A girl’s sleepover is sacred, especially if it’s been a while since you all saw each other. Sometimes, it can be even better than a wild night out. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind with a few bottles of wine, slap on some face masks and chill together.
We’ve decided to help you out so you don’t waste the entire night picking the perfect film!
Here is a list of 15 films for your next sleepover:
1. Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Directed By: Nahnatcha Khan
No matter what anyone says about Netflix, their originals are probably the best thing about the streaming website. Whether it’s TV series or original films like Always Be My Maybe.
An ideal film for your next sleepover as it is both funny and romantic. And right when you’re laughing, it will hit you deep in the gut.
“Sasha Tran… can I hold your purse for you?”
2. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)
Directed By: Donald Petrie
The basic definition of what film to watch during a sleepover! How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is basically a sleepover ritual. It is funny, cute and we’re all in love with Kate Hudson in that golden backless dress.
As the self-explanatory title suggests, this film is about two people trying to prove a point but inevitably things get tricky.
“You can’t lose something you never had.”
3. The Proposal (2009)
Directed By: Anne Fletcher
We didn’t know we needed Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds starring opposite each other before The Proposal came out. They are a dynamic duo who bounce of each other quite impressively.
The Proposal is funny, heartwarming and down-right adorable. Especially when barriers break down and you eventually fall in love.
“So Margaret, marry me, because I’d like to date you.”
4. Meet Joe Black (1998)
Directed By: Martin Brest
Prepare the peanut butter and the tissues, ladies, because your next sleepover will be a train-wreck simply due to this one film.
A brilliant story to begin with, Meet Joe Black tells the story of Death who takes the form of handsome Brad Pitt. During his time on Earth, he asks William Parrish (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to teach him about life on Earth. Of course, he develops feelings for William’s young daughter.
“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back.”
5. Something Borrowed (2011)
Directed By: Luke Greenfield
Quite a messy film that deals with relationships after friendships. A film that is more about friendships to begin with, actually.
Something Borrowed tells the story of two best friends, Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin, but more so what happens when one falls in love with their best friend’s fiancee.
“I wanna be someone’s first choice.”
6. The Cabin In The Woods (2011)
Directed By: Drew Goddard
No sleepover is complete without a horror flick to set the mood for the evening. But, we chose The Cabin In The Woods, because it’s comedic while still remaining scary at times.
A weird plot that is perfected by all the actor’s amazing performances. You might actually laugh more than you think.
“I’m sorry I let you get attacked by a werewolf and then ended the world.”
7. Irreplaceable You (2018)
Directed By: Stephanie Lang
Most sleepovers are perfected by watching back to back films that will make you sob uncontrollably. Only pausing to watch a comedy film to dry your tears.
A couple who have been together since they were children have to cope with the fact that one of them has a terminal illness.
A heartbreaking journey that will make you feel and empathise with both characters.
“I don’t wanna say goodbye. But this is how my story ends. Too soon? Yeah.”
8. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
Directed By: Ken Kwapis
A film that might just change your life or give you an insight into what dating is really like. A film about interconnecting stories with people who are in different stages in a relationship.
We learn something new from all of them and the challenges that comes with misreading human behaviour.
Made up of a stellar cast, He’s Just Not That Into You is dramatic yet comedic at the same time.
“And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope.”
9. My Girl (1991)
Directed By: Howard Zieff
A young Macaulay Culkin and a young Anna Chlumsky is exactly what you need to add to your sleepover agenda. These two taught us everything about young love. Not only that, but they taught us more about loss. Losing a best friend is unbelievably difficult.
My Girl will bring you and your friends closer together, figuratively and literally since you will be clutching each other while trying to grab more napkins.
“Where are his glasses? He can’t see without his glasses!”
10. Magic Mike (2012)
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
PSA: If you prefer Magic Mike XXL, that’s also on the table for your sleepover evening. Maybe even a back to back sequel viewing party would be ideal, too.
What girl’s night says no to watching a film of half naked attractive men thrusting on the screen?
Magic Mike is now a phenomenon, so why not remind yourself how it all began?
“Will you welcome to the stage, the one, the only… Magic Mike!”
11. Ibiza (2018)
Directed By: Alex Richanbach
Although it received a lot of negative reviews, Ibiza is a hilarious story about three best friends who go on an epic journey in order to hook one of their best friend up with a DJ, played by none other than Richard Madden.
Richard Madden…winter may have been coming for a while, but summer looks good on you.
“Hotel rooms are black light nightmares. There’s, like, residual jizz everywhere.”
12. The Perfection (2019)
Directed By: Richard Shepard
A film that is nothing like it seems. It’s a thrilling horror film that will leave you questioning everything around you, especially that plot twist at the end of the film. Amazing performances by both Logan Browning and Allison Williams.
A musical prodigy comes back to her music school after taking care of her mother to find out that she’s been replaced. Things take a sudden turn and they both go down a sinister path.
“I was just entering, and I was nervous and excited, and I saw you. My hero.”
13. Mamma Mia! (2008)
Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd
No sleepover is complete without a fantastic musical to get you all up on your feet as you dance along!
Mamma Mia! is a musical that everyone loves and one that will never get boring. If you’re up for part II, make sure you watch Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again to complete the evening with an appearance from Cher, too.
“Typical isn’t it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.”
14. Someone Great (2019)
Directed By: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Jenny’s (Gina Rodriguez) story begins after her break-up with her boyfriend, because that’s when her self-discovery is awakened. Someone Great is most importantly about loss, love and everlasting friendship, even if you’re miles away.
Friends are forever, but relationships aren’t always.
“You’ve been blessed with a broken heart. When it doesn’t hurt anymore that’s when it’s really over. Live in THIS as long as you can.”
15. Alex Strangelove (2018)
Directed By: Craig Johnson
Alex Strangelove is the story of Alex Trulove (Daniel Doheny) and how anyone can be confused about their sexuality.
Things get complicated when Claire and Alex, long-term couple, decide to have sex. That’s not the complicated part, no. It becomes complicated when Alex meets a gay guy and starts questioning everything.
An achingly honest portrayal of adolescence and how confusing it all can be.
“Being angry is an exhausting way to spend your day.”