Published By: Jayati

Bffs forever: The ultimate list of friendship movies!

These movie friendships really hit us in the feels, leaving us reaching for the tissues!

You know, it's funny how in movies, romantic relationships always steal the spotlight, right? But let's be real, not everyone's had that movie-style love story. What about those epic friendships that shape our lives just as much? It's time to give a big shout-out to friendship flicks! These are the movies that celebrate those platonic bro-downs and girl crushes that can be just as meaningful as any great romance. Whether it's the unlikely bond between a tough hitman and a teenage orphan, high school besties who've seen it all, or even two animated fish navigating the sea of friendship, these films remind us of the power of connection. So, we've got some top picks that'll warm your heart and maybe even inspire your next movie night with your own crew!

Leon (1994) 

Isn't it wild how we're quick to warn kids about not taking sweets from strangers, but we often overlook the dangers of befriending hitmen! "Léon" dives right into this notion with Mathilda, played by Natalie Portman, in a performance that'll give you chills, finding comfort in Léon's hesitant kindness after her family's tragic demise. Their bond is unlike any other, brimming with the kind of intensity you'd expect from such an unlikely duo. They may not be your typical BFFs, but in the realm of unconventional father-daughter relationships, theirs is as unshakeable as they come.

Frances Ha (2012) 

In "Frances Ha," there's this gem of a line: 'We’re the same person with different hair,' describing her bond with Sophie, her bestie. At the outset, they're inseparable, both young New Yorkers navigating life. But then, adulthood swoops in, yanking Sophie into her banker boyfriend's world, while Frances is left to chart her own course. Their evolving dynamic is a rollercoaster that resonates with anyone still on the journey of self-discovery. It's more than a friendship; it's a captivating love story between two friends, complete with all the twists and turns of life in the big city.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) 

Even in the vast expanse of space, deep friendships can withstand the test of time—just take a look at Captain Kirk and his first officer, Spock. Serving as the emotional backbone of the franchise, their yin-yang dynamic experiences its fair share of highs and lows, but it's in "Khan" where their bond truly shines. As Spock bids farewell to Kirk in the Enterprise's engine room, even the most stoic non-nerd would struggle to hold back tears.

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) 

In the world of social outcasts, Napoleon Dynamite finds an unexpected ally in Mexican transfer student Pedro Sánchez. Bonding over Pedro's impressive moustache and cool bike, they form an unlikely friendship. Pedro shares tips on girls with Napoleon, who, in turn, assists Pedro in his bid for class president. The pinnacle of their friendship? Napoleon's impromptu solo dance routine during Pedro's campaign, which seals the deal and secures the presidency for his friend. Together, they prove to be the ultimate underdog champions, overcoming odds and winning hearts.

Finding Nemo (2003) 

Finding Nemo dives into themes of parenthood and letting go, but it's the unexpected friendship between Marlin and Dory that steals the spotlight. Despite Marlin's anxiety and Dory's forgetfulness, their bond grows stronger as they navigate perilous waters together. Their dynamic proves that sometimes, opposites not only attract but also bring out the best in each other, making their journey both captivating and heartwarming. 

Closing this piece, we can't overlook this one! Rob Reiner's "Stand By Me" defies expectations by offering profound insights on youth bonds, adapted from Stephen King's novella "The Body." Set in 1950s Oregon, it's a poignant portrayal of tweenage friendship amidst adversity. Despite the grim premise – typical of King's work – the heart of the story lies in the moments between the action: the conversations, the conflicts, the resolutions, and the brushes with danger. The famous final line, "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12," hits home with its melancholic truth. It's a reminder that childhood friendships are often fleeting, sometimes fading into mere memories as we grow older.