July 1, 2012

Chick Flick Away

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy day is to cuddle up and watch movies, all day. My favorite type of movie?

The ever loved and guiltiest of pleasures...THE CHICK FLICK!

Who doesn't love a good, cheesy love story or a group of high schoolers with a weird and unrealistic story line attached to them?

I don't care who you are, you've watched a chick flick before and you loved every second of it.

Some people classify chick flicks as different things but in my simple terms I think of a chick flick as either a love story filled with romance and tears, a fabulous 20-30 year old woman living in Manhattan with a fabulous job but she's missing something in her life, or a story that surrounds a group of high school girls who are catty toward each other, mixed with a little something else.

Basically, a chick flick is a movie a guy would not want to be caught dead seeing...at any given time, whether it's in the movie theater or in the privacy of his own home.

There are A LOT of chick flicks out there and they date back to years and years ago; this isn't a new concept, people.

I've seen a lot of chick flicks and sometimes it's hard for me to pick just one that I love the most so I decided to compile a list of some of my favorites.

12.  Dirty Dancing:


This is one of the older chick flick movies but it's one of the best! Baby is dragged to a country club/inn for the summer with her family. She's different from the rest of her family, she just doesn't fit in and she's kind of an ugly duckling, awkward and a little strange. That is until she meets the beautiful Johnny Castle who is a dancing god and a forbidden item, which obviously makes Baby want him even more.

This beautiful, hot and heavy love story is paired with forbidden romance and a lot of dancing, which makes everyone swoon. Espiecially the famous last dance and the quote that sends hearts racing every time we hear it, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner".

RIP Patrick Swayze

11. My Best Friend's Wedding:

Julia Roberts is one of the reigning Queens of the chick flick and this is one of my favorites from the lady with the big smile! The storyline is relatable and a lot of woman can connect with it because at some point in their lives, they've fallen for their best guy friend who didn't return the feelings. There was that other girl who has done nothing wrong to you but because the man you were in love with, loved her, the site of her made you want to vomit. And we have all kind of dreamed of stopping a wedding...haven't we?

10. Breakfast at Tiffanys:

Where would we be without Audrey? She is the epitome of what a woman should be, elegant, classy, and absolutely timeless. In "Breakfast at Tiffanys", Holly is a carefree spirit (something a lot of us wish we could do) who doesn't want to be attached...to anyone or anything but eventually she finds that one guy who makes her want to change all that.

This is a timeless movie with a timeless story with a timeless star. It's one of the first and best chick flicks out there.

9. He's Just Not That Into You:


I consider this movie the BIBLE. It surrounds the lives of a few different kinds of characters who are all going through romantic situations that are completely normal in everyday life: the clingly girl who can't hold onto a boyfriend, the married woman whose husband is cheating on her, and the woman whose been with her guy for years but still isn't married.

It makes you think, it makes you open your eyes and see that things in love aren't perfect but you can make them your own kind of perfect. It's a GREAT chick flick with a great message and insight behind it.

8. 27 Dresses:

Katherine Heigel is the most recent queen of Chick Flicks; she has everything a queen needs to be and has appeared in loads of chick flicks since she hung up her scrubs as Izzie Stevens. 27 Dresses is my favorite because it's such a relatable story but with that extra cheesy feature, like being a bridesmaid 27 times, that makes it a movie. Being in love with someone who doesn't love you back is the worse, but having that person almost marry your sister? That's just plain cruel.

This movie defines what a chick flick is, in all the right ways.

7. Legally Blonde

Everyone's favorite sorority girl, Elle Woods, is out there. She's the star of her own life and this movie is a movie that no man would ever be caught seeing. The storyline is beyond crazy, a dumb blonde going to law school to chase her college boyfriend...it's out there and it's perfect.

6. Clueless: 

AS IF! Cher is the typical Beverly Hills high school girl with a rich daddy, fancy cars, and a closet that could make Kim Kardashian jealous. This movie is a cult classic filled with romance, tears, fights, and all things high school. It's a 90s perfect fit.

5. Titanic:

Do I even have to explain this one? I mean, it's Jack and Rose, Leo and Kate...it's that song! The handprint on the window, the forbidden love, the modern day Romeo and Juliet. Titanic is more than a chick flick, it's one of the greatest films of our generation.

4. How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days:

UGH THIS IS MY FAVORITE! This has ALL the elements of the chick flick; the fabulous job in New York City, the gorgeous girl, the sexiest man ever, and the extremely crazy plot line that fails both characters at some point in the film. I remember watching it in the movie theaters and just being completely fascinated with the life that Andy lived and the romance she had with Ben. It's one of those cheesy chick flicks and I'm not ashamed to say I love every second of it.

3. Mean Girls:

Now, this is a bit different from the rest of the movies on the list. The main point isn't romance but life in "girl world". It shows the viscous side of America's most misunderstood breed, the teenage girl. This film is considered Lindsay Lohan's last great movie and has become a cult classic with some of the most quotable and notable lines to ever grace the silver screen. This isn't the typical chick flick...it's for everyone.

2. When Harry Met Sally:

Meg Ryan was the first chick flick/romantic comedy queen and has graced us with her presence in many girl only films. This is one of her best, definitely. It's the "two strangers turn into best friends turn into couple turn into enemies turn into a couple again story". It's the typical chick flick story line but it was one of the first and one of the most memorable. While watching it, you don't feel like you're watching this cheesy film because even though there are cheesy tendencies throughout the movie, it's a great film. 

Can anyone guess what #1 is?! THE ULTIMATE CHICK FLICK, ROMANTIC DRAMA TO EVER EXIST. THE MOST TEARJERKING, HEARTFELT, MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER!

1. The Notebook:

It's Noah and Allie. It's a broken love story, forbidden in all the right ways. It's love that comes fast and leaves even faster. It's short lived but forever. It's love and tears and the perfect chick flick. It's one of the most romantic movies of our time and I'll be dammed if there was a person who walked this planet and said they didn't secretly cry at some point throughout the film. It's the ultimate chick flick; it screams GIRLS ONLY. All in all, The Notebook is a beautiful love story and a wonderful film.

So there we have it! My top 12 favorite chick flick movies. If you've seen them, good for you! If not, the next time we have a rainy day, I advise you to grab some icecream, get in bed, and indulge in a guilty pleasure.

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