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The female buddy movie is an elusive and rare little sister to the buddy cop. It's an under appreciated genre that's always a nice surprise at the cinema.
Buddy comedies should be a sure thing: take two beloved stars, match them up for comic hijinks, and strike box-office gold. But it's rarely that simple, and the latest inductee to the bad buddy comedy hall of fame is this year's Like A Boss starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.
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Here are ten female-led buddy pictures that were better received—if you can believe it! Brassy aspiring actress Sandy Borzinsky Bette Midler and spoiled wannabe star Lauren Ames Shelley Long meet in an acting class and immediately butt he. To make matters worse, the two discover they're dating the same man Peter Coyote. But, before they can grill him, he dies in a suspicious explosion.
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Unconvinced that he's dead, the adversaries team up to find him and are soon being pursued by spies and contending with the lies of a man who wasn't who he pretended to be. Though its increasingly ludicrous plot twists eventually start to grate, Outrageous Fortune features two of the 80s most bankable comedic stars at their best. Ashamed by their notable lack of adult accomplishments, Romy Mira Sorvino and Michele Lisa Kudrow decide to invent different lives and fancy careers to impress former classmates at their ten-year high school reunion.
Something of a cult classic—especially among queer viewers— Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a buddy comedy with real heart under all the fluff. Two past-their-prime groupies Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandonfamously known as "The Banger Sisters" during the glory days of rock n' roll, have lost touch. Decades past their 60s heyday, the women decide to meet up and rekindle the thrill of their former lives, but is their nostalgia for the past keeping them from living in the present?
Though no one with a pulse is immune to the combined charms of Hawn and Sarandon, The Banger Sisters ' lame duck script doesn't do enough digging to make good on its solid premise.
Christina Walters Cameron Diaz has always avoided getting too emotionally involved until she unexpectedly meets Peter Thomas Janea handsome stranger who disappears as fast as he came into her life. Determined that he must be "the one," Christina and her best friend Courtney Christina Applegate take to the road to track him down and prove—or disprove—love at first sight.
The definitive ranking of female buddy comedies
Hapless lounge singers Connie Nia Vardalos and Carla Toni Collette must abandon their airport cabaret act when they witness a murder. Hightailing it to Los Angeles, they get a taste of the city's drag queen and decide to disguise themselves as female impersonators to hide out from the killers and grab the success that's always eluded them. This unfairly maligned reworking of Some Like It Hot has it all, from perfectly-matched le to gleeful gay comedy—in a time when such things were still a bit taboo—and musical s that hit the sweet spot between earnestness and cheek.
Similarly, foul-mouthed, cantankerous Detective Shannon Mullins Melissa McCarthycan't get any respect from the Boston police department.
When these two odd ducks are teamed together to track down a drug lord, they discover that sometimes you have to rely on others. Though The Heat seems to have fallen off the cultural radar, it's easily one of the most gut-bustingly hilarious movies of the s, thanks in large part to the almost supernatural comic chemistry of Bullock and McCarthy. That's because he is, and after a surprise visit to Mark's home, Carly realizes that he's already married to his doting housewife, Kate Leslie Mann.
United in anger, Carly and Kate become fast friends, and, when a third woman Kate Upton enters the picture, the three forces to make their cheating lover's life a living hell. Diaz and Mann feel like firecrackers who just can't spark together in this sloppy and strident revenge comedy.
Amy Mila Kunis has it all—a great partner, smart kids, a comfortable suburban home, and a successful career—but she's worn thin by the responsibilities of motherhood. When she finds that her husband has been engaged in an illicit romance with a webcam girl, she kicks him out and decides to take her life back.
The combined efforts of Kunis and co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell help lift Bad Moms' saggier bits, elevating a film made from a so-so script into something way more fun than it otherwise would have been. But, steer clear of that rushed sequel! When her bachelorette party is cut short by the accidental death of a male stripper, Jess Scarlett Johansson and her best friends scramble to cover it up.
Four older women's lives are shaken up when they decide to read the infamously smutty " 50 Shades of Grey " as their book club pick. The scandalous novel doesn't just rekindle their romantic lives, but it also inspires them to make whatever chapters they have left in them the best ones yet.
With Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen at the forefront, this late-life comedy could fall flat on its face and stay remain watchable. Fortunately, it doesn't.
The best female buddy movies
Rocco is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and programmer. An avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous, he's most in his wheelhouse discussing cult oddities and horror classics. By Rocco Thompson Published Apr 19, Share Share Tweet 0. Related Topics Lists comedy like a boss.