Pop some kettle corn. Unfold the futon. Mix up a batch of stiff dirty martinis. It's girls night!
These movies are you best-bets for top-knotch entertainment to keep you and your crew giggling and swooning all night.
Eight movies that are perfect for a girls night in:
Dream-team Cher (Alicia Silverstone), Dionne (Stacey Dash) and Tai (Brittany Murphy) make high school seem simply fab – almost like a Noxzema commercial. Cher's big problem occurs when she finds herself second in popularity to new kid Tai – whom she herself made cool. Watch this as you and your pals give each other mani / pedis and take selfies looking like Boticelli chicks.
Funny Girl (1968)
Barbara Streisand is a firecracker of charm in this classic romantic musical. If you don’t already know and love Babs, let this film take you on a journey through Fanny Brice’s fanciful life from eager vaudeville actress to elegant broadway darling.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
This dark comedy follows a narcissistic and immature pair of besties (Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep) who drink a magic youth potion engineered by a plastic-surgeon (Bruce Willis). Pay no attention to the 43% rating at Rotten Tomatoes – this film as gained a loyal cult following over the years.
This comical depiction of Parisian life follows a sheltered but imaginative waitress (Audrey Tautou) who has a gift for helping others. When she decides someone needs to step into the life of a lonely sex shop worker / photo collector, Amelie's life gets complicated. She realizes she's falling in love, and a romantic cat and mouse game ensue that takes the pair all over Paris. Saucy.
Set in a picturesque French village, this drama follows drifter mother and daughter duo Vianne and Anouk (Juliette Binoche and Victoire Thivisol) to a quaint village where they open up a small chocolaterie. Vianne falls in love with a bohemian gypsy who arrives in town (Johnny Depp) and they sir up all kinds of hedonistic trouble. Quality chocolate snickity snacks on hand while watching this film is a must.
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Natasha Lyonne plays a super-confused teenage cheerleader who would rather fantasize about breasts than make out with her boyfriend. When her parents send her off to a conversion therapy camp to cure her of her homosexuality, she encounters a world of quirky characters (including a sexually repressed RuPaul). But she reluctantly admits her homosexuality, and ultimately finds acceptance and love – but not without some hilarious hyjinx with the campers.
Empire Records (1995)
The cool-kid employees of indie record store Empire Records (including Liv Tyler, Renee Zellewegger and Maxwell Caulfield), spend an epic day trying to save their store from being sold to a mega-chain, falling in and out of love with each other, and running from cops – all to a fantastic soundtrack.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Popular Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is forbade from dating until her boy-hating sister Kat (Julia Stiles) finds a man of her own. So, Bianca sets out to find Kat a man. He comes in the form of rebellious Patrick Verona (Health Ledger) who ends up winning her heart. Instead of Bianca being free to date who she wants, things get complicated. Punching, manipulation, paintball kisses and soccer-team serenades ensue, in only the way they can in a truly stellar high school rom com.