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Top 10 Chick Flicks

Updated on September 17, 2010

Want to Sigh, Swoon and Cry? Check out My List of Top 10 Chick Flicks!

Well, these are MY personal Top 10 Chick Flicks. When I want to feel mushy and have a good cry, or just feel the strength of women and the power of love, these movies will do it. They will make you laugh, cry, sigh, feel empowered and believe in the power of love again, which sometimes can feel like a myth.

Now, these are mostly modern chick flicks. I realize there are tons of classic chick flicks that qualify, but that will have to be another list. I could actually make this list about 25 long, but I think that might be too much. Hmmm... I think I will make a Top 25 List.......based on your votes of the top 25... look for it coming soon and vote for your favorites below.

I am open to suggestion for any recommendations for Best Chick Flicks, if only so I can find some new ones for my collection. Who knows, I may even update my list with one of your favorite Chick Flicks! Or add them as one of the Top 25 Chick Flicks..... Vote below and I will start the Top 25 based on your votes.

Check out my Top 10 Christmas Movies list and Top 10 Guy Movies list. I am also working on a Top 10 Epic Movies, Top 10 Kids Movies and Top 10 Scary Movies, so let me know what your favorites are, and maybe they will show up on the lists.

Thanks for checking out my list. I hope you enjoy these movies!

#1 - The Holiday

This is My Current All-Time Favorite

This one is the Best, for me anyway! Now let me say right off I am not a fan of Jack Black, but in this I was able to tolerate him. I probably watch this movie about once every 3-4 months. I love it! What more can I say?

Synopsis of The Holiday

Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home. While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man. Iris makes the acquaintance of an upbeat everyman played by Jack Black, while Amanda spends time with a handsome Brit played by Jude Law. Both women must decide what to do with these new relationships as their pre-arranged house switch is scheduled to last less than two weeks. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

The Holiday Movie Trailer

#2 - Under the Tuscan Sun

This one will make you want to go to Italy!

This movie is one of the reasons I am an absolute Italy fanatic. Great movie, great culture, great story of surviving divorce and an adventure, plus new love. Check out the book too, it is ver different from the movie (I mean really different) but a great read.

Synopsis of Under the Tuscan Sun

A woman starts her life over with a new home in a new land in this romantic comedy drama . Frances (Diane Lane) is a writer in her mid-'30s who feels emotionally derailed after her divorce. Unhappy and unable to write, she isn't sure what to do with her life, and her best friend Patti (Sandra Oh) decides she needs some time away from her problems. With that in mind, Patti gives Frances a ticket for a two-week tour of the Tuscany region of Italy; while there, Frances finds a dilapidated old villa. Charmed by the warmth, beauty, and charm of the small town of Cortona, Frances impulsively decides to buy the villa, thinking she can fix it up herself. The home proves to be more of a handyman's special than she imagined, but as she slowly gets the hang of household maintenance, Italian style, Frances develops a new confidence as she makes friends with her neighbors and finds love with a handsome local named Marcello (Raoul Bova). Under the Tuscan Sun is loosely adapted from the memoir by Frances Mayes, who (unlike the leading character of the film) remained happily married during her sojourn in Tuscany. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Under The Tuscan Sun Movie Trailer

#3 - Bed of Roses

A Long Time Favorite

I have loved this movie for so long I am not sure it can be considered modern. After this one, I am forever a fan of Christian Slater. Can't really put my finger on what it is, I know it was not super popular, but I just love this one.

Synopsis of Bed of Roses

Two lonely people learn to say it with flowers in this romantic drama. Lisa (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a business executive who has gotten used to being alone but doesn't like it very much; she was abandoned by her birth parents, and then spent most of her childhood being raised by Stanley (S.A. Griffin), an abusive foster father, after her adopted mother died. One day, Lisa gets word that Stanley has died; alone in her apartment, she breaks down and cries uncontrollably. Later the same day, Lisa gets an unexpected delivery of flowers from a secret admirer. Puzzled, Lisa presses the delivery man for information on who might have sent her the flowers, and he confesses -- he sent them himself. Lewis (Christian Slater) runs a flower shop and often takes long walks through the neighborhood, trying to lose his memories of his deceased wife and child. He saw Lisa crying in her window and hoped the flowers would cheer her up. Before long, Lisa and Lewis begin dating, but both have some emotional issues to resolve before their story can have a happy ending. This film offers your only opportunity of the moviegoing week to hear someone say, "Oh, there's nothing worse than a finicky agapanthis." ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Bed of Roses Movie Trailer

#4 - Must Love Dogs

Funny and Romantic

Well, of course I am a dog person, but I am also a fan of both Diane Lane and John Cusak. Great supporting actors, fun story line.

