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  • Serendipity

    I love John Cusack and this movie was one of the first I watched with my wife when we first started dating.
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  • kidhawk wrote:Serendipity

    I love John Cusack and this movie was one of the first I watched with my wife when we first started dating.



    Mine is High Fidelity. Still John Cusack.

    Does that count?
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  • Uncle Si wrote:
    kidhawk wrote:Serendipity

    I love John Cusack and this movie was one of the first I watched with my wife when we first started dating.



    Mine is High Fidelity. Still John Cusack.

    Does that count?


    John Cusack is the best reason (not sex related) to ever watch a chick flick
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  • Brides Maid but you could argue that it's not a chick flick just a hilarious movie with women as the lead characters.
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  • HawkFan72 wrote:Notting Hill

    Little Women

    Jerry Maguire


    Hm, I'm not sure if I'd consider Jerry McGuire a chick flick, but I love that movie.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:
    HawkFan72 wrote:Notting Hill

    Little Women

    Jerry Maguire


    Hm, I'm not sure if I'd consider Jerry McGuire a chick flick, but I love that movie.


    It's a chick flick, it's just disguised. Take away the sports background and look at it again. Hot rich guy with list of hot girlfriends loses everything and develops relationship with awkward single mom. They fall in love, have a friendship with a funny African American couple, a cute kid steals the show, and one of the most quoted lines in love story history makes everyone cry as the hot guy confesses his love for the awkward single mom. If it wasn't a sports movie, it would be blatant.
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  • I'm not really sure what constitutes a chick flick. I didn't care much for The Notebook. Hated Titanic. I liked Serendipity well enough but that's because I love Kate Beckinsale. Along Came Polly? Knocked Up? Are those chick flicks?

    I do have a bit of an affinity for late 90's young adult/high school/coming-of-age movies like She's All That, Ten Things I Hate About You and Can't Hardly Wait. Do those count? Nick & Norah's infinite playlist?
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:I'm not really sure what constitutes a chick flick. I didn't care much for The Notebook. Hated Titanic. I liked Serendipity well enough but that's because I love Kate Beckinsale. Along Came Polly? Knocked Up? Are those chick flicks?

    I do have a bit of an affinity for late 90's young adult/high school/coming-of-age movies like She's All That, Ten Things I Hate About You and Can't Hardly Wait. Do those count? Nick & Norah's infinite playlist?



    I would say all of those count, but maybe that's just me.

    I think a chick flick is any movie that centers around an unlikely love story. I don't know how else to define it.
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  • Agreed on anything Cusack and Jerry Maguire, although I consider those movies more bi than fully chick flick.

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  • Tical21 wrote:Agreed on anything Cusack and Jerry Maguire, although I consider those movies more bi than fully chick flick.



    haha! I guess we'll have to start a "Favorite Bi Movie" thread next.
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  • I'd like to point out the Oregon Borg that created this thread hasn't seen Road Warrior. Please consider this.

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  • pehawk wrote:I'd like to point out the Oregon Borg that created this thread hasn't seen Road Warrior. Please consider this.

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  • OkieHawk wrote:Tromeo and Juliet. Best. Love. Story. Ever.

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  • Uncle Si wrote:
    kidhawk wrote:Serendipity

    I love John Cusack and this movie was one of the first I watched with my wife when we first started dating.



    Mine is High Fidelity. Still John Cusack.

    Does that count?

    Chick flick or not, Hi Fi is an excellent movie.
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  • SomersetHawk wrote:Mean Girls ftw, Groundhog Day should count, Shirley Valentine, 13 going on 30, The Proposal (personally inspiring), Breakfast at Tiffany's, Romy and Michele's high school reunion, Emma, Clueless, Bridget Jones Diary, Tea With Mussolini, Erin Brockovich, Thelma and Louise!



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    You need to go watch Terminator or Full Metal Jacket like right away
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  • Uncle Si wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:Mean Girls ftw, Groundhog Day should count, Shirley Valentine, 13 going on 30, The Proposal (personally inspiring), Breakfast at Tiffany's, Romy and Michele's high school reunion, Emma, Clueless, Bridget Jones Diary, Tea With Mussolini, Erin Brockovich, Thelma and Louise!



    Jesus Christ Somerset...

    You need to go watch Terminator or Full Metal Jacket like right away


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  • SomersetHawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:Mean Girls ftw, Groundhog Day should count, Shirley Valentine, 13 going on 30, The Proposal (personally inspiring), Breakfast at Tiffany's, Romy and Michele's high school reunion, Emma, Clueless, Bridget Jones Diary, Tea With Mussolini, Erin Brockovich, Thelma and Louise!



    Jesus Christ Somerset...

    You need to go watch Terminator or Full Metal Jacket like right away


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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:I'm not really sure what constitutes a chick flick. I didn't care much for The Notebook. Hated Titanic. I liked Serendipity well enough but that's because I love Kate Beckinsale. Along Came Polly? Knocked Up? Are those chick flicks?


    I'd say a "chick flick" is a movie written and developed for women. The Notebook is the most obvious sort of chick flick, and also the worst.

    But IMO too many good to great movies get pigeonholed into being called chick flicks. Some of my favorites;


    500 Days of Summer
    Crazy, Stupid, Love
    50/50
    Midnight in Paris
    Crazy Heart
    Waitress
    Easy A
    Enough Said (James Gandolfini's last movie, very good)

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    BTW, anything that qualifies as a chick flick that stars Cary Grant, whose movies I grew up watching. He was my mom's favorite actor so I saw a lot of his stuff, and at least a third of it qualifies as a chick flick. Probably a bit of a stretch on the definition, but Charade is my favorite.
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