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My 5 Favorite Chick Flicks

Updated on October 3, 2012
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Why am I doing this?

Let me start by saying that I am a man. I am a manly man. I drink beer, watch football, chop wood, and eat those 1lbs Hungry Man dinners. Yep, I do all those things and will openly admit, proudly that I do. Now, I have a secret that I feel is in the beans I am about to spill, I like some chick flicks. AHHHHHH!! I have just said it, I have just openly admitted do like those estrogen filled cryfest factories. Yes, sometimes I do like to curl up on the couch with my Ben & Jerry's and watch The Devil Wears Prada then paint my nails. Ok, I don't paint my nails that would be a tad on the odd side. Now, I know you may think I am kinda weird, but to tell you the truth a good number of guys out there do have a few chick flicks in their vault that really tug at their heart strings. In fact you may catch them watching The Notebook when they are supposed to be watching the game. You know they are doing this when you walk into the den to investigate the sniffling noises only to find a bunch of kleenex on the floor and they claim they are crying because the ref made a bad call. Yep, men do like some chick flicks. I feel compelled to share my top 5 with you. here goes...

No.1 The Holiday

This is my favorite of all time, chick flick. It has a great cast Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black, which in this movie he has a very unusual role for what he usually does, but does it very well. In this one Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet both are down on their luck in love and decide to switch lives for a week. I think this flick is very well put together, but what pulls me in and keeps me there is the score, Hans Zimmer is the master when it comes to this, and he delivers once again in this movie. This movie is great to watch around the holidays, because that is when the story like takes place and also like a lot of chick flicks it has that theme of starting anew, and don't we all feel that way around the new year?? Check it out.

No. 2 A View From The Top

This is an awesome chick flick! This one has Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers, Mark Ruffalo, and a guest appearance by rob Lowe. In this movie Gwyneth Paltrow is a small town girl who decides she wants something more out of life, and decides to go after her dreams. I think that is why I love this movie, simply because I can be lazy on my couch in my rubber ducky boxers gorging myself on cookie dough and still feel like I am chasing down my dreams. I am just doing it via Gwyneth.

No. 3 Anywhere But Here

This movie is a lot more serious than the last two which are wonderful comedies, but even though it is filled with drama it remains in my top 5. Anywhere But Here stars Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman. This duo plays in a mother-daughter storyline in which a daydreamer, flighty mother decides to pack up her more realistic, down to earth daughter and move from Wisconsin to the sunny country of L.A. In this journey both of them learn a lot not only about themselves and each other, but a lot about life and love as well. I have no clue why I love this picture, maybe because Susan Sarandon reminds me of my mom, don't the experts say all guys have some kind of repressed feelings for their moms? I sure hope I don't, because I think that would make me Natalie! No, offense to her but 90% of the time she looks like she is going to burst into tears. Oh well, regardless, watch this flick, just don't tell your mom that she reminds you of Susan Sarandons crazy character.

strange...

So in the middle of this list I decided that I need a testosterone break. So in the ebay capsule below I just typed in a search for "explosions" and this is what I got... I think this is a conspiracy! I type in explosions expecting Chuck Norris and Van Damme and I get yoga ball and photo stuffs. I am going investigate this very thoroughly!

No. 4 Romy & Micheles High School Reunion

Why oh why do I like this movie? Let's see... Oh, yeah because I was a giant geek in high school and wanted to be just like Sandy Frank! I would watch this movie (claiming my sister wanted to see it) a lot! It also helped that these girls were reeeaaal perdy and I was an adolescent male. As the title describes Romy (Miro Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) who get word of their ten year high school reunion. Upon revisiting the past they remember they weren't that popular. As they dig deeper in their past their fears grow and they decide to lie about their current lives to seem a lot more interesting and successful to their old classmates. What happens is a bundle of knee slapping funnyness.

No. 5 The Devil Wears Prada

Last but certainly not least The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway as well as Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. The story is about Andy (Hathaway) who gets a job at Runway Magazine and must survive her evil boss Miranda (Streep) so she can write her ticket to her dream job. She is helped along way by blunt and Tucci as she navigates the realm of fashion and the balance of professional and private life, as well as who you are and what you stand for. I love this movie simply because it is a great story, and the cast is simply grand. I also think it ties into the whole getting you dreams thing as well for me.

Other Notes...

So there it is, I have laid out my favorite girly films. Now, I can paint my toenails while we listen to cindy lauper and you do your hair and chew bubble gum while we gab about ewwy boys. Ok, maybe not, but that is the way my brain feels right now. I just wrote all about 5 chick flicks now my mind can't stop! I also love The Notebook, Bridesmaids, Dirty Dancing, AHHH!! Turn this off! ... ... ... Ok, I think I am good. But, If you came in the room right now and saw my tears I will never admit that I was thinking of Patrick Swayze pulling Baby out of the corner, and I will swear it was a bad call by the refs!

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    • Jordanwalker39 profile image
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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from NC

      I am glad that I am not the only one who really enjoys these wonderful films. Thanks a bunch for reading!

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      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      My favorites from your list are The Devil Wears Prada and Anywhere But Here. Very good movies I could watch over and over again.

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      Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

      These are awesome selecti0ns! I have seen three of the five and now plan on taking a gander at the other two. The Holiday is my all time fav too.

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      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      Thanks billy, I am glad I could give ya a good laugh.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hilarious! Okay, it is truth time....I have seen all five of these. My wife and I have a deal; we take turns picking a movie, so over the past four years yes, I have seen all five of these, and I'm damn proud of it!!!!!

      Great hub; you had me laughing out loud!

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      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      Thans guys, and if you haven't seen them they are worth the watch. Deborah and mike you guys need to get on that, you are missing out on some great cinema. you have a great strategy for fight nights rcrumple, I may have to employ that.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Have ignored many of these as my wife watched intently. However, there is nothing like this type of movie to make one's mate forget the problems of the day, by taking on the problems of the roles in the movies. Great for after argument evenings! lol By the way, you missed removing a little make-up right by the right ear. : ) Funny hub!

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Funny hub. I haven't seen any of these except The Devil Wears Prada. I'll have to put them on my to-watch list.

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      Mike Robbers 5 years ago from London

      I have only seen "A View From The Top" from your list which is definitely a Top chick flick.. My favorite chick movies are While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock and Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn..

      Thanks for this really interesting hub, voted up & shared

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I just made a note to find View From the Top on Netflix. Never saw that one, but I enjoyed the rest you mention. Great Hub.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Ok I'm a chick, into chick flicks as a nice giggle and I've only seen number 1 and 5! Now I feel bad. Great list though.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome list! My favorite is #4 Romy and Michelle! That's an excellent movie. Lots of laughs! :)

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      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      Jools, you have to watch View From the Top. It is really great. Although a little older it is funny!! As for Romy & Michele I haven't seen in years, so hopefully it will be good when I see it again.

      Alecia, I completely agree on Anne Hathaway. She can really pull off the classy. Thanks for the great feedback.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      My favorite on your list has to be the Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway seems to have the class and talent of movie stars from the old days and this theme resonates with finding yourself and standing up for what you believe in. Besides, Meryl Streep as an evil boss? I'm in.

      Great list. This was a fun hub!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Jordan, I have not seen the Gwyneth Paltrow one (not sure why, got in under my radar!) but I have seen all of the others - I love The Holiday and The Devil Wears Prada but Romy and Michele High School Reunion is definitely a slow burner - I enjoyed it more the second time I saw it.