A list of five good Netflix movies and shows to watch for girls’ night in, including Always Be My Maybe, Someone Great and more!
Need some good Netflix movies and shows to watch on Netflix for girls’ night? We have some good picks for you!
Summer is normally the time to venture out and take advantage of the long, breezy days. However, it can also be a time to just relax, stay up late, and spend quality time with friends.
Whether you’re stuck inside on a rainy day or just want to unwind at home, Netflix has you covered for a girls’ night in filled with shows and movies geared toward female friendships and romance. Get cozy, grab some popcorn, and hit play!
Always Be My Maybe
Always Be My Maybe is one of the latest romantic comedies to hit Netflix. Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, the movie follows two childhood friends who reconnect after sixteen years apart.
Like many love stories, the movie teeters on a “will they, won’t they” as the couple faces challenges regarding careers, commitments, and distance. This is definitely a feel-good movie that hits all of the regular beats of a rom-com, making it a cozy watch. Yet, it still provides social commentary and dives into the cultures and upbringings of these characters to create a deeper viewing experience.
Tuca & Bertie
If you’re a fan of shows like Broad City and need something new with a strong female friendship at the heart of it, then Tuca & Bertie is a must-watch. With only one season currently out, this is a good show to begin or completely binge in one night with your best friends.
The series walks you through a few months with the titular characters as they navigate their friendship through the hurdles of anxiety, romantic relationships, career changes, and becoming an adult. The unique art style and character designs create a colorful viewing experience matched with witty writing and absurd, but relatable storylines.
However, don’t let the bright aesthetic fool you into keeping the tissues away. When the show breathes, it gently leads you into darker moments to unravel its silly characters revealing grounded people underneath harboring trauma they must learn to face and overcome.
Having come out last year, Ibiza is a neon-drenched, drunken ride you must follow.
From a distance, Ibiza looks like your typical romantic comedy. Harper (Gillian Jacobs) goes to Barcelona for a business trip and immediately falls for an attractive DJ (Richard Madden). With support from her friends (who have joined along in this adventure), they convince her to follow him to Ibiza and pursue the notion of love at first sight.
While the movie’s central plot is about a girl chasing a boy, most of the movie’s content lies within the journey. As it progresses, you can see that Ibiza isn’t really about chasing love – it’s about saying yes to adventure while having the company of your friends to ride the wave with you.
In a similar fashion to Ibiza, Someone Great is another movie about the strength of platonic love between old friends disguised as a romantic comedy. The lead, Jenny (Gina Rodriquez), ends a nine-year relationship after learning she’ll have to move from New York to California for her dream job.
While heartbroken, Jenny and her friends decide to go on a small adventure to see a pop-up concert. The journey is a distraction to get Jenny’s mind off her ex, but it’s more about creating one last great memory with her friends before she moves across the country.
If you still prefer a series over a movie, then Derry Girls is a great option to binge in one night. Like Tuca & Bertie, the show currently has one season available and focuses on young friendships and the pains of growing up.
Set in Ireland during the 1990s, the series follows a group of high school girls as they navigate dating, sexuality, school, and family. Most episodes focus on typical teenage shenanigans creating a cozy, sitcom atmosphere perfect for a comfy night on the couch. The nostalgic 90s background will be sure to have you reminiscing about the old days even if they weren’t that far away.
Overall, the show is a sweet and quirky watch as the girls slowly discover themselves and grow individually while never quite letting go of each other.
Which movies and shows are you watching on Netflix tonight?