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Is there anything better than getting together with your pals and watching a movie starring kick-ass women who make you laugh until you cry? We think not, which is why we think you should take this list of hysterical lady movies into account the next time you plan a girls’ night in.
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Melissa McCarthy, um, in the sink of a fancy bridal shop bathroom.
Can we all agree that Tom-Tom is the worst?
1988. Cult black comedy. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Any questions?
This movie is a total delight—any Cosmo girl would know.
A wealthy, sheltered young woman joins the army after her husband dies on their wedding night. What could go wrong?
Double the Goldie, double the laughs. (This time with her longtime love Kurt Russell!)
Lake Bell wrote, co-produced, directed and stars in this funny flick. Talk about girl power.
There’s no crying in baseball, but there are tears of joy streaming down our face every time we watch this.
Raise your hand if you navigated your 20s like a chicken with its head cut off. (Us, too.) You’ll love this one.
He’s not a lady, but Lebron James’s role in Amy Schumer’s hilarious debut is worth its weight in gold.
Sandra Bullock plays a badass in heels (and a dirndl). We’re obsessed.
Two questions: Why is Sandra Bullock so good at playing an FBI agent and why is Melissa McCarthy not in every comedy ever made?
Watch it until you can quote it from start to finish. Grool.
There’s something about a group of guys vying for the affection of one woman (complete with hilariously infantile jokes) that makes us want to watch this movie any time it comes on TV.
Singing nuns (led by the inimitable Whoopi Goldberg pretending to be a nun) will never get old.
Jenny Slate’s 2014 film is equal parts touching, funny and real.
In this witty teen comedy, we fell head over heels for Emma Stone.
Don’t get us wrong: We loved the original, but the original didn’t have Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
So many quotable lines. That’s all.
We’d watch Tina and Amy read the phone book together.
The a cappella movie we never (ever) knew we needed.
Like its equally hilarious '80s precursor Just One of the Guys, this flick starring Amanda Bynes is based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. But no sonnets, we promise.
Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn drink a magical potion (given to them by Isabella Rossellini). Expectedly sidesplitting hijinks ensue.
You don’t understand. It’s, like, a totally important movie.
We’re just going to say it: Monroe, Grable and Bacall were the original squad goals.
And that’s why we don’t mix alcohol and Valium.
Sixty-seven years later, this movie— about a brassy young woman and her older, wealthy boyfriend who travel to Washington, D.C., to swindle the government—totally holds up.
Try to watch this movie and not sing the title song every time you walk into work.
Greta Garbo’s first comedy was this terrific satire about the Soviet Union under Stalin that makes you wish she laughed more in her other films.
Cher + Nicolas Cage forever.
Two besties invent fake careers to make themselves look better at a reunion (in a move that we have 100 percent thought about copying).
The Rancho Carne Toros and East Compton Clovers go head-to-head in this high school cheerleading movie that is far superior to its four direct-to-video sequels.
This classic revenge comedy is slapstick and silly and features some of the funniest ladies, like, ever.
Given the choice, we’d totally pick Flick.
Marilyn Monroe’s Lorelei Lee gets most of the attention (the “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend” scene didn’t hurt), but we’re all about Jane Russell’s Dorothy Shaw.
A group of wannabe actresses (including Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball) live together in an NYC boarding house in this 1937 movie that’s, well, wonderful.
Five words: "I’ll have what she’s having."
Come (and stay) for Madonna’s next-level wardrobe.
Yep, Kate Hudson’s Andie Anderson is kind of annoying, and yep, the plot is pretty predictable, but that’s never stopped us from swooning over that yellow dress.
Nobody’s perfect, but this movie comes pretty damn close.
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