy, funny and featuring Chad Micheal Murray

‘A Cinderella Story’ – I love Chad Michael Murray (see above) and this sweet take on the Cinderella story is fab

‘Sisters’ – Because Tina Fey ROCKS!

‘No Reservations’ย – I really thought this movie would be a flop but it’s actually really endearing and I love Aaron Eckhart in it ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Notting Hill’ – Because it’s funny and romantic – Kirsty from Kirsty Dee

‘Muriel’s Wedding’ –ย For the soundtrack and the happy memories when my late best friend used to say “you’re dreadful Muriel” – Nellie from Nellie Pom Pomsย ย *I’ve actually never seen this one so I’ll have to watch it!*

‘The Princess Diaries’ – Pure teenage chick-flick at it’s best!

‘Kinky Boots’ย – A fab British comedy withย Chiwetel Ejiofor playing the fantastic drag queen Lola

‘Dirty Dancing’ – It’s a feel good romance with a cracking soundtrack and who wouldn’t want Patrick Swayze to swing them round in tight pants – Cat from Rock and Roll Pussycat

‘Ghost’ – Just like above – amazing soundtrack, and Patrick Swayze (plus Whoopi Goldberg is hilarious in it!)

‘Beaches’ – It makes me cry every time I watch it. But is a lovely film about friendship – Mary from Over 40 and Mum to One

‘Pitch Perfect’ – It’s just Aca-amazing

‘Never Been Kissed’ – I love Drew Barrymore in this sweet romance movie that’s typically 90s!

‘Clueless’ – For the nostalgia fix – Jenny from Accidental Hipster Mumย *Oh don’t you just miss 90s fashion?*

‘The Proposal’ย – I have to admit that I love Sandra Bullock although she get’s a lot of stick and this film is up there at the top for me – it’s funny but sweet and I loved the cameo from Betty White

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ย – Bitchy, full of fashion and with Simon Baker providing the eye candy!

‘Confessions of a shopaholic’ – I love the book series of these and this film is so fun

‘The Notebook’ –ย It has to be The Notebook for me. Kissing in the rain, staying together until the very end…. just grab the Kleenex – Emma from The Minis and Meย *One of the best romance films I’ve ever seen – I love any film based on a Nicholas Sparks book to be honest*

‘Easy A’ – I bloody love this film – it’s funny and it was the first film I saw Emma Stone in *She’s my girl crush*

‘First Wives Club’ and ‘9-5’ – I love an oldie about strong women!! – Chantele from Two Hearts One Roofย *I am with you there Chantele – two of my favourite movies and I LOVE Dolly Parton. I’m now singing ‘You don’t own me’ in my head ha!*

‘That Awkward Moment’ย – loved that this romcom is told from the perspective of three very different guys – it’s cute and funny too

‘Step Up’ – Can you tell I like Channing Tatum yet? He’s hot, he dances, they fall in love *winning*

‘Magic Mike’ – See above (plus it’s funny even if it does make me cringe)

‘Sleepless in Seattle’ย – From back in the day when men like Tom Hanks were considered hot enough to be the leading men in romcom movies! I love this film

‘Juno’ – bittersweet, coming of age movie about a teenager who gets pregnant – plus it has an amazing soundtrack too!

‘Steel Magnolias’ – another way too easy to quote movie “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face.”

‘Pretty in Pink’ – have a thing for 80’s movies and who doesn’t love Molly! – Siobhan from The Baby Boat Diariesย *I love 80s movies too – Breakfast Club is one of my faves*

‘The Breakfast Club’ – a funny and sweet coming of age 80s classic – perfect for when you need the kind of pick-me-up that only the Brat Pack can provide!

‘Leap Year’ – this was another one that had me crying with laughter!

‘The Fault In Our Stars’ – WARNING – Do not watch this when you’re feeling emotional because it’s a real gut-wrencher!

‘Bridesmaids’ – laugh out loud, rolling on the floor crying comedy with a bit of heart-wrenching added

‘Ten things I hate about you’ and ‘How to lose a guy in 10 days’ –ย They have to be my favourites because they make me laugh but are soppy too!! – Jen from Just Average Jen

‘What to expect when you’re expecting’ –ย So much funnier now I’ve actually pushed a child out of my vajayjay!

