Friendship Day | Popular Friendship Movies List

////Friendship Day | Popular Friendship Movies List

Friendship Day | Popular Friendship Movies List

August 1 is Friendship Day this year. Friendship Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year since 1935 when the US Congress made it official. Now Friendship Day is celebrated globally. In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie – the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship.

How to Celebrate Friendship Day

Friendships don’t need to wait for the first Sunday in August to be celebrated. Some friends make a point of holding a reunion every month or twice a year or once a year. Some friends go on cruises or vacation together, meet for dinner, or take turns hosting a “friends” get-together. However you celebrate, include a good friendship movie – one that will let you laugh together and cry together and laugh some more…a feel good movie.

If you can’t get together, why not plan on watching a good friendship movie at the same time, staying in touch through Facebook or Twitter or Skype with a web cam while you watch. You can reminisce about good times and special moments that brought you closer together…that turned your friendship into a special one.

NanasCorner Popular Friendship Movies List

Each of the following links in NanasCorner popular friendship movies list takes you to a page where you can view movie trailers, movie reviews, and other information on the movie to help you choose your friendship movie.

  • An Officer and a Gentleman
    • A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend…
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  • Au Revoir Les Enfants
    • A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives…
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  • Beaches
    • A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
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  • Boys on the Side
    • Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California…
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  • Brokedown Palace
    • Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs…
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  • Circle of Friends
    • Set in 1950’s Ireland, the movie centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the ‘college belle’…
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  • Clueless
    • Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life…
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  • Driving Miss Daisy
    • An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years…
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  • Dumb and Dumber
    • The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends…
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  • Enchanted April
    • Four women rent a chateau on a remote Italian island to try to come to grips with their lives and relationships. They explore the differences in their personalities, reassess their goals, and reexamine their relationships in a sisterly fashion…
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  • E.T. – Extra Terrestrial
  • Finding Nemo
    • A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home. His timid father must then travel to Sydney and search Sydney Harbour to find Nemo. Nemo’s friends help this father and son reunite.
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  • First Wives Club
    • Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women…
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  • Forrest Gump
    • Forrest Gump is a simple man with good intentions and influences the lives of his friends and those he doesn’t know through his search for his own identity…
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  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    • A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and finds her own identity through the stories she’s told by her…
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  • Frog and Wombat
    • Alli and Jane had their neighborhood under control until their new principal moved in next door and changed everything…
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  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
    • Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat…
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  • Jerry Maguire
    • When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him…
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  • Legally Blonde
    • When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there with the help and support of her new and old friends, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined…
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  • Madagascar 1, 2
    • Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animal friends from New York Central Zoo escape find themselves in Madagascar…
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  • My Girl
    • A When your Dad’s an undertaker, your Mom’s in heaven, and your Grandma’s got a screw loose…it’s good to have a friend who understands you. Even if he is a boy…
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  • Mystic Pizza
    • Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut…
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  • Now And Then
    • Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970…
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  • Passion Fish
    • May-Alice Culhane, a soap opera actress, is injured in a Manhattan street accident which leaves her paralyzed from the waist down…healing comes in all forms…
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  • Rain Man
    • Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country and through their journey, they become friends…
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  • Scent of a Woman
    • A prep school student needing money agrees to “babysit” a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated…life lessons are learned from each other along the way…
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  • Secret Garden
    • After losing her parents in an earthquake, Mary Lennox is sent to live in England with her reclusive Uncle. Eventually she discovers her bedridden cousin, a ‘secret garden’ that once belonged to her deceased aunt, and a new friend…
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  • Steel Magnolias
    • Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there…
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  • Stand By Me
    • 4 young friends set out on an adventure to look for the missing body of a local teenager – a boys’ coming of age movie…
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  • Terms of Endearment
    • A mother and daughter with different personalities and lifestyles find how they are similar after all and learn how different people show their love in very different ways…
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  • The Notebook
    • A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom…
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  • The Shawshank Redemption
    • Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency…
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  • Thelma and Louise
    • A waitress and a housewife decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico…
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  • Toy Story 3
    • A story of staying loyal to your friends…and toys. The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home…
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  • Waiting to Exhale
    • Friends are the people who let you be yourself… and never let you forget it. Based on Terry McMillan’s novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender…
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  • Wizard Of Oz
    • Friendship can appear in all forms – a spineless scarecrow, a heartless tin man, and a cowardly lion. Friendship helps us overcome obstacles and bring out the best in each of us…
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If you have a favorite friendship movie that’s not listed here, be sure to let me know – I’ll add it to this list of friendship movies.

A good friend is one that is always there for you, no matter how long it’s been since your last chat, email, card, or call…but making an effort to stay in touch will send your friend a message that he or she is special.  When’s the last time you got in touch with a good friend?

2017-09-07T00:05:53+00:00By |Categories: Friendship Day|Tags: |2 Comments

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  1. sharon hardin 2011/03/16 at 2:25 pm

    awsome poem

  2. Susan Adcox 2010/08/05 at 9:50 am

    There are a lot of good movies on this list. Quite a few are ones I’ve never gotten around to watching, and others I haven’t seen in a while. Good ideas for an evening with a friend, when school starts again and I’m not with the grandkids so much.

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