The 10 Best Girly Films of All Time

It’s (nearly) the freaking weekend, we’re about to have us some fun—and for us that means settling in for a girly movie marathon! During our ‘youth,’ Viva and I would spend Friday nights in Melbourne deep in party mode (and I mean deep), but these days, after a busy week, we prefer nothing more than relaxing with some tasty drinks, gluten-free pizza (the gluten-free part is not by choice), and a film that always puts us in a good mood. Here’s our definitive list of the 10 best girly movies of all time.

Bridesmaids (2011)







The amount of comedy paragons in this movie is reason enough to watch it. Although the script could have been funnier, there are so many things we can relate to…and Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne are simply brilliant!

Mean Girls (2004)








This absolute cult classic, which launched the careers of Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, gave us lines such as “fetch” and “on Wednesdays we wear pink,” and is not only on our list of one of the top 10 girly films of all time, but films in general. (Read our interview with Rosalind Wiseman, whose best-selling book, “Queen Bees and Wannabes” inspired the script).

The Notebook (2004)







In the same year as she starred in Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams also starred opposite dreamboat Ryan Gosling in the most romantic film ever made. I watched it with my boyfriend at the time it came out and he cried…and he’s not the first man to do so. It’s that emotional. No wonder the leads dated on/off for four years after filming ended.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)








Best. Feminist. Icon. Ever. (Oh and the late Heath Ledger as the love interest and Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew references are nothing to complain about either). I actually re-watched this a month or so ago and it’s still so good, so relevant, and so funny.

Clueless (1995)









If this film didn’t give you serious wardrobe envy, I don’t know what does. This is the coming-of-age film of the 90s. And, there’s news of a musical in the works. Yes, yes, yes! (Plus you can stream it on Netflix).

The Princess Bride (1987)







Before she played ice queen Claire Underwood on House of Cards, Robin Wright was the sweet, wide-eyed “princess bride” who fell for Cary Elwes in this magical fantasy story.

Sixteen Candles (1984)









80s It girl Molly Ringwald was really almost 16 when she filmed this charming teen comedy, part of a John Hughes trilogy which included The Breakfast Club (1985) and Pretty in Pink (1986). They don’t make ’em like they used to—all three films are absolute classics!

Grease (1978)








Still one of my best-loved musical (alongside Chicago)! And Rizzo is one of our all-time fave girl icons. For a cracking good night in, pop this in, put on a pink robe or shirt, and sing a long.

The Sound of Music (1965)









“How do you solve a problem like Maria?, How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?” If you haven’t seen this classic, stop what you’re doing right now and stream it immediately. You won’t be able to get the infectious songs out of your head. (Also this is Viva’s go-to Christmas movie.)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)


Ah, Audrey, you classy thing. Great love story. Great outfits. Great music. And Audrey eating a croissant in front the iconic Tiffany’s in New York is pure cinematic bliss.

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