It doesn’t matter whether you’re about to marry the love of your life or you just had your heart broken for the first time, all you need is a comfy couch - or your bed, a blanket, popcorns and a few tissues just in case… Rom-coms, tearjerkers, dramas and musicals; these are my top favorite chick-flicks of all time, a list of 50 great movies all girls must watch:
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999): Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.
- 13 Going On 30 (2004): Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer.
A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.
- 50 First Dates (2004): Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider.
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
- (500) Days Of Summer (2009): Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend.
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
- Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961): Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal.
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
- Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001): Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant.
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
- Bring It On (2000): Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford.
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year’s championships.
- Clueless (1995): Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy.
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
- Dirty Dancing (1987): Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach.
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle.
- Freaky Friday (2003): Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon.
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.
- Friends With Benefits (2011): Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson.
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.
- Ghost (1990): Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg.
After being killed during a botched mugging, a man’s love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
- Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985): Sarah Jessica Parker, Biff Yeager, Lee Montgomery.
Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and “Dance TV” in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey’s father doesn’t approve of that kind of thing.
- Gone With The Wind (1939): Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell.
A manipulative southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.
- Grease (1987): John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing.
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
- How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003): Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies’ man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the “How To” beat for “Composure” magazine and is assigned to write an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
- Just Go With It (2011): Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker.
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
- Legally Blonde (2001): Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair.
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
- Love Actually (2003): Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson.
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
- Mean Girls (2004): Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams.
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
- Miss Congeniality (2000): Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt.
An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
- My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997): Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz.
When a woman’s long-time friend says he’s engaged, she realizes she loves him herself… and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine.
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
- No Strings Attached (2011): Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline.
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.
- Notting Hill (1999): Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe.
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
- Pitch Perfect (2012): Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
- Pretty Woman (1990): Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander.
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love.
- Pride And Prejudice (2005): Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn.
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
- P.S. I Love You (2007): Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr.
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
- Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion (1997): Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo.
Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.
- Sex And The City (2008): Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis.
A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
- She’s The Man (2006): Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she’s not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
- Something’s Gotta Give (2003): Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves.
A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
- Steel Magnolias (1989): Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts.
Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there.
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002): Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas.
A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.
- The Devil Wears Prada (2006): Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier.
A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
- The Holiday (2006): Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black.
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
- The Lucky One (2012): Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner.
A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.
- The Notebook (2004): Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands.
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
- The Parent Trap (1998): Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson.
Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
- The Proposal (2009): Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen.
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
- The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005): Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively.
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
- The Wedding Date (2005): Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport.
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister’s wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
- Titanic (1997): Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane.
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
- Twilight (2008): Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner.
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
- Valentine’s Day (2010): Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah, Topher Grace, Shirley MacLaine, Héctor Elizondo, George Lopez, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Carter Jenkins.
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.
- Wedding Crashers (2005): Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
- When Harry Met Sally… (1989): Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher.
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
- You’ve Got Mail (1998): Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear.
Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.
A lot of romance, a lot of friendship, a lot of emotions and feeling that some part of your life is complete after watching these great movies…
What is your favorite chick-flick of all time? & please let me know if I forgot to include a movie you guys think needs to be on this list.