30 movies you’ll want to watch at your Girls’ Night In

If you’ve been run off your feet all week, a Girls’ Night In movie night – complete with a pile of blankets, snacks and your besties – is the only answer.

So, call up your friends, buy some popcorn and spend a night in, donating what you would have on a night out to our work in prevention, education and research into women’s cancers.

You don’t even have to stress about choosing what to watch…we’ve rounded up 30 flicks that practically require you to watch them in the presence of your favourite gal pals.

From love stories to hilarious flicks, these movies will help you ease into the weekend—with your BFFs by your side. Plus, you’ve likely seen them before, so you can catch up on what’s been happening in each other’s lives without worrying about missing plot clues.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

The unrequited love and heartbreak tugs at your heart strings. 

Movie night gif of My Best Friend's Wedding

27 Dresses

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride – so relatable. This is the perfect movie to get in the mood if you’ve got a big wedding season ahead.

The Notebook

This might be the most romantic movie of all time. The love triangle. The old couple reminiscing. Make sure to have some tissues on hand! 

Dear John

Again with the tears. Who doesn’t love a chick flick with Channing Tatum? 

Love Actually

Nothing really needs to be said here…apart from, why wait until Christmas to watch this gem?! 

Hugh Grant dancing in the movie Love Actually


What goes better together than love and comedy?  Everyone wants to be the maid of honour.


As if? If! Cher and her friends have the ridiculous outfits and hilarious one-liners to get you in a great mood.

The Devil Wears Prada

Need a little motivation to follow your dreams? New jobs are always interesting…and the fashion alone, makes this movie worth a watch.

Meryl Streep in the movie The Devil Wears Prada

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

There is nothing more awesome than watching four best friends going on adventures and generally being there for each other.

Ever After

We all love a movie that ends with happily ever after.

Crazy Stupid Love

Divorce, new relationships, Ryan Gosling – it has it all!

Gif of Ryan Gosling in the movie Crazy Stupid Love

Pitch Perfect

From the singing to the non-stop jokes, this is one flick you can’t watch too many times. You could even have a Lip Sync Battle to the songs!

Dirty Dancing

Who wouldn’t want to spend summer at a resort with a gorgeous dance instructor?

Mean Girls

Some of the mean girl moments are out of control, but it’s the only flick that includes “mathletes”, puking on a crush, and a person getting hit by a bus and still making it to prom.

Legally Blonde

Sure, a bit ditzy – but #girlpower. You can’t beat a plot line focused on a woman smashing everyone’s expectations.

10 Things I Hate About You

Based on Shakepeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ and featuring Heath Ledger, this movie is sweet, funny and “just too good to be true”.

Heath Ledger in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You

Friends with Benefits

Hot actors, a typical romcom story line and a happy, sappy ending. The complete chick flick package.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Watching Bridget may help you realise how much you *actually* do have your life together. And, who doesn’t love Hugh Grant?

Gif from the movie Bridget Jones Diary

Letters to Juliet

A modern twist on the timeless classic.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Awkward in all the right ways. A classic comedy and chick flick. Plus, you can watch the sequel afterwards!

Mamma Mia

Get ready to bust out some tunes.

Gif of the movie Mamma Mia

Notting Hill

We all wish we were dating a movie star. Another Hugh Grant classic.

Pretty in Pink

When in doubt, break out a classic.

Sweet Home Alabama

No one forgets their first love.

Gif of the movie Sweet Home Alabama

The Vow

Rachel McAdams does it again.

Two Weeks’ Notice

Hugh Grant again…well, he was the rom com king. Opposites attract in this cute flick.

The Holiday

Jude Law brings the accent, while Jack Black brings the humour. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as the female leads – #winning.

Gif of Kate Winselt in the movie The Holiday

Leap Year

Based off an old Irish folklore tradition where a woman can propose to a man on a leap day. It’s quite a predictable movie but it will definitely make you go ‘aww!’

No Reservations

Warning: You may have to fill up with the popcorn, with all the food shots in this film. The plot is based on Kate, a chef who struggles with life after learning she’s the guardian of her late sister’s daughter, until Nick, who’s personality is the complete opposite, comes into the picture.

The Proposal

Witty and adorable.

Gif of Sandra Bullock dancing in the movie The Proposal

Excited to have a movie night?

Join the other women from across the state who will host or attend a Girls’ Night In this October, with events ranging from intimate gatherings of a few friends to large events with over one hundred attendees.

All funds raised will be invested in vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs for women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.

Register your Girls’ Night In event for a free host kit and find more information at www.girlsnightin.com.au.