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post #16 of 38
- what's that movie with the quote 'love means never having to say you're sorry'? - anything with barbra streisand in it. - almost anything with hugh grant in it. - A Room With A View - which i actually saw a number of times, way back when i was dating. it makes me fidget just thinking about it.
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
- what's that movie with the quote 'love means never having to say you're sorry'?

- anything with barbra streisand in it.

- almost anything with hugh grant in it.

- A Room With A View - which i actually saw a number of times, way back when i was dating. it makes me fidget just thinking about it.
Love Story.
post #18 of 38
Manton . . . Babydoll is great, too . . . as is Lolita. But for me personally, Nothing beats BUTTERFIELD 8. The revelations that Liz makes, vis a vis WHY she's the way that she is, combined with a truly deranged ending sequence, put BU 8 in a class by itself.

I think BU 8 should be required viewing for any young woman who wants to 'make it big, in New York.' Possibly for all high school seniors, too.

Another, truly perverted opus, is FROM THE TERRACE. Again, from John O'Hara. Fantastic, trash. Slick, slimy, and relentless.

I love WOMAN'S WORLD, too . . . incredible duel between Clifton Webb and Arlene Dahl, toward the end of the movie. Saw it first, at age ten. Never forgot it. These old 'chick flicks' make today's movies look like nursery rhymes.

TEN NORTH FREDERICK, is another, fabulous film in this genre.
post #19 of 38
I will have to see all these trashy movies. But I think a couple of you guys are confused as to what a chick flick is. It's not something that appeals to women or involves mostly women characters, it's something that should have nearly no appeal to a "masculine" viewer due to "feminine" themes (for lack of a better but non-offensive way of putting it).

I would nominate "What Women Want" and the atrocious "Dr. T & The Women".
post #20 of 38
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I would nominate "What Women Want" and the atrocious "Dr. T & The Women".
Saw the first (I hate airplane movies), and I've never fully recovered; as for the second, Richard Gere already creeped me the fuck out in his normal roles. Why the HELL someone decided to cast him as a gynecologist....
post #21 of 38
Bridget Jones would be 77% more watchable if it didn't star Pinchface McBadactress.

Dirty Dancing has the unintentional comedy stylings of Patrick Swayze, and the Catskills. What more do you want?

I got one for you... Ladies in Lavender.
post #22 of 38
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I will have to see all these trashy movies. But I think a couple of you guys are confused as to what a chick flick is. It's not something that appeals to women or involves mostly women characters, it's something that should have nearly no appeal to a "masculine" viewer due to "feminine" themes (for lack of a better but non-offensive way of putting it).

I agree. Some of my favorite movies involve only women characters, preferably with little or no clothing. Most of the movies the movies on the list like Beaches, steel magnolias, fried rotten tomatoes, yahoo sisterhood... are prototypical chick flicks. Not a single molecule of testoterone to be found there.
post #23 of 38
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Dirty Dancing has the unintentional comedy stylings of Patrick Swayze,

Yeah, but so did Roadhouse, plus people got beat up and things got broken and stuff.

I nominate Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon.
post #24 of 38
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I nominate Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon.

As a worst or good chick flick? I've not seen it but I like Reese. She was good in Freeway and excellent in Election and Walk the Line.
post #25 of 38
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As a worst or good chick flick? I've not seen it but I like Reese. She was good in Freeway and excellent in Election and Walk the Line.

As a worst. I just didn't like it, and I like Reese, too. Election was brilliant.
post #26 of 38
All of the films I've listed, are considered to be 'women's movies.' Very few men, enjoy them. These films are highly melodramatic, with deeply emotional scenes. For the most part, the men in these movies, are rotten. Sometimes, they're stupid. I've never minded seeing men manipulated by women. It's an everyday occurrence. For me, it's fun to see the women acquiring masculine traits, in order to beat down the men, who are pursuing them. These men, in turn, become emasculated little cuckolds.

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER is another blockbuster of a woman's picture. This one may take all awards, for weirdness. Tennessee Williams melodrama about a rich woman who procured for her son, in order to keep him closeby. Liz Taylor knows the secret to Cousin Sebastian's existence; Katharine Hepburn tries to lobotomize Liz, to keep her quiet. That's only the beginning. The last twenty minutes of this film, grandly directed by Joseph Mankiewiecz, simply cannot be described.
post #27 of 38
I'm amazed that Pretty Woman isn't on this list...

It's the ultimate chick flick Cinderella story... you can be a streetwalking whore, but if Mr. Millionaire gives you a charge card, you can clean yourself up and join high society.

I always wanted a sequel, where the tabloids start digging into Julia Roberts' past and a sex tape is released on the internet.
post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
All of the films I've listed, are considered to be 'women's movies.' Very few men, enjoy them. These films are highly melodramatic, with deeply emotional scenes. For the most part, the men in these movies, are rotten. Sometimes, they're stupid. I've never minded seeing men manipulated by women. It's an everyday occurrence. For me, it's fun to see the women acquiring masculine traits, in order to beat down the men, who are pursuing them. These men, in turn, become emasculated little cuckolds.

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER is another blockbuster of a woman's picture. This one may take all awards, for weirdness. Tennessee Williams melodrama about a rich woman who procured for her son, in order to keep him closeby. Liz Taylor knows the secret to Cousin Sebastian's existence; Katharine Hepburn tries to lobotomize Liz, to keep her quiet. That's only the beginning. The last twenty minutes of this film, grandly directed by Joseph Mankiewiecz, simply cannot be described.
This still isn't a chick flick. A chick flick involves ... shall we say ... very woman-friendly men, non-scary men, and a romantic fairy tale plot of some kind. The ironic thing is that, for the most part, the men in these movies are so nice that no woman would actually like them and would dump them in seconds for a man with a backbone.

What about that one with Keanu Reeves and the woman (Charlize?) where she is going to die soon, and the one with Winona Ryder and the older guy or something... there are millions, it's just hard to remember the names because they're all so similar.
post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by Bradford
I'm amazed that Pretty Woman isn't on this list...

It's the ultimate chick flick Cinderella story... you can be a streetwalking whore, but if Mr. Millionaire gives you a charge card, you can clean yourself up and join high society.
Ooooh, good call. Truly an embarassing oversight.
post #30 of 38
Or the one where Sandra Bullock saves Peter Gallagher when he falls in front of a trail, and while he's in a coma his family comes to believe she's his fiance? Definite chick flick.
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