9 Chick Flicks Perfect For A Girl's Night In!
These movies normally centre around love and its many sides through the use of humour. From the time we were small, we were fed classic fairytale’s romanticised ideas of prince charming and what better way to live our dreams of true love through movies and your favourite characters. With modern takes on the classic romantic comedy storylines and the traditional boy meets girl plot, these chick flicks cover a plethora of movies. Ranging from stories of love to dramatic comedies, this list covers the perfect handbook to a successful girls night in and for a great Christmas binge watch!
1. Mean Girls
October 3rd, ring a bell? Cady finds herself in a completely new environment when her parents shift to the local high school after being home-schooled her entire life. With snobbish rich girls and peer pressure, Cady finds herself becoming someone she dislikes and hurting the people closest to her along the way. This is the perfect chick flick for a girls night in with just the right amount of comedy and drama.
2. What A Girl Wants
A commoner, Daphne is met with a surprise when she finds out that she is, in fact, the child of a British Lord. She decides to travel to London to meet her father. This movie follows the relationship between Daphne and her father and how she tries to fit into his world. This light-hearted movie is all about the reunion of a father and daughter and is a one-time watch if you’re in the mood for some light-hearted humour and drama.
3. Step Up
When Tyler gets in trouble for breaking and entering, he is forced into community service to make amends. This leads to a budding romance between Tyler and Nora which helps him discover his talent. Not only does the movie have romantic elements, but it also showcases the hardships faced by the people who do not have the same facilities as the richer folks of the neighbourhood. This movie lays the foundation for the franchise and leaves its mark when it comes to street dance films.
4. A Walk to Remember
Based on the popular Nicholas Sparks’ novel with the same name, the story begins when a young boy who gets in a lot of trouble meets the local Pastor’s daughter, Jamie. They become friends and eventually form an unbreakable bond, however, we soon find out that Jamie suffers from cancer and the story takes a sad turn. This beautiful movie describes young love beautifully. It is a must-watch for all you romance lovers out there!
5. 17 Again
Overwhelmed with his struggles at work and a failing marriage, Mike wishes to have a second chance at life to fix everything. However, when his wish comes true, life takes him on a surprising journey of self-discovery. With a story filled with many comic elements, this is the perfect watch when you’re looking for something to unwind to after a long day.
6. Mamma Mia!
Based on the popular songs by the famous pop-group of the ’70s, ABBA, this movie beautifully intertwines intricate melodies with an engaging storyline. The story revolves follows a spinster who has her child when she was very young and her relationship with her daughter and the many struggles of life that they face together. This chick flick is perfect for a girls night in and will definitely leave you feeling happy and warm.
7. Isn’t It Romantic?
Working a mundane job, Natalie is looking for a bit of spice in her life. Her wish comes true when she hits her head after a mugging and wakes up to find herself in an alternate universe. However, she finds herself in the middle of a rom-com which she detests. It does a great job at highlighting the important message of self-love. This different and extremely funny movie will have you laughing out of your seats.
8. Someone Great
Jenny and Nate, have been in a relationship for 9 years and Jenny is sure nothing will ever come between them, however, when she gets a job offer in San Francisco, she soon learns the truth when she is dumped by Nate. She, then, embarks one last hurrah with her long time best friends, Blair and Erin. This movie perfectly highlights the beauty of friendship and is a great coming of age story. This is perfect for a girls night in!
9. Made of Honor
The story begins when Tom and Holly meet under unusual circumstances and form an unlikely friendship that lasts over time. However, things get confusing when Holly finds Colin and decides to get married to him. With a plot that perfectly intertwines comedy and romance, this is a great watch for all you rom-com fans!
By Prithina Samuels (Suggest Nest)