Media about Friendship

Movies About Friendship

What are your favorite movies about the power of friendship between women?

Below is a compilation of movies that I’ve seen and that friends recommend. Add your favorites in the comment section to be added to my ongoing list.
    • Beaches (1988)
    • Brokedown Palace (1999)
    • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) (based on the novel by Rebecca Wells)
    • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
    • Steel Magnolias (1989)
    • Thelma and Louise (1991)
    • The First Wives Club (1996)
    • The Help (2011) (based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett)
    • Waiting to Exhale (1995) (based on the novel by Terry McMillan)
    • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    • Sex & the City (TV/HBO series 1998-2004; and two movies, 2008, 2010)
    • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
    • The Big Chill (1983)
    • Longtime Companion (1989)
    • Peter’s Friends (1992)
    • Rent (2005) (musical/movie)
    • “Doctor Who” (1963-1989, TV series)
    • Rich and Famous (1981)
    • Sideways (2004)
    • Freedom Writers (2007)
    • Simon Birch (1998)
    • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
    • My Girl  (1991)
    • Bridesmaids (2011)
    • Bride Wars (2009)
    • You Again (2010)
    • A League of Their Own (1992)
    • The Sweetest Thing (2002)
    • Heathers (1998)
    • The Color Purple (1985)
    • The Stepford Wives (2004)
    • The Joy Luck Club (1993)
    • Pitch Perfect (2012)
    • Legally Blond (2001)
    • Whip It (2009)
    • Leaving Normal (1992)
    • Mamma Mia! (2008)
    • How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
    • Reality Bites (1994)
    • Singles (1992)
    • Mystic Pizza (1988)
    • Clueless (1995)
    • “This Emotional Life” (2010 TV series produced by NOVA on PBS about why relationships are important to our mental and emotional health.)

Books About Friendship

What are your favorite books about friendships between women? 

I know there are many more we can add. Please feel free to make your suggestions!
    • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
    • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    • Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
    • The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
    • Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons by Lorna Landvik
    • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
    • Let’s Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
    • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    • The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe
    • We Hope You Like this Song by Bree Housley
    • The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow
    • The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook
    • Time Flies by Claire Cook
    • The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
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