32 TV & Movie Quotes That Are SO You & Your BFF

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Is there anything in life better than a best friend? Actually, yes: a best friend forever. BFFs have a special relationship that is unlike regular friendships. Sticking around when times are tough. Delivering the brutally honest truth. Making each other laugh until you pee your pants. And knowing that if you ever have to spend the night in prison by happenstance, they will be your one phone call.

Movies and TV shows we love have long documented BFF-ships, from the serious to the silly. From Dionne and Cher, to Lucy and Ethel, to Meredith and Cristina, best friends will always be trending in pop culture. We rounded up 30 of the best BFF quotes from movies and TV that’ll totally remind you of your relationship with your best friend. (Spoiler: You’ll want to share these with a certain someone.)

Amy & Molly(Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein)
Booksmart (2019)

Molly: You were incredible! You were so scary.
Amy: If you were a criminal, you’d be the best fucking criminal in Los Angeles.

BFFs help get you out of your comfort zone.

Charlie & Patrick & Sam(Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower(20120)

“There’s nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for all the right reasons.”

Cheers to the deep wells of adolescent feelings.

Ninny Threadgoode(Jessica Tandy)
Fried Green Tomatoes(1991)

“I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.”

Isn’t that the truth?

Nick Andopolis (Jason Segal)

Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999-2000

The Line: “You’re like the only person who’s ever gotten what I’m about.” — Nick

You & Your BFF: When that moment of sheer, earnest appreciation washes over you and you realize your friend is actually your soul mate.

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Samantha Jones(Kim Cattrall)

Sex and the City 2(2010)

The SATC gang may churn through boyfriends, but one thing stays constant throughout six TV seasons and two mediocre movies: their friendship.

Annie & Lillian (Kristen Wiig & Maya Rudolph)

“He also told you you need dental work, he’s an asshole!” — Lillian

When you’re brutally honest about what an asshole their hookup really is — because you know they deserve better.

Enid & Rebecca (Thora Birch & Scarlett Johansson)
Ghost World (2001)

“Everyone’s too stupid.” — Enid

For when you just can’t deal with all the idiots around you, and you don’t want to waste more than three words lamenting about it to each other.

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Romy & Michele(Mira Sorvino & Lisa Kudrow)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

“Isn’t it weird when you’re not friends with your friends anymore? I mean, Michele and I just fell out of touch about two hours ago.” — Romy

When you’ve been texting/Snapchatting/iMessaging/Gchatting each other all day, and one of you falls off the radar for a couple hours…you suddenly feel alone in the world.

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Rori & Lane (Alexis Bledel & Keiko Agena)
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

“I’m so jealous. That’s it. I’ve got to get some dumb, ugly friends.” — Lane

When you’re so happy for your brilliant, beautiful bestie, but also like… Can you stop making me feel inadequate all the time and just tone your awesomeness down for like, a second?

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Joey & Monica (Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox)
Friends (1994-2004)

“I stepped up! She’s my friend and she needed help. If I had to, I’d pee on any one of you!” — Joey

Hopefully neither of you have ever had to pee on anyone — although if you have, props. Sometimes you have to do gross stuff in the name of friendship.

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Cher & Dionne (Alicia Silverstone & Stacey Dash)
Clueless (1995)

“She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people be jealous of us.” — Cher

When there’s only one other person who understands what it’s like to have #basicbitches hating on your fabulosity.

Karen & Gretchen (Amanda Seyfried & Lacey Chabert)
Mean Girls (2004)

“Gretchen, I’m sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Noble. And I’m sorry for telling everyone about it. And I’m sorry for repeating it now.” — Karen

When you can’t not retell a story that’s horrifying (for her) but hilarious (for everyone else). Shit happens.

Jessa & Shoshanna (Jemima Kirke & Zosia Mamet)
Girls (2012-present)

“I’ve literally been here for two hours and I haven’t spoken to anybody. I’m so happy to see you I could murder you.” — Shoshanna

Being stuck alone at a party without your bff is actually terrifying and the moment they finally show up feels life-changing.

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Ferris and Cameron (Matthew Broderick & Alan Ruck)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris: “If you’re not over here in 15 minutes, you can find yourself a new best friend.”
Cameron: “Ha, you’ve been saying that since the fifth grade.”

When you just really, really need your friend to come out, but at the end of the day you both know the ramifications on your friendship of saying “fuck no” are zilch.

Ann & Leslie(Rashida Jones & Amy Poehler)
Parks and Recreation(2009-2015)

Ann: “You made me watch all eight Harry Potter movies. I don’t even like Harry Potter!”
Leslie: “That’s insane! You love Harry Potter! You’ve seen all eight movies!”

When you not only sit through hours upon hours of your BFF’s favorite franchise (ahem, Twilight) but pretend to enjoy it so convincingly that she thinks you actually love it.

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Shawn & Cory (Rider Strong & Ben Savage)
Boy Meets World (1993-2000)

“This is a hug, okay? This is a hug! And this is when you hug someone, when you care about them and you want them to know that!” — Cory

For that one best friend who is “not into hugging” but sometimes you just really need to get touchy-feely in order to fully express the extent of your love for them.

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Laverne & Shirley (Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams)
Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)

Shirley: “Laverne, the only kind of parties we’ve ever been to are bring-your-own.
Laverne: “I like bringing my own… then I know what I’m getting.”

You’re always in sync prepping for parties together, because you never know what the alcohol situation will be.

