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The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books  

Ranker Film
133 votes 15 voters 34 items

List Rules Only movies based on literature focused on women's issues from any time period.

Love is in the air and on the page when great books are adapted into chick flicks. The best movies based on chick books feature feminism, romance, and life lessons all rolled into one fantastic story. Many movies based on chick fiction have spawned several sequels. Some of the best chick flicks based off books have even been nominated for Academy Awards.

What movies adapted from chick books will you find on this list. The Devil Wears Prada has to be at the top. Based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name, the engaging film finds a recent college graduate navigating the competitive world of fashion and writing. Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt are all featured in the all-star cast. Bridget Jones's Diary is another good romantic film based off a book.

Whitney Houston and Angela Basset star in Waiting to Exhale which is adapted from Terry McMillan's novel. Other good chick flicks based on books include The Notebook, Eat Pray Love, and In Her Shoes.

How will we ever determine which chick flick deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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Must Love Dogs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer
Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel. Starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, it is the third film directed and written by Gary David Goldberg ...more
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Emma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette
Emma is a 1996 period film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy ...more
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The Lucky One is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Zac Efron ...more
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The Best of Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato
The Best of Me is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and written by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe, based on Nicholas Sparks' 2011 novel of the same name. The ...more
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After is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Shane Paul McGhie
After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where ...more
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Can You Keep a Secret? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin, Kimiko Glenn
Can You Keep a Secret? is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Elise Duran and based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella. Thinking they're about to crash, Emma ...more
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Something Borrowed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Peyton List
Something Borrowed is a 2011 American romantic comedy film based on Emily Giffin's book of the same name, directed by Luke Greenfield, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, ...more
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The Choice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace
The Choice is a 2016 American romantic drama film directed by Ross Katz and written by Bryan Sipe, based on Nicholas Sparks's 2007 novel of the same name. The film is about two neighbors ...more
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Fever Pitch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chick Flicks Based on Books
Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King
Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the ...more