Moving onto the last film to make the list and the one that inspired it, Hustlers is the only film that you can’t watch on a streaming service yet. For this one, you and your girls have to head to the movie theater which could be a nice change of pace. Maybe even catch an early showing so you can spend more on snacks.
Hustlers had such a successful showing at the box office that I doubt most of you reading haven’t watched it. If you haven’t, this film follows a group of strippers who work together to drug and rob “Wall-Street guys,” basically a Robin Hood situation but the money goes entirely into their pockets. As odd as the premise might sound, the film actually delivered on a lot of aspects including stripping as most of the film featured scenes in a strip club where the ladies worked.
Part of the reason why the film is so successful is because of the all-star cast. The main cast is made up of Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Lilli Reinhart. These ladies are so talented and it felt like they really embraced their characters. Their friendship on-screen felt superorganic and even at the premieres, the pictures show how much the ladies grew to appreciate one another.
Some claim it’s going to be Oscar-nominated but I wouldn’t go that far. However, Hustlers is a story about a group of women who are self-assured and want to try to make some money in the best way they see fit. Is what they’re doing right? No, but it’s entertaining and the film has you rooting for the ladies until the very end. Not to mention, the film has cameos from Cardi B, Lizzo and Usher so there’s going to be a little something for everyone.
Which movies from the list will you be watching at your next girls night? Do you know any other movies that should be added to the list?