When its time to sit and enjoy a movie with your best friends, you want something more interesting than the movie you just saw in theaters (with the exceptions of Twilight, of course) and you want something that is really fun Ė legends if you will. My top five movies for BFF includes some classics you might not have seen and a few your probably have. The best friend movies are those that give you something to laugh or cry about and have at least a few one-liners that you can laugh about the rest of the night.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
It might not be the movie
of the year, and the book series is way better, but for teenage friendship, itís just a staple. Everyone can relate to one of the girls in some way, and the fact that all of them have some sort of drama yet help each other through it is nice to see. I really enjoyed the second one since it was a bit more poignant than the first.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
You might have heard of the television spin-off show, but if youíve never watched the true Buffy movie, you just donít understand. The teenage valley girl, Buffy, meets a punk who just isnít in her social circle, Pike. Instantly they donít get along, but they must work together to save the school, the town and each other from Ė what else? Teenage vampires.
My Best Friendís Wedding
Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz
are at their finest in this one. Itís a romantic comedy that is actually deep enough to make you a bit sad and make you think about what is most important in life. Two women square off over a man and the results are great fun. Throw in a gay guy friend for good luck and some great lines, and itís the making of a terrific night. ďYou can NEVER be Jell-O!Ē
Fried Green Tomatoes
This one is of a different caliber. Itís a sob movie about best friends. Set back in the early 20th century, a rural community houses two women who grow up very differently yet who rely on each other for the most important things of all. Love, hate, betrayal, death and friendship are all exposed as Kathy Bates plays a modern unhappy, overweight woman learning the tale of friendship from a woman in a nursing home who is dead set on getting back home. It makes me tear up just thinking of it.
Another true classic you canít go another day without seeing, Dirty Dancing tells the tale of a forbidden romance between an elite young daughter and the help at an exclusive summer lodge. Set in the 1950s, you get a chance to see Patrick Swayze in his prime and you might even learn a few new dance moves. The songs, the dancing, the characters, the conclusion are all classics for a reason. ďNobody puts Baby in a corner.Ē