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5 Movies like Mistress America: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

JoshMovies like ‘Mistress America’ highlight the increasing growth of strong female led comedies that have been released in recent years.

These comedies standout from the crowd and prove that when it comes to having fun, girls really know best.

For more movies like ‘Mistress America’, check out these suggestions. ~ Josh Sammons

Movies Similar to ‘Mistress America’

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‘How to Be Single’ (Christian Ditter, 2016)

Starring an onslaught of great female talents including Leslie Mann and Dakota Johnson, this ensemble will prove to be an hilarious treat.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Alice (Johnson) moves to New York to start a fresh new life.

It’s not long before party loving Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing to show her the benefits of being single, which includes partying and flirting with others.

This lightweight movie like ‘Mistress America’ will prove to be an entertaining watch for the ‘Bridesmaids’ type generation.


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‘Trainwreck’ (Judd Apatow, 2015)

Judd Apatow returns to the directing chair for this female led comedy, which is written and starring Amy Schumer.

In this ‘Shallow Hal’- like comedy, Schumer stars as Amy, a fun-loving young woman whose carefree lifestyle is rooted from instructions from her father as a child that monogamy isn’t realistic.

With this in mind, she lets loose and sleeps with whomever she wants. But her partying ways are comprimised when she meets and falls for a doctor (Bill Hader). Now she must contend with her mind as to whether she should pursue love or not.


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Can love conquer all?



‘Damsels in Distress’ (Whit Stillman, 2011)

This indie comedy comes courtesy of ‘Love & Friendship’ director Whit Stillman and starring the talented Greta Gerwig.

In this female led comedy, she stars as one of three strong minded women that look to change the male dominated world.

When they spot Lily and take her under their wings, little do they realise that this will kickstart a chain of events that look set to ruin their friendship.


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Watch out guys, these women mean business.



‘The Craft’ (Andrew Fleming, 1996)

Adding a bit of witchcraft into the mix, ‘The Craft’ is a female led fantasy that will leave the male population spooked!

High School student Sarah finds herself, and her telekinetic powers the envy of three wannabe witches, who are looking for a fourth member.

The girls grow power hungry after a minor spell leads to trouble for a fellow student. Can they stop their bewitching ways before it’s too late?


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A bewitching teen fantasy.


If You Like ‘Mistress America’, You Will Like

‘Frances Ha’ (Noah Baumbach, 2012)

Greta Gerwig totally owns the new “mumblecore” genre, showcasing her talents as a strong female lead in the indie roles. There are none better than ‘Frances Ha’.

In this offbeat comedy, she plays Frances, a 20-something who struggles to fit in in life, whether that includes having somewhere to stay or finding a job.

The film follows days in her life where she struggles to contend with the idea of growing up and finding love.

Though storywise there’s not much going for it, this movie like ‘Mistress America’ will prove to be an enchanting tale.


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The Queen of Mumblecore takes her thrown.


Over to You

These are my recommendations for films like ‘Mistress America’ that prove girls just want to have fun. Let me know what you think of my choices.

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