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Celebrating Friendships #StreamTeam

Friendsgiving is a popular take on Thanksgiving when friends come together to celebrate good food and great company, and this put me in mind of some of my favorite shows and movies focused on lasting and real friendships. The truth is, lifelong, true friends aren’t common, but it’s amazing when you find a kindred spirit that you know you can trust and share with, and develop a relationship of mutual respect, caring, and fun…friends are worth celebrating!

I want my sons to grow up appreciating their buddies too, so this month I’ve been rewatching some favorite movies about friendships, and selecting some for them as well that they love, and hope your family does too.


Best Friendship-Themed Movies Streaming On Netflix Right Now

Some of my favorite movies ever are focused on the strength of the bond of old comrades, or the making of new friends, finding an ally during hardships, and a few of them are currently streaming on Netflix, so if you are in the mood for a good movie one of these might fit the bill perfectly for you.

1. Good Will Hunting Old friendships stay strong and new bonds are forged in one of my favorite friendship movies ever, about a genius on the verge of self-destructing who finds support and love whether he feels he deserves it or not

2. Muriel’s Wedding is a hysterical comedy filled with lessons about friendships that are real and those that are utterly superficial

3. The Wings Of The Dove is a movie about a false friendship that develops into something real because of how big the heart of the heroine is…her level of forgiveness is heartbreakingly beautiful. This movie is not lighthearted like my first two picks, so save it for an evening you’re feeling introspective

If you have children, teaching them to value friendships (and be a true friend) is a wonderful lesson supported by these wonderful shows and movies:

1. Charlotte’s Web is a childhood favorite of mine, and I love the remake of one of the loveliest stories of true friendship of all time.

2. Veggie Tales with Bob and Larry, who are a bit of an odd couple but true friends nevertheless. Loyalty and kindness are themes throughout many Veggie Tales.

3. Curious George is still our favorite show to stream, and an example of what being good neighbors and true friends is about.

What are your favorite movies about friendship? What are you streaming on Netflix?

  • I love Good Will Hunting but haven’t seen the others listed! I’ll definitely have to check these out!

  • It’s been so long since I watched Charlotte’s Web.

  • Charlotte’s Web has always been one of my all-time favorites. It has also always been one of the biggest tearjerkers for me.

  • You’ve compiled a great list! I love Harry Potter movies,and think they have valuable lessons about friendship.

  • I haven’t seen Good Will Hunting Muriel’s Wedding, or Wings of the Dove. Looks like I have catching up to do!

  • Penelope

    Those are really good, agree…they teach a lot of wonderful lessons about many things, I love them!

  • There are a few movies, I plan on watching with my son. I think it would be good for him.

  • What a really great list! Charlotte’s Web was one of my favorite movies as a child.

  • Some of my favorite moves that celebrate friendship for me are The Sandlot, Stand By Me, The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes. They span all ages and times, and are all great movies.

  • Penelope

    I love Fried Green Tomatoes!

  • This is such a great list of movies. I haven’t seen some of these movies, which is quite surprising. Thank you for giving me some other movies to check out.

  • Love your list. Mean Girls will always be my favorite movie about friendship!