5 Movies and TV Shows Starring Best Friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin never fail to put a smile on our faces. In March 2017, Tomlin told the Washington Post that she's been friends with Fonda since they starred in the 1980 film "9 to 5" together. "We're friends because I just love her. I know Jane has my back whenever she can," the actress gushed.
Their friendship has only gotten stronger over time. Fonda opened up about her and Tomlin's decades-long bond in a May 2022 interview with the LA Times. "You know, there was a medical study done at Harvard that showed that lack of women friendship was as bad for their health as smoking. So, you know, I think I'm going to live a long time because I have Lily as a friend," she said.
Because the duo works so well together, it's no wonder they've teamed up again and again over the years. From 2015 to 2021, Fonda and Tomlin costarred in the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie" together. Most recently, they've reunited for the film "Moving On," which centers around two women out for sweet revenge.
If you love seeing Fonda and Tomlin share the screen together, then check out all of their movies and TV series ahead.
"9 to 5" (1980)
"9 to 5" is a comedy film about three women named Judy (Fonda), Violet (Tomlin), and Doralee (Dolly Parton), who work office jobs. After smoking marijuana together and fantasizing about how they would get revenge on their sexist boss, Franklin (Dabney Coleman), Violet panics when she believes she accidentally poisoned his coffee. The women then spend the movie trying to fix Violet's mistake, but it only leads to more trouble.
"Grace and Frankie" (2015)
In "Grace and Frankie," Fonda takes on the role of a cosmetics mogul named Grace Hanson, while Tomlin plays an artist named Frankie Bergstein. After learning that their husbands are in love with each other, the two women form an unlikely friendship as they help each other deal with family drama.
"80 for Brady" (2023)
"80 for Brady" stars Tomlin, Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field as four best friends who are huge Tom Brady fans. When they win tickets to Super Bowl LI, they take a spontaneous trip to Houston to attend the game and watch Brady play, but chaos ensues when the women accidentally lose their tickets and must find another way inside the stadium. The film is based on a true story about a real group of elderly women who love Brady.
"Moving On" (2023)
"Moving On" centers around two estranged friends named Claire (Fonda) and Evelyn (Tomlin) who reunite after their mutual friend, Joyce, dies. Claire blames Joyce's widower, Howard (Malcolm McDowell), for what happened in her marriage, so after Joyce's funeral, she and Evelyn team up to get revenge on Howard by killing him.