20 best movies about female friendships


Take a look at "The Heat," "Bridesmaids" and more of our favorite movies about women and their BFFs.

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"The Heat," in theaters June 28. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock star in this buddy comedy about two mismatched law enforcers.

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"Bridesmaids," 2011. From left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig. Maid of honor, Wiig, and bridesmaid, Byrne, compete for the attention of the bride-to-be, Rudolph, causing quite a bit of chaos for the wedding party.

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"Baby Mama," 2008. Real-life SNL buddies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, star in this comedy where the single businesswoman dying to be a mother, Fey, hires an unlikely surrogate, Poehler.


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"Sex and the City," 2008 & "Sex and the City 2," 2010. TV's girl group, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, come to the big screen, tackling familiar problems: boyfriend and husband issues, baby issues. But in "Sex and the City 2," Cattrall, who plays Samantha Jones, declares, "We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, doesn't matter. We are soul mates."

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"Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," 2005. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Blake Lively play four friends who remain in touch over the summer through a pair of traveling pants.

"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," 2002. Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan and Ashley Judd. Siddalee (Bullock) is a famous New York playwright who is taken by her mother's friends, and members of the Ya-Ya sisterhood, back to the South so she and her mother can patch up their relationship.

"Crossroads," 2002. Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana and Tayrn Manning made a pact to bury a box and not open it until their high school graduation. A lot changes in those years, but the three get together on the night of their graduation and keep their promise. One mentions that she is traveling from Georgia to Los Angeles for a record contract audition - and they all decide to go.

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"Charlie's Angels," 2000. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore star in the recreation of the 1970's show where three friends take on bad guys with disguise, martial arts and a little help from their mysterious boss, Charlie.



"Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," 1997. Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino play two friends who venture to their high school reunion and make up a few lies along the way.

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"The First Wive's Club," 1996. Bette Middler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton play "The First Wives," women who have been left by their husbands for younger wives. But, the first wives are seeking revenge.

"Set It Off," 1996. Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise play four women who have been disadvantaged and therefore decide to rob banks.

"Waiting to Exhale," 1995. Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon play friends who share stories over lunch and trips to Gloria's Salon, while navigating themselves through their friendship and love lives.

"Now and Then," 1995. Rosie O'Donnell, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore and Rita Wilson play friends who gather as Chrissy, Rita Wilson, prepares for the arrival of her baby. They reminisce about being young and the summer of 1970. Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann and Ashleigh Aston Moore are the younger versions of the group of four.


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"A League of Their Own," 1992. Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Lori Petty and Megan Cavanagh bond as they play the stars of the first female professional baseball league.

"Fried Green Tomatoes," 1991. Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Jessica Tandy star in a film where Evelyn Couch, Bates, goes to a nursing home to visit relatives and meets Ninny Threadgoode, Jessica Tandy, who tells stories about the people she used to know.

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"Thelma & Louise," 1991. Geena Davis plays Thelma, a housewife, and Susan Sarandon plays Louise, a fast-food waitress. The two break from their normal routines and hit the road. Their trip takes a turn when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They try to head to Mexico while the police are on their trail.

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"Steel Magnolias," 1989. For a group of Southern belles, played by Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis, life in Louisiana comes together at Truvy's Beauty Parlor.

"Beaches," 1988. Bette Middler and Barbara Hershey play two friends with very different lives who have managed to keep their childhood friendship in tact.

"Mystic Pizza," 1988. Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts and Lili Taylor star in the coming of age story about two sisters and their friend who work at Mystic Pizza in Connecticut.

"The Witches of Eastwick," 1987. Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer play three single women whose lives change at the arrival of a mysterious man in their small town. They try to use certain powers they learned from the town's new-comer so they can, hopefully, go back to being in control.

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