It’s Saturday night and you’ve got a bowl of popcorn and some PJs on. The girls are over for a sleepover and you can’t decide what movie to pick.
Then you think, ‘What better way to relive the early 2000s with your best gal pals than by rewatching the best chick flicks that the era has to offer?’ From chasing after boys to travelling across Europe, these new millennium films will have you yearning for those younger, simpler years. Sit tight and get ready for some laughs; here are some early 2000s movies for your next sleepover!
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Amanda Bynes was a teen comedy queen back in the early 2000s and What a Girl Wants was just one of her many iconic movies at the time. Centered on the free-spirited American girl Daphne, the film takes an unexpected turn when she’s made to fit in with her estranged British father’s stuffy social circle for the sake of his political ambitions. It’s got family drama, a dash of romance, and a lot of adventure — which is basically what sleepover movies are made of.
Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Nothing screams 2000s like Lizzie McGuire! The Lizzie McGuire Movie was a fun and satisfying end to the original series, showing off its titular character in an unbelievable vacation to Rome. Of course, all young girls will remember Lizzie’s romance with an Italian pop star or her legendary performance at the Colosseum. In short, watch this movie with your main chicks if you’re trying to feel really old.
Freaky Friday (2003)
Lindsay Lohan was her own force in the new millennium, starring in hit films like Freaky Friday. As the third Disney adaptation of the 1972 novel of the same name, this hilarious movie shows a mother and daughter at odds as they somehow switch bodies and attempt to masquerade as each other in their daily lives. It’s a feel-good movie that’ll have you and the girls laughing your butts off.
Enjoy your sleepover with a movie about, well, a sleepover! This teen comedy flick follows four middle school girls on the cusp of high school adulthood; they take on the popular girls’ challenge of a scavenger hunt, leading to a string of late-night shenanigans you can only experience at the ripe age of 14.
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
In an oddly amusing tale about girl power, three girls simultaneously dating the same guy come together with a plan to give him a taste of his own medicine. It’s got a lot of laughs and plenty of classic early 2000s gags. If you or any of your girlfriends have been wronged by a bad ex-boyfriend in the past, this movie’s the one for you!