Looking for some movie inspiration?
What will we watch? I don’t know. What you in the mood for? Eh, I’m not sure.
It’s without doubt I believe every household in Ireland has had this discussion at least once a day since we’re started self-isolating.
A daunting time when self-love, cups of tea, face masks and good movies are needed more than ever.
And so, we’re taking this moment of pause as a time to learn new skills, catch up with friends over House Party (the app, not a legit gaff), and watch movies that make us laugh, ugly cry and feel empowered.
And so, to avoid mindless scrolling and the above dialogue playing out, here are 10 of the best chic flicks as recommend by STELLAR’s Online Ed.
A Netflix original that is easily one of our favourite chick flicks of all time. Prepare to laugh, bawl, and sing Lizzo at the top of your lungs.
Starring Gina Rodriguez and Brittany Snow, this flick requires wine and chocolate.
This film doesn’t get enough recognition and it truly is Hayden Panettiere at her finest. Think jocks, nerds, cool girls and a surprising romance.
It falls into that lovely genre of post high school, pre moving away for college romance that’s just ultimate cheese to watch.
There’s nothing that isn’t iconic about 10 Things I Hate About You. The storyline, the outfits, the cast – which includes Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik, and obviously, the rendition of Frank Sinatra I Love You Baby at the end.
You can’t write a chick flick list and NOT include The Plastics, they’d kill ya.
Let’s also take a second to pause and remember that this film came out in 2004, yes gyals, 2004.
As a journalist, I adore watching the cliched narratives about female journalists in movies. Not because they’re in any way real (we don’t hunt men for stories although, not a bad shout!) but more so because they add to the whole cheesy, stereotypical storyline
Plus Matthew McConaughey in that scene after they go riding on the motorbike.
I’ll say no more.
Right, I know people’s opinions on this film are mixed. From those who just generally dislike Hilary Swank and so, dislike the movie, to those who understandably cannot stand Gerard Butler’s Irish accent, I’ll admit the movie is flawed but it’s still one of my favourites and yes, I am a sap.
In more recent times, 2016’s How To Be Single is certainly a flick that makes the cut. Starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, it’s all about girl power, partying, one night stands and everything else that makes your 20s and 30s a time you’ll never forget (but often would love to!)
Anna Faris could do with a solo listical for all her iconic films.
But until I get around to writing that, this one is obviously key to include.
In the movie she’s counting up her sexual partners after reading a magazine article that says once you pass 22 partners you’re basically single for life.
She then realises she doesn’t have much wiggle room left and starts to back-track over past lovers.
If you’ve been there, raise your hand. Als0, hello Chris Evans.
Another quintessential chick flick actor, Ryan Reynolds – he makes our chick flick lists for one of his later rom-coms, Definitely, Maybe.
In the midst of a divorce, Ryan’s character is questioned about the previous loves of his life by his 10-year-old daughter. A lovely storyline that makes for a great movie.
I told you I love flicks starring female Journalists and so, here’s another. Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo. Childhood reminiscing. The power of living in the moment and also the importance of following your feelings.
This movie is the perfect finish to a list that’ll keep you entertained for hours!