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30 Brilliant Movies To Watch At Your Next Sleepover

30 Brilliant Movies To Watch At Your Next Sleepover

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Sleepover movies that everyone will love are hard to find. When hosting a sleepover you want everyone to have a good time. You also want something that’s going to fit the girly vibes. Well, have no fear, because we’ve done the hard work for you…

Here are 30 of the most perfect sleepover movies to watch at your next gathering…

  1. Mean Girls

Name a more iconic teen movie than Mean Girls. We’ll wait. And sorry, the new 2024 musical version doesn’t count. We said what we said!

If you haven’t seen Mean Girls, you seriously haven’t lived. Arguably one of the best comedies of all time, this movie has so many good quotes making it the perfect sleepover movie.

2. Camp Rock

With the Jonas Brother back on the scene, now is the perfect time to relive your younger years by watching Camp Rock. Demi Lovato also stars so expect plenty of musical talent!

3. Bend It Like Beckham

Are you and your friends on your school’s sport team? Then you defo need to get the gang together to watch Bend It Like Beckham.

Jess is infatuated with football but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. She joins a local women’s team, which makes its way to the top of the league. Not only is there a kick-ass message to it, Bend It Like Beckham is super funny too!

4. Aquamarine

When it comes to sleepover movies, Aquamarine is the perfect choice because it’s totally cheeseball but has a lovely friendship focused storyline.

Best friends Claire and Hailey are enjoying their last few days of summer together before Hailey relocates to Australia because of her mother’s work. They have a slumber party and Hailey prays to the ocean god for a miracle, and minutes later, a violent storm occurs. The girls discover that a mermaid named Aquamarine has washed up on shore during the storm. They instantly become friends, and Aquamarine tells the girls that she needs help. They are reluctant at first, but when Aquamarine explains that you get a wish if you help a mermaid, they agree to try, in hope that they can prevent Hailey from leaving.

A super cute movie that focuses on the importance of friendship.

5. Crossroads

You may have heard of Britney Spears, the 00’s princess of pop! Well, she turned her hand to acting for a while, and thus Crossroads was born.

Crossroads will make you want to take off with your besties on a road trip across America to make your pop star dreams come true! It’s a bit silly, but totally a fun one to watch with the girls making it the perfect sleepover movie.

6. 13 Going On 30

Ariana Grande paid homage 13 Going On 30 in the “Thank U, Next” music video. If Ariana is obsessed with it, you know it’s good!

After her 13th birthday goes horribly wrong, Jenna locks herself in a cupboard and wishes that she could bypass the confusing teen years and be 30 instead. In a case of “be careful what you wish for” Jenna wakes up to discover that she has been granted her wish and is now a glamorous editor living in New York. But is this glam life all it’s cracked up to be?

Out of all of the sleepover movies, this is our personal fave at!

7. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

You’ve probably seen this a million times by now, because duh it’s amazing but it’s always worth watching it again.

8. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of the most classic and timeless movies ever made. It should be required viewing!

It tells the story of Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle at a holiday resort in 1963. The soundtrack is amazing!

9. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Forget about the super dull movie that you’re forced to watch in school when studying Romeo and Juliet for the Junior Cert, the 1996 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes is so, so good.

Although it retains the original Shakespearean dialogue, the movie is set in modern America, and it has a great soundtrack. And a young Leo was very swoon-worthy!

10. Step Up

Romance, dancing and Channing Tatum. What more could you want in a movie?

The film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler and the privileged modern dancer Nora. They don’t get off to the best start, but the two find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both their futures. Realising that they only have one chance, they finally work together.

11. Love, Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Prepare to cry at this one, both happy and sad tears. It’s message is intense but so so needed.

12. 10 Things I Hate About You

A modernization of William Shakespeare’s play, (The Taming of the Shrew), this movie is retold in a late-1990s American high school setting. In the story, new student Cameron is smitten with Bianca and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister, Kat.

13. The Princess Diaries

The film follows Mia Thermopolis, a shy American teenager who learns that she is heir to the throne of a European kingdom (hate when that happens!). Under the guidance of her estranged grandmother, the kingdom’s reigning queen, Mia must decide whether to claim the throne she has inherited or renounce her title permanently.

We. Love. This. Movie!

There’s also a Princess Diaries 2 so you’re set for the night!

14. The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants

Four best friends of different shapes and sizes find a pair of jeans that mysteriously fits each of them perfectly. The pants follow each of the girls during their separate summer adventures.

The strong friendship between the girls is very enviable. If you’re closer than close with your group of gal pals, you’ll love this movie!

Bonus: You can watch Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants after you finish the first!

15. Freaky Friday

Mad to think that at one very brief moment in time Lindsey Lohan ruled teen movies!

