8 Movies to Watch With Your Best Friends

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Movies and friendships go hand in hand. Sometimes, the best days are when you have your best friends over with boxes of pizzas and a nice film to keep you company. For such kind of days, we are here presenting you a list of films that celebrate friendships in unique ways.


Released in 2009 by Pixar Studios, Up has become one of the most loved and critically-acclaimed animated pictures. The movie revolves around an older man, Carl Fredricksen, and a young explorer Russell, and their adventures while on a journey to South America.

This Pixar creation hits right in your feels, tickles your funny bones, and makes you curl up and cry. Yet, this moving film holds so much love that you will have a newfound appreciation for your relationships once you finish it.

Bad Moms

Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, Bad Moms is a 2016 comedy film telling stories about worn-out mothers who need a break.

Parenting is a very demanding and, most of the time, unrewarding job. It’s easy to lose yourselves and forget your own needs and wants while stressing over your children. With its premise of hilarious rebellion, the movie is perfect for every such mom and her girl gang.

The Goonies

We have an adventure classic here from the ‘80s. The Goonies, released in 1985, is based on a story by Steven Spielberg, and Chris Columbus handled its screenplay. It centers around a group of neighborhood kids who want to stop their homes from getting seized and unintentionally start a treasure hunt.

The movie gives us adorable characters with entertaining moments in a fantasy world. As a lightweight flick, it’s a lovely choice to get nostalgic with your childhood besties.

Now & Then

With Demi Moore, Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Ashleigh Aston Moore, and Rita Wilson included in the main cast, the 1995 film Now & Then is a coming-of-age film that focuses on female friendships and memories of their adolescence.

The actresses above play the child and adult versions of four girls who reminisce about an unforgettable summer when they were young. It’s a heartwarming movie that shows the power of friendship, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack.


Horror nights are unwritten traditions of every buddy group, and you can give your friends sleepless nights with this popular Stephen King adaptation.

Based on his 1986 novel It, the film came on big screens in 2017, followed by a second part with adult characters in 2019. Even with scary elements, the movie holds your attention as the Losers Club has their loyalty and friendship put to the test with menacing Pennywise on their tails.

The Hangover

Who doesn’t love to see a quirky friendship group landing in a series of absurd and uproarious misadventures? A must-watch in friendship get-togethers, The Hangover is a comedy film released in 2009, followed by two sequels in 2011 and 2013.

The film promises unlimited fun times as it goes completely off the rails with bad luck following the hungover bunch.

Pitch Perfect

If you and your pals love music and are the kind to have karaoke nights, then there are no better movies for you than the Pitch Perfect trilogy. An unexpected box-office hit, the first installment was released in 2012 and it stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Adam DeVine.

The musical takes you on a rib-tickling ride with fantastic characters and pretty good songs. Make sure to try Anna Kendrick’s cup game after you are done enjoying the movie!

My Girl

My Girl is a moving, coming-of-age drama starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky as child actors. We suggest you grab a tissue box before sitting for this one because its ending will leave you heartbroken.

Despite being a tearjerker, the film is on this list because it beautifully portrays how genuine relationships are unconditional and that love never stops, even if one passes away.


Friendships come in all shapes and sizes; hence, we have tried making a list inclusive of many things—from different genres to varied plots, children to adults, fantasy to animation, and funny to heartbreaking. As we conclude, we hope you found films that would make it into your group’s next watch list.