5. Frances Ha (2012)
“Don’t treat me like a three-hour brunch friend!” – Frances Ha
Shot in sumptuous black and white, the movie traces the highs and lows of the friendship between Frances, a carefree and impulsive person, and Sophie, the more restrained realist. What sets Frances apart is that the women’s platonic relationship is likened to a courtship: they share a bed, they read to each other, and their local barista thinks they are “like a lesbian couple that doesn’t have sex any more”.