The Best Female Friendships on Film

From classic on-screen duos to new-found friends, we've compiled a list of some of our favourite female friendships on film! 

These five best pal pairings make us laugh, cry and want to call our own best friends... 

Aibileen & Minny - The Help

The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope.

Thelma & Louise - Thelma and Louise

The ultimate on-screen duo. Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots a man and they both decide to flee to Mexico.

Hillary & Cecilia - Beaches

A first-rate weepie which traces the ups and downs of unlikely friends C.C. (Bette Midler), a brash singer, and Hillary (Barbara Hershey), a conservative rich girl. Meeting as kids on a beach in Atlantic City, the two swear lifelong friendship, but don't meet up again until in their twenties. C.C. becomes a star, Hillary a lawyer, and they grow apart - but when Hillary contracts a fatal virus, C.C. rushes to her side.

Elizabeth & Jane - Pride & Prejudice

The film adaptation of Jane Austen's classic romantic tale, heroin Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly) and her sister Jane Bennet (Rosamund Pike) are the eldest two of five daughters. Extremely close, they turn to each other for comfort and relief from the dramas of their younger sibilings and the obsessive ramblings of their meddling mother.

Annie & Lillian - Bridesmaids

Annie (Kirsten Wig), a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colourful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess but when she finds out her lifetime best gal pal is engaged, she becomes Lillian's maid of honour. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals.