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Top 10 Chick Flicks for Guys

[WARNING: This list contains language and images that may be offensive to some readers] This list will be especially useful for a date (not the first though – you shouldn’t go to the movies on your first date!) This is a list of movies that are aimed at the female market but still have elements of appeal for men. Next time you need to impress your girlfriend, pick one of these! Thanks to Catriona for the suggestion!

10. Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo

Why will guys like it? The video clip above says so much more than I could!

Deuce Bigalow is a fish tank cleaner until he gets a temporary job watching over a gigolo’s house. But when Deuce accidentally wrecks the house, he is forced to compensate by becoming a gigolo himself! He takes on interesting clients (a tall Norwegian woman, a rotund eater in drag, a roommate who curses every five seconds, a nurse)…and together with a detective chasing Deuce down…

Buy this DVD at Amazon9. P.S. I Love You


Why will guys like it? Gerard Butler (of 300 fame) playing a goofball! While it is a romantic comedy, it avoids all the cliches and gives a fresh approach to the genre.

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life – a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself.

8. Lost in Translation

Why will guys like it? Guys will love this for one scene in particular (though the “lip my stockings scene” is also classic). The scene I am talking about involves a “titty” bar and brilliant music by Peaches.

Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for “her place in life,” and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both separately and together, they live the experience of the American in Tokyo.

Buy this DVD at Amazon7. Thelma and Louise

[WARNING: Spoilers in the video clip]

Why will guys like it? A 1966 Thunderbird convertible and sex scenes! Of course it also includes a car chase and a road trip which is always a plus.

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it but are soon followed closely by the authorities including a local policeman who is sympathetic to their plight. The federal authorities, however, have less compassion and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives.

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6. Desperately Seeking Susan

Why will guys like it? A young Madonna running around for the entire film in slutty clothes. Of course. It actually isn’t too bad a story either.

Bored Roberta spots a regular personal ad in the paper titled ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’. She heads off to New York, following one of the ads, and finds Susan. When Susan sells her jacket, Roberta – trying to emulate her mystery ad writer – buys the jacket and wears it. Little does she know someone is looking for the jacket – and its owner…

Buy this DVD at Amazon5. Charlie’s Angels

Why will guys like it? Easy: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu. As simple as that!

Based on the popular 70’s TV show, three cute chicks work for the mysterious “Charlie”. They are the female ‘James Bonds” of our time. They get to blow stuff up, kick the crap out of people, and wear really tight clothing, all whilst trying to retrieve stolen software and balance in high heels.

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4. Grease


Why will guys like it? The T Birds gang, machismo, and the cars!

When wholesome good girl Sandy and greaser renegade Danny fall in love over the summer, they never expect to see each other again. But when they both discover that they’re now attending the same high school, social differences challenge their romance.

Buy this DVD at Amazon3. Meet Joe Black

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Why will guys like it? I have to be careful not to give too much away here, but it involves a rather brutal death scene early on in the film and great acting all round by Anthony Hopkins.

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable – by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man’s body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe’s former host and Bill’s beautiful daughter Susan have already met.

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2. True Romance

Why will guys like it? Isn’t it obvious? It was written by Quentin Tarantino. Need another reason? Here is the synopsis: “Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.”

This Quentin Tarantino scripted film uses the theme of ‘boy meets girl.’ Here, though, boy meets girl, boy kills girl’s pimp, couple takes pimp’s coke, and bad boys chase couple. And Elvis is their Guardian Angel….

Buy this DVD at Amazon1. Something About Mary

Why will guys like it? There are just so many scenes that will have a guy in stitches on the floor – this is a unique chick flick in that it somehow manages to be more of a guy movie than a chick movie! This totally deserves its place in position 1.

Ted and Mary were high school sweet hearts who hadn’t seen each other since their senior prom. Thirteen years later Ted hires Pat, a private eye, to find his long lost love. Pat finds Mary and himself becomes infatuated. Wackiness ensues.

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  • goof_ball

    Good list though. Good order

  • goof_ball: thanks :)

  • phunniemee

    True Romance is a hilarious and great movie. Gary Oldman-as-pimp. Val Kilmer-as-Elvis apparition. It’s wonderful.

