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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  1. 250
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    Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher

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  2. 5
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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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  3. 227
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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Judy Greer

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  5. 130
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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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  6. 265
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    Nathan Fillion, Keri Russell, Andy Griffith

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  7. 190
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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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  8. 284
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    Isaac Mizrahi, Richard Belzer, Anne Meara

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  9. 157
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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer

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  10. 116
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Goya Toledo

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  11. 256
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    often listed & added by Dark Orion Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Bobcat Goldthwait

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  12. 214
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Diana Bracho

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  13. 149
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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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  14. 205
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    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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  15. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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  16. 247
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    Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson

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  17. 303
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    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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  18. 231
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    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

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  19. 295
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    added by shjaalsz Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

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  20. 87
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    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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  21. 318
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    Ashley Tisdale, Dwayne Johnson, Roselyn Sánchez

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  22. 52
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    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Jeanne Moreau

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  23. 248
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    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Chris Bauer

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  24. 251
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    Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

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

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  26. 25
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    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant

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  27. 72
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    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Miles Malleson

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    Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

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    Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Chris O'Donnell

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

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  34. 236
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    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

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    added by Mbbk6214 Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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  36. 148
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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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  37. 84
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    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

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  38. 304
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    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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  39. 201
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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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  40. 8
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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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  41. 167
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    Carmen Electra, Heather Locklear, Dakota Fanning

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  42. 257
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    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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  43. 225
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    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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  44. 125
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    Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany

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  45. 317
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    Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Blythe Danner

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  46. 105
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    Michelle Trachtenberg, Zac Efron, Matthew Perry

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin

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  49. 142
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    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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  50. 273
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Eddie Vedder, Paul Giamatti, Matt Dillon

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