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Favorite Chick Flicks

  • Sep 13, 2011
Who doesn't love a good chick flick from time to time? Here's my list of some of my faves! Is yours on this list or did I miss it? Let me know in the comment section!
Dirty Dancing (1987)
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner", sexy dance teacher/bad boy from the other side of the tracks Patrick Swayze says this and we all swoon. My other favorite quote from this movie is, "I carried the watermelons?" LOL. Who hasn't been in the situation of saying the stupidest sounding thing to your crush?

This movie sticks to the old successful storyline of good rich girl goes for the bad "other side of the tracks" boy, falls in love and he teaches her something about herself and the world she lives in and she's made to choose between the two, always choosing love or...he's just a REEEEEAAAALLLLY good kisser. Either way, it works for me.
Pretty Woman
A great soundtrack, an unheard of actress with an uncanny ability to get people to wish that they were prostitutes in LA, Richard Gere at his most charming handsomeness, and this time it's the rich boy falling for the hooker (or girl from the other side of the tracks) who teaches him something about his self and the world he lives in.

With so many funny scenes- the infamous jewelery box snapping close, hooker Julia walking down Rodeo in all her saftey pinned gloriousness, the shop scene with the snotty shopgirl and Julia teaching her a lesson, the hotel director teaching her about dinner table manners and the escargot slipping out of her grasp, cheering at the Polo games...way too many to list. But, like every great RomCom, it has a perfect balance of humor and scenes that make you a little weepy.

My mom and I quote this movie to each other probably a little too much but, you'd be surprised at how relevant this screenplay is to daily life LOL...
You've Got Mail
I don't think that there is anybody out there that would argue against the fact (yes, I'm sure it's a fact somewhere) that Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are the best RomCom couple in modern times. I think that maybe Hepburn and Tracy are my favorite of the classics.

Anyhoo, they hate each other in the physical real offline world. They have met online and have started to fall for each other online. Enter conflict. But, not for long, as in all RomComs there is a happily ever after.
When Harry Met Sally
Who could EVER forget the fake orgasm scene with Rob Reiner's mom's infamous one-liner, "I'll have what she's having"? This was the first movie that fully examined the "Could men and women truly be friends" question that came about the same time that women were starting to demand equal treatment in the workplace.
A single girl's odyssey of dating in modern London, all reported for our guilty pleasure. Bridget Jones is an every day girl, we can all relate to her calorie-counting, cigarette-smoking, wine chugging, lusting journey. Well, maybe not all of that but, we can relate to her search for love in a big city.