  • Mom424

    Weeell I’m not sure any movie by Rob Schneider is targeted to women, not to say I didn’t laugh my ass off, but I’m a weird ass woman….
    good list, and I still sing along to Grease…
    Great pick for #1, a chick flick I liked….

  • Pballguy

    something about mary is funny

  • islanderbst

    i agree with phunnie.
    true romance is in my top 5 all time, and i always try to extol its virtues to my friends, but none of them have ever heard of it

  • september78

    i think you totally forgot “keep the faith” with ben stiller, edward norton and the über-lovely jenna elfman.

  • SUN

    Deuce Bigalow – WTH.

    Deuce is NOT a chick flick!! Not even close! Can we get some ‘chick’ commentary on that one?

  • Mickey

    You should have put the title “Romantic Movies That Aren’t Sappy” I don’t consider Lost in Translation as a chick-flick.

  • Mom424

    Sun; I agree, see above comment, but I watched it with my kids; we all roared.

  • Mom424

    How about Titanic for #10, the ship scenes were cool, and the sinking was memorable, pretty sure there were some milky orbs in there…and as an added bonus you can hear Celine Dion caterwauling..

  • rearden

    Great list – “There’s Something About Mary” is great #1.

    One notable omission (imo) is “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days” (Matthew McConaughey/Kate Hudson). In my experience, this is the one “chick flick” that every guy seems to love (yours truly included!)

  • SocialButterfly

    Deuce Bigalow is NOT a chick flick!

    I’m sorry but any movie with gratuitous nipple shots is not a chick flick.

    Can I suggest How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?? That movie is a total chick flick but my fiancee and all of my guy friends love that movie.

  • Yogi Barrister

    BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET are notable omissions as well. Men like Julie Delpy and they can fantantasize that average guys like them or Ethan Hawke, can get a hot French girlfriend.

  • What about Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

  • Hannah!

    “Frank and Beans!!”

    haha That movie owns!!

  • Csimmons

    I love P.S. I love you, my friens call me gay for liking it.

  • the hound

    i love ‘there’s something about mary’ it deserves number 1. but where’s ‘the sweetest thing’?

  • DiscHuker

    i think this list is mistitled. many of these i don’t consider to be “chick flicks”. anything with rob schneider, anything written by quentin tarentino, lost in translation, etc.

    did the title machine get broken? between this one and that tragic one from yesterday, that i assume got removed because it was so confusing, about albums released 20 years apart.

  • SocialButterfly

    the hound: Good call I love ‘The Sweetest Thing’.

    I think it’s funny that The Punisher is her love interest and Grandpa is soo funny in that movie. Not to mention that Jason Bateman is in it and he always rocks.

  • mariposa

    What about “When Harry met Sally” the fake orgasm scene in the diner is hilarious

  • Emily

    no super bowl list today?

  • Mom424

    mariposa; then only good thing about that one…

  • Just to echo the other comments

    Deuce Bigalow is NOT a chick flick!

  • Emily: I don’t actually know what the super bowl is…

  • Borg

    Holy Crap, this list is umm….controversial, to say the least. Deuce Bigalow? A chick flick? I sincerely doubt that about half of these movies were made with the intention of capturing the female market alone.
    When I think of a good date movie, none of these would ever come to mind. Here are my date movies:
    1. The Princess Bride
    2. Say Anything
    3. Stardust (which I just saw last night and is great, highly recommended)
    4. Rear Window
    5. Life is Beautiful
    My criteria is mainly that there is some love story central to the plot and that both guys and girls would enjoy the film. Also, I chose movies that I thought guys might be surprised to find they enjoyed.

  • dangorironhide

    Grease a chick flick? Well, if you say so… I’ve loved it for years, it’s so awesome, especially ‘Grease is the Word’ at the start.

    Haven’t watched it in ages though…

  • JwJwBean

    I guess I am not the typical “chick”. I really did not like There’s Something about Mary. I also have never seen and have no desire to see Thelma and Loiuse. I do absolutely love Meet Joe Black and Grease. I have seen Deuce Bigalow, I thought how he was sweet to the “dates” was nice, but not a chick flick and not one I would watch again. I have not seen too many of the other ones. I am not so huge on the drama films anyway. Give me a good horror or comedy anyday.
    I have an exboyfriend who’s favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally. I thought it was just okay.