Synopsis of Must Love Dogs

A woman finds herself drafted into the battle of finding the perfect man in this romantic comedy. Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is a kindergarten teacher in her mid-thirties who is still dealing with the emotional aftermath of her divorce eight months ago. While her sisters, Christine (Ali Hillis) and Carol (Elizabeth Perkins), both think Sarah needs to start dating again, Sarah herself isn't so sure. Carol decides to force the issue by posting Sarah's photo and profile on an Internet dating site, and soon a number of seemingly eligible bachelors are sending her e-mails in hopes of a date. However, nearly every man she meets turns out to be a loser, with the exception of Jake (John Cusack), who is smart, good looking, and even brings along a dog for their walk in the park (though he doesn't tell her the pooch was borrowed for the occasion). However, Sarah also makes the acquaintance of Bob (Dermot Mulroney), the divorced father of one of her students, and she finds herself having to choose between two potentially worthwhile men. Meanwhile, Sarah's widowed father, Bill (Christopher Plummer), decides to give Internet dating a try, and lands himself a new steady in Dolly (Stockard Channing). Must Love Dogs is based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Claire Cook. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Must Love Dogs Movie Trailer

#5 - Something's Gotta Give

Hysterical Movie - Totally Non-Traditional Love Story

This was so funny in parts I almost wet my pants. When she is crying and writing, hysterical. Great movie, great cast. An absolute must see.

Synopsis of Something's Gotta Give

In keeping with the light and slick tones of her earlier film What Women Want, Nancy Meyers writes and directs the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. Jack Nicholson plays Harry Langer, a swinging sixtysomething entertainment executive surrounded by plenty of young girlfriends. His latest romance is young petite sophisticate Marin (Amanda Peet), who takes him to her mother's beach house in the Hamptons for a weekend fling. However, Marin's successful Broadway playwright mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) is already vacationing at the house with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand). Marin and Harry stay anyway, and Harry ends up having a heart attack. He goes to the hospital and is looked after by thirtysomething doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves). Impressed by her writing, Dr. Mercer finds himself pursuing a romance with Erica. Because of his serious health condition, he orders Harry to stay near the hospital. While Marin returns to Manhattan, Erica agrees to stay on and look after Harry. Of course they are repulsed by each other at first, but they end up falling in love throughout the recovery process. Also starring Jon Favreau as Harry's assistant. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Somethings Gotta Give Movie Trailer

Buy Them on Amazon - My Top 1-5

#6 - Stepmom

This is a Tearjerker for Sure

I stumbled on this one playing on TV one day and whenever I see it playing I am hopelessly unable to change the channel. I am not sure why I love it, but I do. It is great. Not a love story in the traditional sense, but a love of family story. If you have not seen it you must.

Synopsis of Stepmom

Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus continues to explore the family turmoil of divorce in the tearjerker Stepmom, a story that pits the birth mother against the new mother. Jackie (Susan Sarandon), a one-time book editor, is now the consummate soccer mom juggling the schedules of her two kids in her New York ranch outside of Manhattan. Her ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris), who gets weekend custody of the kids, is living in the city with a woman half his age named Isabel (Julia Roberts), a high-fashion photographer with a strong stylistic sense of "what's hot." Since Luke is always away at work, the burden of getting the kids ready for school when they are with their father falls on Isabel, and she just isn't the nurturing type. The story heats up, however, when Jackie learns that she has cancer. Facing the horrors of medical tests and chemotherapy, she realizes that, should something happen to her, her kids will be left with this irresponsible Isabel as their mother, especially after Luke proposes marriage to her. What ensues is part parenting lesson, part competitive parenting, but 100 percent family bonding, as Jackie must learn to allow Isabel to be part of her world and her family. ~ Arthur Borman, All Movie Guide

Stepmom Movie Trailer

#7 - P.S. I Love You

An Unexpected Story

A bitter sweet movie, with an unexpected actress for the lead role. I really liked Hilary as the lead in this, although this has not been her genre before. A painful, but healing movie of suffering the ultimate loss, but finding a way to move forward and live, if only by forces beyond the grave.

