"Twilight: Breaking Dawn" is poised for a big opening weekend, but this is the newest chick flick that I will not be attending with the Mrs.
I’m actually forbidden to attend any of the "Twilight" pilgrimages because I would inevitably grunt, hiss and guffaw my way through the excruciating drama that unfolds from Forks. And if I'm being honest, that sums up my reaction to many of the movies that fall into the so-called "chick flick" category.
But the best ones in this group are heart-warming, romantic, and may make you cry. Here's my take on the top five chick flicks - let me know your list in the comments:
1. "The Notebook" (2004): “Behind every great love is a great story.”
2. "Little Women" (1994): “Save a place in your heart for the unforgettable story of these... LITTLE WOMEN”
3. "Pride and Prejudice" (2005): “Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can't be without.” (I'm hoping the "Zombie" version will also be worth watching.)
4. "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991): “The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.”
5. "Twilight" (2008): “When you can live forever, what do you live for?"
"He’s Just Not That Into You" (2009): “Are you the exception...or the rule?”
"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002): “The Secret Is Out”
Being that the Notebook in on the list, here are my favorites:
1. Pretty Woman
2. Sleepless in Seattle
3. When Harry met Sally
4. P.S. I love you
5. Message in the Bottle
The English Patient
I have to say as a women, I feel rather insulted by this list. Twilight? Really. And the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice, no thank you. As a previous poster said, the A&E version is much better. So many great movies are missing, Sense and Sensibility, Sleepless in Seattle, You've got Mail, His Girl Friday, Philadelphia Story, Roman Holiday.
I am stunned that you put Little Woman up and did not add Steel Magnolias, the ultimate chick flick movie!
What about Sense and Sensibility? This list missed the mark big time. What was so romantic about Fried Green Tomatoes?
1-My best Friend's Wedding
3-Sleepless in Seattle
My second favorite ("An Unfinished Life") didn't make your list. My favorite is "The Notebook".
I agree with "Not Amused"—the best Pride & Prejudice is the A& E version with that hottie, Colin Firth.
A couple of chick flicks that I love to rewatch are the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan hook-ups in You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle.
As I read the comments I wonder–who would women vote for as the best looking actress ever, –and for whom would men vote?
How the hell did Twilight make it on this list??
How can Beaches not be on the list?!
That is NOT Pride and Prejudice. The whole story can't be told in 2 hours. Try A&E for the real version.
And WHERE is Atonement on here? It's much less sappy than the Notebook, which I've actually never really enjoyed, and a hundred times better-acted and filmed than Twilight.
I have to see that Yaya Sisterhood!
You've listed some good ones (and so have the replies). Here are a few others:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Sense and Sensibility
His Girl Friday
Oh I love "Ladyhawke" and also "Ghost" and "Pretty Woman" – some of the few movies I could watch over and over!
Dangerous Liasons is a great movie, and you can't call Michelle Pheiffer ugly. Plus an oldie but goodie with Pheiffer is Ladyhawke.
Premonition. All the cheating men out there should watch this one.
Girls love the twilight movies because the leading girl kristen stewart is so plain and ugly. She doesnt threaten their selfesteem. It makes them think even uggos can get a boyfriend.
Chicks think she is ugly, men think she is hot.
1 that Justin Bieber movie
2 that Hannah Montana one
3 any movie about pets
5 movies where the leading actress is plain or real ugly
What are you, 10 years old?
I thought a chick flick was one of those all-girl p0rnos. Sign me up.
I was forbidden after the scene I made during while watching a couple minutes of the first film
just out of curiosity (to the writer of this article), if you're forbidden to see any of the "twilight" movies, how did the first movie make your list?
When Harry Met Sally was definitely a good one. Surprised your list wasn't there... I agree.
Fried Green Tomatoes is my favorite.
Then there are all those Sandra Bullock movies.
You're right, Sandra Bullock could have had her own list.
Oh, jeez, you forgot lots of my favorites. When Harry Met Sally, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Thelma and Louise, Steel Magnolias.
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