A chick flick is a movie that appeals mainly to women. It is a slang term for the film genre dealing mainly with love and romance, which is targeted to a female audience. In general, a chick flick is a film made up to have an innate appeal to women, typically young women but varying demographically. Okay, let's play a game. We like the one, where you rapidly shoot off questions and answer them unhesitatingly! Okay name some good chick flicks (that GUYS would like too) — GO! Scent Of A Woman, Wonder Woman, The Best Man, Along Came Polly, uh, "⏰ "! Alright, your turn — GO!
Ha ha, what'd you come up with? We wonder, if any of the chick flicks you spurted out are on this here list. Perhaps, however it's quite challenging when it comes to women-influenced movies to find ones that appeal to the male demographic as well. It's similar to finding drapes for the living room that excite him...drapes that make him want to call his boy and say, "Yo bro! You gotta get these drapes we just got, I'm telling you." We've yet to discover any male drape enthusiasts, however, on our voyage we did uncover 15 Chick Flicks That Will Make Him Laugh, Cry Or Both!
Dating coach Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) mentors a blundering client, Albert (Kevin James), who hopes to win the heart of the infamous Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). While Albert makes progress, Hitchens faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitchens' connection to Albert -- now Allegra's significant other -- it threatens to destroy both relationships.
Hitch is a safe haven as far as movies for a play date. Eva Mendes is thick as a plum...backside and hair just'a swaying all over the place. Will Smith plays an awesome dating coach; his dating strategies and tips are so good in the movie, that they're actually applicable in real life. Also, Kevin James is hysterical—playing a mirthful hopeless romantic with the right intentions, just no g-a-m-e. Most men would decidedly enjoy this flick.
14 Legally Blonde
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all...just about. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis). Elle is taken to an expensive restaurant by her boyfriend, the governor's son, Warner Huntington III. She expects Warner to propose, but he breaks up with her instead, reasoning that she is not "serious" enough for his political aspirations; in layman's terms, the one thing stopping Warner from proposing to Elle: she is TOO blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.
Legally Blonde is certified to throw on when chill time arrives for you and your male bumpkin. The film's the epitome of a wonderful chick flick. From Elle Woods' sorority house scene to the video that got her into Harvard, Legally Blonde definitely deserves a fat shout out when it comes to chick flicks he can view too.
13 The Wedding Singer
Set in the mid 1980's, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy (Robbie Hart) with a shattered heart who's stuck in one of the most romantic jobs on the planet, a wedding singer. Hart loses all hope after he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.
Come on, any man would love the fairy-tale driven story which surrounds The Wedding Singer. Robbie and Julia start off, strictly, just as friends...spend more time together as he helps Julia plan her wedding...down the line, eventually realizes it is him that Julia should be marrying...he hops a plane and (on that same plane) proposes to Julia in front of her fiancé. She says yes btw. This movie exhibits perhaps the best example of the chemistry of love.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a hot mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend forever, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no option but to serve as the maid of honor. Though bereft and about penniless, Annie, nonetheless, winds her way through the peculiar and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Competition between Annie and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to topple the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. Determined to make things perfect, Annie gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.
In reference to the movie, a gentleman commented the following on IMDB: refocusedlarry: "This movie is hilarious fun. My wife drags me to one chick flick a year in the theater, and I'm glad it's this one. Considering the talent involved, I expected something more than meets the eye after seeing the trailer. However, I was not expecting such a hysterical experience. This is a chick flick for dudes... the anti-chick flick "chick flick" if you will."
11 Mean Girls
Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady gets to finally experience public school and gets a quick undercoat on the cruel, implicit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She inadvertently finds herself in the graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.
In a wasteland of chick flicks about nothing, Mean Girls is a smart and funny one. Of course, the key group being the titular Mean Girls themselves - Regina (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen (Lacey Chabert) and Karen (Amanda Seyfried). Rachel McAdams creates a memorable high school tyrant, malevolent, power mad and cruel. Neurotic, shallow, desperate, beautiful, loyal and rather uncertain—Gretchen is perhaps the saddest and most sympathetic of the Plastics. Karen, has an admirable certainty of herself and her abilities...although, she is the biggest airhead. Great picture for date night.
10 Brown Sugar
Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to one single childhood instant—witnessing the birth of hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled, Artists and repertoire music executive. Both come to realize that their true life passions will only be fulfilled by remembering what they learned that day on the corner...stay true to where the heart is.
This chick flick has everything a man could want — Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker super luscious self, Queen Latifah tig o's and the film's theme revolves around hip hop. Throughout the whole movie, all that kept getting referred to was hip hop; the rap music, the magnetic culture, etc. Brown Sugar is like Love & Hip Hop, only it's a film and has a way better story and plot.
