The 25 Most Loved Friendship Movies You Must Watch With Your Besties

Friendship Movies

August 5th, 2017   |   Updated on October 17th, 2023

Friends are for life and the greatest gift of life is friendship. The Friendship Day celebrates the loving bonds among friends.

Going to celebrate Friendship day this Sunday with your besties? So, apart from exchanging friendship bands, partying with friends, exchanging gifts and cards, sharing messages, you can also celebrate your eternal bonding by watching some of the best friendship movies. Read on for our list of some of the best friendship movies:

1. The Wizard Of Oz

A young Kansas girl who dreams of a better life “somewhere over the rainbow” is caught in the eye of a tornado and lands in the fantasy world of Oz.

Movie Review : “The Wizard of Oz” will be a class in everyones eyes forever, bringing the light of day into the world of film and putting a smile on anyones face. As Dorothy dreams a dream that is unlike anything on earth, she creates a story that is one of the most brilliant telling in the history. Watch Now.


2. Harold And Maude

Harold and Maude

Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life with a fresh perspective.

Movie Review : A movie that talks about life and death by defying any possible norms one would set for oneself. And the movie still succeeds in being coherent and in sending ideas too precursor for its time. A masterpiece and a quite beautiful one as much as it is disturbing. Watch Now.


3. The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Movie Review : A smart, moving and funny relic of more than 30 years of age, that takes its characters and their problems seriously in the sweetest way, which really pays off and makes the film still ring true today. It also makes you miss the 1980s sooo much. Don’t you forget about me. Watch Now.


4. The Goonies

A group of west coast kids facing their last days together before a development paves over their homes stumble onto evidence of pirate’s treasure attracting the attention of a family of criminals.

Movie Review : Literally, everybody in my high school class had seen this movie, and we watched it one day in Earth Science (For Some strange reason) and i thought that it was okay, somewhat funny, but i just felt so left out, when everyone in my class said that they had seen this movie but i hadn’t. Watch Now.


5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Street-smart Ferris knows all the tricks. Determined to enjoy a day off from school with his friends, Ferris uses his bag of tricks to baffle the ever suspicious dean of students.

Movie Review : It’s an outrageous, clever and charming comedy of youth in revolt that John Hughes is accustomed to. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a classical coming-of-age film filled with countless humor, a slick and sleek performance from Matthew Broderick and smart script. Watch Now.


6. When Harry Met Sally

A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.

Movie Review : Its like the late 80’s version of 500 days of summer or vice versa. Its fun and cute. It can be placed on as some of the best romantic films of our time. Watch Now.


7. My Girl

Most Loved Friendship Movie: My Girl

Vada goes to Los Angeles to see her uncle with hopes of finding out more about her late mother.

Movie Review : My Girl is a terrible film with a unique idea that could’ve been terrific. I feel that the film could have been much better if there was better talent involved. Watch Now.


8. Thelma And Louise

Thelma And Louise

Docile housewife Thelma accompanies her pal Louise, an independent waitress, on a brief fishing trip. However, Louise kills a man who endeavours to rape Thelma at a bar. The two flee to Mexico.

Movie Review : Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer are best friends who are both unhappy with their lives. Thelma is married to Darryl (Christopher McDonald), who treats her like crap and never lets her do the things that she wants to do. Watch Now.


9. Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World

Wayne and Garth own a public access TV show and can’t believe their luck when a local station decides to hire them. They later find that the show is no longer the same. Can they save their show?

Movie Review : Moronically hilarious and clever for this oddball comedy. Wayne’s World is highlighted by the constant humor from Myers & Carvey, making it one of the most successful SNL-sketch-based-films to date. Watch Now.


10. Now And Then

Most Loved Friendship Movie: Now And Then

Four childhood friends gather together to prepare for the birth of Chrissey’s baby. They wonder how the girls they were at 12 years could possibly have become the women they are now.

Movie Review : I really should not like this incredibly stupid movie, but I do. II can’t help it, I’m a sucker for girl power reunion movies, no matter how formula they get. And I love how they just sort of pair up toward the end, and then separate, and then return. Watch Now.


11. Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

A bunch of friends hatch a plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. However, their ensuing escapade turns out to be far from what anyone expected.

Movie Review : All of the signatures of a Wes Anderson production are present in his premier feature except a clear narrative vision. The movie’s pacing felt too flat and aimless and the unconvincing romance subplot seemed more like a device trying to desperately give this story a reason to be told. Watch Now.


12. Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Romy and Michele are best friends who weren’t very popular in school. This fact suddenly occurs to them when they are invited for their high school reunion which they attend with fake identities.

Movie Review : This movie is hilarious. Not only did I love it because Lisa Kudrow was in it but I loved it because of the humor and the characters. Michele: You had gotten really thin by then. Romy: I know. I was so lucky getting mono, that was like the best diet ever. Watch Now.


13. Rushmore


Max is a student at Rushmore Academy. He excels at everything except academics. He meets and falls in love with a teacher, Ms. Cross. But he later discovers that his mentor is also in love with her.

Movie Review : Looking back, Wes Anderson’s ‘Rushmore’ is full of some kind of youthful exuberance that is lost in his later films. It’s not as tightly wound as any other Anderson film (except Bottle Rocket), but that’s not a point of detriment. Watch Now.


14. Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Elle’s boyfriend dumps her in favour of a smarter girl as he plans a career in politics. As revenge, she gets enrolled in the same law school and, against popular perceptions, goes on to win laurels.

Movie Review : Finally got around to a rewatch of this. This is one of those films I loved at the time, but a dodgy sequel, followed by a third, even worse one had dulled the memory of the original. I haven’t watched this one in about three years, and I wondered if there would ever come the day I would want to watch it again. Watch Now.


15. The Lord Of The Kings – Return Of The King

The Lord Of The Kings - Return Of The King

The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle. While Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, they follow Gollum, unaware of the path he is leading them to.

Movie Review : Wonderful on every level. Love the characters and special effects. One of the biggest, most massive battle scenes ever put on the silver screen. A great end to a monumental epic. Watch Now.


16. Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Cady joins a new public school and befriends Janis and Damian. They warn Cady to avoid the Plastics, a group led by Regina. Things get worse when she falls in love with Aaron, Regina’s ex-boyfriend.

Movie Review : I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would or should. It’s actually a really good movie, like seriously. It’s girly of course, but there’s a lot of truth behind what’s being displayed on screen. Watch Now.


17. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

Four best friends spend their first summer apart. In a bid to stay connected with each other, they pass around a pair of denims that fits each one of them, despite their different body structures.

Movie Review : With a cast this talented, who cares if the majority of the audience is only females, I loved this film, for everything it strived to be, and everything it ended up being in the end. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is one of those rare novel-to-film stories that really. Watch Now.


18. Juno


Social misfit Juno protects herself with a caustic wit, but her unplanned pregnancy has the teen getting more involved in the lives of her baby’s adoptive parents than she expected.

Movie Review : There were many great films that came out around 2007 and 2008, and this one proved to be in the top tier. After a fling with her longtime pal leaves her pregnant, snarky, witty, and smart 16 year-old Juno MacGuff decides to do the right thing and give her baby up for adoption to a seemingly perfect yuppie couple unable to have kids of their own. Watch Now.


19. Bridesmaids


Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend Lillian to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding rituals in a rage of conflict with one of the bridesmaids.

Movie Review : Infectiously funny, sarcastic and charming, Bridesmaids is a laugh-out-loud comedy. The film sprouts its gags and potential from its cast (Wiig, Rudolph, McCarthy, Byrne & others) and it’s comedic gold. Watch Now.


20. 50/50


Adam is a 27-year-old radio journalist whose life turns upside down when he is diagnosed with spinal cancer. Whilst battling the rare disease, he learns the value of friendship and love.

Movie Review : I put off watching this due to Seth Rogan being in it…despite my admiration for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I shouldn’t have waited, it was soooo good! This was an excellently done, off-beat, indie movie on a serious subject of life, and death. Wry humor out of a bad situation. Watch Now.


21. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Charlie, a 15-year-old introverted bright Pittsburgh boy, enters high school and is nervous about his new life. He is befriended by his seniors who show him the way to the real world.

Movie Review : Loved the cast in this movie. Loved the music in this movie. Loved the feel of this movie. Let’s face it!! I just LOVED this movie!! 😉 Watch Now.


22. Love & Friendship

True friends supporting each other in a touching movie: love and friendship

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica.

Movie Review : Love & Friendship is Jane Austen with the romance drained out, exposing the pragmatism and the economic urgency underneath. That sounds grim, but the result is actually a tart, fizzy delight from Metropolitan director Whit Stillman. Watch Now.


23. Friendship!

love & friendship

As the world celebrates the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, two young East German men, Veit and Tom, are inspired to head west towards America’s legendary city of San Francisco. Despite having little money between them and virtually no knowledge of the English language, they manage to make it as far as New Mexico, where they meet a beautiful woman named Zoey.

Movie Review : Awesome movie… you will definitely laugh and cry with them on their tour from New York to San Francisco. I would love to watch this movie in English, just to hear how their East German accent sounds. ;). I highly recommend this movie. Watch Now.


24. Friendships Field

A close bond between friends portrayed in a heartwarming film: love and friendship movie

While looking through her mother’s old trunk, young Jane finds an aged crayon drawing. Her mother, Ira, explains that it contains a story from the summer of 1965 when she was 12 years old. And it was the last summer she would be a kid before having to work in the beet fields with her family. She was unsure what to expect when her father hired migrant workers to help withthe harvest.

Movie Review : For anybody with a child ages 5-12 (or so), who wants them to see examples of acceptance and diversity, see this movie. Excellent, totally family-friendly, and yet not stupid at all either. Watch Now.


25. The Color of Friendship

This made-for-TV drama is based on the true story of Ron V. Dellums, an African-American congressman who housed a white exchange student from South Africa during the height of South Africa’s minority rule. The Color of Friendship stars Carl Lumbly, Shadia Simmons, and Penny Johnson.

Movie Review : truly this is a rare treasure from the Disney Channel. it’s a big risk considering the story takes place in the 70’s and racial discrimination is still present in society, but it’s an amazing feat watching these two girls from different worlds learn the true meaning of understanding, friendship, and love. Watch Now.