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15 Romantic Comedy Movies To Choose From For A Chick Flick DVD Movie Night
Sometimes, girls just want to have fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. Hanging out at home watching a flick with buddies is a great way to spend Friday or Saturday night, or any night for that matter.
These gatherings can be as laid back or as formal as you want. Lounging around the TV with a few bowls of popcorn may be just what the soul needs to end the stressful work week. Those hankering for something more exciting might want to throw a movie theme party, with decorations and food appropriate to the film being screened, even asking guests to wear costumes.
Whatever your movie night party style, here are a few suggestions for those with a soft spot for chick flicks. These movies are as light as cotton candy, and just as sweet.
Light-Hearted Chick Flicks for Girls' Movie Night
* "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" - This is a real gem of a film, largely overlooked, starring Amy Adams as a social climber and Frances McDormand as an out-of-work governess posing as a social secretary who enters high society London for a day. The rapid-fire dialogue, sumptuous sets and high energy performances make this movie a total delight. What to serve: Champagne cocktails
* "Friends with Benefits" - A movie about sex that turns out to have real heart, starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, who have dynamite chemistry. It's by turn hilarious, touching, heartbreaking and sexy. What to serve: Beer and popcorn
* "When in Rome" - Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel charm in this airy romp set in New York and romantic Rome, Italy. Bell plays a single lady who's given up on love but finds herself the focus of multiple obsessed suitors after she takes coins from a magic fountain. What to serve: Pizza, of course.
* "Crazy, Stupid Love" - Ryan Gosling is shirtless in this movie. That should be enough to sell it. But if not, Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone all turn in great performances as flawed but endearing people trying to figure out love. What to serve: Vodka cranberries and Old Fashioneds, the two lead actors' signature drinks in the film. The Old Fashioned is made by placing a sugar cube in the bottom of a glass along with a few drops of Angostura bitters, a bit of soda water, bourbon and a handful of ice.
* "Grease" - What's not to love about a sing-a-long? Everybody knows the movie, the songs, even the dances. So belt out "Summer Lovin'" and dance the "Hand Jive." What to serve: mini burgers, fries or tater tots, homemade milkshakes
* "500 Days of Summer" - This movie doesn't flinch from honestly depicting the awkwardness, miscommunication and pain of love, but despite all that turmoil, it's still ultimately hopeful. What to serve: Fruit and yogurt parfaits with granola in honor of hippie chick cool lead actress Zooey Deschanel.
* "Valentine's Day" - A fun, sweet movie to watch any time of year. What to serve: Chocolate of any kind.
* "Before Sunrise" - Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy achingly personify that 20-something yearning for soul-to-soul connection. What to serve: Espresso and biscotti
* "Under the Tuscan Sun" - Diane Lane finds out it's never too late for a second chance at happiness and learns to love herself when she buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim. What to serve: Cheese, fruit and wine
* "Father of the Bride" - Steve Martin shines in this funny and sentimental love story between a father and a daughter and the bittersweet moment when both realize it's time to let go. What to serve: Cupcakes and milk
* "Overboard" - This was made in 1987, and Kurt Russell has the mullet to prove it. He stars with real-life love Goldie Hawn as a poor carpenter who gives a rich (w)itch her comeuppance after she refuses to pay him for his work. What to serve: Beer and chicken wings
* "Roman Holiday" - Audrey Hepburn has never been more elegant and lovely than in this, her debut film. The 1953 classic stars Gregory Peck as a journalist who gets the story of a lifetime: A runaway princess, played, of course, by the incomparable Hepburn. What to serve: Gelato
* "50 First Dates" - Adam Sandler's silliness is mitigated by the truly heartwarming way he persistently woos Drew Barrymore, whose character suffers from short-term memory loss. What to serve: Waffles or Spam and Reese's peanut butter cups (Watch the film and it will all make sense.)
* "The Very Thought of You" - The wild card in the bunch, this 1998 British film centers on three best friends who by chance separately run into the same woman and each instantly fall in love with her. Starring Joseph Fiennes, of "Shakespeare In Love" fame. What to serve: Tea and crumpets
"Sleepless in Seattle" - It's a classic, and for good reason. Two people, on separate coasts, are made for each other, and brought together by fate. Does it get anymore romantic? Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are perfect in this sophisticated, smart and touching film. What to serve: The "it" drink of the 90s, Snapple, and crunchy, salty foods like popcorn, mixed nuts and Doritos. That's what Ryan's character munches on with her BFF, played by Rosie O'Donnell.