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The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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List RulesBest 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, they're also among the most rewatchable movies of all time. While the "chick flick" genre can be hard to define, most good chick flicks 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 funny comedies -- especially classic 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 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!

Many, even most of the best romantic comedies cross over into the land of chick flicks.

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  • 1
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • 5
    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    1,227

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • 6
    The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    1,912

    The Devil Wears Prada

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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  • 7
    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 8
    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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    The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • 10
    Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • 11
    Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner

    Released2000

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • 12
    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • 13
    27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    27 Dresses

    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman

    Released2008

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • 14
    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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  • 15
    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    1,564

    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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  • 16
    50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 17
    Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

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  • 18
    A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • 19
    The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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  • 20
    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • 22
    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 23
    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • 25
    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made
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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

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