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15 Movies like Laapata Ladies that celebrate Female Friendship.

Since the last few decades the emphasis of movies on female friendship has increased which focuses on how women empower each other and break societal barriers. These movies often have a heart warming, emotional, and even funny plot like “Aisha”, “Veere Di Wedding”  and action drama like “Gulaab Gang” . One such film that has moved everyone with its story that showcases the spirit of the women is Laapata Ladies.

Laapata ladies is a 2024 released Hindi movie under the banner of Amir Khan productions. Movie is been loved by both viewers and critics as well for its simple writing and familiar characters. It’s a story of brides who gets lost during a train journey. Both the leading brides finds female friends in this journey, will the leading ladies will be able to meet their groom? If you have already watched and and looking for similar movies like lapata ladies, this ladies for you. What are you waiting for?

1. Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

Lead Cast- Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, AahanaKumra, PlabitaBorthakur

It is a Bollywood drama that revolves around the lives of four women living in a small village. They try to break free from societal restrictions and constraints. The movie also highlights women rights and freedom along with focus on female friendship.

IMDb Rating- 6.8

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

2. Veere Di Wedding (2018)

Lead Cast- Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, ShikhaTalsania

It is a Bollywood comedy-drama movie that focuses on the friendship of four childhood friends that reunite again after years to attend the wedding of Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor). They also go to Thailand where they rediscover themselves. It shows strength of their friendship during various struggles along with societal expectations.

IMDb Rating- 3.3

Where to watch- Zee5

3. Jia Aur Jia (2017)

Lead Cast- Richa Chadha , KalkiKoechlin

It is a Bollywood roadtrip drama with a heartwarming storyline. Two strangers with totally different personalities, but with the same name go on a roadtrip to rediscover themselves. During this journey they open up to each other and become friends.

IMDb Rating- 4.5

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

4. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

Lead Cast- Sarah-Jane-Dias, Amrit Maghera, Sandhya Mridul, PavleenGujral, AnushkaManchanda, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rajshri Deshpande

It is another Bollywood Comedy Drama that explores the lives of seven women that meet at the wedding of one of their friend. This movie delivers a strong message on female friendship and various social issues.

IMDb Rating- 6.9

Where to Watch- Zee5

5. Queen (2014)

Lead Cast- KanganaRanaut, Lisa Haydon, Rajkumar Rao

It is a light-hearted Comedy Drama movie that reflects the life of a 24 year old girl, Rani. She decides to go on a solo trip after her fiancé calls of their wedding. There she finds comfort with her new friends. This film shows the transformative power of good female friendships.

IMDb Rating- 8.1

Where to watch- Netflix, JioCinema, Youtube, Google Play movies& TV

6. Aisha (2010)

Lead Cast- Sonam Kapoor, Amrita Puri, Ira Dubey, Abhaydeol, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh, Anand Tiwari

It is a Romantic Comedy-Drama Film inspired by the Novel “Emma” written by Jane Austin. The movie revolves around a wealthy spoiled young women, Aisha. She loves to play matchmaker between her friends. This interference creates problems in her life especially friendships. Later on she realises her mistake that she was being inconsiderate to her friends.

IMDb Rating- 5.1

Where to watch- Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube

7. Girls Trip (2017)

Lead Cast- Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith

It is a Hollywood Comedy movie that highlights the friendship of four young African- American women. They all reconnect during a trip to New Orleans. This movie celebrates friendship, sisterhood, and power.

IMDb Rating- 6.2

Where to watch-JioCinema, Zee5, Amazon Prime Video

8. Steel Magnolias (1989)

Lead Cast- Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah

It is an  American Comedy- Drama movie that shows the supportive bond shared among women. Bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton has a health condition, but with the help and support of her friends she overcomes it and their bond grows closer.

IMDb Rating- 7.3

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

9. Bridesmaids (2011)

Lead Cast- Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy

It is another American Comedy film that celebrates female friendship. Annie, who herself has a messy life, tries to do everything perfectly for her best friend’s marriage. The movie shows the difficulties faced by friends during wedding planning and other personal struggles.

IMDb Rating- 6.8

Where to watch-JioCinema, Amazon Prime Video

10. Beaches (1988)

Lead Cast- Barbara Hershey, Bette Midler

It a Hollywood Drama movie that showcases the lifelong friendship between two childhood friends. It shows how they over come ups and downs during various stages of life and still are always there for each other.

IMDb Rating- 7

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video, Google Play movies& T.V

11. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Lead Cast- Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, America Ferrera

It is a Hollywood movie based on the novel named “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” written by Ann Brashares. It shows the friendship between of four best friends who find a magical pair of jeans that fits each one of them irrespective of their body types. This movies shows the unbreakable bond of their friendship.

IMDb Rating- 6.5

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

12. Booksmart (2019)

Lead Cast- Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever

As a Comedy movie it highlights the friendship between two friends, Molly and Amy, who are high school seniors. They decide to make up for the lost time and missed opportunities and decide to enjoy their present.

IMDb Rating- 7.1

Where to watch- Netflix

13. Thelma & Louise (1991)

Lead Cast- Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon

This is a Classic American Road film that focuses on the transformative journey of two friends. They try to escape their present life conditions as Louise had killed the man who tried to assault Thelma. Their friendship allows them to discover and empower themselves.

IMDb Rating- 7.6

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

14. Gulaab Gang (2014)

Lead Cast- Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Divya Jagdale, Tannishtha Chatterjee

This Bollywood film is inspired by real life story of a Gulabi Gang. This gang was a group of women activist who fought against patriarchy and injustice towards women. The movie throws light on friendship and collective struggle of women against injustice.

IMDb Rating- 6

Where to watch- Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Tv Plus, CrunchyRoll

15. Now and Then (1995)

Lead Cast- Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Rita Wilson

It is a Drama movie that celebrates the friendship of four childhood friends. They all spent their summer where they grew up. It portrays how their friendship was during childhood and how it shaped with time.

IMDb Rating- 6.8

Where to watch- Apple Tv, Google Play movies, Vudu

Conclusion

This is a list of few movies that appreciate the bond between women that empowers them to face and overcome challenges with courage. By watching these movies we can understand the value and the strength of friendship that we have.

Your turn!

Which is your favourite movie which is based on female friendship? Let us know in the comments section!

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