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Galentine’s Day Movies

Valentine’s Day may feel like Christmas to some, but for most people, the indulgence of the day may be stressful at best.

Being single used to mean avoiding everything pink and red, but then Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) had to invent Galentine’s Day, a day before Valentine’s Day where the lack of romantic expectations is one of the wonderful things about Galentine’s Day.

So if you’re looking for a way to spend it, use this list of Galentine’s Day Movies to binge-watch.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is a day wherein women celebrate their female friendships. It is a combination of gal and Valentine’s Day.

That is indeed right. Galentine’s Day is a day for women to celebrate wonderful female friendships. It’s Valentine’s Day, and you’re spending it with your gals.

When is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, according to Urban Dictionary.

What movie is Galentine’s day?

In the Galentine’s Day episode of Parks and Recreation, Leslie and Justin reunite her mother with an old flame for Valentine’s Day; Andy’s band is nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Center. (Watch, Episode 16)

What should I watch for Galentines?

If you are looking for Galentine’s Day movie ideas, here is a list of the best Galentine’s movies for your consideration.

Girls Trip
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate (Actors)
  • Malcolm D. Lee (Director) - Kenya Barris (Writer) - Will Packer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Girls Trip

Four friends (Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah) are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the Essence Festival.

Bridesmaids
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Annie Mumolo (Writer) - Judd Apatow (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Bridesmaids

From the producer of Knocked Up, Bridesmaids takes Maid of Honor, Annie (Kristen Wiig), and four wild bridesmaids on a hilarious ride to their friend’s wedding.

Rough Night
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell (Actors)
  • Lucia Aniello (Director) - Lucia Aniello (Writer) - Matt Tolmach (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Rough Night

Best friends reunite for a wild weekend in Miami. Their outrageous antics and hard partying result in hilarious unexpected consequences.

Baby Mama
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amy Poehler, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey (Actors)
  • Michael McCullers (Director) - Michael McCullers (Writer) - Lorne Michaels (Producer)
  • Spanish, English (Playback Language)
  • Spanish, English (Subtitles)

Baby Mama

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler celebrate a modern twist on motherhood in this hysterical comedy also starring Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard and Sigourney Weaver.

Little Women Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dylan Baker, Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald (Actors)
  • Vanessa Caswill (Director) - Fergus Haycock (Producer)

Little Women

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is the story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage.

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan (Actors)
  • Josh Greenbaum (Director) - Annie Mumolo (Writer) - Will Ferrell (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

From Bridesmaids co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo comes this comedy about two best friends who leave their small town and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Girlhood (English Subtitled)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh (Actors)
  • Celine Sciamma (Director) - Céline Sciamma (Writer) - Rémi Burah (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Girlhood

A poor teenager living on the outskirts of Paris is summoned by a group of free-spirited girls and asked to join their gang. In the process, she reinvents herself and gains confidence, but soon realizes that her new lifestyle is not all she had hoped for.

Whip It!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Drew Barrymore, Elliot Page, Jimmy Fallon (Actors)
  • Drew Barrymore (Director) - Drew Barrymore (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Whip It

After years of indulging the ambitious dreams of her Texas mom by competing in beauty pageants, a sixteen year old misfit secretly joins the roller derby and discovers self-confidence, romance, and a new identity as a phenomenal league star.

Romy And Michele's High School Reunion
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo (Actors)
  • David Mirkin (Director) - Robin Schiff (Writer) - Barry Kemp (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Two pinheads try to impress former classmates with far-fetched success stories.

Beaches
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • A+E Studios (Director) - Iris Rainer (Writer) - Denise Di Novi (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Beaches

Starring Idina Menzel and Nia Long. Two young girls meet on the Venice boardwalk as children and, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on an unexpected, lasting friendship.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively (Actors)
  • Ken Kwapis (Director) - Delia Ephron (Writer) - Debra Martin Chase (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Coming of Age Adventure based on Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel about a special 16th summer in the lives of four lifelong friends who are separated for the first time.

The House Bunny
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone (Actors)
  • Fred Wolf (Director) - Adam Sandler (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The House Bunny

When Shelley (Anna Faris) gets kicked out of the mansion, she’s a lost little Bunny in the wilds of Beverly Hills until she stumbles upon the sorriest sorority on campus. Now it’s up to her to spruce up the girls and heat up the Zeta house before the University shuts them down.

Bend It Like Beckham
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Actors)
  • Gurinder Chadha (Director) - Deepak Nayar (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Bend It Like Beckham

Two ambitious girls, despite their parents’ wishes, have their hearts set on careers in professional soccer.

Thelma & Louise
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel (Actors)
  • Ridley Scott (Director) - Callie Khouri (Writer) - Ridley Scott (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Thelma & Louise

In one of the greatest road movies of all time, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon ride to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest.

Steel Magnolias
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine (Actors)
  • Herbert Ross (Director) - Ray Stark (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Steel Magnolias

A warm and witty celebration of friendship, Southern style. Sally Field and Dolly Parton topline anall-star ensemble cast in this smash hit.

