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Top 10 Movies for a Girly Night In

If you’re turned off by the idea of a night on the town full of long queues, spilt drinks and waiting around in the rain, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Ladbrokes Bingo, the majority of women prefer a night in when they’re having a girly night.
If you’re planning on a movie marathon night with the girls, these are some of the best films for the job!

Pretty Woman (1990)
Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Pretty Woman follows the story of Edward Lewis, a successful but harsh business man who one day requires an escort for social events and decides to hire a beautiful prostitute named Vivian Ward, with whom he falls in love…

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Tom Hanks plays Sam Baldwin, a widowed man who’s finding it hard to love, leading his young son to phone a radio show to share his problem. Upon hearing this, Annie Reid (played by Meg Ryan) falls in love with this man who she’s never met.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) are good friends, but haven’t embarked on a sexual relationship as they fear this could ruin their friendship, despite clearly having romantic feelings for each other. The film follows their lives together and is a witty social observation about love, marriage and friendship.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Two business rivals, Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), have competed against each other in the professional world for a long time. Both also have online relationships with people they’ve never met before. What they don’t know is that the people they’re in love with are actually each other!

Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually follows the lives of eight different couples, focusing upon their romantic feelings around Christmas time. With big name stars such as Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thomas, Martin Freeman, Liam Neeson and many more, it’s perfect viewing all year around.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Based upon the book of the same name, Bridget Jones’s Diary follows a year in the life of Bridget Jones (played by Renee Zellweger) as she attempts to find love and improve her life. With romantic interests played by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, this is a hilarious film which can’t be missed.

Notting Hill (1999)
One of the defining romantic-comedies of the 90s, Notting Hill stars Julia Roberts as a super-famous film star, and Hugh Grant as a simple bookshop owner. William Thacker’s life is transformed when super-star Anna Scott pops into his small book store one day, and a relationship blossoms.

Sex & the City (2008)
Following on from the hit TV show of the same name, the girls are back together again for Carrie’s wedding to Mr Big. With the ‘big’ day coming up, Carrie is planning a momentous occasion only to be jilted last minute.

Mean Girls (2004)
Cady Heron (Lindsey Lohan) was home-schooled in Africa until her parents moved to America. Now she has to try and fit in and learn how to live in high school.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
A modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, this nineties high school rom-com starred Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles as the unlikely couple who fall in love. Hilarious and romantic, it’s a must for a movie night.


Simon Patchett