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 top 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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    Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Rebecca De Mornay

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  2. 197
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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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    Isaac Mizrahi, Richard Belzer, Anne Meara

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    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen

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

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    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel

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    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Diana Bracho

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    Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy

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    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law

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    Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

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    ranked low on reranks Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    Kristen Bell, Shaquille O'Neal, Lawrence Taylor

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    Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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    Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse

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    Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Hudson

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    ranked low on reranks Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

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    Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Max von Sydow

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo

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    added by Mbbk6214 Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    added by sally Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto

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    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman

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    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook

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    Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy

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    ranked low on reranks Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton

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    ranked low on reranks Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening

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    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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