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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gurinder Chadha, Kimberley Nixon

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  2. 318
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    Adam Sandler, Sarah Hyland, Téa Leoni

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey

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    Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

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    ranked low on reranks Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins

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    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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    Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael García Bernal

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    Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson

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    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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    added by sally Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto

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

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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    ranked low on reranks Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaimie Alexander

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    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen

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

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    Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, Jay Leno

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    Ashley Tisdale, Dwayne Johnson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    added by TanyaLee Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane

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    Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter

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    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

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

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    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo, Tim Curry

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera

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

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    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

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

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    Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, William Daniels

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    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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