Top 10 Chick Flicks

Well, what do I have to say? There’s a time in every man’s life where we must release the pride, and admit to not only watching our fair share of chick flicks, but enjoying them too. Admit it fellas, we all like a good chick flick, and I emphasise good, cause we don’t just like any. But here’s my top 10 list of Chick Flicks.

10. Mean Girls

I’m not too ashamed to admit this movie thoroughly entertains me. I mean, one of the funniest ladies still working today wrote it, Tina Fey, and she sure knows how to write a decent, and entertaining chick flick.

9. A Walk to Remember

This film is the definition of chick flick. Regardless, I have found it to be a well-made film, and it therefore earns a place in the top 10.

8.Four Weddings and a Funeral

Rowan Atkinson is the standout in his few scenes in this movie, but there’s a pretty decent storyline to follow, and it’s pretty funny too.

 

7. Jerry Maguire

A great movie of its own accord – therefore making it one of the better quality films in the ‘chick flick’ genre. Tom Cruise delivers a fine performance in this film although is overshadowed by the great Cuba Gooding Jr. The quality of this film is also reflected in its numerous award nominations and wins it recevied.

 

6. The Holiday

I have a feeling that not so many of you will agree with me on this one, but believe it or not, I enjoy this film every time I watch it, and I’ve seen it quite a few times. You either love him or hate him, and I am a big fan of Jack Black’s. And I believe he performs exceptionally in this film. Not to mention one of the great actresses of our time, Kate Winslet, momentarily taking her eyes off Oscar gold to go romantic comedy for a change. Good stuff!

 

5. 10 Things I Hate About You

Heath mate, you are a legend. This was his shot to stardom, and out of all the chick flicks he could’ve chosen, he definitely chose the right one.

4. The Wedding Singer

I enjoy Adam Sandler’s romantic comedies, and The Wedding Singer is no exception. Similarly to 50 First Dates, Sandler and Drew Barrymore play off each other brilliantly, and it provides some super entertainment. This, in my books, makes for a great chick flick.

3. Love Actually

Richard Curtis wrote some great films prior to making his directorial debut in 2003 with a not so little known rom-com known as Love Actually. Often star-studded films become all about the stars, and lose the story, yet Curtis proves that this isn’t always the case with this popular chick flick.

2. The Notebook

Well, what can I say, it pulls out all the clichés in the book, but it does it in such a unique way. Ironic huh? But still, whilst this film is labelled as a chick flick, it feels so much more than that in its own right.

 

1. The Princess Bride

Not only is the film the greatest chick flick of all time, it’s actually one of my favourite films period. Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Andre the Giant are legendary in this film, as are the rest of the cast. The brilliant story and the music intertwined with the sword fights = mind blowing. An extremely comfortable number one in this list.

Okay, pride back in, no more talking about chick flicks. It’s your turn. What are your favourite chick flicks of all time?

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2 Comments on “Top 10 Chick Flicks”

  1. Karen Says:

    I like your choice of Chick Flicks, although I’m not a huge fan of a Walk to remember – especially the caricature of the judgmental preacher /over- protective dad thing going on with Jamie’s father – what’s with that? I realll enjoy Love Actually, except for the porn couple – so unnecessary and really ruin a great film, in my opinion. The one other film I would add to the list would be Notting Hill. A truly lovely film with Hugh Grant playing the awkward, ever-foppish English gent – a role he was obviously born for. And yes definitely, Princess Bride is top!

    • filmstank Says:

      Yeah, I tossed long and hard about whether or not to put in Notting Hill, it is a great Chick Flick. Probably looking back on it I may swap it in in favour of 10 or 9, but what’s done is done. I might make changes in the future, and updated list. Nothing can ever beat The Princess Bride – I love it.

      Interesting thoughts on A Walk to Remember, it’s been some time since I’ve seen it – I’d like to perhaps rewatch at now that I’m a bit older and see what my thoughts are on what you’ve just mentioned. Very interesting indeed.


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