If you would rather watch a fun movie than be questioned by your well-meaning, but endlessly bothersome relatives this holiday season, then take a look at this list of the best flicks for those of us who are single and happy about it.
The holidays are coming up and you don’t think you can handle another dinner where Grandma and Mom bicker all night about which man they want you to go out with. So, you have decided to claim you’re overloaded with work and stay in to watch a movie instead. Though you don’t want or need a man in your life right now, you don’t exactly care to be reminded all night about your single status, so, here is a list of the best movies to watch as an unattached girl, maybe with your girlfriends, this holiday season:
If you are feeling in the mood for fun, spiteful revenge carried out by some of Hollywood’s most popular actresses, then go with The Other Woman. Three sassy women, played by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, all work together to plot the demise of their shared significant other, Mark. Filled with tons of laughter, sentimental moments of friendship, as well as a guest appearance by Nicki Minaj, The Other Woman is sure to keep your spirits up and mind off those pesky relatives!
If quintessential comedies don’t suit your mood, then think about watching The First Wives Club. This whirlwind story, released in 1996, follows the lives of three divorced women, played by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, who reunite after the death of a college friend, only to find that they have all been dumped by their husbands. Now, allied against their husbands who traded them in for younger ladies, The Wives are ready for payback. The fun storyline and witty banter will keep you entertained all night.
If dark humor and the triumph of female characters is more your style, then consider Thelma and Louise. The two girls forsake their normal lives and hit the road for the weekend only to get caught up in an adventure they never would have expected, one filled with laughter, shootouts, and just enough tequila. This 1991 classic will surely show you the meaning of a good time with your best friend and keep you guessing all the way through.
On the other hand, if you would like a more contemporary classic that delves deeper in importance of female relationships, then watch The Help. The award-winning 2011 drama beautifully illustrates the little documented friendships between women of different races in the 60s. The hardships that bring these women together despite the customs driving them apart will inevitably make you appreciate the loved ones in your life.
So whenever you have some down time, rent one of these films this holiday season and get ready for some crazy, hilarious fun that won’t ask you who you’re dating nowadays. Enjoy!