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. 214
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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  2. 20
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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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  3. 58
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    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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  4. 105
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    ranked low on reranks Michelle Trachtenberg, Zac Efron, Matthew Perry

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  5. 59
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    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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  6. 94
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    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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  7. 154
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    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

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  8. 224
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    Michael Douglas, Khandi Alexander, Audrey Landers

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    ranked low on reranks Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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  10. 122
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    Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany

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  11. 95
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    ranked low on reranks Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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  12. 298
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    Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter

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  13. 228
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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau

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  14. 172
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    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

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  15. 73
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench

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  16. 163
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    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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  17. 6
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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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  18. 264
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    added by sally Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie

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  19. 287
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    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

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  20. 311
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    Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark

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  21. 167
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    Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller

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  22. 280
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    added by sally Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Crystal

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  23. 213
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    Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening

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  24. 116
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Goya Toledo

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  25. 166
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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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  26. 40
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Tommy Nolan

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  27. 135
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    Richard Gere, David Caruso, Ed Begley, Jr.

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  28. 239
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    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gurinder Chadha, Kimberley Nixon

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  29. 216
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    Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo, Tim Curry

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  30. 177
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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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  31. 251
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    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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  32. 322
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    Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri

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  33. 266
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    Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

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  34. 198
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    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

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  35. 124
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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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  36. 169
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    Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel

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  37. 75
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    ranked low on reranks Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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  38. 195
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    Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

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  39. 118
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    Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons

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  40. 231
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    Mandy Moore, Willam Belli, Diane Keaton

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  41. 300
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    Josh Brolin, Christian Slater, Gina Torres

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  42. 307
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    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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  43. 183
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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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  44. 102
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    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

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  45. 200
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    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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  46. 291
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    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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  47. 301
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    Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg

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

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    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen

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    ranked low on reranks Jon Hamm, Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig

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