  • Mom424

    jfrater; superbowl is an excuse to drink to much and eat to much and wear sweat pants and jerseys!

  • dick shoes

    dude deuce biggalo and something about mary are not chick flicks

  • What about that Alicia Silverstone movie…Clueless i think it was..


    Sorry, not the best of lists. Duece Bigalow and Lost in Translation are not what i would describe as chick flicks. I don’t know any guys that like Grease, and I find Lost in Translation to be a really boring movie – not ideal for dates unless you want the person your dating to be bored and think you’re dull.

  • Can’t believe i didn’t check out True Romance before. Will do so asap!!

  • And there’s another highly popular early 80’s flick, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, with that awesome swimming pool sequence!!

  • TH3W1R3D

    I disagree with #10, nice work though.

  • fishing4monkeys

    #1 really does deserve its spot…VERY funny movie!!!

  • lightningclash

    TRUE ROMANCE all the way. Christopher Walken made that movie. His scene just blew me away

  • jerh

    True Romance and There’s Something About Mary are chick flicks? That’s news to me.

  • fishing4monkeys


    Who doesn’t know what the superbowl is!? lol

  • beanshide

    After reading this I guess i’m not a normal girl, either. I mean, I hate romantic comedies and those sort of films, like Charlie’s Angels. Give me real films, please. Although I like Thelma and Louise and Meet Joe Black, from this list.

  • sarahenity

    lol heavy bison… i wouldn’t really consider fast times at ridgemont high a chick flick… although it’s one of my favourite movies haha

    theres something about mary is in the perfect place, but i reckon the sweetest thing and how to lose a guy in 10 days would probaby fit in well with the rest of these.

  • Mathilda

    I’ve got to agree that either I’m not a normal “chick” (and thank God if that’s the case!) or these are not really chick flicks. The only one on the list that I liked at all was Thelma and Louise.

    Now, if you want to have a list of movies to not see on a first date… I’ll think of my co-worker. He asked around for any good movies that were out, but neglected to specify that he was planning on going (on a first date) with a girl that he had met. Someone told him that they had thought that A Time To Kill was very good; he told his date he had heard it was good, she had not heard of it either, so they went. Unfortunately the beginning of the movie consists of the violent rape and attempted murder of a ten year old girl – he said that he just sat in appalled silence horrified to imagine what his date must think of him. :) (They did go out again after he explained.)

  • No “The Sweetest Thing?” I could definately see guys liking that one, haha.

  • steve

    bahahahahah I love the gut in the background yelling “he was masturbating!” in there’s something about mary.

  • With the exception of True Romance all the above films require a set of ovaries to enjoy. Chick Flicks for Guys, that’s like Math for Women!

  • Csimmons

    jfrater: the superbowl is the american football equivelant of the world cup.

  • Yogi Barrister

    Alternative Top Ten Chick Flicks For Guys:

  • Lost in Translation is so far from a chick flick it’s not even funny. If the dude who wrote this was here right now, I’d punch him in the throat.

  • Yogi Barrister

    And the award for best Chick Flick For Guys goes to….KNOCKED UP

  • Emily

    oh come on u know what the super bowl is, lol.

  • Mara

    God, are you kidding? I hated every boring-ass second of Lost in Translation.

    And how is Deuce Bigalow a chick flick? Isn’t the intent of a chick flick to appeal to women? How is misogynistic crap like that a chick flick? (Sorry. I just cannot -stand- Rob Schneider.)

    Let’s toss Norbit up there too.

  • Harsha

    Firstly, Duece.. and Lost in translation are not chick flicks.
    Second, Charlie’s Angels?!!re you kidding me?!!?
    No self respecting guy could like that movie.
    That movie isn’t just an insult to women, but to humanity itself. The sequel was worse!!

  • Harsha

    You should put up ‘La Femme Nikita’ as a notable mention, I know its originally a french movie but it rocks!

  • Ashley

    I don’t know what the super bowl is either… Just that Justin Timberlake pulled off Janet Jacksons top that one time! Is it based around american football?

