The Greatest Chick Flicks Films
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The Greatest Chick Flicks

List Criteria: Best movies about - and enjoyed by - girls and women

List of the greatest chick flicks ever, ranked by fans and casual critics like you. The best girl movies are those which we've all seen 100 times and can recite line by line, and they're among the most rewatchable movies of all time. While the "chick flick" genre can be hard to define, most films with this moniker share at least a few common characteristics. First and foremost, they appeal to women – especially younger women or teens, which means they feature strong female characters in familial or romantic relationships. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and vote down any movies that you don't think qualify as a "chick flick."

Any list of the best chick flicks would have to include one of the most romantic films of all time, Titanic. The tragic love story of Jack and Rose is timeless. Other chick flick dramas that deserve spots on this list include Steel Magnolias, Beaches, and yes, Thelma & Louise. And of course, The Notebook deserves a spot (or two, or five). One thing all of these chick flick dramas have in common: They are all serious tear jerkers. Can anyone get through The Notebook's final scene without crumpling into the fetal position in tears?

Not all of the greatest chick flicks are dramas, however. No, many of the best movies aimed at women are actually comedies -- especially romantic comedies, or "rom coms." When Harry Met Sally... is a great example (and really, almost any and all other movies starring Meg Ryan qualify), and so is Clueless. And one of the best chick flick comedy movies ever, Bridesmaids, was released in recent years. It proved, without question, that a movie about women could be rude, crude and socially unacceptable – but still hilarious and extremely popular among movie goers.

Again, be sure to vote for the chick flicks you think are the best ever, and add any that might be missing!

Many, even most of the best romantic comedies cross over into the land of chick flicks, though many aren't quite (see: The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Wedding Crashers, and Jerry Maguire).
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    most listed Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Jason Alexander

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    often listed Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    ranked low on reranks Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    ranked low on reranks Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, January Jones

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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    ranked low on reranks Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    ranked low on reranks Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Åkerman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

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    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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    ranked low on reranks Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edna May Oliver

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    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant

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    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    ranked low on reranks Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, William Shatner

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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    the people's #1 & often listed Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    added by wiabux Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    ranked low on reranks John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Tommy Nolan

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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    Joey Fatone, Andrea Martin, John Corbett

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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