For anyone who doesn’t know what Galentine’s Day is, it’s the unofficial holiday dedicated to gals and their best friends. It all started with Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and now for years, ladies have been celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13.
So in honor of the holiday, we rounded up 10 movies you can watch with your gal pals while sipping on wine and eating V-Day candies. Enjoy!
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the ladies who star in it — Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, and Amber Tamblyn — perfectly embody Galentine’s Day and what it stands for. It’s a movie all about friendship and a bond that’s strengthened by a pair of magical pants that travel amongst the girls throughout their summer apart.
OK, we know that the point of Galentine’s Day is to leave behind the romantic drama and the craziness that can happen on February 14, but this movie really does have it all. Valentine’s Day may have storylines focused on love, but Jessica Biel’s character throws a single’s party that’s worth the watch. Plus, you’ll see a lot of your favorite actors and actresses.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
The 1997 comedy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is a must for any girl’s night in. It stars Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as two best friends who didn’t really have it made in high school. When they attend their high school reunion, things get wild and outlandish (who remembers the hilarious dance number?).
Where do we even start with this Oscar-nominated film? Beaches is a tale of two friends who meet at the beach and somehow make it through everything life throws at them in the years to come (together, of course). Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey are amazing in the movie and the soundtrack will bring you to tears every time.
As one of the most recent films on this list, Pitch Perfect is pretty much one of our top picks whenever we’re with our squad. It manages to make acapella the coolest college activity of all time while making us fall in love with the Barden Bellas and their dysfunctional sisterhood with every song. Plus, there are now three Pitch Perfect films, so why not make a movie marathon out of it?
Thelma & Louise
It’s been more than 20 years since Thelma & Louise first hit theaters (in 1991) and it’s still one of the greatest friendship movies of all time. It’s an Oscar-winning movie centered around two best friends — Susan Sarandon as Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma — as they set out on an adventure they’ll never forget. Crimes are committed, fast driving occurs, and police chases ensue, and the whole time you’ll wish you were along for the ride.
Ugh, as if this movie wouldn’t be on our list! Clueless is a true girl power staple when it comes to movies. Sure, it follows the life of Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone) who comes off as dumb and pretentious at first, but as the movie progresses, you realize that she is your all-American girl who loves her family and her friends. Plus, the fashion is on point.
While Practical Magic is usually seen as a Halloween movie as it’s about two sister witches, we think otherwise. The Owen sisters struggle to live their lives as witches while trying to find love despite their family’s curse. With sisterhood at its core mixed with elements of love, it’s a must-watch when you’re with your besties.
The cast alone is reason enough to watch Steel Magnolias. It stars Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts, and those are just the main females in the cast. When a young beautician arrives in town and starts working at the local salon in Louisiana, the bond that forms between the women who work together is unlike any other. It’s so fun and full of sass — you’re bound to love it as much as we do.
Sleepless in Seattle
Although Sleepless in Seattle is a true romance film, we had to throw in at least one rom-com to the list. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the epitomai of rom-com couples in this sweet film about a widowed father who finds love over the radio (sort of) and makes all women swoon over his life as they listen.
Bonus: Parks and Recreation Galentine’s Day episodes
There are three Parks and Recreation episodes that have a Galentine’s Day element to them that you can (and should) watch with your gal pals this year. You can start with “Galentine’s Day” (season 2, episode 16), “Operation Ann” (season 4, episode 14), then top it off with “Galentine’s Day” (season 6, episode 17).
What will you and your ladies be watching this Galentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team