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7 Best Female-Driven Comedy Films for Your Next Movie Night

August 26, 2020
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Whilst going out in Singapore may be a great way to bond with your closest girlfriends. Nothing beats a movie night indoors, where you can really relax and chill. The best part? No one will shush you for talking loudly with your friends. Now that you have a date set, you may be wondering if you should go for horror, thriller or romance. Rather than all those, we think that comedies are the best option when watching with company in tow.

Comedy movies are truly a great way to laugh and interact with your closest friends. Especially, With the onslaught of many female leads on the silver screen, be rest assured that you can easily resonate with any of the characters. To reinforce your girl power, watch these 7 best female-driven comedy movies at your next movie night!

1. Legally Blonde (2001)

When sorority girl, Elle Woods, gets dumped by her boyfriend, Warner, she sets outs a plan to win him back, by getting herself enrolled in the prestigious Harvard Academy. Upon arriving there, she encounters many hardships whilst facing discrimination due to the fact she’s labelled a ‘dumb blonde’. However, Elle sets out to achieve spectacular results whilst being a student which lands her very first case as a law student.

Legally Blonde is a great example of breaking the notions of stereotypes. Elle Woods teaches many females that we can be career women whilst still being a girly gal. Presented as a lighthearted comedy, the film also highlights the misogyny that women have to encounter to prove that they are worthy.

“I don’t need back-ups. I’m going to Harvard.” – Elle Woods

We rate it 4.5 out of 5 hearts! 

2. Ghostbusters (2016)

This remake of the 1984 film, features an all-female ensemble. Revolving around Abby, Erin, Jillian and Patty, they set out to capture ghosts that are roaming around. With difficulties and setbacks along the way, they set out to stop an apocalypse from happening, due to an unseen force.

Ghostbusters exemplify the power of teamwork and friendship. Here, you can see many ladies with different personalities working together in order to stop an evil force. This comedy film teaches us that although we may have our individual strengths, working together ensures a stronger and more well-rounded team!

“It is not about the end result, it is about the journey.” – Abby

We rate it out 3.5 of 5 hearts!

3. Heathers (1989)

Straying far from the traditional comedy films, Heathers is a cult classic you’ll not want to miss! Veronica, played by Winona Ryder, is part of a popular clique in her high school. Although they are considered as the designated ‘mean girls’, she wishes to get out of it. After befriending outcast, J.D., they set out to kill off them, one by one.

Heathers teaches us, girls, that popularity does not constitute being happy. With Veronica, going through major changes in the film. She starters to reflect back on her life as a whole, which tells us that progress is uncomfortable to many of us. While we may get lost in the thrill of not getting caught, Heathers exemplifies that bad behaviour must come to an end.

“Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.” – Jason “J.D.” Dean

 We rate it 5 out of 5 hearts!

4. Miss Congeniality (2001)

For the feminists out there, Miss Congeniality is a great film for you. FBI agent, Gracie Hart, is not your typical girl. As a tomboy, she is constantly looked down upon by her male peers who view her as less of a girl. However, when there is a terrorist threat at a local pageant, Gracie goes undercover to get the job done.

Set in the early 2000s, Miss Congeniality showcases the difficulties many women face in a male-dominated field. Here, Gracie struggles to find her inner feminine self, whilst wanting to be respected by her male peers. The true lesson Gracie learns is that cynicism is a defensive mechanism which she overcomes while participating in the pageant.

“I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t mess with me!” – Gracie

We rate it 4 out of 5 hearts! 

5. Private Benjamin (1980)

Widow, Judy Benjamin, is your typical wealthy girl who hasn’t experienced much hardship in her life. After the death of her second husband, she joined the military after being convinced by a recruiter. Upon entering, she realises that there was much more in store for her than what she previously bargained for.

Private Benjamin is about taking risks, which is something many of us are afraid to do. Judy exemplifies, that although something may seem difficult at first, one can easily overcome it with the right mindset. Watching Judy grow from a naive character to a strong, independent lady by the end of the film, makes Private Benjamin a must-watch!

“I did join the army, but I joined a different army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms.” – Judy

We rate it 4 out of 5 hearts! 

6. Mean Girls (2004)

With many quotable lines, Mean Girls is truly the quintessential chick flick of the 2000s. When Cady, attends a new school. She befriends Janis and Damian, who warns her about ‘The Plastics’, the most popular clique in their school. While navigating through her high school life, she falls for Aaron, the ex-boyfriend of Regina George, the school’s central mean girl.

Mean Girls is all about staying true to yourself, which is a simple principle that many of us fail to do so. Here, the lead character, Cady tries her best to please others whilst changing herself into someone she truly isn’t. What makes her a memorable character, is that only after recognising her mistakes was she able to live her life to the fullest!

 “Gretchen, stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen. It’s not going to happen!” – Regina George

We rate it 4.5 out of 5 hearts!

7. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada is a comedy-drama, perfect for all you fashion lovers wanting a peek into the busy industry. The film centres around Andy, an aspiring journalist who gets a job at Runway Magazine. While many other girls would ‘kill’ to get her position, Andy struggles to navigate her place in this fierce industry.

Amanda Priestly is the show’s lead antagonist who expects nothing but perfection. As Andy is a simple lady who doesn’t see the importance of fashion, Amanda’s over-controlling behaviour becomes an issue. Many of us must have encountered an intolerable superior at work, so watching this film shows the importance of having a ‘thick skin’ to filter out negative aspects in our life.

“Details of your incompetence do not interest me.” – Miranda Priestly

We rate it out 5 of 5 hearts!

 

Conclusion

These female-driven comedies are sure to make you laugh your socks off on your next movie night! With films like this, get inspired by these strong female leads that you can learn a thing or two from. So, the next time you’re selecting a movie for a girl’s in, look no further as these 7 best comedy movies are sure to hit all the right notes!

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