  • kakazed

    this is not acceptable that we guys have to try and please our ladys by suffering through charlies angels and thelma&louise etc….i think we need a lidt of GUY MOVIES FOR GIRLS….hows that for gender equality?

  • Harsha

    Ashley: Yes! Its the biggest event in american football, the hype is comparable to the FIFA World Cup.

  • Harsha

    Oh yeah! Guy movies for girls!! #1 has got to be ‘300’! For some reason my girlfriend hated that movie!!LOL!!

  • Hacbarton

    I would not go so far as to call Deuce Bigalow a “chick flick”. If any Rob Schneider movie deserves the title, it’s “The Animal”

  • DiscHuker

    i’ve always liked “forget paris” with billy crystal. it is most definately centered around a relationship/love story, but the main character is sarchastic, avoiding commitment and an NBA referee (so there is a sports angle)

    excellent chick flick that guys enjoy.

    plus it has the lady that does the voice for marge simpson. weird to see a human with the exact same voice as a cartoon character.

  • TheFinger

    True Romance…great movie but not a chick flick. RUSHMORE (another Bill Murray movie) might also be considered.

  • slipstick

    No First Knight, or Fools Rush In, or even Crocodile Dundee? C’mon, looks like the list needs some work here. Good effort, though.

  • I thought the first Terminator was kinda romantic for a sci fi film about a cyborg with a thick, inexplicable Austrian accent.

  • I’m not sure if someone has said this already, but most of these films aren’t really chick flicks. I don’t know how Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo would even be considered a chick flick and True Romance is never been considered one at all.

  • alucard

    What no 51st Dates? it stars Drew Barrymore nufsed!

  • alucard

    i mean 50 first dates..

  • sue

    Great list,I definately agree with number 1.But I think “Keeping the faith” and “Knocked up” are missing.

  • corinthian0430

    “The Wedding Singer” should be on the list!

  • Patrask

    If possible, I’d make #1 and #3 swap places. Ben Stiller simply isn’t funny enough to be there.

  • funbutfunctional

    How can the superbowl possibly be compared to the world cup? The world cup grips nations from all parts of the world for weeks every few years. The superbowl grips the US for a couple of weeks and small pockets of interest in other countries.

    Learn the difference between ‘the USA’ and ‘the world’.

    That aside I totally agree with number one, but have a soft spot for ‘ten things i hate about you’.

  • satori

    I never thought of Deuce Bigalow as a “Chick flick”-I know A LOT more guys that like this movie than girls. Surprised…

  • Borg

    Knocked Up, Keeping the Faith, Wedding Singer, and other similar movies starring comedians, are all GUY films which some women might find enjoyable. A “chick flick”, though I hate the implication of this term, is a movie that appeals to women due to the romantic focus of its story. Usually the star of the movie is a woman. Notable “chick flicks”: The Notebook, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, The Wedding Planner.

  • Borg

    funbutfunctional: It can be compared to the world cup in that they are both huge sporting events which determine the champion of a major sporting league. No one is saying that the superbowl is as big as the world cup, but Harsha is correct in saying that the hype here in the states is comparable to that which you would find in nations where the world cup is popular.

  • Cat4thCB

    Meet Joe Black? are you kidding me!? i thought that that was the most boring movie with the lamest love scene and the most annoying, sappiest music… and i’m a chick! However, I whole-heartedly agree with True Romance as number two. not your typical chick flick, but pretty cool nonetheless. all the gruesome parts lend themselves to close contact with available brave, solicitous, muscular guy. and really, isn’t that the real definition of a chick flick?

  • Sam

    I don’t really think Deuce Bigalow is considered as a chick flick. Good move making Something About Mary number one, though. And one of my guy friends admits to liking P.S. I Love You =]

  • Tomo

    Uh, the new site looks great. How come I can’t see about 2 inches of the left side of the screen. The whole page is shifted to the left. I’m using IE6. Please fix it.

    Good list btw.

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  • fishing4monkeys


    Yeah I agree with you about Deuce Bigalow not being a chick flick…

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  • jocsboss

    I gotta hurry. Gonna be late for work. I have seen most of these movies and own some.

