Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Your Turn

The biggest "chick flick" of all time. I'm talking about something that guys have to be bribed to see. Titanic is a good choice, but Steel Magnolias is a better choice.

148 comments:

Angie said...

Terms of Endearment or The Notebook.

Kloie said...

Troop Beverly Hills

VIPblonde said...

Beaches!!!!!!

T. E. Cuz said...

legally blonde.


twilight (any)

Its just U said...

I don't watch Chick Flicks. I would have to be bribed to watch them.
I saw Dirty Dancing, but I was 12.

FSP said...

Shallow Hal. Goopster was pretty big in that.

LottaColada said...

The Notebook gets my vote. Ryan and Rachel, those were the days :)

Dishtlk said...

Steel Magnolias was my first thought, Terms of Endearment or Fried Green Tomatoes too... *sigh* chick flick binge!!!

Dishtlk said...

*gasp* @vip how DARE I leave out Beaches!

No Disrespect said...

Fried Green Tomatoes, Bridges of Madison County, The Notebook

Karen said...

Gone with the Wind (especially because it's almost 4 hours long).

TracySwingKid said...

"Dirty Dancing", "Pretty Woman"

VIPblonde said...

@Dishtlk LOL! I was just thinking "how DARE I leave out Fried Green Tomatoes!"

"Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance" :)

Ms Cool said...

Pride and Prejudice, BBC version (Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy). Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley second.

Jennifer said...

young-chick flick: never been kissed

MadLyb said...

The "Kill Bills".

Chicky said...

Clueless??

MontanaMarriott said...

Beaches, I lose it everytime Bette's character turns to the camera as if looking at Barbra Hershey's character and realizes that she has died

Supermom said...

The Notebook or Beaches..2 of my faves lol

Ruby Soho said...

Grease ---Mr. Soho flat out refuses
Beaches
16 candles

Vita19a said...

Without question - Beaches.

Ruby Soho said...

Me too!! I know it's coming, but I'm never ready for it!

Lioness70 said...

The Notebook or Pretty Woman.

JSierra said...

I am not a chick flick person but something I would have to pay a dude to watch would either be Twilight or that new Safe Haven movie. Or Burlesque.

Rain said...

On a rainy day chick flick level - Beaches
On a make-her-panties-drop level - The Notebook

Lioness70 said...

Not a big fan of chick flicks either. In fact, I don't watch daytime TV, soaps, or anything that's geared towards women. I prefer watching things like Adventure Time or Regular Show with my kids. LOL

LottaColada said...

@Rain- Lmao at your descriptions. It's true though.

Its just U said...

Ah yes MadLyb, They are good chick Flicks.
I do like Death Proof too. Those girls kick ass.

Bamabell said...

I've been a lurker for some time but never posted. However, I had to respond to this because the BBC movie is my favorite!!!!! My hubby's never made it all the way through without falling asleep though!
And hi everyone! I love reading yalls posts!

Ms Cool said...

I should amend my last movies by saying that I'm more of an action flick type of gal and Casino Royale works as a chick flick.

Bamabell said...

I've been a lurker for some time but never posted. However, I had to respond to this because the BBC movie is my favorite!!!!! My hubby's never made it all the way through without falling asleep though!
And hi everyone! I love reading yalls posts!

Ms Cool said...

Hi Bamabell!

Silly Girl said...

Brothers McMullen may not really be a chick flick, but most guys may not want to sit through it. My husband certainly won't.

Groovy said...

co-sign Beaches

VIPblonde said...

@Ms Cool Yes to the BBC P&P! And Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version), when Alan Richtman is carrying a sopping wet Kate Winslet back to the house.

You guys are making me want to go home and have a movie marathon :)

Anonymous said...

Fried Green Goddamned Tomatoes. Ugh. The bad guy gets cooked and fed to the goofy-looking lawman investigating the bad guy's disappearance. That's some vindictive shit right there, some Titus Andronicus stuff. Whew. Me no like...

Bamabell said...

Hi! Guess I'm no officially part of the family instead of just a lurker! :)

MadLyb said...

It helps to read the entire question. It think you'd have to pay a guy to watch the "Sex in the City" movies.

