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Best Chick Flicks for a Night In

Updated on August 6, 2015

Everyone needs to occasionally have a night in, when they just sit with some popcorn and watch a few chick flicks. This is a list of what I would personally say are the 20 best chick flicks for just such an occasion. Ranging from hilariously funny sing alongs, to 'sob your eyes out' sad movies, these are definitely worth watching, and will keep you entertained for hours on end.

20. 27 Dresses

What This Movie is About:

Jane, has been a bridesmaid more times than she can count for her many friends, but is ready to finally have her own wedding. However when her sister comes to town and catches the eye of her boss, who she's secretly been in love with, everything changes.

19. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

What This Movie is About:

After years of being friends, four girls split up for the summer for the first time, each going off on their own for their summer plans. This movie follows each of their unexpected adventures.

18. Enchanted

What This Movie is About:

When she's banished to the real world by her fiancé Edward's evil stepmother, Giselle must try to make her way in this new world, thankfully with the help of Robert, a divorce lawyer who comes to her aid, and tries to help her make her way back to her love and defeat the evil queen.

17. The Proposal

What This Movie is About:

Threatened with having to go back to Canada after losing her visa in America, Margaret Tate lies about being engaged to her assistant Andrew to save herself. This movie follows their struggles as they go home to Andrews family in Alaska for a weekend, to announce the news.

16. Hairspray

What This Movie is About:

Set in the 1960s, when Tracy Turnblad gets a spot on the a local tv show, she doesn't quite know what to expect. What she doesn't know is that she's end up mixed up in the racial tension of the time, and in a position to make a real difference in the city of Baltimore.

15. Mean Girls

What This Movie is About:

When Cady, homeschooled in Africa her whole life, moves to America with her family, she doesn't know what's in-store for her when it comes to her first real school experience. She quickly finds herself mixed up in teenage politics, and friends with the popular 'mean girls' of the school.

14. Pitch Perfect

What This Movie is About:

Beca doesn't know what's in-store for her when she joins a group at college, and finds herself dealing the drama that comes with being a part of a group of college girls, in the highly competitive world of 'a cappella'.

13. Bend it Like Beckham

What This Movie is About:

When Jess, a girl from a strict Indian family meets Jules, a fellow lover of soccer, she defies her families wishes and starts playing for a local club, not realising what life has in store for her.

12. Easy A

What This Movie is About:

When Olive, a witty, and intelligent teenage girl is overheard telling a white lie about losing her virginity, things quickly spiral out of control, and she finds herself in a situation she hadn't been prepared for at all.

11. Clueless

What This Movie is About:

This movie is about Cher, a super wealthy, and slightly shallow teenage girl and her struggles as she tries to navigate the schools social pecking order, and deal with the sudden crush finds herself having on her ex-stepbrother.

10. Center Stage

What This Movie is About:

This movie follows the story of a dozen dancers, who start training at the American Ballet Academy, and the huge amounts of stress they encounter throughout this experience.

9. Legally Blonde

What This Movie is About:

Elle Woods, sorority girl, and fashion merchandising major takes drastic measures to win back her boyfriend Warner Huntington III. However even she can't foresee what will happen once she heads off to Harvard to do just that.

8. Uptown Girls

What This Movie is About:

When Molly, the daughter of a late rock and roll icon has all her inheritance stolen by her manager, she has to start working to support herself and gets a job as a nanny for Ray, a serious little girl. Ray is the complete opposite of carefree Molly, who tries her best to bond with, and take care of her.

7. Bridget Jones's Diary

What This Movie is About:

32 year old, self proclaimed spinster Bridget Jones, decides to keep a diary chronicling her efforts to once again take control of her life. This diary captures the comings and goings of her life, and all the hilarious events therein.

6. The Princess Diaries 1&2

What This Movie is About:

Mia Thermopolis, a shy and awkward teenage girl, is surprised by a visit from her long lost grandmother, who informs her she is hair to the thrown of Genovia. These movies follows Mia's journey to come to terms with being a real life princess, and get ready to take her place as the queen of Genovia.

5. 10 Things I Hate About You

What This Movie is About:

Kat Stratford is intelligent, witty, and uninterested in what anyone else thinks about her. However her abrasive personality keeps her without many suitors, a problem for her younger sister who is not allowed to date until she does. Everything changes though, when Kat comes across Patrick Verona, a boy who has been paid to take her out, who she slowly falls for with unforeseen consequences.

4. Dirty Dancing

What This Movie is About:

This movie is about Frances "Baby" Houseman, who is spending the summer with her family at a resort when she meets Johnny, a dancing instructor. This story follows their summer romance, and all the things which stand in their way.

3. Love Actually

What This Movie is About:

A Christmas themed romantic comedy, Love Actually follows the story of ten different people through their lives in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

2. The Devil Wears Prada

What This Movie is About:

This movie follows Andrea Sachs, a recent college graduate who is trying to get a job as a journalist, but ends up working as the second assistant to Miranda Priestly, the editor of a big fashion magazine.

1. Pretty Woman

What This Movie is About:

When Vivian Ward, a Los Angeles escort is hired by wealthy business man Edward Lewis, for a week long stay, she doesn't know what's in-store for her.


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