    Lost in Translation is a beautiful piece of work. It was written and directed by a woman. True Romance is great. I don’t think Deuce Bigelow is a chick flick. I thought that Something About Mary had some pretty funny things in it but was generally too stupid over all.

  • Mom424

    The only criteria I have for a chick flick is that they hafta make you cry/go misty or do the sweet tender thing once or twice through the film. More than that, I give it a pass. I want pathos and tragedy, I will read the newspaper…so my top 10 chick flicks for guys in no particular order
    Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?; Huge mom, troubled kid, funny/sad
    Pulp Fiction; Can’t tell me the Bruce Willis love scenes weren’t sweet and romantic. plus wanton violence, Yeah! (I thought the Uma/Travolta dance scene pretty sexified too)
    Blade Runner; The whole film is dark and sexy, and young Harrison Ford. mmmmmmmm
    Lord of the Rings; Aragorn and Arwen, classic love tale. Sam to Frodo – the best kind of love
    Mask; One of the few tear-jerkers I would recommend; the story centers around a teenager and bikers. And Sam Elliott is uber-sexy.
    Terminator; I agree wholeheartedly with whomever mentioned this one earlier (I can’t find it now, I looked 2X). The whole John Connor romance thing…..awwwwwww
    Reservoir Dogs; This one only makes the list because I don’t know any woman that doesn’t bury her face in her mans chest during the horrible torture scene….(hint to guys; don’t let go, we need reassurance after that)
    Armageddon; C’mon it got Bruce Willis and Steve Buscemi. As if it could be bad. And who doesn’t cry when Bruce saves the day?
    Cold heartless bastards – thats who.
    The Wedding Singer/50 1st Dates; Sappy romantic crap that I could tolerate. Sweet, Funny, non-threatening. Saved by pretty close to slap-stick humour.

    I’ve run out of time, so one of the other ladies that visits this site will have to finish it for me. I’ve noted that many of the women here are as weird-ass as myself….

  • Mystern

    Good list. I’ve always liked watching chick flicks.

  • jocsboss

    Gilbert Grape! Good call. Also Benny and June.

  • JwJwBean

    And Gilbert Grape had Johnny Depp as the ever so caring older brother to Leonardo’s brilliant performance of an autistic child.

  • DiscHuker

    can it (there’s something about mary) truly be a chick flick with jokes about balls? (and i don’t mean sports equipment) from my experience, through my wife, balls are hardly ever funny. she just doesn’t get jackass type humor, which i would assume most of the fairer sex would agree.

    i tried to get her to watch “the waiting”, about the waiters who play the ‘look at my balls’ game. wow, it got chilly in my house that night.

  • SlickWilly

    Ummm…..I don’t know about this one. A couple of these arn’t even chick flicks. How about REAL chicks that guys can enjoy? For instance, you forgot:

    1. What Women Want, with Mel Gibson
    2. As Good As It Gets, with Jack Nicholson

    Both ACTUAL chick flicks, both ACTUALLY entertaining to men as well.

  • SocialButterfly

    DiscHuker: Waiting is hilarious!! I love the guys who get high in the back with the whipped cream containers… it brought back my childhood.

  • Thelma and Louise is a great movie for everyone! Except kids.

  • SlickWilly

    REAL chicks = REAL chick flicks

    lol, my bad

  • Blogball

    Here I go showing my age again with some of these movies.
    Maybe I’m showing too much of my feminine side as well but what the heck when you get my age you don’t really care.

    It Happened One Night (Also mentioned in the Road Trip category)

    The Goodbye Girl
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Somewhere in Time (Total Chick Flick but sorry I loved it)
    When Harry Met Sally
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Nine to Five

  • SpookyMulder

    I agree with Sun. Deuce Bigalow seems more like a guy movie to me

  • burgeon

    The one film I always defend as as much a film for guys as girls is “Beautiful Girls.” At heart, it’s a movie about guys, and the various emotional pedestals on which we place women (often to the detriment of the sanity of both!) I don’t know one guy who can’t relate to the guys in this film rating women 1-10 on face, body, personality…

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  • Angelina

    Votes for Beautiful Girls, The Sweetest Thing, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Ghost. I know lots of guys who like these movies. Deuce Bigalow, no way! True Romance, not a chick flick. Grease and Thelma and Louise definitely earned their spots here.