Anna Coleman is an average teenager and aspiring musician who lives with her widowed mother, Tess, and younger brother, Harry. Anna and Tess are struggling to understand each other. After arguing with each other in a Chinese resturant they are given a fortune cookie. The next morning they wake up and they have switched bodies (nightmare!). Anna and Tess must learn to work together, and begin to understand each other’s perspective to try make things right again.

Forget sleepover movies, watch this with your mam!

16. Clueless

It is loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel, Emma, with a modern-day setting of Beverly Hills. The plot centers on Cher Horowitz, a high school student, who befriends a new student named Tai Frasier and decides to give her a makeover.

If you’re looking for something as quotable as Mean Girls, this is for you!

17. Wild Child

After misbehaving one time too many, Malibu teen Poppy (Emma Roberts) is shipped off to boarding school in England which she hates. What do you do when you really want to leave a boarding school? Do your very best to get expelled of course!

Expect plenty of old fashioned mischief! Wild Child is outrageously fun to watch!

18. High School Musical

If you’re looking for something silly to sing along to (come on, you totes still know ALL of the words, and dance movies). HSM is such a fun movie to watch at a sleepover!

19. The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Before High School Musical and Hannah Montana there was Lizzie McGuire. If you haven’t seen The Lizzie McGuire Movie definitely add it to the top of your sleepover movie watch list.

Did you ever go on a school trip only to discover that you’re a doppelgänger for an international pop star and get to preform at an awards show? No, us neither!

Most quotable line: “Sing to me Paulo”, you’ll understand once you’ve watched!

20. Coyote Ugly

21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her “day” job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly.

Coyote Ugly is definitely a peek 00’s teen film, but that’s what makes it one of the best sleepover movies!

21. Legally Blonde

Another movies homaged by Ariana in “Thank U, Next” was the absolutely iconic Legally Blonde.

Elle Woods has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him from proposing: She is too blonde. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard Law School, (“what? like it’s hard?”) determined to win him back.

You’ll probs want to be a lawyer after watching this!

22. Grease

When it comes to sleepover movies, something fun and something that you can sing along to is always a winner; making Grease the perfect movie for a sleepover.

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23. Easy A

Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive, a clean-cut teen, decides to spice things up by telling a little lie about losing her virginity. When the high-school busybody overhears the conversation and spreads it all over campus, Olive is suddenly notorious but for the wrong reasons.

Easy A implements the same themes from famous novel – The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Try not to sing “Pocketful of Sunshine” for days after watching this!

24. The Breakfast Club

One of the original teen movies from the 80’s makes The Breakfast Club the perfect sleepover movie!

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Fun Fact: Claire is played by Molly Ringwald aka Archie’s mom in Riverdale, which is why the throw-back episode in season 3 of Riverdale was called “The Midnight Club”. Clever, clever!

25. Twilight

So, there’s this little-known movie called Twilight…said no one ever!

You’ve probably seen bits and pieces of this on TV over the years, but it is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it before.

What could possibly go wrong when you’re a human and your new crush just happens to be a vampire?

Twilight is a classic sleepover movie.

26. A Walk To Remember

Walk To Remember is based on the book by the same author of The NotebookDear John and a tonne of other films. The movie follows the typical formula of a bad boy falling for the quiet girl often mocked at school, but there is a huge twist in the story mid-way – we’re still not over it TBH!

Yes, the movie will make you cry but it’s just so good it’s worth the tears!

27. Save The Last Dance

Sara, a ballet dancer, moves from a small town to the south side of Chicago after her mother dies in a car accident. She struggles to adjust to her new life, until she meets Derek. Together they blend their love of ballet and hip hop as they both learn to move on from their troubled pasts.

28. Pitch Perfect

If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re seriously missing out. Anna Kendrick plays a college student who joins an A cappella singing group at her new school. While the girls are all seriously different, they become a tight-knit family, fighting to be the best in college music competitions.

If you like Glee, you’ll love Pitch Perfect! AND there are two sequels to watch after!

29. The Last Song

When NYC resident Ronnie is sent to live with her dad in Georgia for the summer it feels like the worst thing ever, until she meets Liam Hemsworth, which would improve anyones summer!

You better have your tissues ready though, because it comes from the same writer as A Walk To Remember!

Fun Fact: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth first met on the set of the Last Song in 2009, before they got together, broke up, got together again, got married…and then got divorced!

30. The Devil Wears Prada

College graduate Andy lands the dream job that “a million girls would kill for”: assistant to Miranda Priestly – Editor in Chief of Runway. Only problem is it isn’t Andy’s ‘dream job.’ Expect chaos, love triangles, and killer fashion!

If you’re dream is to work in a magazine, this might just put you off… Lol, jk! If you love fashion, you’ll adore this movie!

Pssst… it’s rumoured that the author Lauren Weisberger based the novel off of her time spent working at Vogue in NYC…

What are some of your favourite sleepover movies?

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