What’s your favourite chick flick?

June 7, 2011

As an aspiring women’s popular fiction novelist *ahem*, one of my guiltiest pleasures is watching rom coms. The cheesier, the better. I don’t really mind if it stars Drew Barrymore/Katherine Heigl, whoever, as long as it’s your standard girl meets boy, overcomes love obstacle, girl gets boy plot, I’m happy.
I was having a look at the brilliant blog Movies For Dads, which is obviously about… movies for dads, and while I absolutely love lots of those films, too, it started me thinking about my favourite flicks for chicks.
So here, in no particular order, are five of the ones I can watch over and over again (obviously when there’s no one else in to pour scorn, and preferably with some chocolate close to hand):

*Enchanted. Totally not what I was expecting, and of course it has Patrick Dempsey…

*Serendipity. The perfect Christmas movie, and John Cusack is just delectable in it.

*Ten Things I Hate About You. How sexy was Heath Ledger in this movie?
*27 Dresses. My favourite scene without a doubt is the one where they sing Benny and the Jets. LOVE it.

*The Princess Diaries. The part where she’s transformed with tweezers? Genius.
What’s your favourite chick flick? I’d love to know.

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  • Ivet June 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

    There are so many good title here, I can spend a lifetime watching.
    For me though Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn is all time favorite.

  • Erin Morley-Smith June 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The Family Stone
    The Holiday
    Fifty first date
    How to lose a guy in ten days
    17 Again-I want to dance with Zac Efron and have him pick me up and swing me round!!!
    Knocked up
    My Girl
    Father of the Bride
    I too could go on!
    Oh ooh The Wedding Singer-love love love the song on the plane at the end!

  • Lucy Q June 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Big fav is When Harry Met Sally – the cafe scene, a classic.

    or City of Angels.

    think I am in love with Meg Ryan….

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      lol – she sort of annoys me, but I loved City of Angels too!

  • Carolin June 8, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Dirty Dancing
    Love Actually

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

      I sort of feel I’ve seen Love Actually too many times now (given it seems to be on TV so often); I loved Ghost when I was a teen.

  • LindaHappyCakes June 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    A lesser known one perhaps but a huge favourite of mine – The Holiday

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Oh I love The Holiday – Jude Law is delicious in it.

  • Sarah June 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Hi I love chick flicks too, my top ones would be:

    Love actually
    Bridget Jones
    Pride and Prejudice
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    There’s Something About Mary
    Meet the Parents

    Sorry, I could just go on!!

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Yep love all these – I’m not sure I would have thought of There’s Something About Mary and Meet the Parents as chick flicks though… but I guess they’re romantic!

  • Rachel Till June 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    It has to be a tie between FOOTLOOSE, and REALITY BITES (Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder).


    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Ah Pretty in Pink. James Spader. Hubba hubba *sigh*.

  • Becky June 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    50 first dates, pretty woman, miss congeniality, does murials wedding count? X x

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Muriel’s Wedding DEFINITELY counts. And 50 First Dates, OMG, one of my all time favourite movies – not least because I’ve been to the place where they run over the penguin!

  • Denise June 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    For me its got to be ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ and ‘The Big Chill’. I dream about them alot thats how I know they are my faves!

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

      Oh wow The Big Chill, awesome movie.

  • nichola June 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Mine is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. And 13 going on 30.

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

      13 Going on 30 – brilliant film!

  • Nicki Cawood June 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Green Fried Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
    Pretty Woman

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Fried Green Tomatoes! OMG I love that movie! *sobs*

  • HerMelness Speaks June 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Bridges of Madison County. Client Eastwood, Meryl Streep. I think you need to be older though to appreciate it? That is, past romantic, fairy tale-type love.

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

      No I appreciate it too *cough*.

  • Crystal Jigsaw June 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’m not really sure to be honest, I prefer police and detective dramas than chick flicks. But if I had to say one I’d say Indecent Proposal, if it’s classed as such. I love Demi Moore and adore Robert Redford, which has just made me think of another I love, The Horse Whisperer, Kirsten Scott Thomas starring opposite Redford, fabulous film.