MadLyb said...

It helps to be able to spell, too.

Armadillo Cake said...

<<<<<<<<<< Steel Magnolias!!!!!

Jim Richards said...

Since they haven't been said, that "traveling pants" movie, Joy Luck Club, and that Parker Posey movie, ummmmm ...Broken English. (thank u imdb)

alp102000 said...

Joy Luck Club, Affair to Remember

Karen said...

@It's just U, Death Proof is one of my favorites!!

@everyone who said "Pretty Woman": one time I was hanging out with my girlfriends while their husbands were downstairs watching TV. It turned out that they were watching Pretty Woman because "nothing else was on." And they said that Richard Gere was such a great guy because he didn't make her do anything on the first night--we laughed at them and explained that the TV version goes to commercial as she gets on her knees to service him. They were aghast.

alp102000 said...

Oh man, Jim beat me to it!

MaeMae said...

I'm surprised no one said...Magic Mike. Not necessarily a chick flick but I know our movie theater was filled with women and the occasional significant other who was either dragged/drugged/or bribed into going to see it.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Gone With the Wind
The Notebook
Steel Magnolias
(None of which I mind watching btw... but I have to have a towel handy for Notebook)

RocketQueen said...

Thelma and Louise.

Where's Shelly? said...

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion!!

cc423 said...

The Women (1939) the original chick flick.

cheese toast said...

My Buffy box sets.

discoflux said...

Sense and Sensibility - Alan Rickman, Hugh Laurie, young Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet... It's perfection, but it's also Jane Austen and straight men are allergic to her, for the most part.

MAC said...

Since Beaches has been mentioned, I will go with Ice Castles.

Darkmyst said...

Bull Durham

Armadillo Cake said...

.....Troy ( on mute)..

Seachica said...

Definitely BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. I don't know a straight man alive that would be willing to sit through all 6 hours with me, not even knowing he will get some good lovin' afterward

parissucksliterally said...

Beaches wins by a mile....lol

Bull Durham is about BASEBALL. Guys can sit through it!

LottaColada said...

@Karen, LOL that's a great story. I love how the "nothing else was on" excuse comes in like they weren't a tiny bit curious.

Where's Shelly? said...

If men were really smart they'd ENCOURAGE US TO WATCH CHICK FLICKS, because what do they do? They make us cry, they make us think about love, true love, feelings, passion, the heart, all of which lead straight to the bed. I can't think of anything less sexy than an explosion laden/shoot em up/loud/noisy/bloody/gritty/screaming/violence laden horror fest that are most guy movies. I'm not turned on by watching a man be in control and in charge, blowing things up. I like Pretty Woman/Notebook/Fried Green Tomatoes type stuff that make you think about wouldn't it be great to be taken care of, to be loved like that, cherished like that, I love my man, etc. Wake up Guys!

Darkmyst said...

Steel Magnolias may be a chick flick but it's one of the funniest movies of all time - Shirley McClain and Olympia Dukakis are hilarious in that movie.

cheese toast said...

YES! So much hawtness in one movie.

TheOtherJulia said...

I'm thinking 27 Dresses for sure

Darkmyst said...

Bull Durham is a chick flick about a guy and a girl chasing each other. A League of Their Own is a movie about baseball.

cheese toast said...

My Buffy box sets.

Noetje said...

For the Dutch, Germans, Belgians among us... Sisi!!!

cheese toast said...

My Buffy box sets.

Renoblondee said...

Steel Magnolias, Term of Endearment, Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing. There's too many!

Snapdragon said...

Ah yes, the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice (accept no substitutes) and its modern counterpart, Bridget Jones' Diary. Which, incidentally, are two of my very fave things to watch and both have Colin Firth playing Darcy. (Not a coincidence.)

tealily said...

Beaches.

jax said...

Bridget Jones.

Steel Mags was boring as fuck.

Ellen said...

Clueless, Pretty Woman and definitely Gone With the Wind.

Peggy Too said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Romance, singing and dancing....triple threat to their manhood!!!!
Or maybe Funny Girl.

Gayeld said...

Beaches.