Synopsis of P.S. I Love You

A grieving widow finds her husband's warmth radiating from the afterlife when she discovers that he left her a series of tasks to be revealed in ten monthly messages and designed to help her overcome her sorrow while gradually making the transition into a new life. Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is a New York real estate broker whose good-humored husband, Irishman Gerry (Gerard Butler), always stood by her side. Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, Gerry succumbs to a brain tumor and Holly is left to face an uncertain future. No one in the world knows Holly better than Gerry, not even her mother (Kathy Bates) or her best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow). But while Holly remains unsure if she can go on without the love of her life to help guide her, Gerry has planned ahead. On Holly's 30th birthday, she receives a cake and a special tape recording from Gerry that implores her to get out and celebrate instead of staying in and mourning. Later, as the months wear on, a series of additional messages arrive from Gerry -- always delivered in the most remarkable and surprising of ways. With each new message comes a new adventure, and each letter signs off in the same familiar way: "P.S. I love you." Despite the fact that Holly's mother and friends think these humorous, posthumous messages are keeping Holly bound to the past, the truth is that they are lovingly guiding her into the future while proving that sometimes death isn't just the end, but a new beginning as well. Director Richard LaGravenese teams with screenwriter Steve Rogers to adapt author Cecelia Ahern's best-selling novel. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

P.S. I Love You Movie Trailer

#8 - Bridges of Madison County

This Movie Almost Killed Me

Okay, I almost forgot about this one because I cannot watch it very often without having a complete break down. This one is almost too sad to be legal. But a truly beautiful story. If you want to really clear house (emotionally) and have a good cry you must watch this one.

Synopsis of The Bridges of Madison County

The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance based on the best-selling novella by Robert James Waller. The story begins as globetrotting National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid journeys to Madison County in 1965 to film its lovely covered bridges. Upon his arrival, he stops by an old farmhouse to ask directions. There he encounters housewife, Francesca Johnson, whose spouse and two children are out of town. Thus begins their four-day affair, a liaison that fundamentally changes them both. Later Francesca chronicles the affair in a diary which her flabbergasted grown children read; never would they have expected their mother to be capable of the passion she experienced with Kincaid. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Bridges of Madison County Movie Trailer

#9 - City of Angels

This is One That Will Entrance You! You Can Feel The Love!

This movie hurts me to watch. The emotions between Meg and Nicolas are Mesmerizing. I had forgotten about this movie until I saw it on TV the other day. The sounds track is also fabulous! This one will make your heart ache!

Synopsis of City of Angels

An angel must decide if love is more important than eternal peace in this Americanized adaptation of Wim Wenders' modern classic Wings of Desire. Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an angel who hovers over the city of Los Angeles, listening to people's thoughts, observing their lives, and guiding them to the next world when they die. While Seth and his fellow angels try to offer comfort to people as they can, they are discouraged from direct contact with humans and are usually invisible to them. While at a hospital, Seth sees Maggie (Meg Ryan), a dedicated heart surgeon who attempts to save the life of a patient Seth was to call upon. Maggie is distraught after the patient passes, and her agony touches something inside the reserved Seth; he finds himself falling in love with her, and he decides to make himself visible so he can communicate with her. As Maggie gets to know the strange visitor in black who has suddenly appeared in her life, she finds herself torn between her new feelings for Seth and her attachment to her fiancé Jordan (Colm Feore), a fellow doctor. Seth, on the other hand, has a serious choice to make -- between immortality and giving it up in order to know both the pleasures and pains of being a human being. City of Angels also stars Dennis Franz as Messinger, a patient at the hospital who has some important advice for Seth. The film's soundtrack featured two Top Ten hits, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

City of Angels Movie Trailer

#10 - My Best Friends Wedding

Super Funny - Great Cast of Characters

This one is outrageous and funny. Great story line, great characters and supporting cast. this is a favorite fall back movie on a rainy day or when nothing else is on. Julia Roberts and Carmen Diaz totally steel the show.

