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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 Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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3,892 611
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10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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Miss Congeniality Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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Easy A Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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Notting Hill Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

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P.S. I Love You Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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50 First Dates Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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Pride and Prejudice Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Sullivan

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Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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27 Dresses Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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She's the Man Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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