The Best Friendship Movies and TV Shows on TCM
Finding a good Friendship movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Friendship movies and TV shows of all time streaming on TCM.
1. Thelma & Louise
What it's about: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Paramount+), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
2. The Big Chill
What it's about: Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
3. Entre Nous
What it's about: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him. Lena and Madeleine meet at their children's school in Lyon in 1952 and the intensity of their relationship strains both their marriages to the breaking point.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM).
4. The Outlaw Josey Wales
What it's about: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
5. The Last Picture Show
What it's about: High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business. Each struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
6. Zero Motivation
What it's about: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
7. Going My Way
What it's about: Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
8. Elvis: That's the Way It Is
What it's about: This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages. Sidelined by his big-screen career, eclipsed by rock's mid-'60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled network television appearance, '68 Comeback Special. Now the Memphis legend was poised to reposition his performing profile by pursuing the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas, a career choice that seems even more ephemeral in hindsight than it already did at the time. Elvis: That's the Way It Is follows the show's genesis from rehearsal to stage, with the performance footage that provides its inevitable climax shot over six nights. The rehearsal footage, expanded for this special edition, offers further proof that Presley's band was simply superb...
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).