Greatest Chick Flicks of All Time

womanatthecinemaWe all love a great chick flick right? Even those guys out there who wouldn’t admit to it in public, secretly love a little bit of romance in their lives, and chick flicks can be the ultimate in wanton escapism at the cinema. So we decided to take a look at some of the greatest chick flicks ever made.

With some fantastic new girly films set to hit Cineworld cinemas in 2014 such as The Other Woman, Tracks and The Love Punch, we were quickly inspired to compile our all-time list.

Clueless

Is there a more quintessential 90s chick flick than Clueless? As if! Starring Alicia Silverstone as pampered Beverly Hills princess, Cher Horowitz, and Paul Rudd as her dreamy love interest Josh, Clueless launched the careers of a plethora of big stars and left us with so many unforgettable quotes that there are entire blogs dedicated to them. We loved it for the fashion, great dialogue and awesome 90s soundtrack. Rollin’ with the homies anyone?

Pretty Woman

Before Notting Hill and My Best Friend’s Wedding, Julia Roberts shot to fame in the ultimate chick flick, Pretty Woman. Originally conceived as a dark drama, Pretty Woman somehow ended up as one of the most popular and financially successful romantic comedies of all time. The film chronicles the love story between down on her luck but sassy prostitute Vivian Ward (Roberts), and millionaire businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), in a classic Cinderella tale of boy meets girl, boy gives girl credit card to go shopping on Rodeo Drive, boy and girl live happily ever after.

Mean Girls

Also known as the Clueless of the Noughties, it’s hard to believe that Mean Girls turns ten years old this month. The film follows ‘regulation hottie’ Cady Heron (Lindsey Lohan), as she navigates the world of high school politics and infiltrates the most popular clique in school, The Plastics. Much like its 90s counterpart, it is easily one of the most quotable films of all time, as evidenced by the seemingly endless number of internet memes devoted to the flick.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Famed for allowing Hugh Grant to divert from his archetypal role of bumbling British gentleman, to play bad boy publishing mogul Daniel Cleaver, Bridget Jones’s Diary stars Renée Zellweger as the titular Bridget, a ‘real woman’ who is frustrated with her love life, work and weight. As a romantic comedy, this film has it all, a love triangle, uplifting soundtrack and plenty of laughs. After all who could forget Bridget’s infamous big knickers?

The Notebook

From the author of such tearjerkers as A Walk To Remember and Dear John, The Notebook stars real life couple, Rachel McAdams and hunk of the decade, Ryan Gosling, as star-crossed lovers in 1940s America. After overcoming intrusive parents, war and separation – spoiler alert – the pair reunite, in possibly one of the most romantic scenes in cinematic history. A classic tale of enduring love, you would have to be made of stone not to have shed a tear at this one!

You can’t beat a night out at the cinema with your girlfriends, so why not head down to your local Cineworld and check out some of the latest girly releases!

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