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Top 10 Chick Flicks You Should Watch

Alex Galloway, Contributing Writer

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Here’s a list of 10 chick flicks, in no particular order, that you can watch on a girls’ (or guys’) night in. From relationships and friendships to love, heartbreaks, and just life in general, these will make you cry with tears of sorrow and laughter at the same time! 

 27 Dresses 

After being a bridesmaid 27 times, Jane is asked to plan her sister’s wedding. Her sister is marrying Jane’s boss, who Jane has been in love with for a while. Jane has to watch him fall for her sister, even though her sister has been lying about what kind of person she really is. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Jane: “You tell him the truth, or I will.” 

Tess: “No, you won’t. You wouldn’t hurt a fly and you definitely wouldn’t hurt me, I’m your sister.” 

Jane: “That was yesterday. Today you’re just some brat who broke my heart and cut up my mother’s wedding dress.” 

 Stuck in Love 

After witnessing her mom cheat on her dad, Samantha is determined to never fall in love. William, Samantha’s dad, is a writer but hasn’t written in over three years since he was cheated on and left by Erica. Erica is still with the guy she cheated with. And Rusty, Samantha’s younger brother, experiences his first heartbreak.  

Memorable Quotes 

  • Rusty (Narrator voice): “I remember that it hurt. Looking at her hurt.” 
  • Kate to Rusty: “My biggest mistake was thinking you could fix me. Only I can fix me.” 
  • Samantha to Rusty: “Just avoid love at all costs. That’s my motto.” 

 How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days 

To win a campaign ad, Ben makes a bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie works for a magazine company and is assigned to write an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days. Shortly after the bets are made, Andie and Ben meet in a bar.  

Memorable Quotes 

  • Michelle Rubin: “So, tell me, how long have you guys been seeing each other?  

Andie: “Seven days.” 

Michelle Rubin: “Seven days. Interesting.”  

Ben: “Is that too soon to be seeing a therapist?”  

Andie: “Well, Ben, seven days isn’t like a lifetime, or anything…” 

Ben: “It’s like a week.” 

 The Time Traveler’s Wife 

Henry has a gene that makes him travel in time. He meets a woman named Claire, and she tells him that he has time travelled to visit her many times. They eventually get married and face the challenges that come with time traveling and him having no control over where and when he time travels.  

Memorable Quotes 

  • Claire: “I wrote down every time that you came to visit me.”  

Henry: “Which I gather I did, or will do, fairly often.”  

Claire: “The last time that I saw you, I was 18. Seems that you go back to the same places a lot.”  

Henry: “Yeah, it’s like gravity. Big events pull you in.”  

Claire: “I was a big event.” 

 Something Borrowed 

Rachel falls in love with another student named Dex while they both attend law school, but she’s too shy to tell him. Dex meets Darcy, Rachael’s best friend, and he and Darcy end up getting engaged. After one too many drinks one night, Rachel admits to Dex that she had feelings for him which leads to them having an affair behind Darcy’s back. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Rachel to Ethan: “Have you ever gone down a road, far down and wondered, maybe it wasn’t what you want?” 
  • Rachel to Dex: “Forget what you’re supposed to do. Do what you want to do. Live your own life the way you want to live it.” 

 50 First Dates 

Henry lives in Hawaii and enjoys the company of many women with no strings attached, until he meets Lucy. However, Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss and only remembers things that happened before her car accident. This doesn’t stop Henry though, and he makes it his mission to make her fall in love with him every day, over and over again, hoping to make her remember. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Henry: “Can I ask you guys something? What’s gonna happen down the line? Someday she’s gonna wake up and look in the mirror and notice her face has aged ten years overnight.”  
  • Marlin: “You know something, Henry? I worry about that every day of my life.” 

 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 

Connor Mead likes to sleep around. So when he goes to his brother’s wedding to try and convince him not to get married, his dead uncle appears to him and tells him that three ghosts will visit him tonight; the ghosts of girlfriends past, present and future.  

Memorable Quotes 

  • Connor: “Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn’t happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less.” 
  • Connor: “The pain you feel will never compare to the regret that comes from walking away from love.” 

 Life as We Know It 

Holly and Eric are devastated when they find out their best friends, Allison and Peter, are killed in a car accident. They are surprised to find out that they were both named to be the guardians of Allison and Peter’s daughter if anything happens to them. Now they must raise a baby together in Allison and Peter’s house. They don’t get along and aren’t experienced with children, so things aren’t easy. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Sam to Holly: “If my wife and I fought like that… we’d still be married.” 
  • Eric to Holly: “I never had to think for three people before. Hell, I barely had to think for one.” 

 My Sister’s Keeper 

Anna must go through the process to become medically emancipated. She was born to be a donor for her sister Kate, who has leukemia. Their mom Sara goes to court to try and force Anna to help her sister. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Kate (Narrator voice): “This is it. I know I’m going to die now. I suppose I’ve always known that. I just never knew when. And I’m okay with it. Really. I don’t mind my disease killing me. But it’s killing my family, too.” 
  • Anna: “Most babies are accidents. Not me. I was engineered. Born to save my sister’s life.” 

 Now and Then 

Four 12 year old girls have an eventful summer and make a promise to always be there for each other. 25 years later they reunite when one of them is about to have a baby. 

Memorable Quotes 

  • Crazy Pete: “Well Samantha… Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop. But that’s no reason to shut out the world. There’s a purpose for the good and for the bad.” 

Samantha: [Older Samantha’s voice narrating] He gave me the only gift he could. The lesson that had taken him a lifetime to learn. And although I understood the importance of his words, it’s only now looking back that I understand their meaning.” 

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