Written by Jin Choi
Ladies, admit it—sometimes you just crave those dramatic, shallow, romantic, emotion-overloaded, either-tear-jerking-or-downright-hilarious chick flicks when you’re home alone or looking through movies to watch with your friends.
This list of top five chick flicks provides movies that will serve as light entertainment that you can enjoy after a long, tiring day.
1. The Notebook
This classic chick flick starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams falls under the category of a tearjerker. An old man tells the story of a forbidden romance between a rich young Southern girl and a poor working boy torn apart by their differences in social class to an old woman who suffers from memory loss. The dynamic tale of an ardent young love that draws two people together despite conflicts and differences is sure to touch the romantic, emotional heart of any viewer.
2. A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember tells the story of two completely opposite people who ended up falling in love. The male lead is an aimless, reckless student who played too serious of a prank on a fellow student and ended up having to serve community service at a poor school and participate in the school play, whereas the female protagonist is a conservative, serious town reverend’s daughter. Landon and Jamie, played by Shane West and Mandy Moore, find out the meaning of true love and faith by working to achieve and maintain their seemingly impossible relationship.
3. Mean Girls
Though Mean Girls is targeted for a younger audience, it is still a hilarious movie full of ridiculously spectacular examples of intense girl drama. An innocent homeschooled teenager, played by Lindsay Lohan, moves from Africa to attend public high school where she is quickly tangled up and absorbed into the complex girl world of the “Plastics,” a tight circle of the prettiest, most popular, and superficial girls. The combination of backstabbing, gossip, and false fronts give a new meaning to the term “friendship.” Whether you laugh with the characters or at them, this comedy flick will amuse you to no end.
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
An iconic classic chick flick, number four takes us back to the 60’s. Starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is about a sophisticated young woman in New York City and her new neighbor, a struggling writer who falls in love with charismatic Holly Golightly. Paul Varjak’s one-sided love for Holly remains faithful throughout Holly’s romantic episodes with other men. Their friendship eventually evolves into a romantic relationship at the end of the movie, much to the satisfaction of the viewers. This romantic comedy will make you adore Audrey’s acting skills and give you a taste of a colorful life in New York.
5. The Devil Wears Prada
Surprise, surprise—this chick flick’s plot does not revolve entirely around romance. Anne Hathaway plays Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a fresh young journalist graduate who suffers through a challenging yet prestigious job as the assistant of Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, who is the overbearing, high maintenance boss of a fashion magazine. As Andrea changes her life to develop her career, her relationships with her boyfriend, friends, and other loved ones begin to change. The Devil Wears Prada has strong female leads and portrays the challenges of balancing your career and private life.