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These Movies & Shows On Sisterhood Are Perfect For Your Next Sleepover

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For the longest time, I was so mad at my parents for giving me a baby brother (no offence little bro. You know I love you!) instead of a baby sister. I used to watch all the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movies and wonder what it would be like to have a sister. But as I grew older, I realized sisterhood has very little to do with sharing the same blood and a lot more to do with sharing each other’s lives, being there for the good and bad, and, most importantly, having each other’s back no matter what. 

Remember the last-minute shopping runs, the countless hours of playing truth or dare, the five-hour phone conversations, crazy a$$ birthday gifts and the times you’ve needed comfort to heal your broken heart? Yeah. How can you forget right? Right. Those were the good old days where nothing else mattered other than you and your girls. 

Sleepovers, here we come!

If these throwbacks are making you miss your troupe too, here’s the perfect excuse to get them all together for a girls-only night. Forget the usual Saturday night booze and do it the old fashioned way! Throw an adult slumber party! Go back to your teen sleepovers with spin the bottle, karaoke and movie marathons! Reminisce the old times. 

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Movie: Girls Trip

Even when life happens and you break away, go your separate ways and stay out of touch for years, when you do get together, it’ll be like no time has passed because that’s what friendship is. All it takes is for one of you to get an opportunity to go to New Orleans and gather your long lost besties to go with you like Ryan did on Girls Trip, a film that will take you to nights of dancing, drinking, romancing and rekindled bonds.  

TV Show: Sex And The City

Know that no matter where life takes you, you will always stay connected. “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style,” said Carrie Bradshaw in  Sex And The City, a comedy-drama series based on the book of the same name which was later produced as a movie duo.

It centred around four city girls who live their life exploring romance, experiencing sex, understanding love and realizing that reality is very different from what they imagined but they will never let it get in the way of their friendship. Even if you find yourself wanting a very different life than what you and your besties dreamt of, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have them in your life. 

Movie: This Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants

“We know now that no matter how far we travelled on our own separate paths…Somehow we would always find our way back to each other,” says Lena and Bridget from The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants, an adaptation of a book of the same name that tells a story about four best friends who are about to spend the first summer apart in a long time. But they find a way to stay connected to each other by sharing a pair of pants that happened to fit each of them perfectly, despite their differences. 

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Movie: Pitch Perfect

You don’t have to like the same colour and have the same sense of style to be friends. It took a while, but the ladies in the musical romantic comedy, Pitch Perfect, figured that despite being polls apart, all they needed was to share one common thing to create a connection. Using their singing as their own language of friendship, these girls created moments, memories and a bond that will never be broken. 

Movie: Sister Code

Once a bond is created, even when the one thing that holds you together disappears, you will still remain as one. That’s why when the mother of three foster sisters who couldn’t be any different, passes away, taking with her the glue that kept them together, all the years of shared memories and love proves to be enough to find their way back home in the movie Sister Code. They realize that even when tragedy hits and they have their own way of coping and navigating through life, their love goes way back and will continue to remain strong. 

Movie: Someone Great

Jenny Young in Someone Great, realised the same thing when her heart broke after her 9-year relationship fell apart. Her two best friends hold her hand, wipe her tears and take her on one last adventure before she moves to follow another chapter in life knowing that no matter what, the three of them will be there for each other during the good, bad and everything in between. 

Movie: Bad Moms

So, when reality comes at you with the stress of growing up, building a family, juggling the hustle and all the while feeling like you’re doing a crappy job at everything, you just need to let loose and find some gals to tell you that you don’t have to be perfect at everything. When Amy Mitchell in Bad Moms joins forces with two equally stressed-out women, they learn that it’s okay to make mistakes and it’s definitely okay to be bad at some things. They teach each other that perfection is an illusion and all everyone ever expects from you is to be the best version of you. 

TV Show: Friends

Whether you’re at your best or your worst, you can count on your troupe ensuring you never feel alone. You could have kissed the love of your life for the first time, maybe you just got fired or you’re regretting your decision to leave your fiancé at the altar. Whatever the circumstance, your friends will be there to share it with you. Friends, the famous American sitcom that we all love, shows the reality of life, love and friendship.

Monica, Rachel and Phoebe have been there for each other for as long as they can remember, and with all their differences and disagreements, they are family. Your friends will always show you the harsh reality, give you genuine advice and make you see things that you don’t want to admit, like when Monica told Rachel, “So what, you’re not the only one. I mean, half the time we don’t know where we’re going. You’ve just gotta figure at some point it’s all gonna come together.”

TV Show: Charmed

Sistership is built on a foundation of trust where they would willingly protect a secret without any reason. But don’t think you’re scot-free from giving a detailed explanation later! This is especially true when it’s a shared secret that needs to be protected from the rest of the world, like when the three sisters from Charmed discover that they’re actually witches with special powers. A drama series of three supposedly regular women with jobs, relationships and friends sharing a secret job of protecting the world from evil. It’s not easy to juggle life and save the world together, but they show us that as long as your sisterhood is intact, you’ll be stronger than you ever imagined possible.

TV Show: Grace & Frankie

If you’re thinking you haven’t found your gal pal yet, don’t sweat it, darling. Sisterhood doesn’t necessarily have to start from college. While some of us have been lucky to have our BFFs to rely on throughout the stages of our lives, some of you will find your girlfriends much later on. Grace & Frankie, a comedy series about two 70-something women whose husbands of decades have fallen in love with each other and wants to get married, find themselves gravitating towards each other for comfort and companionship. Having bonded through unusual circumstances, these two women realize that it’s never too late to find sisterhood even though they would hardly admit that to each other. 

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Movie: Bride Wars

Whatever the circumstances were, once a connection is formed, they will always be family. That’s not to say that there won’t be fallouts where the fights go into a whole new level of crazy. Bride Wars follows a plot about two lifelong best friends going completely ballistic with each other, calling an all-out war due to a clash on their wedding days. But let’s be real girls, even after a dramatic lash out with your bestie, the first person you’ll want to talk about it with will also be her. 

Comedy, drama, tragedy, romance, thriller and even fiction, it’s all-inclusive within your girl group because sisterhood is a real-life movie. So even if you have your first kiss, become a rebel and get grounded, your besties will always help you sneak out to follow your dreams with no second thought because you know you’ll face the consequences together.

At the end of the day, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! So, grab your popcorn, get your girls in one room and get ready to take a trip down memory lane. Remind each other that the bond you’ve is special and despite everything that life throws at you, you’ll remain connected.

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