Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek have regularly flexed their very different comedic skills over the course of their respective careers, and now their talents are joining forces. LIKE A BOSS is one of the most anticipated releases set to hit theatres in January, and it’s gotten us in the mood to laugh at some other female-led comedies.
Fortunately, there are many options, thanks to the fact that recent years have been packed with these kinds of films, but here are five select choices that you can watch right now on AMC Theatres On Demand.
Back in 2011, it was BRIDESMAIDS that convinced a whole lot of people how great Rose Byrne can be in comedies, and it’s the perfect appetizer for LIKE A BOSS. Co-starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, the film has an amazing cast of hilarious women, and remains just as funny as ever no matter how many times you watch it.
MEAN GIRLS is an example of a film that not only has some very funny talent in front of the camera — with leads played by Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert — but also had the brilliance of Tiny Fey taking care of the script. Nearly 16 years after its release, it’s still a go-to favorite for many, and now is a perfect time to either discover or revisit it.
You don’t have to go far back at all in history to find some powerhouse collaborations of super funny women, as just last year Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson united for THE HUSTLE. The energy of the female team-up feels very much in line with LIKE A BOSS, and should be a good way to ready your palate.
BAD MOMS is another awesome example of the hilarity that can result just from getting some incredibly funny women together in the same movie. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are amazing as a group of mothers who rebel against the authority and methods of their horrible fellow moms — much like how LIKE A BOSS has Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne’s small business owners rebel against Salma Hayek’s corporate monster.
One could make a strong argument for CLUELESS being a modern classic, not only doing an amazing job of adapting the Jane Austen novel “Emma” into a contemporary setting, but also being consistently hilarious and making a serious impact on pop culture at large. (Anyone around at the time of its release will remember the Valley Girl craze that followed.) It’s Alicia Silverstone at her best, and always deserving of a viewing.
LIKE A BOSS is in theatres January 10.