We’ve checked out the guys and the girls, and now it’s time to mix it up with best friends that include one of each. Turns out, a lot of my favorites are from the 80s and 90s, so this took a turn to the nostalgic.
When Harry Met Sally
The movie that asks “can men and women really be friends?” I’m firmly in the “yes” camp, but that doesn’t diminish my love for this classic.
You’ve Got Mail
I promise not all movies on the list will include Meg Ryan, but that woman does know how to rock a romantic comedy like nobody else!
Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks are brilliant in this. Also, I watched it again recently and it holds up even with the desperate Joan Cusack race to get the tape from editing to the newsroom.
The Four Seasons
My love for Alan Alda and Carol Burnett knows no bounds. Now that I’m in my mid-30s (yikes!), I find that I love this movie even more. What happens to a group of friends when the dynamic is forever changed by a divorce? This film answers that very question.
I can’t even tell you how I came to discover this movie, but I love it. Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci as mafia hitmen are greatness.
I love British comedy and this one is definitely on my favorites list. Craig Ferguson did an especially great job.
A League of Their Own
This is a family favorite in our house, where there is indeed “no crying in baseball.” Although there were a few moments where I may have teared up when I first watched. I still claim allergies, dust mites, dust bunnies, or some yet-to-be-discovered dust agent.
I stumbled across this one when searching through some similar movies. It’s similar to Driving Miss Daisy, except British and includes the Grim Reaper. Er, maybe they’re not so much alike, but it’s terrific nonetheless.
I came to Bones fairly late, but it’s one of the reasons I love watching TV via DVDs by mail. Now I’m hooked! I’ve been a David Boreanaz fan since Buffy. Teaming him up with Emily Deschanel makes for an awesome show.