Top 10 Chick Flick Movies of All Time

Jul 25


Sally McKinstry

Sally McKinstry

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Take out the hours of deliberation and choose one of these movies that we think are the top 10 chick flicks of all time.


Your besties are over,Top 10 Chick Flick Movies of All Time Articles and you've got popcorn at the ready, wine is chilling in the fridge, pyjamas are on, the sofa is poised for snuggles, all that's missing is the perfect movie!

Chick flicks are the obvious choice for a girls night in – they encompass the romance, comedy and drama which combine to make the ultimate recipe for a girly movie.

Take out the hours of deliberation and choose one of these movies that we think are the top 10 chick flicks of all time.

1. The Notebook

Even a stone-hearted romance cynic will find it difficult to hold the tears back with this weepy chick flick.

The Notebook tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who are destined to be with one another but are torn apart by class and World War II.

This movie is the ultimate girls' night in, grab the popcorn and have a box of tissues on hand for this tearjerker film.

2. Dirty Dancing

An innocent daddy's girl, Frances “Baby” Houseman, spends the summer at a Catskills resort and finds love with the camp's working-class dance teacher, Johnny Castle.

Her father wholly disapproves of his daughter's choice of suitor as the entertainer is a far cry from the successful doctor he had hoped she would one day marry. Baby falls in love with Johnny, and learning to dance with him gives her a new passion for life that she didn't know existed.

Thirty years since its release, this movie is still very much a slumber party favourite.

3. Bridesmaids

Comedy trio Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy are the perfect combination for this hilarious movie.

Kristin Wiig plays Annie, a single thirty-something-year-old unemployed woman who's best friend enlists her as maid of honour for her upcoming wedding. Annie has to navigate her way through the traditions and duties that are expected of her, whilst competing against a goody-two-shoes bridesmaid who is determined to pinch the role off her.

Bridesmaids will have a group of girlfriends in stitches as Annie's messy life starts to unravel as the wedding day draws closer.

4. Titanic

Titanic is a tragic love story about two people who overcome the segregation of social classes and fall in love while on board the Titanic on its maiden voyage to New York.

Based on the ill-fated true story, the ship strikes disaster in the form of an unobserved iceberg and meets its demise on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Make sure you have a box of tissues on hand because this is 3 hours 30 minutes of romance, drama, turmoil and calamity that will leave you in tears, no matter how many times you've seen it before. 

5. Clueless

The ultimate 90's high school chick flick, Clueless depicts the (albeit menial) trials and tribulations of a spoilt daddy's girl living in Beverly Hills.

Cher, played by Alicia Stone, is popular, beautiful, rich and has an epic revolving wardrobe.

This coming-of-age movie celebrates female friendship, unrequited love, a classic movie montage makeover, notorious quotes, with some epic retro fashion thrown in which adds to the 90's nostalgia.

6. Mean Girls

Mean Girls was the movie that made Glenn Coco a household name, added 'fetch' to our vocabulary and made October 3rd into an international holiday.

It tells the story of how homeschooled Cady, who was brought up by her quirky scientist parents in Africa, finds her feet within the social circles in an American high school. She unwittingly finds herself taken in by the popular trio, 'the Plastics', but things start getting messy when Cady falls for the queen bee's ex-boyfriend, and the mean streak inside her starts to show.

This 2004 movie is all about finding your crowd within the complicated social structure of high school, whether you want to or not!

7. The Holiday

Two broken-hearted women search for a change of scenery by swapping lives and homes during the Christmas holiday season.

One lives in a cosy cottage in the English countryside and the other in a modern mansion in Los Angeles. Both women end up on a journey of self-discovery along the way and chances of new love arise when neither of them are expecting it.

Cosy winter scenery and a first-rate class make this movie the ultimate chick flick to watch while curled up on the sofa during the Christmas holidays.

8. My Best Friends Wedding Text

When food critic Jules discovers her best friend, who she is secretly in love with, is getting married to a bubbly 20-year-old named Kimmy, she vows to sabotage the nuptials from going ahead.

However, things get complicated when the bride-to-be takes her under her wing and makes her maid of honour.

Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz bring everything to the table with this ultimate chick flick, throw in an epic family brunch sing-along scene and you've got the recipe for a brilliant gal pal movie.

9. Father of the Bride

A father, George Banks, loses his sanity in the lead up to his eldest daughter's wedding to her upper-class fiancé.

Worried about losing his little girl, along with a wedding budget that is growing with every extravagant idea put forward by the flamboyant wedding planner, the father of the bride is sent into a tailspin of self-destruction that nearly costs him his family.

With a few hiccups along the way, the wedding takes place, and George eventually understands his daughter's new chapter still includes him.

10. PS I Love You

This romantic drama starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank tells the story of a grieving widow who discovers her late husband has written her a series of letters to ease her grief.

Each of the letters lead her on a journey of self-discovery to help her to overcome her heartache and point her towards her future.

A word of warning: this weepy movie won't leave a dry eye in the house, so make sure you have a box of tissues at the ready and plenty of comforting snacks.