Junk food? Check. Room full of friends? Check. Now all you need is a tried and true list of awesome movies to help you laugh and cry your way through the perfect girls’ night in. Here’s a roundup of the best chick flicks ever.
- 27 Dresses
You just need to be a bridesmaid one time to know the struggle, but Katherine Heigl did it 27 times so you wouldn’t have to.
- Made of Honor
Not only does this movie feature Dr McDreamy, Patrick Dempsy, but it’s also super relatable for anyone who had a crush on their BFF.
- Step Up
While they might not be together anymore, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum have some major chemistry in this movie. Plus, that final dance sequence had us all wishing we could move like they can.
- The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep should’ve honestly taken home an Oscar for her performance in this movie. It’s such a guilty pleasure that you will never get over — it’s perfect for any kind of night.
- Mamma Mia!
Even 10 years and a sequel later, this movie still feels as fresh as the first and will leave you singing along to ABBA songs for days.
- Raise Your Voice
After the loss of her brother, Terri tries to find her voice again by going to a performing arts program for the summer where she meets new friends and remembers her love of music.
- Miss Congeniality
She’s beauty, she’s grace, and she might become Miss United States. An FBI agent has to go undercover after it’s believed someone is trying to kill the winner of the Miss United States beauty pageant.
Can you hear the bells? That’s the sound of us going crazy over Zac Effron as Link Larkin. It won’t take long for you to dance and sing along to this movie. After all, you can’t stop the beat.
- Mean Girls
Some of Rachel McAdams’ mean girl moments are completely out of control, but a lot of it feels surprisingly real. Plus, it’s the only movie that includes “mathletes”, puking on a crush, and a person getting hit by a bus (and still making it to prom!).
- Twilight (marathon!)
You already know. But the Edward/Bella/Jacob love triangle is made for watching with your friends, tucked away in your room, where you can scream and coo and talk all you want.
Cher and her friends have ridiculous outfits, hilarious one-liners, and pretty-close-to-perfect lives — but they also happen to be really awesome friends.
- Freaky Friday
There are a ton of great movie versions of this story, but the Lindsay Lohan version is the best. And Chad Michael Murray is at his very cutest in this movie.
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
There is nothing more awesome than watching four best friends go on adventures, deal with major life stuff, and just generally be there for each other. Plus, everyone in the room can relate to at least one of the girls in the movie.
- The Notebook
This might be one of the most romantic movies of all time. The love triangle. The old couple reminiscing. The passionate kiss in the rain. The beautiful clothes. The beautiful guys. *Sigh.*
- 10 Things I Hate About You
It’s based on Shakespeare, but it’s sweet and funny and set in high school. Halfway through, Heath Ledger sings “You’re Just Too Good to Be True” with the marching band in front of the entire school. Amazing.
- She’s the Man
This is the best Amanda Bynes movie ever. It’s funny and sweet, and never boring. Plus, Channing Tatum – enough said.
- Pitch Perfect
From Anna Kendrick’s famed cup song to Fat Amy’s endlessly non-stop jokes, this is one flick that we can’t get enough of.
- A Walk to Remember
Popular jerk turned sensitive-sweet dude falls for the quiet, shy girl — aka every girl’s dream. Add in the fact that she’s terminally ill equals one heartbreaking story, but one that makes you totally believe that love is real.
- 13 Going on 30
Not only does Jenna get to live out her dream of being “30, flirty and thriving,” but she learns some super important life lessons along the way — like sometimes falling in love with your BGF is the best thing ever.
- Legally Blonde
Who doesn’t love a movie about an eternally underestimated girl smashing everyone’s expectations? In Elle Woods’ case, her lame ex-boyfriend didn’t think she was smart enough to be his girlfriend, so she went to Harvard Law to prove him wrong.
- A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story is all about a teenage girl figuring out how to embrace who she really is, no matter what anyone thinks.