Evil, evil movie. *reaching for tissues*

Armadillo Cake said...

If we' re going for funny, then, Parenthood...

Comma Chaser said...

The Dirty Dozen.

urban chaos said...

Snapdragon said Bridget Jones- in addition to the numerous mentioned above that immediately went to the top of my list.

Gayeld said...

@Darkmyst LMAO!

Come to think of it, I own Bull Durham, but not A League of Their Own. Oops.

Peggy Too said...
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Snapdragon said...

@urban chaos: SLIGHTLY off-topic, but, new Bridget book this year!

Amy in MI said...

The Notebook
Beaches
Steel Magnolias

That there is the trifecta of chick flicks......


Now, Magic Mike - I think my honey will watch that only to see me dancing during "Pony" LOL!

B626 said...

16 CANDLES
Jake Ryan!

lazyday603 said...

Love stories aren't chick flicks because men fall in love too. Fried Green Tomatoes, Beaches, Steel Magnolias.... Movies about women bonding, those are what I think of as chick flicks & I have no interest in watching them.

All about Eve said...

Hmmm, I like all your choices but my husband can actually sit and watch most of these movies, he's not American I think that might have something to do with it, but the one he can't sit thru would be Gone with the wind. It's one of my favorites but he doesn't like to watch it with me so I think that's the ultimate chick flick that even my open minded husband can not watch.

Lurky Loo said...

Not the biggest but should be on the top 10 list is Mystic Pizza. An old boyfriend who I was with for quite a while refused to see chick flicks with me after seeing that. And he was usually pretty easygoing about going to see them prior to seeing Mystic Pizza

7pmtrain said...

Love the Clueless. Paul Rudd is yummy.

Pogue Mahone said...

The English Patient. Little Women. Pride And Prejudice. W.E. Eat,Pray,Love.

DivineMissP said...

Beaches.

I've seen the first 2/3 of the movie about 100 times, but the minute Hillary gets sick and they play "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", I have to turn it off. Unless I'm in the mood for a very, very ugly cry.

Dishtlk said...

@VIP omg, every time i get frustrated in a parking lot i ALWAYS think, "TAWANDA!!!"

I do know plenty of guys who appreciate the brilliance of Clueless... I'm also noticing a serious lack of NEW movies in the mix here... just sayin'.

But there will be hell to pay if ANY of the aforementioned films are re-made... HELL I SAY!!!

Dishtlk said...

Also "The Glory of Love" is amazing... Does everyone remember baby Mayim Bialik as a young Bette Midler!!!???? EEEEE!!!

Sorry I can't make it a hyperlink... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_2PAwX86m4

mira222 said...

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants!

urban chaos said...

Thanks Snapdragon! Good to know.

skimpymist said...

serendipity. I can get my hubby to watch the notebook or titanic but there's no way he'll sit through serendipity.

Tru Leigh said...

Only one answer. A Room With A View.

RowdyRodimus said...

Steel Vaginas... Oh my God! When Virgina Hertz died from an angry hymen there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

RowdyRodimus said...

Sorry, double post

MISCH said...

Bridget Jones...the first one

auntliddy said...

Idk about chick flicks, but sometimes i have to practically stand in my head to get mr liddy to watch certain movies, and then when he does, hes like wow, that was good! Happened with Green Mile, Hildago, and shawshank to name a few. That can be annoying too.

jel said...

In exchange for agreeing that the husband could buy another motorcycle, he had to see the third twilight with me. He got the better deal, at least we rode together to and from the movie.

Xander Dyle said...

As MadLyb mentioned earlier, I don't think a lot of you are totally reading the question.

Kill Bills and Buffy literally kick ass. Thelma and Louise is not far from that. Clueless, 16 Candles, Romy and Michelle are funny movies with cute chicks. Bull Durham has baseball and Susan Sarandon. Rhett Butler tells it like it is, and Mammy actually rules the house and is the best side eye commenter ftw. All of these movies I sit.through and enjoy for various reasons.

Movies that I have never seen and you would have to bribe me with a naked massage and a b.j. would be:
Notebook, Fried Green Tomatoes, Any Pride and Prejudice, Sex and the City, Joy Luck Club or anything along those lines. Those kinds are ultimate chick flicks.

