Thursday, November 18th officially marks Friendsgiving, so it’s time to plan which Friendsgiving movies to watch with your besties. Many people celebrate it on Turkey Day, or the weekend before; regardless of when, this holiday is a celebration in which friends celebrate their mutual love and respect for each other: some have a sit down dinner, while others give presents and share memories of their friendship. No matter how you choose to honor the holiday, it’s important to give your squad the love that they deserve (and vice versa).
In case you are looking for Friendsgiving movies to watch with your besties, these are some flicks that will bring the cosmic spirit of the holiday alive. We know that finding the perfect vibe is hard, which is why this curated list of movies will not only set the perfect tone but also allow you to embrace the way you feel about your crew, according to the stars.
Love & Basketball
Time to face the facts, Aries: You’re a force to be reckoned with and can be competitive with your besties. Instead of trying to prove you’re better than them, join your forces to create something magical. Confused by what we mean? Let Love & Basketball inspire you to align for good with your friends in a positive way (minus all of the film’s romantic parts… or maybe not).
Best Man Holiday
When this group of friends come together, they reminisce, have deep conversations, and reflect on their youth while planning their future. Like you, Taurus, they remain loyal to their friendships and support each other — even though there is drama between a few members of this crew. The only thing that matters is that they’re present when needed — a sentiment you can fully support.
Set It Off
Your Mercurial mind likes to plot with your friends in jest. This is why you’ll opt to watch the action heist movie Set It Off with your pals. Afterwards, you’ll play a game about who, what, where, why, and how you can get away with the latest scheme you and your friends have been cooking up and laughing about — for fun of course.
Your squad is like family, which means that you’ll do anything for them like Annie wants to do for Lillian. However, you don’t have to impress them. Call your new and old friends to join you in a viewing of this movie that allows you to connect on a deep level and unite forces together for good — not trying to one up the other.
These classmates are competing to be #1 at the American Ballet Academy in NYC (something your ego can totally relate to). However, there can only be one prima ballerina. After surviving many trials and tribulations, they become one with their art. The takeaway is to remember that you can’t take “Center Stage” without the wings of your friends to guide you through the tough times.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
You aren’t one to stop caring about your friends, even though they try your patience at times. Although Greg gives up on Rachel, she always believes in him (the same emotion applies to their pal, Earl). Celebrate the members of your squad who push you to greatness this Friendsgiving by watching Me and Earl and the Dying Girl with them and a box of tissues.
Although this movie is about a nanny and the young girl she cares for, they are more alike than different. Both Molly and Ray show each other what true friendship means and bond over their differences over time. Like the scale that represents your zodiac sign, this pair juxtapose the other and every level yet balance out their energy by mirroring their actions and lives.
Friendsgiving wouldn’t be complete without a dinner party. TBH, there truly is no better get together for your edgy sentiments than a real life murder mystery party where one of the guests is the actual murderer and blackmailer of all the people attending the soirée. Figuring out who is the criminal and how they committed the heinous actions will be thrilling for your investigative mind.
A road trip with friends (sans random stranger) is the best way for your adventurous spirit to celebrate this holiday. But, you may not be able to put the pedal to the metal due to your schedule. That’s why the second best option is to watch Crossroads with your BFFs and celebrate the differences that you love about each other which bring you all together.
Marcus and Mike have been pals since childhood, as well as partners fighting crime in Miami. Like your friendship style, they will always have the other’s back and protect their bestie from criminals. Watch this movie to honor your buddy and raise a glass in thanking them for all the amazingness they add to your life. They’ll reciprocate the sentiment and show their true hearts.
Let It Snow
When alliances and lives collide, there is nothing left to do than have a party at the local diner in town known as “Waffle Town.” Perhaps a smaller gathering will do this year in accordance with social distancing rules. No one but you will appreciate the socializing, laughs, and dancing into the morning with pals while celebrating Friendsgiving. Not to mention the memories you’re making.
This flick focuses on two besties who grew up in Little Italy (it’s more than just a namesake) together even though their families own rival pizza stores. You’ll be reminded of the enduring power of friendship (that becomes more in time) and love — especially the mysterious and forbidden kinda romance that occurs against all odds, which will make your sweetheart sing with joy.
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