There is a very clever test – also known as the Bechdel Test – that assesses a movie's treatment of its female characters. In order to pass the test, a movie must have at least two women who talk to each other about something other than men. Simple right?
Wrong. Given that a lot of the time getting a ring from a man is deemed the high point of women's lives, finding films where women have genuine relationships with each other isn't as easy as you'd think.
But found them we have! We've selected 52 of the best movies about female friendship, where women laugh and cry, fight and make-up, go on road-trips and plot a murder or two. All of them films with fantastic relationships at their core, and all of them worth celebrating.
Get your best friends together, pour out the hot chocolate and prepare the snacks. It's time for a movie marathon this festive season.