‘White Chicks’ย – Absolutely bloody hilarious!

‘Life as We know It’ – this film had me laugh and cry as two singletons become unexpected parents and have to work out how to do it all!

‘Horrible Bosses’ –ย I wasn’t sure I’d even like this one but it made me cry laughing – it’s so unexpectedly funny and Jennifer Aniston is brilliant in it

’27 Dresses’ย – Fab weddings, dancing on bars and James Marsden – what else could you want for a girl’s night in?!

‘You’ve Got Mail’ – gotta love Tom Hanks – Tracey from Pack the PJsย *I haven’t watched this film for years – I love it!*

‘Love Actually’ – Strictly for Christmas or ‘that time of the month’ only – it never seems to get old

‘Tristan & Isolde’ – Heartbreaking historic romance with lots of chivalry based on a medieval legend

‘Definitely Maybe’ – My husband actually watched this film first and insisted I watch it – I’m so glad I did!

‘Pretty Woman’ – I love it such a classic love story – Helen from All Things Beautifulย ย // Joย from Sit Still Monkeysย also chose Pretty Woman, saying ‘The gorgeous Richard Gere, romance and the shopping make it the perfect mix for me! Just love it! I dream of being wined and dined by a millionaire (Richard)!’

‘The Other Woman’ – I don’t know what it is about this film, I just love it!

‘Eat Pray Love’ – I love a good film about self discovery, women being independent and exploring the world – Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy

‘There’s Something About Mary’ย – there really is! I’ll never get over that hair gel scene ๐Ÿ˜‰

‘Three Men and a Baby’ – Tom Selleck *swoon* – also it’s just so funny and all sorts of loveliness

‘Footloose’ – my big sister made me watch this as a kid and I hated it but I re-watched it again a few years back and finally appreciated how good it is!

‘Miss Congeniality’ and ‘2 weeks notice’ย – I love Sandra Bullock in these two films – they are both funny although that waxing bit in Miss Congeniality made me laugh out loud!

‘Stardust’ – I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman and love this movie adaptation of his book, Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespeare is the best!

‘Bad Moms’ –ย  haven’t laughed as hard at any other film since watching Bad Moms. Nearly wet myself in the cinema! – Clare from Clare’s Little Totsย *OMG I LOVED BAD MOMS*

‘Stepmom’ – My best friend’s mum loved this movie and would always put it on then sit and bawl her eyes out ha!

‘Cruel Intentions’ – Sexy, full of teenage angst and with a bittersweet ending – I have lost count of the amount of times me and my sisters watched this film

‘Ps I love you’ – oh Gerrard *swoon* – this film gives me all the feels!

‘Bridget Jones’ – Always makes me laugh and cry – Laura from Dear Bear and Beany

‘Hocus Pocus’ – In our house this has always been the official best Halloween movie ever! FYI I’m Winifred and I let my sisters fight over being Sarah haha!

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ – Love this film! Steve Carrell is one of my favourite actors and this has a stellar cast

‘Dan In Real Life’ – Steve Carrell again – this time as a single dad trying to find love in the midst of his dysfunctional family

‘Legally Blonde’ – Busting stereotypes whilst looking great! – Hayley from Devon Mama

‘My Girl’ – another classic that always makes me ball my eyes out

‘The Vow’ – Too. Many. Tears

‘Titanic’ย –ย Amazing film until she bloody lets him go! *grr*

‘Boys on the Side’ –ย Funny and sad and all the good feels. A proper girl power movie! – Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

‘The Duff’ – I’m not sure if I love this film more because I am the Duff or because it’s just brilliant

‘500 days of Summer’ – Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this cult classic

‘Australia’ – The fashion, the houses, Hugh Jackman – I love it all!

‘Bend It Like Beckham‘ As much as Keira Knighley annoys me I do love this film – it’s a real ‘girl power’ movie

‘Grease’ –ย  I’m going old school with Grease! What a soundtrack! – Beth from Twinderelmoย *I love Grease – I’ll always be ‘Rizzo’ to my sisters ha!*

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ – love this film even though it makes me cry every single time I watch it!

