On the night before their high-school graduation, booksmart best friends Amy and Molly set out to change their reputations before they head off to college. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a spot-on tribute to the awkwardness of the teenage years and the fear of being different.
After an unexpected pregnancy rocks her world, Veronica Clarke is forced to reconnect with her old best- friend Bailey Butler to make sure her life stays on track. Blending laugh-out-loud comedy and thoughtful social commentary, Unpregnant captures the confusion and chaos caused by being thrown into adulthood before you’re ready.
After the non-committal hook-up ends up more complicated than expected, Sunny and Lupe embark on a cross-country adventure to fix the situation. Between a highway, a rest-stop and a bowling alley they’ll discover who they are and what they mean to each other.
Available on Disney+
The Half of It
Loner Ellie Chu feels stuck in the small rural town of Squamish where nothing ever happens. But then something extraordinary does and Ellie’s life changes for the better. Suddenly, she realises she’s never been invisible to the people that matter. If you like himbo and nerdy dynamic duos, this is the film for you.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Based on the 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, follows Charlie Kelmeckis, an introverted teen, as he navigates high school, friendship and discovers the true meaning of love. Twitter-dubbed “White boy of the century”, Logan Lerman stars as Charlie and lends his voice to the iconic sentence you’ve seen all over Tik Tok.
Tween Meilin “Mei” Lee, tries her hardest to be the perfect daughter to her mother and great friend for her crew. But when a family curse comes knocking at her door only weeks before the biggest concert of her life, she’s forced to make a choice between who the world wants her to be and who she really is.
Available on Disney+
When spoiled though misunderstood teen Poppy Moore crosses the line one too many times, she’s exiled to an all-girls boarding school in England. There, she’ll learn that what makes a person isn’t what they wear but who they are inside.
After a devastating break-up and career decision shifts Jenny’s life plans, she’s forced to look back on the life and connections she’s made before she has to move across the country. This movie the an anti rom-com.
Available on Netflix
Years after their last girls trip, the Flosse Posse, a tight-knight group of successful Black women reunite at Essence Fest to celebrate years of friendship, reckon with old ghosts and get just a little wild.
After Quentin “Q” Jacobsen’s neighbour and longtime crush Margo Roth Spiegelman goes missing, he and his friends embark on a quest to find her. As they struggle to make it back in time for Homecoming they start to wonder if Margo even wants to be found…
Best-friends Claire and Hailey spend their last summer together before Hailey moves to Australia. The night before her move, a mermaid washes up into the local pool. Her appearance challenges everything they thought they knew about love and changes the course of their lives.
What are your favourite movies about friendship?