All the Single Ladies: Top 5 Movies
You don’t need to put a ring on it to have fun and ladies certainly have the right to embrace that. Just think; you don’t have to report to anyone at night, you can go out whenever you want and wear whatever you want! Why find a “better half” when you can be a better version of yourself?
“If he liked it… He shoulda put a ring on it”
Beyoncé, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2009)
What better way to embrace singleness than sitting on the couch in front of the telly, watching chick flicks with your girlfriends, and stuffing your faces with ice cream, in your warm sweatpants and a baggy jumper?
Here’s a list of movies that are bound to make you appreciate being being single:
Bend it like Beckham (2002)
A little bit of friendship, a little bit of romance, a little bit of culture and a whole lot of football. Football fanatics Jess Bhamra and Jules Paxton prove their skills in the game as well as overcome a hurdle between their friendship; when they fall for the same guy, their coach.
Though their lives are completely different, with different upbringings, cultures and parents, their love for football is undeniable. There’s nothing wrong with a fling but Jess and Jules certainly look past their football crush to chase their football dream, together.
Bend it like Beckham brings out the best in a friendship between two football fans and friends. What better way to appreciate the ‘the love of the game’ than with your best friend?
Let it go! Let the make belief perfect boyfriend, go! Sisters, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa have to try and work together to save their kingdom, along with a snowman named Olaf, a guy called Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, and Anna’s (supposed) love of her life, Prince Hans.
Anna’s relationships with her sister saved her from a romantic downfall and by the end of the movie, that was the only relationship we had wanted rekindled.
Frozen was a real tear jerker in a cinema filled young girls and their mums, and myself of course. The film showed the fragile yet beautiful relationship Elsa had with Anna and though boys are important to some extent, a sister will always be there for you regardless; as well as a talking snowman.
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
With family to deal with, careers to get through and and relationships to detangle, four friends, Savannah, Robin, Bernadine and Gloria, stick together through it all. Always falling for the wrong men and never finding their ‘Mr. Right’, maybe friendship is all they have.
So who doesn’t love Whitney Houston? And of course, an all girls hang out is where we all kiss and tell and that’s far better than finding Mr Right.
Waiting to Exhale has the likes of Grammy Award-Winning R&B artist Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds writing and producing the film’s soundtracks. The film speaks on the independence of women, leaning on your own shoulder and becoming your own before becoming someone’s else’s. It’s a chick flick about love and the depression of it and eventually, love will come.
Enjoy your own company, get yourself a dog, four camels and trek 1,700 miles from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. Robyn Davidson sets out on her own, because why not? Sometimes to find yourself, in truest tranquillity and serenity, you need to do something spontaneous, even if that means trekking for months by foot.
Tracks uses the colours of the outback in its’ sandy covered landscape to its’ full capacity. It’s a simple and powerful film, the audience will see how a woman will go through great lengths to get to her destination all the whilst retaining her sense of self growth. It’s a film to watch with your girl pals after a long day of work and worth the two hours!
How to be Single (2016)
After being in a relationship for four years with Josh, Alice decides to give it a break; to see what’s out there and if she wants to go back to Josh, she will. But that’s easier said than done.
With the help of Robin and Tom (amongst others), Alice learns how to be single. She parties till the morning, wastes her nights on sex and booze but really does learn how to love her independence and growth.
How to be Single doesn’t particularly have a handbook or instructions on how to be single but shows how one can learn to enjoy their own company, and discover who they are and what they want to do… like walking up the Grand Canyon one day. If Rebel Wilson stars in any film, it is bound to be a laugh and How to be Single sure does not disappoint!
By Jess Taulaga