Is it time to give the phrase “chick flick” a new lease of life? The notion that women only appreciate one type of film is absurd and offensive, especially given that women attend more movie theaters than males. At the same time, some films are simply better when shared with other women–or at the very least, with a glass of wine and a group text from all the females. Most of these films, like the previous century’s “woman’s pictures,” center on women’s tales, providing female stars an opportunity to show off their variety and allowing outstanding actors to share steamy sequences with one another.

If we must use the phrase, here are our recommendations for the finest “girl films.” But, to put it another way, they’re flicks that are ideal for a fun night with friends.

1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Although the subject of whether men and women can truly be friends is outmoded, Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner’s New York fairytale about two best friends (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) gradually falling in love is ageless, charming, and humorous.

2. Moonstruck (1987)

Ah, the eighties, when Nicolas Cage could play a swoon-worthy, sensitive baker and Cher could portray a dowdy, down-to-earth widow who believes romance is gone. In Norman Jewison’s emotionally charged comedy about Italian families living and loving in Brooklyn, they’re both great. You need to snap out of it if this movie doesn’t restore your confidence in love.

3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This classic is as delightful as a croissant eaten outside a robin’s egg-blue window, thanks to a spectacular Audrey Hepburn performance, peak Givenchy clothing, and one of the finest party sequences ever recorded.

4. Notting Hill (1999)

In this wonderful comedy dream about love, friendship, and pre-social media fame, an A-list American actress (Julia Roberts) falls for an average Englishman (Hugh Grant, in peak adorable-bumbler mode).

5. Legally Blonde (2001)

Even the worst mood will be lifted by seeing cheerful Elle Woods rise to the top of her Harvard Law class. It has a 98 percent success rate, much as the bend and snaps.