10 Netflix movies to watch if you miss your BFF

The Kissing Booth - Credit: Marcos Cruz
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: (L-R) Bradley Whitford, Brie Larson, Martha MacIsaac, and Mamoudou Athie attend “Unicorn Store” Screening and Q&A at NETFLIX on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix) /

Netflix movies: 8. Unicorn Store

Unicorn Store focuses on Kit (Brie Larson), a young adult who recently moved back in with her parents. Stuck working at a temp job, she feels creatively stifled and desperate for a new adventure. The movie breaks reality as Kit loses herself in what seems to be a fantasy world and she befriends a local hardware employee Virgil (Mamoudou Athie) to help her fulfill her childhood dream of owning a unicorn.

The movie is filled with a bunch of twists and turns and is enjoyingly playful. Unicorn Store will make you think of your BFF who’s always on your side and will remind you to hold tightly onto them— and your wildest dreams.

P.S. Samuel L. Jackson pops up in this movie. A delightful pair for Captain Marvel fans!

Netflix movies: 9. Dumplin’

Dumplin’ is one of my favorite newer coming-of-age movies! Told through the empowering music of Dolly Parton, this movie follows Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) — called “Dumplin’” by her mom — as she decides to challenge the status quo and join her small town’s annual Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant as the first overweight contestant. Here’s where things get tricky, she isn’t doing it genuinely, she simply wants to embarrass her mom who is a former pageant queen and the pageant’s planner.

One of the most beautiful relationships in the movie is the connection between best friends Willowdean and Ellen Dryver (Odeya Rush). The two are there for each other through thick-and-thin and despite having a little falling-out in the movie, they have a tearful reunion. And along the way, they find some other misfit girls to add to their circle.

Dumplin’ is a must-watch for anybody who is feeling a little down and needs a confidence boost. It is a true celebration of femininity and friendship.