‘Bad Boys’ – OK so it’s not your typical movie for a girly night in but it’s brilliant and I grew up watching it with my sisters

‘The Lucky One’ – Gotta love Zac Efron in this sweet and heart-wrenching movie

‘One Day’ – Stock up on the tissues before you watch this, and don’t do so drunk #justsaying

‘Safe Haven’ – More of the feels in another Nicholas Sparks adaptation

‘The Holiday’ – It’s my fave girly movie-just for the real estate ๐Ÿ˜ #propertygoals ย Hollie from The Thrifty Mum

‘Coyote Ugly’ –ย ‘Can’t fight the moonlight!’ This movie is one of the best chick-flicks ever made and has an amazing soundtrack

‘Mrs Doubtfire’ and ‘Matilda’ย – When she was little my littlest sister was obsessed with these movies – perfect choices if you’ve got younger ones at your girly movie night!

‘About Time’ – Perfect for all the Love Actually fans as it’s written and directed by Richard Curtis. It’s such a lovely story – really beautiful

‘Twilight’ – My ultimate fave film we even got married and I had the same song walking down the aisle as Bellaย ๐Ÿ˜‚ who doesn’t love beautiful people and vampires?! – Katie from Mummy’s Diaryย *I had Claire de Lune by Debussy which also features in Twilight!*

‘City Of Angels’ – Pass me the tissues!

’40 Days and 40 Nights’ – Just don’t do what I did and watch this film with your mum and dad *cringe*

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ย – I love this Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney film – another one that my husband introduced me to ha!

‘The Wedding Planner‘ – Like Sandra Bullock, J-Lo is always getting slated when she appears in films, but I love this film!

‘The Bodyguard’ย – Oh Whitney and Kevin *swoon*

‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘The Wedding Date’ – they are two of my favourite girlie films. I could watch them time and time again! – Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Tooย *I adore The Wedding Date*

‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ – Not your typical rom-com but really enjoyable – I love stories like this where you see lots of different characters

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ – “It’s a Bundt!” growing up with a Cypriot family we could definitely relate to the humour in this film!

‘Bring It On’ – For the general cheese and funny/bitchy cheers. Think Pitch Perfect with cheerleaders! – Julie from Pondering Parenthoodย *I love Bring it On! Brrr it’s cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere!*ย 

‘Save The Last Dance’ย – loved the dancing and soundtrack to thisย 2001 movie! I remember going to see it in the cinema ๐Ÿ™‚

‘What Women Want’ย – Despite not liking Mel Gibson I do love this movie – it’s funny and clever and easy to watch (which is just what you need on a girly movie night)

‘Made of Honor’ย – I think most women have a bit of a soft spot for Patrick Dempsey – I love him in this funny comedy

‘The Back-Up Plan’ – another J-Lo film that I loved – it’s so sweet without being too gushy and I do so love a happy ending for my favourite latina!

‘Father of the Bride’ – (makes me nostalgic for my wedding and has one of my favourite ‘movie homes’) and ‘Something’s gotta give’ (I think Diane Keaton is fabulous and again, there’s the house!) I recently discovered they are both by the same director having loved them for years! – Suzannah from Home Heart Harmonyย ย *I love anything with Steve Martin ย or Diane Keaton in!*

‘When Harry Met Sally’ – I couldn’t write a list of the ultimate girl’s night in movies and not include this! It’s one of my favourite films ever and I just love the ending *go watch it!*


Moulin Rouge

Mama Mia

The Blue Lagoon


Under The Tuscan Sun

Four Weddings and A Funeral

Pride and Prejudice

So what do you think? Have I missed your favourites off? Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • Reply barbsteving April 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Under The Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane and Chocolat with Johnny Depp. Two wonderfully romantic movies. Swoon…! โคโค๏ธ

    • Reply bettertogetherhome April 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Oooh I’ve never seen Under The Tuscan Sun but I LOVE Chocolat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply lovelyandgrateful April 5, 2017 at 11:11 am

    So many great movies on this list! I’d recommend St Elmo’s Fire, an 80’s brat-pack movie with half the cast of the Breakfast Club, and While You Were Sleeping, which is my favourite Sandra Bullock movie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Reply bettertogetherhome April 6, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Oh I love St Elmo’s Fire! Can’t believe I forgot to put it on ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve not seen while you were sleeping – will have to give it a watch- thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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