I also will never understand any film where the main female character needs a man to empower, take care of, or define a woman. Twilight anything is the worst and Pretty Woman hovers around that ballpark as well.
As the father of a toddler girl, I don't want her to watch those eventually unless I am there to explain to her why I don't think they are good role models for young women. We will then watch Harry Potter as better examples of strong female characters. For Lawdy - Dorothy in Wizard of Oz is more proactive and self sufficient!

Kowalski said...

I wouldn't know, the most 'chick flick' movie I like is True Romance!

tamarind said...

thelma and louise

MissInfo said...

The Notebook with my future husband, Ryan Gosling! :)

Mango said...

Pride and Prejudice 2005 version. I only wish it was as long as the 1995 version. The casting is perfection. I know I will get flamed for this, so I'm going to cut and run: I think Matthew Macfadyen was a much better Darcy than Colin Firth.

Bye!

Maria said...

Anything related to 19th century English literature! As others have said BBC Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility...

Funny story, my now husband bought me DVDs of the BBC of P&P, Little Women, and another chick flick as a birthday gift when we were dating.

He didn't know where they were at the store and when he asked where to find them.

After he gave me the gift he said, if we break up that's the way I'm going to pick up women. I could have gotten the numbers of any of the staff. He said it was an unknown secret way to pick up women!

Laura said...

I don't put Bull Durham in the same chick-flick class as Beaches, but here's my favorite line...

mmmm...a young Kevin Costner in Bull Durham..."I like long, slow, deep, soft wet kisses that last all night..."

Yup, me too, Kevin!

Maja With a J said...

Most of my favourites have been mentioned, but I'd like to add Desperately Seeking Susan, and Mermaids.

Maja With a J said...

TAKE A VALIUM LIKE A NORMAL PERSON!!!

nevermindthat said...

The Brave; hey that was a good animation about a brave little girl.

Lucas said...

I cry like a baby every time I watch Steel Magnolias. FWIW A River Runs Through It has the same effect on me.

Snapdragon said...

@Mango: FLAME! NOOOO! (j/k -- you're entitled to your opinion, even if it is the wrong one! :D :) )

Did y'all know? Clueless is merely Jane Austen's Emma in modern wrapping.

Sarah said...

The Notebook. Sensitive, sexy Noah taking care of his lady love, til the bittersweet end.

VIPblonde said...

For something more contemporary:

The Jane Austen Book Club
Country Strong (because I was bawled watching it)

Oh, and To Gillian on her 37th Birthday. Love that movie, but never been able to get a man to watch it :)

Xander Dyle said...

@nevermindthat
Good one I haven't seen yet. But sounds like a good future firm for.my daughter.

Xander Dyle said...

Film

Janet296 said...

The Notebook and Twilight

FitwithLizzie said...

Another vote for Beaches!

Mooshki said...

Pretty Woman, definitely.

Jessie said...

It is a truth universally known that Bridget Jones' Diary is the ultimate chick flick.

Audrey said...
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auntliddy said...

Love river runs through it. Love it.

Lurky Loo said...

To me, A River Runs Through It seems slightly more like a guy movie. I cry like hell when I watch it too. I lost a brother to alcoholism.

Henriette said...

I don't like chick flicks. I haven't seen Bridesmaids either. The closest I come to it is Tootsie. It's my husband's favorite movie though, so he watches it with me. I love Big too.

Andrea said...

Another vote for Beaches

Humor Me said...

The English Patient

My husband still makes disparaging remarks about it.

All about Eve said...

@mango, bite your tongue!!

sylmarillion said...

I don't really enjoy chick flicks, but I would have to pay my hubby to go see a costume drama with me, I think, he detests them.

Its just U said...

@Xander Dyle I agree with everything you said. I have 2 daughters and I intend to raise them where Ripley and Sarah Connor are the kind of women you want to watch in movies, who take charge and kick ass.
I have never seen The Notebook, Beaches, Steel Magnolias, Bridget Jones or any such 'chick flicks' mentioned in this thread. I have seen Pride and Prejudice and Gone with the wind, but they are about as girly as I get.
I don't like them and I won't watch them.
I reckon you and my husband would get on pretty well. He wants to raise our girls the same way too.

