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

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    ranked low on reranks Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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

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    ranked low on reranks Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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

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    ranked low on reranks Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Jeanne Moreau

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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    ranked low on reranks Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anna Paquin, Elle Macpherson, William Hurt

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    Joey Fatone, Andrea Martin, John Corbett

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