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
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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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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams

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    often listed Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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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 Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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

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

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

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    Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edna May Oliver

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    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant

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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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    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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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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

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

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

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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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

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

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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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

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

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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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

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

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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

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    ranked low on reranks Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

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