    CJ xx

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

      The Horse Whisperer! OMG such an affecting movie in it, and Redford was gorgeous in it.

  • Miss Behaving June 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    All of them, all of them, I love them all.
    Sleepless in Seattle
    10 Things ( oh Heath we miss you so)
    Green Card
    Love Actually
    Return To Me
    I love it when it’s just me and my daughters home for the day, snacks out, dvds rolling.

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Perfect rainy Saturday afternoon, IMHO.

  • Caroline Job June 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    maybe second time lucky – lost first version
    The Proposal
    Nancy Meyer films – It’s Complicated
    and As good as it gets
    Two Weeks Notice
    The Ugly Truth
    but by far my fave, that I watch over and over again is It’s Complicated.
    Kiddlies love the disney flicks such as Starstruck, Princess diaries, and that’s 2 boys and a girl xxx

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

      LOVE The Proposal!

  • Emma June 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    My favourites are Sweet home Alabama, Dirty Dancing , Fools rush in and of course 10 things I hate about you!

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Yes I love Fools Rush in too, it’s the MM effect!

  • Caroline Job June 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I love all the Nancy Meyer films (It’s Complicated (Meryl Streep), “As good as it gets”…) and love “two weeks notice” with Hugh Grant and “the proposal” with Sandra Bullock – have watched them all over and over and over again. The kids (2 boys and a girl) all love the Princess Diaries, and we’re really into Star Struck and kiddlie Disney movies like that too – anything with feel good factor xxx

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

      I enjoy Nancy Meyer films too- I guess they’re slightly more sophisticated chick flicks.

  • Paula June 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Ah, love these – have seen 3 of the 5. Completely agree about The Notebook, it’s a definite fave of mine too. x

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

      And of course Mr Cusack x

  • claire creaser June 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    romy and michelles high school reunion
    wedding singer

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Yes love Clueless, and Romy and Michelle – genius movie!

  • Erica June 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Is dirty dancing a chick flick? I guess it is..

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Of COURSE it is!

  • Carol Garrington June 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Here’s my favourites –

    Pretty Woman
    Dirty Dancing
    Bridget Jones

    • Liz Jarvis June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

      fab selection Carol!

  • Scribbling Mum June 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Hmm, tricky one.

    The Proposal – naked body scene and LOVE that house.

    Sleepless in Seattle – goosebumps every time.

    Must Love Dogs – John Cusack. Enough said.

    Love Actually – the airport scenes at the end.

    I just know I’m going to think of more….

  • Anna June 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    The Break-up. Or The Last Kiss – Casey Affleck and Zach Braff, can’t be bad.

  • Tracy Swindale June 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Steel Magnolias
    When Harry Met Sally
    Sleepless in Seattle

  • Little Lilypad Co June 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm


    All Time Favourite Film FACT!!

  • Nicola Cooper-Abbs June 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Love love love Dirty Dancing, could watch it again and again (of course I would never confess to singing/dancing along/reciting parts of the film, ahem).

    • Carolin June 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

      Haha, I think I’m not telling you a secret when I let you know that that’s what we all do 😉

  • Amy aka Miss Cherry Red June 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Oooh, good one.

    Here are my top 3:

    Some Kind of Wonderful is my all time fave.

    Sweet Home Alabama comes a close second and How To Lose a Guy in 10 days. OMG Matthew McConaughey. What I wouldn’t do to that man.

  • Mamatiara1 June 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Anything with Colin Firth in it.
    Bridget Jones probably my favourite though

  • Lynn June 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    My all time favourite is Chocolat

  • Kat June 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Sweet Home Alabama
    Love and Other Drugs

  • mum in MeltdowM June 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Definitely The Notebook without a doubt…..just brilliant!!

    • Grace Marshall June 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      The Notebook is definitely one of my favourites too – gosh did that make me cry! I also have a soft spot for Love Actually, Thelma and Louise and Romeo and Juliet.

      • Carolin June 8, 2011 at 12:13 am

        God yes, The Notebook is terribly sad. Message in a Bottle makes me cry the Niagara Falls just as much though – must be because they’re both based on novels by Nicholas Sparks.