Top 10 chick flicks – volume 2
Feel-good movies for the perfect girls’ night in
If you’re planning a girl’s night in, some feel-good girly movies are essential. For the best female-friendly films to help you laugh, cry and bond with your girls, check out these good chicks flicks chosen for your viewing pleasure.
Possibly the girliest of all girly movies, Legally Blonde centres around the outwardly vacuous yet surprisingly savvy Elle Woods (Reece Witherspoon); a beautiful and fashion-conscious sorority girl who decides to sign up for law school in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. Featuring romance, friendship and an utterly charming lead character, this is the perfect feel-good movie for any girls’ night in.
50 First Dates
Imagine having to get the person of your dreams to fall in love with you over and over again every day for the rest of your life. That’s the situation facing Henry (Adam Sandler) in this romantic comedy about a guy who falls in love with a girl (Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore) only to discover she is suffering from a rare form of amnesia in which the day’s events are lost from her memory each night. Unwilling to give up on the girl of his dreams, Henry creates increasingly bizarre and humorous ways to meet Lucy and win her heart again each new day.
The Devil Wears Prada
A modern, fashion-conscious twist on The Ugly Ducking fairytale, this fun movie offers an insight into the fashion world as aspiring journalist Andy (Anne Hathaway) bags a job as an assistant on a high-profile fashion magazine. Although harbouring aspirations of making it as a “serious” reporter elsewhere, Andy soon finds herself sucked into a world of catty colleagues, demanding bosses and fashion, where little else matters above the number on your Prada label.
Before Mean Girls’ (admittedly impressive) attempt to steal its crown, Clueless was the ultimate high school chick flick, loved by teen girls and grown women everywhere. With its tongue-in-cheek look at high school life, this hilarious and iconic 90s movie, which is based on Jane Austen’s Emma, centres around thepopular, beautiful and ditzy protagonist Cher as she attempts to makeover and matchmake her friends, all the while failing to see what is going on right under her nose. Brighten up any girly night and relive those precious teen years with this fun and entertaining movie.
He’s Just Not That Into You
Based on the best-selling dating self-help book, He’s Just Not That Into You centres around several separate yet interconnected stories (in the style of Love Actually)as several female characters – including the unlucky-in-love Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) – attempt to figure out the men in their life. Despite the movies’ central message (if you can’t figure him out, maybe he’s just not that into you), the movie still manages to be heart-warming and humorous as well as enlightening.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Kate Hudson stars in this romantic comedy as Andie, a writer for a magazine, who is given an assignment to write an article called ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, for which she will actually start dating a guy only to drive him away using classic mistakes women make. Unfortunately for her, the guy that she picks (Benjamin, played by Matthew McConaughey), has just made a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in just 10 days (what are the odds?). As their contrasting agendas collide, chaos and hilarity ensue...
Never Been Kissed
Another classic chick flick from rom-com veteran Drew Barrymore, this movie sees the actress take on the role of Josie Geller, a journalist in her twenties who is forced to enrol back in high school to research a story. If you can suspend your disbelief over Josie and her brother Rob (David Arquette) being mistaken for high school students, this is a heart-warming movie well worth a watch as quirky social misfit Josie attempts to win over her classmates and survive high school all over again.
13 Going on 30
Described by many as a female Big, this feel-good chick flick (starring Jennifer Garner) sees 13 year old Jenna wake up to find herself having aged 17 years overnight after making a wish to be 30 years old. Waking up in her unfamiliar life as a writer for a high profile magazine and best friend of the former coolest girl in school, Jenna realises that she has everything she ever wanted... except her best friend, Matt (Mark Ruffalo). Yet, as her life begins to unravel around her, Jenna realises that things are not quite what they seem and that the things that she thought that she desired may not be what she wants after all.
In this romantic comedy drama, aspiring singer and songwriter Violet moves to New York City to try to land her big break, but, to make ends meet, ends up working in a rowdy bar run by women where the staff dance on the bar and flirt with male customers. As Violet attempts to overcome her shyness, hide the nature of her new job from her straight-laced father and make a name for herself as a songwriter, she also soon finds herself falling in love with Kevin (Adam Garcia); an attractive customer with secrets of his own.
She’s All That
A classic high school chick flick, this romantic comedy stars Rachel Leigh Cook (Laney) as the geeky art student who Zack (Freddie Prinze Junior) attempts to turn into the school’s prom queen in order to win a bet. However, as Laney undergoes her transformation, Zack, in true chick flick form, finds himself falling for her. One of the most popular teen movies of the 90s for a reason, this a great feel-good movie which will have you laughing out loud as well as rooting for the mismatched couple.