Ah...chick flicks. They are to us ladies what The Three Stooges and any movie with the word "Bourne" or "Bond" in the title are for the guys.
Problem is, many (most?) of them out there are pretty darn bad.
This post is for my nieces -- lovely young adult women who are already making the world a better place. You're all smart and informed. But with such a dizzying array of entertainment/diversion choices available these days, the simple act of choosing a movie to watch can be overwhelming!
So. Aunt Liz to the rescue! I've been watching and enjoying chick-flicks since WAY before you kids were born.
Yes, we ladies have got our own TV networks now with Lifetime and Oxygen, but even those tend to show the same movies year after year (Sleepless in Seattle, Bridesmaids, You've Got Mail, The Notebook, etc.).
So, young ladies, in order of general relevance down to the ten best, here is my list of the 40 greatest chick-flicks you've quite possibly never seen. In my opinion each of these is not too dated and holds up well with time. The soundtracks are classic. As a group they are hilarious, smart, romantic, heartfelt and beautiful. Seek them out on Netflix or Amazon and let me know how you like them!
And P.S. Guys -- these are all amazing, entertaining films that work for anyone with a heart and a brain -- that means you.
40) Boys on the Side (1995)
39) Stanley and Iris (1989)
38) Love Affair (1994)
36) Crimes of the Heart (1986)
35) IQ (1994)
34) Hope Floats (1998)
33) Falling in Love (1984)
31) Lovely and Amazing (2001)
30) Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
29) Murphy's Romance (1985)
28) Bounce (2000)
27) Little Women (1994)
24) The Turning Point (1977)
21) The Muse (1999)
20) Life or Something Like It (2002)
19) The Upside of Anger (2005)
18) Indecent Proposal (1993)
17) Intersection (1994)
15) When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)