Okay, I think we all agree on the merits of "chick flicks." We can all agree that there are no merits! (C'mon, you know I'm right.)
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There are, of course, women who hate the term "chick flick", but let's face it, "chick flick" is a lot more catchy than "formulaic, light romantic comedy starring a young actress targeting women 25049." Ok, they're not all light romantic comedies. The Notebook anyone? More often than not when a guy watches one of these "Julia Roberts specials", it's because he's just trying to come off as sensitive and he's hoping that maybe, just maybe, it'll help him get lucky enough to hook-up. Chick Flicks He'll Love [VIDEO]
However, for every 10 nausea-inducing "Sex and The City" movies, there's at least one "Knocked Up." Here are 10 of the greatest chick flicks of all time that even the guys dig. Feel free to add your own additions to this list.
1. Titanic- It was the biggest movie of all time for a reason, people! Sure, it's got the sappy love story and Leo DiCaprio. And cheesy lines…"I'm the king of the world!" C'mon. Really? But it's got a young, good looking Kate Winslet showing a little boobage in a PG-13 movie! Man, do you know how many prepubescent males wear out the rewind button on the DVD player for that scene alone!?? And of course, seeing that huge boat cracking and go belly up on the big screen is nothing short of awesome! Women get to cry and guys get the thrill of cinematic carnage.
2. The Break-Up- Bottom line here, women love Jennifer Aniston and guys love Vince Vaughn. He's freaking hilarious and she's extremely cute. The Break-Up isn't the typical romantic comedy. Yes it's boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, but in the end, you know what's cool? (spoiler alert!) boy-STILL-loses girl. That's real stuff. Not the ol', "I -was- crazy- for- leaving -you -and- now- I'm- gonna -chase -your -cab -to- the- airport- before- you- get- on -the- plane -to- leave- forever- and -tell -you- how- I- can't- live- without -you- and -we -get- back- together -and -live- happily -ever -after" ending. And I dare ANY couple to say they haven't had the "dishes" fight.
Aniston: I want you to WANT to do the dishes!
Vaughn : Why would I WANT to do the dishes?
Classic - and real.
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3. Jerry Maguire- This movie is rescued from most of its super-sappiness by Cuba Gooding Jr.'s over-the-top, Oscar winning performance. "Show me the moneeeeyy!!!!!!" And it's about football, isn't it? I think Tom Cruise was in it, too. Anyway, great flick.