Ten of the best chick flicks ever

Ten of the best chick flicks ever

We count down ten of the must-see chick flicks so that you have plenty to choose from for your next girly night, whether you’re by yourself or with the ladies.


Who doesn’t enjoy a good chick flick? When it’s been a tough day, when you’re alone at home for the evening, or when you and your friends just need to get together and catch up. Chick flick + wine + snacks = pure bliss. The problem is, there’s soooo many to choose from. We know that not all of them are going to be good, and you can only watch ‘When Harry Met Sally’ so many times.

So, what are some of the best chick flicks of modern times? We count down ten of the must-see’s so that you have plenty to choose from for your next girly night, whether you’re by yourself or with the ladies.

One Day (2011)

This is one of those movies that somehow never made the ‘classics’ list, but 100% deserves to be there. Anne Hathaway stars as Em, and Jim Sturgess as Dexter. After spending a night together after their college graduation, they are inextricably linked. You follow their story and see them on that same date every year. Sometimes they are together, sometimes not. You’ll have to wait for the surprise ending that most chick flicks will never feature.

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

One of the most popular chick flicks featuring multiple interlaced stories. He’s Just Not That Into You is based on the famous self-help book of the same name. Featuring an all-star cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson amongst others, it follows nine people all struggling with their love lives. He’s Just Not That Into You is a movie that hits the spot because not only is it entertaining, it is painfully true and accurate. If you or one of your friends is having a romantic crisis, this one should be top of your list. If you’re not, it should be an option on the list regardless!

The Holiday (2006)

A British and an American woman swap houses for the Christmas holidays after both deciding that they need to get away from their romantic troubles. Of course, each of the women meets a local man and falls for him, with a few twists and turns along the way. Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet star as the men and women who meet each other entirely by chance. This is a great movie for the festive season, and for those who can’t help but dream of a perfect kiss under the mistletoe.

How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days (2003)

Ok, we will be surprised if you haven’t seen this one… but it’s so good that it made the list anyway. Maybe it passed you by or you forgot how much you love it? Matthew McConaughey plays a ladies man who bets that he can make any woman fall in love with him, but he’s found his match in Kate Hudson – a journalist who is given the task of writing ‘How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days’. For light-hearted hilarity and a touch of the ridiculous, this is a good bet.

The Longest Ride (2015)

This movie is the latest film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book – the undisputed king of romantic books-turned-movies. Champion bullrider Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood) and art student Sophia (Britt Robertson) meet by chance when Sophia is dragged to a rodeo. On their first date they save an old man, Ira Levinson, from a car crash, and their lives and relationship become intertwined with memories of his own life and love. Sophia and Luke find comfort in Ira’s story as they battle their own relationship demons. This is a fairly stereotypical Nicholas Sparks storyline, but if you loved the Notebook and want happy endings and a few outstanding quotes that will stay with you forever, it is well worth a watch.

500 Days Of Summer (2009)

A quirky romantic comedy featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom, a hopeless romantic who has been unexpectedly dumped by his girlfriend of 500 days, Summer (Zooey Deschanel). He reflects on their 500 days together, Summer as the girl who doesn’t believe in love, and Tom as the man who falls in love with her with no holds barred. Both deliver great performances in this charming and true-to-life movie. Definitely one to put on the classics list.

Begin Again (2013)

Keira Knightley plays an aspiring singer-songwriter who’s just been dumped in New York by a famous singer (Adam Levine) in this heartwarming movie. A chance encounter with a disgraced and dishevelled music producer and record label executive (Mark Ruffalo) leads to a magical partnership as they record her first album on the streets of Manhattan. This is real feel good material, with excellent music and great acting from both Knightley and Ruffalo. Something a bit different from your typical chick flick, in that ‘boy meets girl’ is not the main premise of the movie.

The Spectacular Now (2013)

We hadn’t heard of this one until we watched it, but boy are we glad we found it! Miles Teller of Whiplash fame and Shailene Woodley (who is presumably now reeling from the stardom that the Divergent series brought to her), play two high schoolers who unexpectedly fall for each other. The good, innocent girl and the carefree charmer end up together, and the story of their lives is surprisingly focused, well-acted and brilliantly told. It pays no attention to typical clichés, overdone storylines and your average high school drama. For a dose of fond nostalgia, this is perfect. The Spectacular Now garnered plenty of praise from critics and movie fans alike and is really not your typical teen movie, so don’t brush it off at first glance.

About Time (2013)

When gangly and awkward Tim (Domnhall Gleeson) turns 21, his Dad (played by the wonderful Bill Nighy) tells him that all of the men in his family can time travel. He is understandably disbelieving. Upon finding out that it’s true but limited to travelling backwards in time and within his own life span, Tim decides to put his new powers to good use… by making sure he finds a girlfriend. Enter Mary (Rachel McAdams), who Tim does eventually manage to win over thanks to his new ability to redo anything that goes wrong… and a lot can go wrong on the first try, as it turns out. Despite this, Tim will learn that even time travel can’t change the sorrows, joys and general nuances of life. About Time is brought to us by Richard Curtis, who was the man behind Love Actually and Notting Hill. If you’re a fan of either of those movies – and you should be – then this won’t disappoint. The premise may sound a bit unlikely, but it is a genuinely moving and enjoyable film that we could watch over and over again.

Catch And Release (2006)

After her fiancé dies, Gray (Jennifer Garner) struggles to come to terms with the things he hid from her as she tries to rebuild her life. During this time, she starts to spend time and bond with her fiancé’s best friends. Timothy Olyphant plays Fritz, the friend that she never approved of and always clashed with. As she starts to adjust to her new life, she finds herself falling for Fritz.

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