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
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  1. 115
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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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  2. 203
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    Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen

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  3. 145
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    added by wiabux Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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  4. 47
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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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  5. 193
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    added by emlyt Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore

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  6. 250
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    Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher

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  7. 240
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    Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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  8. 141
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    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Camilla Belle

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  9. 208
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    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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  10. 265
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    Nathan Fillion, Keri Russell, Andy Griffith

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  11. 200
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    Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening

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  12. 190
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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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  13. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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  14. 320
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  15. 24
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    Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edna May Oliver

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  16. 215
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    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Diana Bracho

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  17. 71
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    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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  19. 322
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    Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri

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  20. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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  21. 138
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    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Vincent D'Onofrio

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  22. 303
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    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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  23. 234
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    added by AndrewW.Curley Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp

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  24. 52
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    ranked low on reranks Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Jeanne Moreau

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  25. 301
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    James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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  26. 66
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ralph Fiennes, Sinéad O'Connor, Juliette Binoche

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  27. 206
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    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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    Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Miles Malleson

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    Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

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  30. 218
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    Michael Douglas, Khandi Alexander, Audrey Landers

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    Uma Thurman, Jamie Foxx, Janeane Garofalo

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  32. 133
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    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

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    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

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  34. 188
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    added by Mbbk6214 Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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  35. 281
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    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    ranked low on reranks Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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  37. 51
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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse

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  38. 304
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    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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  39. 62
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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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  40. 202
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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  42. 102
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    ranked low on reranks Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper

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  43. 271
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    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton

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  44. 125
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    Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany

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  45. 3
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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  47. 38
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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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  48. 226
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    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Stephen Tobolowsky

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    ranked low on reranks Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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  50. 152
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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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