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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  1. 133
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    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

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  2. 262
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    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton

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  3. 119
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    Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany

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  4. 243
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    Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner

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  5. 279
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    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

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  6. 299
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    Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

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  7. 292
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    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

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  8. 285
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    Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, Joseph Calleia

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  9. 308
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    added by sally Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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  10. 259
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    added by sally Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

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  11. 106
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    Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo

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  12. 61
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    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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  13. 330
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    Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri

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  14. 78
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    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  15. 222
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    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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  16. 326
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    Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton

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

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  18. 195
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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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  19. 144
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    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

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  20. 303
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    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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  21. 186
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    Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel

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

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  23. 340
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    Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson

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

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  25. 255
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    Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy

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  26. 260
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    added by sally Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie

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  27. 86
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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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  28. 177
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    Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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  32. 231
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    Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorehead

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

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  34. 332
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    Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch

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  35. 197
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    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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

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  37. 271
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    Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito

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  38. 327
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    Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Gordon Jackson

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    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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

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  43. 170
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    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

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  44. 31
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  45. 298
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    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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  46. 331
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    Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, RuPaul

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  47. 129
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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Penny Marshall

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

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