You know you’ve got a true friend when she defends you against bullies, supports you in your dreams and endeavors, and is always honest with you. She’ll be there for you when you’re having a tough time and feel like giving up. She’ll bingewatch shows with you, stand in long lines, bring you food, and sing and dance with you like no one is watching. She’s your go-to and the first person you want to talk to when something happens.
Through the good times and bad,the friendships in these movies have us saying #FriendshipGoals. Grab a vina and have a movie marathon!
“BLADES OF GLORY”
Two ice skating rivals have to join forces in order to once again compete in the Olympics. They are the first male/male pair to compete and have to defeat the reigning champions. The two men are forced to live together, to get along, and to learn how to skate with one another. Eventually their hatred turned into an everlasting friendship and true bromance.
The Golden Trio is the epitome of #FriendshipGoals (by the way, if you haven’t seen “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” you are definitely missing out!). In all eight of the films, we see Harry, Hermione, and Ron go through various obstacles, befriending others along the way. They were always there for one another, but each individual friendship has its ups and downs at one point or another (*cough* like the brief stint when Ron left them out of anger and jealousy due to the horcrux *cough*).
The fact that Ron came back to help them shows how true his friendship and loyalty lies. The epilogue is even more #FriendshipGoals.
Elle Woods wanted to win back the “love of her life” and thus through her hard work and support from her friends, she was able to pass the LSAT’s and get into Harvard Law School. There, she blossomed from trying to win back her loser of an ex-boyfriend Warner, to proving to herself and to others that she has what it takes to be a great lawyer. Through her journey she also befriends Paulette, a manicurist, Emmett, a junior partner, and eventually Vivian, a fellow law student who is also Warner’s fiancé. With their help and support, she’s able to prove that she is more than just “a dumb blonde with big boobs.” She wins the trial, ends up being the valedictorian of her graduating class, and gains a best friend.
“THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS”
Four best friends are spending their summers separately for the first time. Before Lena, Bridgette, and Carmen go away for their summer vacations, leaving Tibby behind, they find a pair of jeans that miraculously fits each of them perfectly. They believe the jeans bring them magic and luck, and so they make a pact to share the pants throughout the summer. Each girl supports one another in times of need, grief, and happiness. In the end, they all reunite, claiming the jeans really do have magical powers.
The final #FriendshipGoals: One of my all time favorite comedies that also teaches us a lesson about family and friendship. I cannot hear Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” without thinking of this movie or picturing the two scenes associated with this song.
Two FBI agents, Kevin and Marcus, who are also brothers, try to prove to their chief that they are worthy of being the top agents for important cases. When they almost ruin their chances and come close to getting fired with their latest assignment, they both work together to save their job and solve the case. They impersonate the two heiresses they were supposed to escort to the hotel, and befriend the two women’s actual friends. In the end, the group of girls appreciate Kevin and Marcus a lot more than their original friends because of how they defend and support each of the girls.
(feature image via @l.a_jo)