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Lucy & Ethel (Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance)
I Love Lucy (1951-1957)

“Gee, why is it [that] everything that’s wonderful costs money?” — Lucy

When you’re trying to figure out something fun to do that doesn’t break the bank — and doesn’t involve Seamless or Netflix.

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Sam & Neal & Bill (John Francis Daley, Sam Levine & Martin Starr)
Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

“I don’t need another friend. I already have two. I mean, how many more friends does a guy need?” — Sam

When you’re rationalizing the fact that you spend 90 percent of your free time with one or two people, and are perfectly okay with that.

J.D. & Turk (Zach Braff & Donald Faison)

“Turk and I met over a Bloomin’ Onion. I like to think of it as a metaphor for our relationship because it’s delicious, but not really so healthy.” — J.D.

When your friendship is layered and beautiful — but also fosters some codependent bad habits. (And is much improved by a little dipping sauce.)

Patsy & Edina(Joanna Lumley & Jennifer Saunders)
Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

“I know what you’re feeling darling, but really, I don’t even care.” — Patsy

When you sympathize with your friend’s issue, but you’re just being real about the amount of emotional support you can offer up right now.

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Lucy & Ethel (Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance)
I Love Lucy (1951-1957)

Ethel: “You always do drag me into your crazy schemes!”
Lucy: “Well, this is one time I can do without you.”
Ethel: “What’s wrong with me all of a sudden?! […]”
Lucy: “Well, alright, Ethel, come along if you want to.”
Ethel: “No, I don’t want to. I just wanted you to ask me.”

It’s not about whether you want to join in on her wacky plans or not. It’s about being asked to, whether it’s stalking an ex or redecorating her apartment top to bottom.

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Abbi & Ilana (Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer)
Broad City (2014-present)

“You are my best friend! Don’t you ever call anybody else that!” — Ilana

If one of you ever makes a slip of the tongue or has a mini-seizure and calls someone else your best friend, you can expect backlash for your monumental fuck-up, and that includes a bitch-slap. (We vote to rename this the “BFFslap” — pronounced “biffslap.”)

Blanche & Sophia(Rue McClanahan & Estelle Getty)
The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

“Okay, but you have to listen to everything I say. When I say jump, you say on who?!” — Blanche

When soliciting dating advice from one another essentially means handing the reigns over when it comes to your love life.

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Miles & Jack (Paul Giamatti & Thomas Haden Church)
Sideways (2004)

“Listen, man. You’re my friend, and I know you care about me. And I know you disapprove, and I respect that…You understand literature, movies, wine — but you don’t understand my plight.” — Jack

On the rare occasions you have a serious disagreement and all you what you want to say is, “I know you only want the best for me, but please let me make this terrible decision on my own.”

Rory & Lorelai(Alexis Bledel & Lauren Graham)
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

Rory: “My god, I hate her.”
Lorelai: “Me too.”
Rory: “You’ve no idea who I’m talking about.”
Lorelai: “Solidarity, sister.”

Like our favorite mom-daughter BFFs of all time, you hate who your friend hates. Period.

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Ray & Charlie (Alex Karpovsky & Christopher Abbott)
Girls (2012-present)

“I don’t like it when you assfuck my best friend in the heart.” — Ray (to Marnie)

When somebody messes with your BFF, you can’t help going on the offensive and laying down the law with some harsh words.

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Ann & Leslie(Rashida Jones & Amy Poehler)
Parks and Recreation(2009-2015)

“I need you to text me every 30 seconds saying that everything is gonna be okay.’ — Leslie

When you have a blind date, court date, or a weekend with your new in-laws and and need a constant stream of support via emojis and the like.

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Meredith & Cristina(Ellen Pompeo & Sandra Oh)
Grey’s Anatomy(2005-present)

“If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse cross the living room floor.” — Meredith

Even if you don’t need help getting rid of the evidence for a murder you just committed, it’s good to know who to call for assistance.

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Harry & Lloyd (Jeff Daniels & Jim Carrey)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)

“I’m going to hang by the bar. You put out the vibe.” — Lloyd

You and your best friend go out together so much, that you’ve developed a simple plan to divide and conquer.

Seth & Evan(Jonah Hill & Michael Cera)
Superbad (2007)

“I just wanna go to the rooftops and scream, ‘I love my best friend, Evan!'” — Seth

Sometimes, you just want to tell the whole world how much you love your bestie.

Meredith & Cristina (Ellen Pompeo & Sandra Oh)
Grey’s Anatomy (2005-present)

“Derek is the love of my life, but you’re my soulmate.” — Meredith

It’s important to be clear that as much as you love your significant other, your BFF will occupy a special place in your heart forever and always.

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Maggie & Emma (Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair)
Playing House (2014-present)

Maggie: “I’m gonna hug you so hard, it’s gonna hurt.”
Emma: “I’m gonna squeeze you so hard, that baby’s gonna come out of you.”

When you haven’t seen each other in a while, reunions are an exciting, momentous occasion to look forward to. And true BFFs know how to squeeze every ounce of joy — metaphorically, or literally for this pair — out of the moment.

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Thelma & Louise (Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon)
Thelma & Louise (1991)

“Louise, no matter what happens, I’m glad I came with you.” — Thelma

Whether you’re talking about a life-altering road trip or just hitting a dive bar in god-knows-where Brooklyn, sticking it out with your BFF is always the right decision.

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Tamara & Jenna(Jillian Rose Reed & Ashley Rickard)
Awkward (2011-present)

“I mean, I shame spiral, like, weekly. No bigs. Call me if you want to ugly-cry.” — Tamara

BFFs are experts at helping you mitigate your self-shame — and shamelessly bawling to over the phone.

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