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The best movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix this Galentine’s Day

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Galentine’s Day has definitely become our favourite unofficial holiday, ever since Amy Poehler invented it on Parks and Recreation.

It takes place the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th, and encourages women to spend time with their closest gal pals.

While you may be separated from your besties this year, why not host a Netflix party and enjoy some classic feel-good flicks about friendship and female empowerment?

With that being said, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite movies and TV shows to watch on the streaming platform this Galentine’s Day, take a look:

White Chicks (2004)

White Chicks follows two FBI agents as they try to redeem their careers by dressing up as blonde socialites Tiffany and Brittany Wilson, in order to protect from getting abducted.

The film stars Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and is sure to provide plenty of laughs this Galentine’s Day.

Wild Child (2008)

Wild Child is a classic for those who grew up in the 90s/early 2000s.

The film follows a spoilt American teen named Poppy, played by Emma Roberts, who is sent to an English boarding school by her father.

Unwilling to accept the strict regime of her new school, Poppy joins forces with her dorm mates in the hope of being dismissed from school, forming life long friendships along the way.

Mean Girls (2004)

In case you hadn’t heard, Mean Girls was recently added to Netflix, giving us major nostalgia.

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The cult classic film follows teenager Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, as she attends public school for the first time – after being homeschooled her entire life.

Cady unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed ‘The Plastics’, but she soon realises why her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

Wine Country (2019)

What would Galentine’s Day be without Amy Poehler?

The actress plays Abby in this girly fun-filled comedy, which follows a group of long time friends as they reunite for a trip to Napa Valley.

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While on the trip, the women question their friendships and futures, resulting in some hilarious, and emotional, scenes.

Someone Great (2019)

Starring Jane The Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez, Someone Great follows a music journalist who was recently dumped by her boyfriend.

She decides to move to San Francisco for a brand new job to shake off her ex, but before she goes, she wants one more wild night with her pals in New York.

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Inspired by Taylor Swift’s album 1989 and Lorde’s song Supercut, the soundtrack has some amazing anthems, including Lizzo’s Truth Hurts.

Sex And The City (2008)

Even if you’ve never watched an episode of the hit TV show in your life, Sex And The City – The Movie is definitely worth a watch.

The film picks up four years after the series came to an end, and largely focuses on Carrie and her relationship with Mr. Big.

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When Carrie’s big step forward in her relationship goes awry, best friends Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha are there to help her pick up the pieces.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

“Thirty, flirty, and thriving” were the three words repeated throughout this feel good fairy-tale.

The movie brings us on a journey with Jenna, a girl who hated high school and wished she could just be an adult in her thirties.

But after the 13-year-old’s wish comes true, she discovers being 30 is not everything she imagined it would be.

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Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

Another recent addition to Netflix, Bridget Jones’ Diary is guaranteed to make you laugh.

The film follows Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger), a 32-year-old single woman who decides she wants to get her life on track by quitting smoking, losing weight, and finally finding her perfect man.

With Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as her leading men, what more could you ask for?

Oceans 8 (2018)

Ocean’s 8 isn’t your typical chick flick, but it features a star-studded cast of eight leading ladies.

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The heist comedy follows Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock, who assembles a special crew of seven women to steal a diamond necklace, worth 150 million dollars, from the Met Gala.

Alongside Sandra, the film also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Who doesn’t love a strong independent woman who shatters stereotypes and the glass ceiling at the same time?

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Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon) wants nothing more than to marry her hunky boyfriend.

But when he breaks up with her for being ‘too blonde’, she tries to prove him wrong by enrolling in Harvard Law school.

Magic Mike (2012)

Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer in a movie about male strippers.

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With a dramatic story-line and a host of handsome actors, this is the perfect flick to enjoy with your friends.

Firefly Lane (2021)

Based on the bestselling novel of same name, Firefly Lane follows the 30 year friendship of Kate Mularkey Ryan and Tully Hart.

The brand new series stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke, and has already received rave reviews.

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Girlboss (2017)

Girlboss brings to life the true story of businesswoman Sophia Amoruso, who founded the online company Nasty Gal while living in San Francisco in 2006.

Renamed Sophia Marlowe in the Netflix series, the programme shows how she worked her way up from reselling vintage clothing on eBay, to launching her own retail website.

Selling Sunset (2019)

Selling Sunset follows the personal and professional lives of real estate agents working at The Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles.

Although the show focuses on property, the series has been a huge success due to the portrayal of the realtors dramatic personal lives.

Cheer (2020)

In the small town of Corsicana, Texas, head cheer coach Monica Aldama demands perfection from her team of competitive college athletes as they prepare for a competition.

The six-part series shows the determination, perseverance and strength behind every cheerleader.

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