Movies and TV shows and video games that emphasize friendships between women have always held a special place in my heart. Seeing a healthy and realistic representation of friendship between women can be extremely validating, so without further ado, here are the best movies and TV shows and video games that feature friendships between women.
I’ll be including ratings next to each piece of media listed, so keep in mind the rating before you begin watching.
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If you haven’t seen this extremely quotable movie, then what are you doing? It’s a classic. One of the best things about this movie is the friendship between Ty, Cher, and Deon.
Pitch Perfect (PG-13)
Like Clueless, this is another fun chick flick with sharp witty dialogue.
Fried Green Tomatoes (PG-13)
This movie focuses on two different pairs of friends, and revolves around a murder. It’s a touching movie that everyone should watch in their lifetime.
Hidden Figures (PG)
This is the story of African American women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race. Their friendship and achievements are inspiring, do yourself a favor and watch this movie if you haven’t already.
Uptown Girls (PG-13)
This movie is a bit of a tear jerker, but the odd friendship between the two female leads works because of how unlikely the pairing is.
The friendship between Juno and her friend is really special, especially since her friend is so supportive and caring towards Juno during her pregnancy.
Mean Girls (PG-13)
Orphan Black (TV-MA)
This fun science fiction series is about clones, and thusly one actress plays upwards of ten different characters. We get to see how the friendship between these women grows into something special. Keep in mind that this show is rated TV-MA for a reason, so keep that in mind before you watch it.
Parks and Rec (TV-PG)
Leslie and Anne’s friendship in this show is great because their relationship is allowed to have its ups and downs. Plus, who wouldn’t want to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” every year with their female friends?
Orange is the New Black (TV-MA)
The friendship between Poussey and Taystee is really well developed in my opinion. The fact that they became friends in prison out of necessity of company is extremely moving. Keep in mind the show does have a TV-MA rating for a reason.
Life is Strange (M)
This game brings front and center the friendship of high schoolers Max and Chloe in a murder mystery. Keep in mind that the game has an M for mature rating for a reason.
The Last of Us (M)
Ellie and Riley’s friendship one of the best things about this game, and that’s saying a lot for such a well designed game. Making friends is tough, but making friends in the zombie apocalypse is even harder. Keep in mind that this game is grueling and at times extremely violent. It certainly warrants its M rating.