9 To 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton (Actors)
  • Colin Hughes (Director) - Colin Higgins (Writer) - Bruce Gilbert (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

9 to 5

Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?

Mean Girls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows (Actors)
  • Mark Waters (Director) - Tina Fey (Writer) - Lorne Michaels (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Mean Girls

Cady thinks she understands “survival of the fittest.” However, the law of the wild takes a whole new meaning when the homeschooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time.

Breathe
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré (Actors)
  • Mélanie Laurent (Director) - Julien Lambroschini (Writer) - Bruno Levy (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Breathe

Two teens embark on a close new friendship that quickly escalates toward an inevitable and extraordinary collapse. Directed by Melanie Laurent.

The Other Woman
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton (Actors)
  • Nick Cassavetes (Director) - Melissa K. Stack (Writer) - Julie Yorn (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Other Woman

When three women (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton) learn they’re involved with the same man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), they team up to teach him a lesson – or three!

The Women (2008)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes (Actors)
  • Diane English (Director) - Diane English (Writer) - Victoria Pearman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Women

Follow the gossip and wisecracks that erupt among a group of friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband’s marital infidelity at the hands of a shopgirl.

Book Club
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen (Actors)
  • Bill Holderman (Director) - Bill Holderman (Writer) - Andrew Duncan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Book Club

Four friends’ (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson.
The First Wives Club
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton (Actors)
  • Hugh Wilson (Director) - Robert Harling (Writer) - Scott Rudin (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The 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.

A Simple Favor
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Jessica Sharzer (Writer) - Paul Feig (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) disappearance.

The Craft
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell (Actors)
  • Andrew Fleming (Director) - Andrew Fleming (Writer) - Douglas Wick (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Craft

Four teen girls, outsiders in their parochial high school, discover their talent for witchcraft – but when the black magical power goes to their heads, a karmic battle between good and evil ensues! With Neve Campbell.

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Suffragette
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson (Actors)
  • Sarah Gavron (Director) - Abi Morgan (Writer) - Allison Owen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Suffragette

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star in this powerful drama about the women willing to lose everything in their fight for equality.

The Help
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer (Actors)
  • Tate Taylor (Director) - Tate Taylor (Writer) - Brunson Green (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Help

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view.

Pitch Perfect
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson (Actors)
  • Jason Moore (Director) - Kay Cannon (Writer) - Paul Brooks (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Pitch Perfect

A rebellious college freshman finds herself through her university’s a cappella team in this engaging comedy. Anna Kendrick stars.
Grace and Frankie Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Kirkby (Director) - Julieanne Smolinski (Writer)

Grace and Frankie, Season One

For as long as they can recall, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) have been at odds with each other. But their relationship suddenly changes when they learn that their husbands, Bob (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston), have fallen in love and asked for divorces – so they can marry one another!

Dreamgirls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy (Actors)
  • Bill Condon (Director) - Bill Condon (Writer) - Laurence Mark (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Dreamgirls

The dazzling adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about the rise of a 1960s female supergroup and the price that they pay along the way.

Absolutely Fabulous
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha (Actors)
  • Bob Spiers (Director) - Jennifer Saunders (Writer) - Jon Plowman (Producer)

Absolutely Fabulous

Jennifer Saunders leads an all-star cast as the outrageous, fashion-obsessed Edina in this multi award-winning comedy. Her life of excess is surpassed only by her best friend Patsy, who smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and dresses like a dream.

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Life would be one long party – if only Edina’s bookworm daughter Saffron would stop complaining and start joining in like a normal teenager.

What is Galentine’s night?

“Galentine’s Day” is a celebration honoring friendships that takes place on February 13th. So, “Galentine’s Night” would be celebrated during the evening. Make a Galentine’s movie night out of it!

Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s imaginary character on Parks and Recreation, coined the phrase “women honoring females” and popularized it.

What is Galentine’s day – Leslie Knope?

Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship, as the name suggests. The word gained popularity after an episode of the American comedy Parks and Recreation aired in 2010. Leslie Knope, represented by Amy Poehler, discusses the significance of the holiday while preparing a Galentine’s Day party for her friends.

Which episode is Galentine’s day?

“Galentine’s Day” is the 16th episode of Parks and Recreation’s second season, and the series’ 22nd overall episode.

Is Galentine’s day sexist?

The US TV show “Parks and Recreation” came up with the term “Galentine’s Day,” which takes place on February 13 and is supposed to be a day for women to honor their female friendships before Valentine’s Day. That doesn’t mean it’s sexist, at all.

What does Leslie Knope say about Galentine’s day?

The show’s leading heroine, Leslie Knope, best defines the holiday season: “Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

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What’s the origination of the phrase “Galentine’s Day?”

Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship, as the title indicates. It originated from the show “Parks and Recreation.”

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