ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

15 Romantic Comedy Movies To Choose From For A Chick Flick DVD Movie Night

Updated on June 27, 2012

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.

What's your take on the romantic comedy genre?

Do you like romantic comedies?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • vims003 profile image

      Vimesh Ummer.U 

      8 years ago from india

      nice lists i ll defenetely refer back this....

    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      So glad you found this hub useful Marcy. These are some of my favorite movies and you're right, they never get old!

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm going to refer back to this list whenever I need a good evening with The Girls! I've seen quite a few of these, but nowhere near all of them. Besides, the ones I've seen are keepers - I love to watch them over and over! Voted up and awesome.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)