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From 'The Hangover' to 'Monte Carlo' | Top 10 Heartwarming Hollywood Tales of Friendship

Today we are looking at some of the most celebrated friendship movies in Hollywood.
Cover Image Source: Monte Carlo |  YouTube | RTCT
Cover Image Source: Monte Carlo | YouTube | RTCT

Top 10 Hollywood Friendship Movies

Hangover | YouTube | WB
Hangover | YouTube | WB

After romantic comedies, friendship movies are perhaps audiences' favorite movies and have been part of Hollywood for a very long time now. Friendship movies make the audience go through a range of emotions and touch the soul like no other genre. Today we are looking at some of the most celebrated friendship movies in Hollywood that will truly make you want to reach out to an old friend and hug it out... These heartwarming talks of friendship have stood the test of time and have been loved by people from all corners of the world. Let's begin...

1. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera | Getty Images | Carvalho
Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, and America Ferrera | Getty Images | Carvalho

The 2005 movie is based on the touching novel by Ann Brashares. It follows four lifelong friends who discover a magical pair of jeans that fit each of them despite having diverse body shapes. Because of this pair of jeans, they stay in touch, go out on separate summer adventures, exchange stories, and encourage one another from a distance. The coming-of-age story is extremely loved by women and hailed as one of the sweetest tales of friendship among girls. The cast features, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, and America Ferrera. 

2. Monte Carlo 

Monte Carlo | YouTube | RTCT
Monte Carlo | YouTube | RTCT

The rom-com follows the adventures of Grace, Meg, and Emma in Paris which leads them to the world of Monte Carlo. In the glitz and glam world of Monte Carlo, they discover the true value of their friendship and realize the strength of it. The film offers a beautiful and heartwarming experience and is filled with picturesque scenes, and passionate acting, and boasts a gripping plotline. While the film is not critically acclaimed it is loved by many for Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy. 

3. The Hangover 

 Actor Zach Galifianakis, actress Heather Graham, director Todd Phillips and actor Bradley Cooper | Getty Images |  Ethan Miller
Actor Zach Galifianakis, actress Heather Graham, director Todd Phillips, and actor Bradley Cooper | Getty Images | Ethan Miller

The comedy series directed by Todd Phillips is one of the wildest and most loved friendship movies of all time starring, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor. The story follows the four friends as they attend a bachelor party in Las Vegas. They find themselves with no memory after a night of heavy drinking and realize the groom is missing. They then make efforts to retrace the groom and their bizarre commitment to finding the groom generates heavy laughter throughout the runtime. All three installments of the series follow the same group of friends on some kind of hilarious adventure. 

4. Stand By Me

Stand by me | youtube | RTCT
Stand by me | YouTube | RTCT

Based on Stephen King's novella, titled "The Body", "Stand By Me" is a coming-of-age classic featuring four adolescent boys played by actors Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell, who embark on a venture to recover the body of a missing teenager. The group faces many hardships and learns some great life lessons about courage, loyalty, and the significance of unity. The film successfully captures the authenticity of King's characters and brings them to life in the most relatable ways possible. 

5. Grown Ups

Grown Ups  | YouTube | RTCT
Grown Ups | YouTube | RTCT

The comedy movie was directed by Dennis Dugan and features, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. The film follows five friends who have known each other since childhood and reunite after the death of their basketball coach. When they meet together with their families in a cabin, they realize that their personalities now don't match at all and that results in some very hilarious situations. The film offers a comforting and entertaining experience and is enjoyed by both young adults and adults alike. 

6. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion | Youtube | skyMTV
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion | Youtube | skyMTV

The 1997 American comedy was directed by David Mirkin and starring Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, and Janeane Garofalo. The plot follows two 28-year-old women who have not achieved a lot in life and decide to fake their careers in front of one another to impress. The characters are taken from the play "Ladies Room" which also had Kudrow as part of the cast. The film is critically acclaimed and is considered a cult classic. The film also featured Janeane Garofalo and Alan Cumming in supportive roles. 

7. The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast club | Movieclips | Youtube
The Breakfast Club | Movieclips | Youtube

The film was directed by John Hughes and brings together five high school kids from various social cliques during a Saturday detention. The 1985 film grossed $51 million against a budget of only $1 million. The film is preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The plot follows the lives of five students at the fictitious Shermer High School and is considered one of the best coming-of-age dramas of all time. The cast features Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.

8. Charlie's Angels

Monte Carlo | YouTube | RTCT
Monte Carlo | YouTube | RTCT

The action comedy based on the hit television series of the same name featured Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu. The three of them embark on an adventure to recover stolen software. The film is famous for demonstrating the importance of teamwork and breaking gender stereotypes. The film promotes the value of strong female friendships and is enjoyed by people even today almost 24 years after its release. The enigmatic private investigators worked for the unseen Charlie Townsend.

9. Pitch Perfect 

 Members of the
Members of the "Pitch Perfect" cast | Getty Images | Streeter Lecka

The movie which is famous for the cup song is a musical comedy that features Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Wanetah Walmsley, Ben Platt, Utkarsh Ambudkar, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks, is a tale of friendship and sisterhood. The story follows Becca who is a college freshman and aspiring DJ, reluctantly joins the Barden Bellas, an all-female acapella club. 

10. The Fast and the Furious

Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Vin Diesel | Getty Images |  Eddy LEMAISTRE
Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Vin Diesel | Getty Images | Eddy LEMAISTRE

The story of friendship and street racing. The plot follows Brian O'Conner and Dominic Toretto's racing group. We see how Dominic's loyalty to his squad matters the most to him and Brian's increasing closeness with the squad has him second-guessing his sense of duty. The series is loved by everyone globally and touches on themes of family, friendship, loyalty and more The beloved franchise is close to many and is a must-watch. The cast features, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine.