We’ve all been there: You’re laying in bed on a Friday night, not feeling up to going out but having no idea what to do otherwise. So you start scrolling through your Netflix, thinking something will pop out to you but in actuality, you’ve already watched it all. Don’t worry, we’ve totally got you. That’s why we compiled 8 of our favorite movies for every mood (with a heavy emphasis put on some seriously amazing actresses):
When you want to laugh really, really hard over awesome women.
Apparently not everyone knows about the cinematic masterpiece that is Bad Moms, but we think they should. If you practically choked on your popcorn while watching Bridesmaids or Pitch Perfect, this is going to be the winner. Whether you’re a mom or just one of the kids, you’ll be able to appreciate all the hilarious one-liners commenting on modern-day parenting, and aspire to be a bad mom yourself.
When you just need to sob it out but need a couple breaks.
Two words: Dolly Parton. Another two? Julia Roberts. Two more, you say? Sally Field. If you’re a southern girl (or just wish you were), Steel Magnolias is going to get you feeling some type of way. While we promise you will stay entertained, be prepared to cry your heart out over the bond of strong southern women and how they help each other through the tough times.
When inspiration is your top priority.
We believe that Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro need to star in every movie together and if you disagree, it’s because you’ve never seen The Intern. Not only did we love watching a super cool fashion brand grow, but the friendship developed between the CEO (Hathaway) and her elderly intern (DeNiro) warmed our hearts.
When you want to pay your respects to the best city in the world (AUSTIN).
“Alright, alright, alright.” Need we say more? Cult classic Dazed and Confused was not only inspired by the hazing traditions of Austin High, but was also filmed in our city and features our unofficial mascot Matthew McConaughey. There is literally nothing to not love here.
When the rom com is your guilty pleasure.
Another southern girl starring in a southern movie (we really just can’t help ourselves), Sweet Home Alabama stars Reese Witherspoon as a New York City fashion designer heading back to her hidden Alabama roots. That’s all you really need to know, except to be prepared to swoon over her two way cute co-stars.
When you just want to go back to the 90s.
Raise your hand if you wish 90s fashion was a thing again! Just us? Ugh, as if. This is a movie so iconic that Iggy Azalea totally copied Cher (the character, not the singer) in her “Fancy” music video.
When you just can’t get enough of John Hughes.
The Breakfast Club gives us all the high school feels, showing how every high school clique is not what it seems and the ways in which a Saturday detention can bring them all together. If you haven’t watched this gem, we might just be judging you.
When you want to pretend like it’s Christmas.
Christmas movies are not just for Christmas! Case in point? Elf. Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel are welcome on our TV screen no matter the season.