So...Valentine’s Day. Romance, candy, flowers. (Insert smoochy face, eye-rolling, devil face, or frowny emoji of your choice here.) Having reached peak social media saturation, your burnout meter is probably registering pretty high. Consider turning off your devices for a day or two and avoid the inevitable photo streams of teddy bears clutching carnations, heart-shaped candy boxes, and supermarket bouquets and celebrate this most love-centric time of year with us as we showcase films and television shows dedicated to those whose love truly knows no bounds: friends and family.
So whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with your special someone on February 14th or Single’s Awareness Day on February 15th, don’t forget to call your mom!
Boys on the Side
Boys on the Side (1995) tells the story of a bittersweet road trip with three new friends that ultimately ends in life, death and a new sense of belonging.
Few stories celebrate the bond of family as Little Women does. Touching on themes of charity, duty, love and ambition, Little Women remains a timeless classic.
If you’re looking for fierce, then look no further than famous frontierswoman, Calamity Jane, whose friendship with Wild Bill Hickok has become the stuff of legend.
Cats & Dogs
They may be our best friends of all. We would be remiss if we didn't include our feline and canine buddies in this tribute to friendship!
Even when they’re annoying, like, really, really annoying, deep down we still love our besties.
Don’t forget to thank your “Friends” who have stuck by you through your Flock of Seagulls phase.
With new fans binge watching every weekend, Lorelai and Rory are a mother/daughter duo that have been striking a chord with fans since the program’s premiere in 2000.
Hanging out and reading fashion magazines with your girls? Yes, please.
Your best friends? Count on them to go on wild treasure hunting adventures with you.
This is a friendship that will stand the test of time. Even baby Carlos is an honorary Wolfpacker.
Grumpy Old Men
Underneath the practical jokes and snide comments, two cantankerous neighbors were able to find common ground.
A Home at the End of the World
A Home at the End of the World is an unconventional film that explores the bonds of friendship and creating new family where you find it.
My Sister's Keeper
A mother’s love can be complicated. My Sister’s Keeper reveals surprising truths that challenge the usual perceptions of family love and loyalty.
The Secret Garden (1993)
Together unlikely friends Dickon, Colin and Mary learn how to laugh, cry and love in The Secret Garden.
Strangers on a Train
And finally we’re throwing in a “Boy, I’m glad I’m single” bone. Pizza for one doesn’t sound so bad after watching this Hitchcock classic about a murder deal gone wrong between two strangers.