FalseProfit said...

300. You either have to be a chick or a gay guy to enjoy that movie.

Chicky said...

Isn't he??

car54 said...

Terms of Endearment, most Woody Allen movies from the 80's, Anything with Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton or Meg Ryan.

ReesesPeace said...

Thelma and Louise. I'm Thelma and my bestie is Louise. ;)

MrWolf said...

Notebook. The Last Song. Anything from that shitty author basically.

High Heels said...

Clueless, SATC, all Jane Austen adaptations. Never heard of Beaches, have to look into that! Could be if the title is translated into something totally different and stupid like "Summer of Dreams" in my language. I really hate it when they do that!

B. Profane said...

"On a make-her-panties-drop level - The Notebook"

Right, I'll file that in my dating tips somewhere between opening doors, complimenting her shoes and being the first one to offer oral sex.

Luckily, none of my girlfriends or my ex ever even tried to drag me to see any of the top picks. I do remember this one chick whose idea of a first-date movie was Secretary.

PS said...

First Wives Club, Boys on the Side and that western movie with the gorgeous and ever young Madeleine Stowe and Andie McDowell.

bekH said...

Shag...FTW If you haven't seen it ladies, DO!!!!

B. Profane said...

Oh, oh, I do remember one: Bride & Prejudice. That was the second-date flick with one chica of particularly fond memory. It was actually my idea to see it, me being a literary type, but I think I scored some girl-points with her for picking a kinda chick-flick.

califblondy said...

The Notebook was the first time I saw my ex BF cry and then he said"I will always read to you." Made me cry too.

A million years ago I rented A Chorus Line on VHS and watched it non-stop until it had to go back to the video store. The ex hubs wouldn't watch a minute and finally had to ask me to stop singing "let me dance for you, let me try"

Good times.

greenmountaingal said...

Love Actually
Clueless
Valley Girl
Bridget Jones' Diary
Legally Blonde
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
First Wives Club
Beaches
When Harry Met Sally

Elementally said...

LOL
The thought of poor Telly Savalas all alone on Watch while the others got to enjoy the "ladies" made me yearn to comfort him o-0

Elementally said...

I agree with all your choices but at least those are Good movies. I still owe 'your choice' kinky sex for "Ironman". What a piece of Garbage! Luckily, I broke up with him before I had to follow through. :)

Boadacious Betty said...

Beaches :)

Persiaa said...

I'll only see "chick flicks" if they have humor (Bridget Jones Diary, e.g.). I'd rather see sci-fi or suspense movies.
That said, Terms of Endearment is deffo a chick flick.

arbfuldodger said...

Being a guy, the only chick flick I'll watch with my wife is Love Actually. don't know why but I love that movie.

ThinkAboutIt said...

Definitely not the Notebook. My bf loves it, as does one of my male coworkers and several other guys I know. If you are going for something they will NOT watch, but women might like...how about Shelter? ;)

Lucas said...

@B Profane - I also dated someone like that. Sadly, it didn't work out because try as I might I just couldn't get turned on by inflicting intense physical pain on someone. No matter how much they got off on it.

Lelaina Pierce said...

While at the Dirty Dancing festival last summer, they told us it had been named the most beloved chick flick in some poll, so ill go with that even though I know a lot of dudes like it.

My husband likes a lot of these named (are you kidding me with Bull Durham?? He made me watch that!). He refuses to watch Sex and the City or anything Twilight related but I think that's more about crap movies than chick flicks.

@bekH - LOVE that movie!

Cor said...

Magic Mike...my dh will watch anything, he's seen more chick flicks than me, but he won't watch this one. My friend was watching it in the theatre and when the movie started, she heard th guy in front of her say to his girlfriend "this isn't Madagascar 3?" lolol

Cor said...

If anyone likes the pony scene in magic mike, go download Daniel Wesley's version of Pony. Way. Way. Sexier version of the song, but I'm not a big R&B fan.