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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 favorite girls night movies, and vote down any movies that you don't think qualify as a "chick flick."

Any list of the best chick flick movies 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Comedy
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 ...more
2
4,767 2,460
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Music, Drama
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 ...more
3
8,338 2,091
Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Teen film, Comedy
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, ...more
4
4,726 1,942
Grease is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Teen film, Musical
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 ...more
5
5,028 1,940
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Historical drama, Drama
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more
6
5,672 2,002
The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Workplace Comedy, Drama
The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who ...more
7
5,752 1,294
Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Comedy
Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde ...more
8
6,070 1,049
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Teen film, Drama
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more
9
5,242 1,140
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Romance Film, Family, Comedy
The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more
10
5,602 1,205
Clueless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Teen film, Coming-of-age story
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more
11
5,395 1,443
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Drama
The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more
12
3,921 961
Ranker Video
Crime Fiction, Action Film, Comedy
Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice
13
2,458 1,209
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Fantasy, Romance Film, Parody
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
14
2,767 1,571
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Musical, Comedy
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more
15
3,546 1,213
Ranker Video
Fantasy, Romance Film, Coming of age
13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more
16
4,343 1,365
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Romance Film, Music, Comedy
Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more
17
2,230 1,209
Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Comedy of manners, Drama
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more
18
2,740 922
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Drama, Comedy
Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more
19
3,817 835
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Drama, Comedy
The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more
20
1,592 1,166
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Historical fiction, War film
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more
21
3,584 1,146
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Romance Film, Teen film, Comedy
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more
22
2,674 1,291
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Drama, Comedy
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more
23
1,707 1,011
When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Drama, Comedy
When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more
24
3,532 1,177
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
Romance Film, Coming of age, Drama
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more
25
3,060 1,031
Ranker Video
Romance Film, Teen film, Family
A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more