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Top 10 Picks for a Girls’ Night in

Every now and then, all we girls want to do is munch on some good food and watch cute sappy films nonstop. But how do you decide which movies are good enough to laugh, cry and even have you wishing for true love? After careful thought, here are 10 chick flicks that will not disappoint you. Better yet, why not call up your girlfriends’ and make it extra fun. After all, we all can relate to a character in a chick flick.

To understand better, a chick flick is usually a movie that has a female protagonist. These movies can range from focusing on friendships and relationships to loss and heart break, not forgetting girl power.  

1. Mean Girls (2004)

The story line focuses on the name itself. Cady Haron portrayed by Lindsay Lohan is the new girl who gets mixed up with the Queen Bees’ of the school on behalf of her new friend’s childhood vendetta. Only to unintentionally become one of them. The movie focuses on friendship, loyalty and teenage girl drama that we’ve all experienced at some point of our lives.

2. Clueless (1995)

Rich kid Cher has the world revolving around her. Or at least she thinks she does. When her stepbrother hits her with the reality of having no direction in her life she takes it upon herself to do a few good deeds including matchmaking and makeovers.

3. 27 Dresses (2008)

What’s harder than watching the man you love get engaged? Even worse, having to watch him get engaged to your own sister. Jane Nicholas (Katherine Heigl) has done nothing but be the faithful bridesmaid 27 times, just waiting for the day she can be the bride instead. Ready to take on her roll for the 28th time with her sister’s wedding, a blue eyed journalist changes the course of things.

4. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Happy in love with her boyfriend, Rachel Chu is in for the shock of her life when she finds out that he belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Singapore just hours before meeting them! But nothing goes smooth from there. Will learning to stand up for herself be enough to get accepted by Nick’s family? This movie will have you mesmerized and in awe for the most part.

5. Beauty and the Briefcase (2010)

A journalist would do anything to get a good story including going under cover to find the love of her life in the Business world. But what happens when Lane Daniels played by Hillary Duff falls for someone out of the corporate world. It’s a tough choice between love and her real job at Cosmopolitan.

6. The Duff (2015)

Bianca is not your typical chick flick protagonist. Surrounded by gorgeous best friends, her childhood guy friend, Wesley, increases her level of insecurity by dubbing her the “Dumb Ugly Fat Friend” (DUFF) of the group. Deleting her best friends from her social media and her life she seeks Wesley’s help to rebuild her image in exchange for tutoring lessons.

7. Wild Child (2008)

A spoilt rich girl is shipped off to an English boarding school to reform from her wild ways. Refusing to give in, she does everything in her power to misbehave in order to get expelled from school with the help of her 4 roommates. Until she realizes the importance of true friends and her love for the newfound school and maybe even the principal’s son.

8. Bride Wars (2009)

Two childhood best friends who’ve planned their big special day since the beginning end up as enemies trying to have a better June wedding at the Plaza, on the same day! It takes a whole load of mistakes and regrets to understand that nothing could compare to a tight bond between best friends.

9. 10 things I hate about you (1999)

Bianca and her sister Kat are what most sister relationships look like. They just don’t get along. In order for Bianca to start dating, Kat has to score a date. But no one wants to date scary Kat. Until the high school mysterious boy is paid to date her.

10. The Proposal (2009)

Bribing her assistant with a promotion in exchange to marry her, Margaret tries to avoid her deportation to Canada. But the trip to his hometown has so much in store for her including a confession about her true intentions at the wedding. And if the plot does not grab your interest, Ryan Reynolds definitely will.

The best part of these 10 movies, is that you can watch them multiple times and never get sick of it. So grab that popcorn and get watching!


Amra Yooseph

Amra is a full time sustainability auditor who makes time to follow her passion in journalism as a part time writer and presenter. Something she loves doing is meeting people and learning what their outlook on a given situation is. She also happens to be a big foodie and is always down for a good meal.

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