Somehow the husband and I ended up talking about Chick Flicks. Of course he only admits to liking Hope Floats for the Garth Brooks song. I think that is a cop out and he probably secretly loves Sandra Bullock.
I am not a fan of chick flicks. I despise Lifetime movies. You can tell what is going to happen and they are so unrealistic. I can see how they are an escape for people, but I don’t enjoy them. Yet there are a few chick flicks that I enjoy and will watch again and again.
1. Love Actually
Why: British folks are hilarious. Great cast. Intertwined stories. Good music. Wonderful cinematography.
2. Bridget Jones Diary
Why: Goofy. British folks are hilarious. I love Colin Firth. Hugh Grant looks like a fool.
3. When Harry Met Sally
Why: Billy Crystal. Bruno Kirby. Carrie Fisher. New York City is a character and it sees every season. Spans years. Great dialogue. Funny. Quotable.
So we have a common theme… dialogue and cinematography to excuse my liking specific “chick flicks”.
And I like Bride Maids because it was the anti-chick flick. Of course I laughed harder than the husband, but it was cute.
I don't agree with some of the choices. Aliens is not a chick flick. Yes, it is about a strong, empowered woman. But it isn't sappy like I would say a chick flick can be.
So I went to another site for a top list. I went to IMDB since they are my go to source of all things movie.
1. The Notebook 2004
2. Moulin Rouge! 2001
3. Pride & Prejudice 2005
4. Sleepless in Seattle 1993
5. The Lake House 2006
6. Kate & Leopold 2001
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003
8. While You Were Sleeping 1995
9. You've Got Mail 1998
10. When Harry Met Sally... 1989
I have seen 6 out of these 10. Yet only one made my top list. Hmmmm.
I tried a different approach. How about the top chick flicks for men...
Chick flicks for guys
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The Craft (1996)
Blue Crush (2002)
Mean Girls (2004)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
So, no matter what movie you watch or admit to liking, people have different opinions on what exactly a chick flick is.