  • Mac

    I hate Cecelia Aherne and her shitty shitty crappy crap crap “books”.

    There’s Something About Mary is one of the great films of the nineties.

  • DiscHuker

    jayfray: who made this list? perhaps we should ask the author why they thought deuce bigalow and true romance were chick flicks.

  • jocsboss

    Forgot about Beautiful Girls this morning. Also should of had A Life Less Ordinary, with Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz.

  • Mom424

    DiscHuker; why do you think I made my list the way I did. If it’s got deuce bigalow on the list, all of mine are contenders….
    (and I truly dislike romantic crap, I cry way too easy and make a spectacle of myself, like The Lion King….)

  • Mom424

    DiscHuker; why do you think I made my list the way I did. If it’s got deuce bigalow on the list, all of mine are contenders….
    (and I truly dislike romantic crap, I cry way too easy and make a spectacle of myself, like The Lion King….)
    Blogball; I didn’t mind Ghost or Moonstruck,,good picks!, but you like When Harry met Sally?

  • James

    Haha I love Deuce Bigalo and There’s something about Mary.Great List!

  • Mom424

    Slickwilly; I am more real woman than you could ever handle! lol
    I just don’t like mush. I do mush, I don’t wanna watch it.

  • DiscHuker

    mom424: no offense meant, i just mean that it seems most people do not understand those two picks. what is your reasoning for including what a majority, seemingly, don’t agree even fit the category?

  • Mom424

    I was being mostly flip, but not more so than some of them on the list. Most chick flicks really don’t appeal to me most of the chicks I know…more aptly date flicks…gotta remember I’m old

  • copperdragon

    i thought the title mentioned something about chick flicks. my wife would not see any of these.

    lets try:
    Coyote Ugly (eye-candy for me, sappy romance for her)
    Thomas Crown Affair (great cat-and-mouse romance, with nudity!)
    American President (hilarious)

  • albert0

    I have to agree with “Something about mary”.

    copperdragon: “American President” is good as well.

  • Bettty

    You forgot about “A Life Less Ordinary” but “Something about mary” as the #1

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  • Kevin


    Well, sorry to break the trend, but The Woman I Love is a big fan of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, so I watched it with her last year. It was probably one of the five worst movies I’ve ever seen. What was supposed to be humor seemed to me to be perverse, creepy manipulation (by/of the characters, not the audience). It really gave me the willies. It’s right up there with “Vampire’s Kiss” (Nicolas Cage) and “What About Bob?” (Bill Murray) in my book.

  • Yondofan12

    Definitely Mean Girls and the Princess Bride.

  • Casey

    I highly suggest The Baxter, it’s a rom-com made by Michael Showalter, of Stella/ The State fame. Not only is it wicked cute, but it’s got bits of that type of humor mixed in, so it is good for people like me who like obscure funny. Plus you can test your dates indy cred at the same time.
    I got in on this topic a wee bit late, so no one will see this, but if you do… The Baxter.

  • SlickWilly

    Mom424: I don’t know. I have big arms. If I can’t touch my fingers together behind a woman’s back, she MIGHT be too much woman for me. Then again, I wouldn’t know if you fall under this criteria. You might be too much woman for me. You might not be enough. Who’s to say? :)

    I would hardly consider What Women Want mush. The main character is a self-centered, arrogant, cheuvanist pig. You know, someone a guy like myself can really identify with…just kidding. As Good As It Gets is one of my fav. movies in general. The performances of Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinear are first rate, as is Cuba, in the small role he is in. Yeah, yeah, it might get a little mushy towards the end, but thats what makes it a chick flick.

  • Jase1987

    Yondofan12 beat me to the punch but yeah mean girls is awesome probably lohan’s best movie.

