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. 79
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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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  2. 13
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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  3. 283
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    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    ranked low on reranks Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edna May Oliver

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  5. 150
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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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  6. 209
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    Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

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    the people's #1 & often listed Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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  8. 198
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    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

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  9. 205
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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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  10. 267
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    Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

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  11. 157
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Mark Roberts

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  12. 163
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    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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  13. 51
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse

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  14. 99
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    Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Miles Malleson

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  15. 286
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    Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, Joseph Calleia

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  16. 168
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    Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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  18. 138
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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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

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  20. 321
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    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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  21. 97
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    Jules Dassin, Melina Mercouri, Dimitris Papamichael

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  22. 254
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    Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorehead

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  23. 10
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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  24. 312
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    Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

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  25. 37
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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

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  27. 98
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    Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie

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  28. 15
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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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  29. 193
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  30. 91
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    Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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  31. 112
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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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  33. 194
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    Michel Piccoli, Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel

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

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  35. 227
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robby Benson, James Best, Glynnis O'Connor

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  36. 176
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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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  37. 4
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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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  38. 192
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    Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt, Colleen Dewhurst

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  39. 90
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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  40. 285
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    Isaac Mizrahi, Richard Belzer, Anne Meara

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  41. 154
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    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

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  42. 158
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    Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, William Daniels

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  43. 221
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    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

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  44. 218
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    Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo, Tim Curry

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  45. 133
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    Richard Gere, David Caruso, Ed Begley, Jr.

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  46. 188
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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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  47. 129
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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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  48. 92
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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Shirley MacLaine

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  49. 238
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    added by AndrewW.Curley Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp

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  50. 311
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    Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark

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