ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Entertainment and Media»
  • Movies & Movie Reviews

Books About Chick Flicks

Updated on December 14, 2014
Books About Chick Flicks
Books About Chick Flicks | Source

Use The Best Chick Flick Books To Pick Your Next Movie

Whether your interest is in finding a new chick flick to add to your movie list or learning more about the chick flicks that you have already seen, female movie lovers are going to LOVE these movie guides which I have discovered over the course of the last few years as my love of movies and interest in them has grown and blossomed.

The three excellent movie guides for women discussed on this page include The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks, Cinematherapy and Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars. All three are great resource books when you are looking for some direction for choosing women's movies or for more information about the movies themselves.

On this page, you will also find a few other top-rated guides to women's movies, a bit of information about chick flicks although I have certainly NOT attempted to define them, an entertaining video which digs deeply into the reasons why women love this genre of movies (actually, it may make you wonder WHY we bother) and links to more movie reviews of movies that appeal to women.

Click here to view Amazon's complete collection of books about chick flicks.

Girl's Movie Night
Girl's Movie Night | Source

The Recipe For A Chick Flick - In The Words Of The Ultimate Guide To Chick Flicks

  • Create a Sympathetic Heroine
  • Offer up a Love-Worthy Hero
  • Don't Forget the Best Friend
  • Something's Wrong with the Heroine's Life
  • They Meet
  • Toss in Impediments to the Romance
  • They Dance

The Ultimate Guide To Chick Flicks The Romance, The Glamour, The Tears and More! - By Kim Adelman

the-ultimate-guide-to-chick-flicks
the-ultimate-guide-to-chick-flicks

The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks: The Romance, the Glamour, the Tears, and More by Kim Adelman was the first book I accidentally stumbled across in this genre and I keep going back to it. It boasts 230 pages of movie information about movies including a year's worth of movie recommendations, both of well-known and of little-known movies. Chapters include titles like, "Wishful Thinking ~ Why Motion Pictures Are Like Real Life, But Better" and "Hunks Wanted ~ Prince Charming Personified" and "Pass the Kleenex ~ Definitive Tearjerking Portraits of Love and Death." It also includes a great chapter with discussion points and another with a fun chick flick quiz.

"What is not to LOVE about this book? It's fun, totally handy, and it makes the perfect gift! I already bought a copy for my little sister. All of my favorite movies (and tons I never knew about) are listed, deconstructed, and discussed in this super-fun book. The calendar section which lists a chick flick-a-day is my favorite bit!" ~ Carjoy

Cinematherapy The Girl's Guide To Movies For Every Mood - By Nancy Peske and Beverly West

Cinematherapy-The-Girl's-Guide-to-Movies-for-Every-Mood
Cinematherapy-The-Girl's-Guide-to-Movies-for-Every-Mood

Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood by Nancy Peske and Beverly West is one of a series of books about the movies by these authors. This one is set up so that you can pick a movie to match your mood with chapters like "I'm Gonna Eat Some Worms: Martyr Syndrome Movies" and "Nobody Understands Me Like You Do, Girlfirend: Girl's Nights Movies" and "Someday Has Come and Gone and My Prince Still Hasn't Shown UP: Happily Ever After Movies." Whether you use it as intended to match movies to your moods or not, this book still provides a wealth of information about women's movies as well as lots of interesting trivia and quotes.

Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood
Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood

"I absolutely adore this book. I work at Bath and Body Works and we carried this for a few months. Every time I worked, I found myself skimming through it. I finally broke down and bought it. I'm so glad I did! It's absolutely fab. No matter what mood you're in, this book has a chapter devoted to it. I've used it on many a night before going to the video store. I've found some of my favorite movies that way! Every girl should have this swell book ." ~ A Customer

 

Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars - By Nancy Peske and Beverly West

cinematherapy-goes-to-the-oscars
cinematherapy-goes-to-the-oscars

Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars: The Girls Guide to the Best Movie Medicine Ever Made, a second book from the Cinematherapy series by Nancy Peske and Beverly West, is a book which focuses on the oscars and how award-winning movies are a window into "ourselves, our relationships, and our times." This book analyzes movies by the decade with chapters starting with the movies of the 2000s and ending with the movies of the 1930s. (Although this book was published in 2004 so the 2000s are not overly well represented.)

This book is about the movies and about the Oscars as well. The Oscars are an important portion of American history and those Oscar-winning movies are not always just about entertainment. Sometimes they allow us to analyze ourselves and our world including conflict, loss, success and adversity.

Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars also includes fun ideas and information including tips and recipes for hosting an Oscar party, famous and not-so-famous quotes from the Oscars and movies that were rightfully or wrongfully excluded or included.

Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars: The Girls Guide to the Best Movie Medicine Ever Made
Cinematherapy Goes To The Oscars: The Girls Guide to the Best Movie Medicine Ever Made

"Featuring movies that helped us laugh, cry, reflect and carry on with the grand march of history, this book is the ultimate indulgence for every woman ready to curl up and take charge of her own remote control. PLUS: the dish on who wore what on the Red Carpet, who said what in their acceptance speeches, and fabulous cocktail recipes for your next Oscar bash!" ~ From the cover.

 

© 2010 Treasures By Brenda

What's Your Favorite Chick Flick?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • choosehappy profile image

      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      I think my all time favorite is Steel Magnolias...laugh, cry, laugh, cry ;) Every time I watch it!

    • profile image

      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      I love reading a good chick book and then watching the corresponding movie. Did it with several like something borrowed, the shopaholics, eat pray love, etc.

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Once in a while I need a good click flick. I don't understand why my husband refuses to watch these with me! Fun lens!

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      Being the only female in the house means I've watched my share of action, adventure and sci-fi movies. I love a good chick flick now and then and sometimes my husband will even watch it with me! These look like great review books.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I guess "You've Got Mail" qualifies as a chick flick. I had no idea there were so many books dedicated to the chick flick topic. What an enlightening and fun lens!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com 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: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    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 googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    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)
    Marketing
    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.
    Statistics
    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)