The ultimate "teenage" love story. She's a goody two shoes, he's a bad boy, they meet over the summer and fall for each other in the incredibly ridiculous hard way that belongs only to teenagers full of hormones.
50 First Dates (Dol Slip) (2004)
This movie has the most unique storyline of all in this list- a woman has short term amnesia and a man that falls for her is forced to find creative ways to get her to fall for him every day...for the rest of their lives. If that isn't romantic, I don't know what is. In most relationships, after a while, we're dying for our significant others to plan something ANYTHING that closely resembles romantic. A film that shows us it's possible and fun gives us a glimmer of hope.
Sleepless in Seattle
Meg and Tom hit us again on this list. This was their first entry into RomCom rule but, who could think of a current pair that would beat them in the box office? Sleepless in Seattle is just so darn cute- the kid that calls in to a radio show to set up his widowed father. He finds a winner, Meg, when she calls in, though, wasn't she married and wasn't the call made from a closet? In any case, they meet at the Empire State Building, making it the top engagement spot in NY, for those that can't afford to buy out Tiffany's, that is.
There's Something About Mary
Cameron Diaz puts pre-date "release" in her hair as hair gel, enough said. Well, then there's the zipping up and over and the over tanned grannie that makes out with her dog and...you get the point. This is one funny movie about three psycho stalkers in love with Cameron Diaz.
Man loves younger woman. Woman doesn't seem to have the same feelings. Man uses younger goodlooking fireman to profess his feelings for her. Woman gets mad because he sold her short. They end up falling head over heels in love. I loved this Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah flick on the inner beauty far outweighs the outer beauty when it comes to love.
Say Anything
Boombox scene, Molly Ringwald aka Queen of 80s RomComs, and an unforgettable soundtrack, what more could you ask for?
Dirty Love
I LOVE this movie and I bet that most of you have never heard of it. It stars Jenny McCarthy and she's hilarious as a heartbroken LA woman that walked in on her boyfriend having sex with someone else. The movie follows her hilarious journey on how she finds her true love, which of course was right in front of her face the entire time. The first time I saw this I laughed so hard, I missed half the movie and had to watch it again. Carmen Electra makes a very believable appearance as a hood rat that does something raunchy to pay pack the cheating ex. Trust me, she's awesome in this and I never thought I'd ever say that about Carmen Electra.
High Fidelity (2000)
Top 5 lists on everything, made from a brilliant novel, John Cusack (who I think gives Tom Hanks a run for the money as RomCom royalty), mix tapes and a great film about love- how it hurts, how it challenges us, drives us crazy, gives us peace, torments us and then, ultimately cures us.
40 Days and 40 Nights
I really liked the premise of this movie- an attempt to give up sex for lent in order to find something more meaningful (or to win a bet). Then, you meet HER and the challenge is there- eventually you're going to have to tell her about this bet, you're going to have to tell her that you can't touch her because of it, or maybe you'll be passive aggressive about it. In any case, a good RomCom.
Coming to America
A prince gives up his title and money, gets a job at McDonald's and falls for the manager's daughter. He pretends to be poor in order to charm her so that she can love him for who he really is. Then, his secret gets out and well, you know how that goes. Probably my all-time favorite Eddie Murphy movie, this is a classic.
Working Girl
Smart, underprivileged Tess gets screwed over time and time again and it seems that she can't ever rise above the secretarial pool....until she housesits for her boss, discovers that her boss was going to steal her brilliant idea. Soooo....she takes the bleep's boyfriend and job while house-sitting her apartment. In your face, Sigourney Weaver, in your face.

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September 21, 2011
I recognize Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, You've Got Mail, Grease, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Roxanne, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Coming to America and Working Girl. Good job on over a decade of movies.
September 21, 2011
Thank you! Some of these Hi Fidelity and Coming to America don't necessarily fit the typical "chick flick" model, but they are great.
September 19, 2011
Fun list. I assume that Romcom means Romance/comedy? In that case I was wondering how Dirty Dancing and Working Girl made the list if they are not really comedies. I also liked Fools Rush In.
September 19, 2011
True! Maybe I should revise the title...
September 13, 2011
I've never been a huge fan of Pretty Woman, but the others, I can get behind :D
September 13, 2011
I can see how people may have a problem with the glorification of prostitution in the film or Julia Roberts being annoying lol but, I quote that movie way too much to not put it on the list :)
September 13, 2011
Hahaha, it's not for either of those reasons. I just simply never liked the movie as a whole. I watched it years after it was released, so maybe it was too hyped up for me :P
September 13, 2011
By the way, you might appreciate @'s hilarious review of Pretty Woman ;)
September 13, 2011
Yeah, I can see how that would be the case and thanks, I'll take a look at the review :)
September 13, 2011
Much as I proclaim that I am not fond of romcoms, I am surprised that to see that there are only two I haven't seen in this list. Have you seen LOVE ACTUALLY and the Korean original MY SASSY GIRL? Cyborg Girl (aka. Cyborg She) is also one of my faves....
September 13, 2011
Seeeeee......you can't hide your real interests from us, Mister! LOL...I have seen Love Actually and I liked it, maybe I should see that again for a refresher. I haven't seen My Sassy Girl but, it sounds like a worthy watch :)
September 14, 2011
heh. @ and I actually reviewed MY SASSY GIRL and we both liked it. Give it a watch....Cyborg She was made by the same director and yep, we both reviewed it also.
September 14, 2011
Gonna have to check 'em out!
September 13, 2011
Unless I missed a movie on here, not a SINGLE Sandra Bullock movie?
September 13, 2011
LOL....I was trying to think of a good Sandra Bullock RomCom and there you have it! What's your fave Sandra RomCom?
September 13, 2011
I only remember The Proposal. My favorite Bullock movie is either Speed, Demolition Man or 28 Days. None are comedies.....well Demoliton Man is funny in places. Sandra should have done more action movies.
September 14, 2011
Agreed or dramas!
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