9 Dirty Dancing
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one lethargic summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while he has it, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns for the better, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), recruits Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's set on helping him perform the last big dance of the summer.
Now just by the title alone, you can imagine why this picture would get a thumbs up on movie night by the fellow. Dirty Dancing it is...for they do a lot of dancing that is dirty in it. Matter fact after watching the film, you might have to take a cold shower! Yes, Baby and Johnny get real steamy in this chick flick; enough for both viewing parties to easily enjoy.
Shallow, wealthy and socially flourishing Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's food chain. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first finagles two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her matchmaking success, she decides to give hopelessly ditzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right all along about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.
When it comes to chick flicks, Clueless is a solid pick when attempting to please the female and male involved. Between the witty humor and sex appeal of the cast (Stacey Dash, Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy), this film is a can't-lose in the mens department.
7 Love & Basketball
Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a born leader and a natural talent. Monica is fiercely competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court and loses composure. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball fame and stardom threaten to pull them apart forever.
This movie is a mix of sports and love — how could any male not like this! Throughout the entire film is people playing basketball, sports politics and making out scenes. As an added bonus, Sanaa Lathan displays a succulent six pack and glistens from sweat during the basketball playing scenes. Yes, throw this on anytime when with your guy.
6 The Notebook
In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are hopelessly in love...but, her parents don't approve of the item. When Noah leaves off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town some years later, on the cusp of Allie's marriage, it soon becomes crystal clear that their romance is anything but over.
Yes, this film has the perfect combination of elements — rich girl, World War II fighter planes, tanks and stuff, war hero comes home to claim the thrown, his girl is married to some clown, war hero eventually takes his girl back from clown. It's the ultimate manly man love story.
5 Pretty Woman
In this modernized update on Cinderella, a working girl and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in Los Angeles, Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living procuring and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), needing an escort for some social events. After Edward pays Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to learn there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.
Pretty Woman is pop culture at its finest. The film suggests Vivian becomes a better person when she lands a rich guy and learns to cry at the opera. It's great though, Edward pays her $3,000 and they fall in love -- ain't Hollywood grand? Aside that, Gere and Roberts make for one of the more attractive pairs the cinema has ever seen. A vivid 1980s style and a smashing soundtrack, you can't lose by throwing this on.
4 10 Things I Hate About You
Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is gorgeous, bright and a bit abrasive to most of her fellow teens—meaning that she doesn't bring many boys her way. Unluckily for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can not date until Kat has a boyfriend...so strings are pulled to set Kat up for a romance. Soon, Kat crosses paths with handsome new boy in town Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). The question remains: will Kat drop her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?
This film depicts two love stories at the same time...which is totally awesome! You saw Heath as The Joker, so you know he was the ultimate bad boy (with a tender heart) in this flick! Patrick worked down the anti-social Kat, whilst her sister Bianca's being courted by two dudes (Andrew Keegan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) at the same time. 'Netflix and chill' all day with this one.
3 Miss Congeniality
When a terrorist threatens to blow up the Miss United States pageant, the FBI scrambles to find a female agent to go undercover as a contestant. Regrettably Gracie (Sandra Bullock) is the only female FBI agent who can "look the part" despite her complete lack of femininity and refinement. Gracie prides herself in being "just one of the guys" and is horrified at the idea of becoming a girly girl. At length not only does she get closer to her mark, she becomes an unlikely pageant celeb.
Bullock's character (Gracie Hart) relates to guys on some level due to her tomboy style; on the other hand, when Gracie dolls up she is strikingly beautiful and turns on just about any male that's watching — we call that, killing two birds with one stone. Movie is funny as heck too; hilarious even.
2 Sixteen Candles
With the affair all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, anxiety-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with normal adolescent dread. Samantha cherishes studly elder boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling), but worries that her virtue will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meantime, Samantha must constantly repel the affections of geeky Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, tragically, who seems to have taken interest in her.
Sixteen Candles is a hilarious movie—with a lot of talk about 'the nasty'. With a lot of language use, there are plenty of sensual innuendos (even though nobody is shown doing anything). This film basically shows how kids were in the 80s. A lot of coarse humor; oh, and a scene with a girl topless in the shower ? Fab chick flick pick for any gathering.
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is an artist, and the two are wildly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business colleague Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) over a shady money laundering business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam seeks the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) to protect Molly and set things right with Carl and his goons.
"Oh, myyyyyyyy love; my darling...I've hungered for your touch, A long," — yes, song pops right into your head first thing when you think of Ghost. This film is full of love, suspense, greed, betrayal, spirits, everything! You applaud Sam's triumphant feats from the other side while simultaneously loving the strength of the pair's bond. Your hunky bae will never protest to you hitting the ▶ button on this flick.
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