Here’s the truth: I don’t quite fancy Valentine’s Day and have always thought it to be somewhat exclusive to people who aren’t in relationships. While I am in a romantic relationship, it’s not something that I’ve ever celebrated with my current partner.

On Valentine’s Day, everything is double the price, and celebrating love on a designated date seems so trivial. Though, I have to admit that getting dressed up for good food does sound nice. Still, love should be celebrated every day, right? And in a not-in-your-face type of way. What I’m trying to say is, I don’t quite see the appeal of Valentine’s Day.

That was until Galentine’s Day came along. A day dedicated to doing fun things like going to the movies, having (boozy) brunch, or a movie night-in with your best gal pal(s). That was something I definitely could get on board for, and a day dedicated to celebrating friendships feels far less ‘ick‘.

If you and your bestie(s) are looking to keep it chill this Valentine’s Day with a cosy movie night, here are some stellar suggestions. Get yo’ popcorn!

If you asked me what my favourite movie is based on the premise of how beautiful friendships can be forged between two women, it’s hands down, Beaches. Starring Bette Middler and Barbara Hershey, Beaches tells the story of two young, polar opposite girls who meet on a beach whilst on vacation and remain friends decades later.

Featuring a trio of talent personified, Bette Middler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, are three college mates who reunite after their fourth friend commits suicide. After spending decades estranged, the three friends become closer again after finding solace in their rekindled friendships.

Fetch the laughs and nostalgic feels with this classic high school comedy. It’s quotable, hilarious, and a reminder that true friends stick together through thick and thin, even during the craziest of times.

Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt with this hilarious comedy! It’s a wild and wacky ride that explores the ups and downs of friendship amidst the chaos of wedding preparations. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Rose Byrne are hilarious in this classic rom-com.

Buckle up for an adventurous ride with Thelma and Louise, starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. This iconic film is not just about friendship; it’s a tale of empowerment, resilience, and the bond between two women. Get inspired by their boldness and undeniable friendship as they hit the road in search of freedom.

If ever there was THE perfect movie about the power of female friendships, Now & Then is it. With a star-studded (the 90s) cast made up of Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Melanie Griffith, and Rita Wilson, the movie follows a group of childhood friends as three of them return to their hometown to see the birth of Chrissy’s baby. The film also shows us flashbacks of their 1970s summer, where their younger and innocent selves created unforgettable memories.

Another movie that had me ugly-crying is none other than Steel Magnolias. Based on a play of the same name, the movie displays the bond between a group of women in a small Southern town in America and how they overcome a tragedy together. Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts are just a few of the many stars in this movie.

Calling all Gina Rodrigues fans, you’re going to love this one! Someone Great is a romantic comedy revolving around Jenny’s breakup and her one last adventure with her closest friends before moving from New York City to San Francisco.

Join a group of best friends as they navigate life’s ups and downs with the help of a magical pair of jeans that somehow fits them all perfectly. It’s a touching story of friendship and the adventures that bind us together.

What will a woman who doesn’t believe in Mr. Right do when she finally does meet him but he ends up disappearing? The answer is everything. The Sweetest Thing takes us on a hilarious journey as Christina (Cameron Diaz) and her best girlfriends do everything it takes to find him again––even if it means gatecrashing a wedding.