  • dgsinclair

    I agree that these should be on the list:
    Princess Bride
    Amelie (fantastic)
    Phenomenon (my favorite romance of all time)
    Just Visiting
    A Life Less Ordinary
    My Life
    50 First Dates
    Tortilla Soup
    As good as it gets
    what women want
    Officer and a gentleman

    And these should not:
    Deuce Bigalow
    Grease (all musicals should be banned ;)

    Guy films for girls?
    Knocked up
    Wedding singer
    Something about mary

    Others – not sure about
    Love Actually

  • Truth

    Cube is the ultimate movie for trying to get laid!

  • dave4248

    Did I read the title of this list right? Are you sure this isn’t the “chick flick” list? “Thelma and Louise?”….”Desperately Seeking Susan?” With some of these, I don’t even know where to start. Here’s my list

    10 “Super Troopers”
    9 “Rocky”
    8 “Glory”
    7 “A Man For All Seasons” (’66 version only)
    6 “Rudy”
    5 “The Forty Year Old Virgin”
    4 “Twelve Angry Men” (’57 or ’97 version)
    3 “Remember the Titans”
    2 “The Greatest Game Ever Played”
    1 “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

  • dave4248

    Forget (or delete) my last post. I DID misread the title. “Chick Flicks for Guys.”…I KNEW there was a reason why they were so awful. Forgive me.

  • TerraByte

    A League of Their Own

  • Glowbug

    I’m a little surprised that you didn’t find a space on the list for “10 Things I Hate About You” (I dig modernized Shakespeare, and the female lead – whose name escapes me at the moment – is very talented and cute), or “50 First Dates”. I quite liked those….

  • A Knight’s Tale

  • Sgt. Batguano

    Worst…list…ever. Some aren’t chick flicks, many are simply dreadful.

  • J Royale

    Grease is NOT a chick flick. How many times???

  • Lammy

    “P.S. I love you”? Are you kidding? I HATED THAT MOVIE! IT WAS SO STUPID AND UNNECESSARY! There are SO many good books waiting to be adapted to good movies and they picked frigging P.S I LOVE YOU!

  • Katie

    I agree with Mean Girls…I haven’t met a guy who DID NOT like that movie!

  • bella

    ok, heres my contribution and bear in mind that these have been tried and tested on my other half who is an avid fan of anything based around extreme violence, martial arts and zombies… some might even say he is “obsessed” with the latter…..

    ok here we go, up for your scrutiny we have…:

    pans labyrinth
    the fountain
    eternal sunshine ofthe spotless mind
    saving grace
    pretty much anything by studio ghibli especially howls moving castle
    stealing beauty (early liv tyler)(hello!…)
    zack and miri make a porno
    benny and june
    breakfast club
    empire records
    back to the future(s)

    and more but i cant remember them just now! i may be wrong but i dont think these have been mentioned yet. to be honest i’m not entirey sure these fit into the catagory “chick flicks for guys” but all of these are films that both me and boy have watched together and enjoyed.

    one more thing; can i just say, the sweetest thing”?????? how tacky, pointlss and degrading! i was shocked, mostly by how the two girls treated their friend (i use the term “friend” loosely) but also of the “man-eating slut” behavior portrayed as acceptible, i feel this may be a grave insight into the future of so called “chick flicks”…

    ok im done, go ahead, take your best shot!! ;p

  • Richard G

    Who gives a shit about your tastes or opinions, Bella, shut the fuck up.

  • bella

    constructive, thanks jerk-off.

  • I4gotmyMANTRA

    jesus, richard, just shut up.

    jFrater, i think if your going to reccomend meet joe black you should give everyone fair warning that its 3 hours long. No exaggerations.

    and i think everyone should see when harry met sally if only for the resteraunt scene

  • trfan

    I’ve always thought of “Ghost” as a guy-friendly chick flick (it’s my all-time favorite romantic movie). For the girls there’s romance, great tear-jerking moments (the final scene always leaves me crying), and a great story. For the guys, there’s blood and murder, Demi Moore in really skimpy clothes (whether you like her or hate her, her clothes definitely appeal to the guys), and genuine Halloween-ish moments.

  • loma

    My best friend’s Girl.

  • Aubloom

    I know this list is old but I am just hitting view random list cause I am bored.

    Good list but where is The Notebook? Probably my favorite Chick flick. I hate Grease too but probably because I am younger.

  • fatpaw175

    ‘P.S. I Love You’ was horrible. My wife and I never thought it would end…

  • iheartchicflicks

    Mamma Mia!is also one hell of a film and many of the guys i know think it is hilarious

  • Bar There’s Something About Mary and Lost in Translation, those movies are awful. Seriously, this must have been compiled by a woman as they are just simply dire chick flicks. Either way, you are way off the mark!

  • kaleighdee

    I don’t think True Romance is a chick flick?

  • pusher

    True Romance wasnt a chick flick by any account. Thats almost the point of the title.

    Bad List

    Bad Idea

    you’re a bad person…

  • Len6stringer

    This is the Worst list of MOSTLY NON CHICK FLICKS

    Something About Mary is funny as hell & uhhhhhh ITS NOT A CF ?

    Duece Bigalow is Not CF ,
    Nor is it Mentally appropriate for anything that has evolved into upright walking & buys its food pre-slayed

    (I find its commonly Its a guy who Uses the term a lot BUT REAL wimpy CF's are 95 % of what they watch) The kind of guy that Falls Asleep during Casino ! or has seen Goodfellas -ONCE !

    1#) What the fu88k- TRUE ROMANCE is a Pulp genre Drama & it kicks Total AS*******

    Take Note* – Just because a movie has the word Chicks or Wedding or Romance !!!!!! in the Title, Does not a chick flick make OK

    But any Guy who has dated (non blow up) Women or has been (or is currently) married anytime within Last 20_+ years & watches 95% GUY FLICKS ( ie – GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, FULL METAL -J ,DEER HUNTER ,RAGGING BULL the DEPARTED… & True Romance ETC) .. knows what Chick Flicks are
    besides Cruel Torture
    (ala -Clock work Orange)

    16 Candles (how many times U gonna watch this one Honey)
    Grease (gaaaaag ohh gaggg -Please dont sing in movies OK )
    Footloose – Help !!!!!!!!
    Sweet Home Alabama ( o The pain !!!)
    Officer & a Gentlemen ( & if this is a war flick to you -See the description I used above)
    Top Gun ( nothing needs to be said )
    Weeding Crashers ( Plot less Poopie Pie –
    that ends with a painfully Predictable arghhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooo -DOUBLE WEDDING !

    There are dozens more CF's But
    But please don't insult Great movies like True Romance & Take a look at the many other CF lists
    to see what the description actually MEANS NEXT TIME.

  • matt b

    Just Friends

  • Stacey

    When Harry Met Sally should be on this list! Harry's dark and cynical sense of humor combined with the film's truly thought-provoking discussion of men and women's conflicting social roles and sexual expectations make a movie that guy and girls can love!

  • Bertt

    You are absolutely retarded if you think Deuce Bigelow and Something About Mary are chick flicks.

  • Wakajawak

    Are you for real? Movies must have sex, violence or cars to appeal to men? What cliched world do you live in?

    The reason why men hate chick flicks that is reasonable men is that men are portrayed as insensitive or dumb. Way to play into all that schlock.

    Oh and who in their right mind thought True Romance was a chick flick? Because romance is in the title? Do people not at least look at the back cover before rent/buy.

    All that and you miss “White Palace” a true chick flick but it shows how happier someone is with an older more carefree woman than a 20 something, controlling shrew.

  • I’m a guy and the few movies I’ve enjoyed that could be categorized as “chick flicks” are Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Love Actually (he who doesn’t love that movie has no soul), The Devil Wears Prada, Amelie, Before Sunset (haven’t seen Before Sunrise) and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

    Half of this list it a huge misstep in my opinion. Most blatant: it’s not because True Romance revolves and evolves around the “boy meets girl” theme that it should be dubbed a chick flick. I mean, having True Romance and “chick flick” in the same sentence makes me laugh out loud.

  • Brandi

    I think Mean Girls should have been on here. I have met so many guys that have seen that movie and think it’s hilarious.

  • blake

    True romance is not a chick flick unless the chick is into gratuitous violence. But it does bring up a good idea for another list. That list should be funniest scenes in a movie. The scene with Dennis Hopper giving Christopher Walker a”history lesson”. A must see for anybody who has been affected remotely by racism and can laugh about it. A gem on many levels.

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