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The 7 best films to watch for Galentine’s day

Because if you can’t go to bottomless brunch, stick Netflix on instead

Written by Liv Grady

February 10, 2021

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We know that Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, so why not take the opportunity to celebrate Galentine’s Day? Whether you organise a virtual Galentine’s Day celebration with your whole group chat, spend the night with your mum and sister or order a takeaway with your housemates, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a much-needed catch up with your fave gals.

We’ve rounded up 7 of the best movies to watch this Galentine’s Day. Forget the soppy Rom Coms, we are all about films celebrating friendship and strong women. From Birds of Prey to Bridesmaids, these are the 7 MUST-WATCH films for Galentine’s Day 2021.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day originally comes from the American sitcom Parks and Recreation. It was created by lead character Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) and is a day dedicated to celebrating all of your girlfriend. Lelsie insists on sweet treats, gifts and spending time together.

When is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on 13th February every year. It is the day before Valentine’s Day and is dedicated to celebrating friendships rather than romantic relationships.

Galentine’s Day must-watch list

  1. Birds of Prey
  2. Bridesmaids
  3. Heathers
  4. Oceans 8
  5. How to be Single
  6. Pitch Perfect
  7. Hustlers

1. Birds of prey

It’s not often we get an all-female superhero film, but Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is your answer. They may not be your ‘typical’ heroes, but this movie provides cool costumes, loads of action and plenty of dark humour.

2. Bridesmaids

Can you ever watch Bridesmaids too many times? It is one of our ultimate comfort films and never fails to provide a laugh. The cast is top notch and it is pretty relatable to every friendship group on Galentine’s Day.

3. Heathers

If you don’t already know, GET TO KNOW. Heathers is the OG of mean girl films, it paved the way for all the popular clique movies we see today. (The plastics wish they were the Heathers). Oh and it is also where the phrase ‘Heather’ originates from on TikTok.

4. Oceans 8

We all love a good heist film (even if we don’t fully understand the final plan), but a heist film with a cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter? Yes please.

5. How to be single

This is the ultimate RomCom, without the rom. Dakota Johnson’s character breaks up with her long term boyfriend and experiences the highs (and lows) of being single for the first time. It’s funny, kind of sad and full of quotable moments from Rebel Wilson.

6. Pitch Perfect

What more could you ask for from a Galentine’s Day film? Good songs, good laughs and a REALLY good cast. Pitch Perfect is another of our comfort movies that never fails to entertain. (On a sidenote, does anyone remember how to do the cup song?).

7. Hustlers

J.Lo. That’s it. That’s all we need to say. But, seriously this movie has a POWERFUL cast including Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B. Based on two real women who hustled money from rich clients, their story takes some unexpected turns.

outfits for Galentine’s Day

If you are gonna be spending the day in lockdown, instead of attending the bottomless brunch you were originally planning, you may as well treat yourself to a new loungewear set to enjoy it right?

Lounge top picks

Wanna treat your whole group chat for Galentine’s Day? We got you covered. Take a look at our gift guide for cool ideas from Self Care to Jewellery and clothes.