The Greatest Chick Flicks Films
Ultimate List
342  items 39,377 votes 2,028 voters 381,404 views more info

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).
  • 25 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 133
    Up 52
    Down 46

    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

    open
  2. 264
    Up 19
    Down 16

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton

    open
  3. 120
    Up 47
    Down 21

    Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany

    open
  4. 243
    Up 31
    Down 21

    Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner

    open
  5. 282
    Up 2
    Down 2

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

    open
  6. 299
    Up 16
    Down 17

    Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

    open
  7. 293
    Up 18
    Down 19

    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

    open
  8. 286
    Up 16
    Down 16

    Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, Joseph Calleia

    open
  9. 308
    Up 1
    Down 3

    added by sally Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

    open
  10. 256
    Up 8
    Down 3

    added by sally Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

    open
  11. 103
    Up 80
    Down 48

    Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo

    open
  12. 60
    Up 136
    Down 64

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    open
  13. 330
    Up 11
    Down 17

    Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri

    open
  14. 78
    Up 42
    Down 34

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

    open
  15. 222
    Up 37
    Down 21

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

    open
  16. 327
    Up 1
    Down 4

    Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton

    open
  17. 58
    Up 116
    Down 20

    Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, William Shatner

    open
  18. 195
    Up 15
    Down 20

    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

    open
  19. 145
    Up 46
    Down 22

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

    open
  20. 303
    Up 16
    Down 22

    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

    open
  21. 186
    Up 20
    Down 11

    Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel

    open
  22. 201
    Up 41
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

    open
  23. 339
    Up 12
    Down 20

    Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson

    open
  24. 72
    Up 123
    Down 35

    Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates, Chris O'Donnell

    open
  25. 255
    Up 22
    Down 18

    Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy

    open
  26. 263
    Up 6
    Down 2

    added by sally Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie

    open
  27. 86
    Up 50
    Down 27

    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

    open
  28. 178
    Up 37
    Down 25

    Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

    open
  29. 97
    Up 91
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

    open
  30. 122
    Up 12
    Down 38

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

    open
  31. 7
    Up 268
    Down 141

    often listed Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

    open
  32. 234
    Up 28
    Down 14

    Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorehead

    open
  33. 90
    Up 36
    Down 32

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

    open
  34. 333
    Up 13
    Down 21

    Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch

    open
  35. 200
    Up 29
    Down 30

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

    open
  36. 20
    Up 197
    Down 109

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

    open
  37. 267
    Up 4
    Down 1

    Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito

    open
  38. 326
    Up 10
    Down 15

    Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Gordon Jackson

    open
  39. 183
    Up 11
    Down 12

    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

    open
  40. 306
    Up 1
    Down 3

    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

    open
  41. 148
    Up 48
    Down 35

    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

    open
  42. 59
    Up 52
    Down 50

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

    open
  43. 171
    Up 30
    Down 13

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

    open
  44. 31
    Up 132
    Down 74

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

    open
  45. 292
    Up 9
    Down 11

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

    open
  46. 331
    Up 12
    Down 19

    Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, RuPaul

    open
  47. 129
    Up 36
    Down 15

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

    open
  48. 170
    Up 41
    Down 40

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

    open
  49. 127
    Up 57
    Down 16

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Penny Marshall

    open
  50. 52
    Up 47
    Down 39

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt

    open
343 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists