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List Rules Best movies about - and enjoyed by - girls and women

Here's a 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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Pretty Woman


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Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector Elizondo, Ralph Bellamy, Laura San Giacomo and Jason Alexander in supporting roles. Its story centers on the ...more

Genres (Film): Romance Film, Comedy

Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria, Jason Alexander, Amy Yasbeck, + more

Initial Release: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Dirty Dancing


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Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. The story is a coming-of-age drama that documents a teenage girl's ...more

Genres (Film): Romance Film, Music, Drama

Actors: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Wayne Knight, Kelly Bishop, + more

Initial Release: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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Mean Girls


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Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. Lindsay ...more

Genres (Film): Teen film, Comedy

Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, + more

Initial Release: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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Grease


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Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard ...more

Genres (Film): Romance Film, Teen film, Musical, Comedy, Comedy music, + more

Actors: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Sid Caesar, Joan Blondell, + more

Initial Release: 1978

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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