The 15 Best Galentine’s Day Films On Netflix To Watch With Your BFFs

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Celebrate the ladies in your life with a movie marathon

Valentine’s Day is fine, but every woman knows that the superior February celebration is Galentine’s Day. It’s the time to honor your favorite ladies with a gathering full of mimosas, movie marathons, and zero men. But while you’ll have to stock your own Champagne, this list has you covered on the best films to stream with your gals this month. 

The list is certified cheese-free, which means no Matthew McConaughey rom-coms or movies where the girl takes her glasses off and you realize she was beautiful the whole time. With only understated indies and snarky cult classics making the cut, you have a whole female-led cinematic world at your fingertips that doesn’t involve makeover montages or manic pixie dream girls. 

The following is a selection of 15 films with something for everyone, spanning genres from horror to comedy. So click through, find your perfect match, and stream with all your sisters. And it’s also worth noting that of these excellent films, seven were written or co-written by women and six were directed by women, giving us a glimpse of just how great cinema could be if we reach 50/50 by 2020. 

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Frances Ha
Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig proves she’s a talent on and off the screen in this indie dramedy shot completely in black-and-white. Gerwig, who also co-wrote the film with partner Noah Baumbach, plays Frances Hallaway, an aspiring dancer whose best friend-roommate decides to move out of their NYC apartment. Unable to afford rent on her own, Frances is left bopping around the world, from Sacramento (sound familiar?) to Paris to her alma mater Vassar, searching for a place, and people, to call home.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.