20 Movies About Friendship You Have To Watch

List of 20 Movies about Friendship:

#1 The Intouchables (2011)

”The Intouchables” is a French buddy comedy-drama film that tells the story of the aristocratic Philippe who hires a young man to be his caregiver.

The film became the most viewed French film in the world. The film stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. It is directed by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.

#2 Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

”Sex and the City” is a romantic comedy film about four female friends –  Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), and  Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), dealing with their lives as single women in NYC.

The film grossed more than $415 million worldwide. It is a sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO comedy-drama series of the same name. 

#3 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

”Bridge to Terabithia” is a coming-of-age fantasy adventure film that follows two 12-year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia.

It won five awards at the Young Artist Awards. The film is based on Katherine Paterson’s 1977 novel of the same name. It stars Zooey Deschanel, Bailee Madison, Robert Patrick, AnnaSophia Robb, and Josh Hutcherson.

The film was directed by Gábor Csupó.

#4 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

”The Shawshank Redemption” is a drama film that chronicles the story of banker Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. There, Dufresne befriends a fellow prisoner, played by Morgan Freeman.

It grossed more than $58 million at the box office.

#5 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

”The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is a comedy-drama film that tells the story of four best girlfriends who make a plan to stay connected with one another.

It is the first installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film series.

The film grossed over $39 million worldwide. It is based on a screenplay by Elizabeth Chandler and Delia Ephron. 

#6 Good Will Hunting (1997)

”Good Will Hunting” is a drama film about a 20-year-old South Boston janitor Will Hunting.

The film grossed more than $225 million worldwide. It stars Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck.

#7 Léon (1994)

”Léon: The Professional” is an action-thriller film that details the relationship between a professional hitman and a 12-year-old girl.

The film stars Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, and Jean Reno. It was written and directed by Luc Besson. 

#8 The Green Mile (1999)

”The Green Mile” is a fantasy crime drama film about the relationship between a death row corrections officer and an enigmatic inmate.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards and grossed about $290 million against a $60 million production budget.

The film is based on Stephen King’s 1996 novel of the same name. It is written and directed by Frank Darabont.

#9 The First Wives Club (1996)

”The First Wives Club” is a comedy film that follows three divorcées who seek revenge on their ex-husbands.

The film grossed more than $181 million worldwide. It stars Ivana Trump, Kathie Lee Gifford, Diane Keaton, Ed Koch, Bette Midler, Gloria Steinem, Goldie Hawn, Stockard Channing, Eileen Heckart, Elizabeth Berkley, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Marcia Gay Harden.

It is based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith.

#10 Whip It! (2009)

”Whip It!” is a sports comedy-drama film that tells the story of a rebellious Texas teen. The film received two WIN Award nominations.

It grossed more than $16 million worldwide. The film stars Ari Graynor, Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis, Andrew Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Zoë Bell, Alia Shawkat, Jimmy Fallon, and Marcia Gay Harden.

#11 Bridesmaids (2011)

”Bridesmaids” is a comedy film that follows the main character Annie who is asked by her best friend Lillian to be her maid of honor.

It grossed more than $288 million worldwide ($26 million in its opening weekend). The film stars Jill Clayburgh, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Rose Byrne, Michael Hitchcock, Matt Lucas, Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson, Chris O’Dowd, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper. 

#12 Dead Poets Society (1989)

”Dead Poets Society” is a teen drama film that tells the story of a teacher who uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Film. It was written by Tom Schulman and directed by Peter Weir.

#13 Thelma and Louise (1991)

”Thelma & Louise” is a female buddy road film about a housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) who joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon) on a short fishing trip. 

The supporting cast includes Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, and Harvey Keitel.

#14 The Heat (2013)

”The Heat” is a buddy cop action comedy film about Boston Detective Shannon Mullins and FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn.

The film grossed over $229 million worldwide. It stars Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

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#15 Goodfellas (1990)

”Goodfellas” is a crime film that chronicles the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family. The film grossed $46.8 million.

It was directed by Martin Scorsese.

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#16 The Breakfast Club (1985)

”The Breakfast Club” is a teen coming-of-age comedy-drama film that tells the story of several teenagers who spend a Saturday in detention.

The film earned $51 million on a $1 million budget. 

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#17 Charlie’s Angels (2019)

”Charlie’s Angels” is an action comedy film that follows the adventures of Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), and Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart).

The film is the third installment in the Charlie’s Angels film series.

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#18 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

”The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is the second film adaptation of the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants.

It was written by Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel.

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#19 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

”The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” is a historical tragedy film that follows an eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp who befriends with a child his age named Shmuel.

The film is based on John Boyne’s 2006 novel of the same name.

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#20 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

”Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a comedy-drama film about a high-school senior who films remakes of classic movies with his friend.

It was written by Jesse Andrews and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

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