Synopsis of My Best Friend's Wedding

A woman realizes that friends can be lovers, but now has to convince the friend in question in this romantic comedy. Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) and Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) were romantically involved in college, and after breaking up, they have managed to remain close friends. For years, Julianne and Michael have had a pledge that if both were single when they turned 28, they would get married. Shortly before her 28th birthday, Julianne is lamenting the sad state of her love life when she gets a call from Michael, who announces that he has important news. Julianne is convinced that Michael is going to ask her to marry him, and she is crestfallen when he announces that he's engaged to Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Kimmy seems like the perfect woman for Michael; she's sweet, pretty, bright, and adores Michael, and her wealthy family is just as fond of him as she is. But now that Julianne has realized how much she loves Michael, she's not about to give him up without a fight -- and isn't afraid to fight dirty. Julianne's uneasy ally in the battle for Michael's affections is her friend and editor George Downes (Rupert Everett), a cheerfully out-of-the-closet homosexual who is not prepared when Julianne asks him to pose as her boyfriend. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

My Best Friend's Wedding Movie Trailer

Buy it on Amazon - Top 6-10

Honorable Mention - A Few More I Just Could Not Leave Out

These are tough to leave out, but Top 10 is Top 10, so these will be Honorable Mention!

When Harry Met Sally - Can Men and Women Be Just Friends?

Can Men & Women Really Be Just Friends? - What Do You Think?

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Which is Your Favorite Chick Flick? - Vote for Your favorite! And Get it on the Top 25 List!

Don't see your favorite listed? Post a Guest Book message with your favorites and or feel free to add it yourself to the list. The top 25 picks will be added to my Voters Choice: Top 25 Chick Flicks Lens. We will keep adding new suggestions and deleting ones with little or no votes until we have 25 solid leaders. So check back often and make sure your favorite makes the list.

Now, I know I am missing some classics here, such as Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa, Doctor Zhivago, etc., but I will leave those for my Top 10 and Top 25 Epic Movies lens. Looks for it coming soon.... I will need your input there too.

What do you think? Have a favorite I didn't list? Let me know! - Let me know what your favorite Chick Flick is? Guys, you're welcome to speak up! We all need a

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      4 years ago

      What a pleasure to find someone who idneeifits the issues so clearly

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      6 years ago

      I really love you've got mail.

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      6 years ago

      A Walk To Remember

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      6 years ago

      P.S I Love You film made me cry!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, amazing job!

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      6 years ago

      gone with the wind !!

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      7 years ago

      Message in a Bottle, Beaches

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      Renee Jaco Whitfield 

      7 years ago from Bogalusa, Louisiana , United States of America

      I love the Titanic = ]

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      7 years ago from Indiana

      I know this is lame, but I've always liked You've Got Mail. It is so like today's way of communicating.

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      7 years ago

      What about "Cassablanca"?

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      7 years ago

      The Wedding Date & For Love of the Game

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      Debbie Hawkins 

      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love Ever After!!

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      8 years ago

      Very nice list. This is an interesting category because so many different people have different ideas of what qualifies. Check the wide disparity in these ranked lists of Great Chick Flicks from members at Rankography

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      8 years ago

      I loved Nights in Rodanthe. Wasn't expecting it to end as it did. Also one of my all time favorites is Fried Green Tomatoes. A fairly new release I enjoyed was Dear John.

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      8 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Ooooh, Good One. I had forgotten about that movie. I will add to the Vote List. And I am going to rent that one and re-watch. I remember it was goooood!! Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      Great choices. I also nominate "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.

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      davenjilli lm 

      9 years ago

      Raising Helen... love that movie, and of course Fiddler on the Roof

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      9 years ago

      No you had it alright. The Notebook! Ah I LOVE it but absolutely cannot watch it without an entire box of kleenex!


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