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Here’s our top ten chick flicks to watch while eating pizza. We’ll start with #10 and proceed to #1. If you have experienced any of these movies or have a favorite chick flick not listed here, please visit our Facebook page and write about your favorite chick flicks of all time or leave a comment below. We’d love to see your list.
For you guys out there reading this list. I know you’re out there. Download one of these and buy and have a pizza delivered. It’ll make a great date night.
10. Working Girl – 1988
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards; director Mike Nichols’ witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle stars Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill, an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss (Sigourneey Weaver) Breaks a leg skiing, Tess simply takes over her office, her apartment, even her wardrobe. She then creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Harrison Ford) that will either take her straight to the top – or finish her off for good.
9. Legally Blonde – 2001
She’s a California sorority girl who’ll do anything to keep her man. Even if it means going all theway’to law school! Reese Witherspoon (Election) stars with Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), Matthew Davis (Pearl Harbor) and Victor Garber (Titanic) in a knock-out comedy with a heart of goldand hair to match! Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus. So when Warner Huntington III (Davis) suddenly dumps her and heads for Harvard Law School, Elletakes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands. She enrolls too! Now getting Warner back should be a snap, right? Wrong! Elle’s about to begin the toughest fight of her lifefor love, honor, justice and respect for blondes everywhere!
8. How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days – 2003
Kate Hudson twinkles as the heroine of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, a magazine writer assigned to date a guy, make all the mistakes girls make that drive guys away (being clingy, talking in baby-talk, etc.), and record the process like a sociological experiment. However, the guy she picks—rangy Matthew McConaughey—is an advertising executive who’s just bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in ten days; if he succeeds, he’ll win a huge account that will make his career.
7. Pretty Woman – 1990
Richard Gere is the silver-haired Wall Street knight who sweeps streetwalker Julia Roberts into a fantasy world of room service at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel and fashion boutique shopping on Rodeo Drive. The supporting cast is also appealing, including Laura San Giacomo as Roberts’s hooker pal, Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy, and Hank Azaria.
6. Love Actually – 2003
With Love Actually, Director Curtis orchestrates a minor miracle of romantic choreography, guiding a brilliant cast of stars and newcomers as they careen toward love and holiday cheer in London, among them the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) who’s smitten with his caterer; a widower (Liam Neeson) whose young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer (Colin Firth) who falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother (Emma Thompson) coping with her potentially unfaithful husband (Alan Rickman); and a lovelorn American (Laura Linney) who’s desperately attracted to a colleague. There’s more—too much more—as Curtis wraps his Christmas gift with enough happy endings to sweeten a dozen other movies.
5. 50 First Dates – 2004
It’s a sweet-natured vehicle for sweet-natured stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and their track record with The Wedding Singer no doubt factors in its lowbrow appeal. But while the well-matched lovebirds wrestle with a gimmicky plot (she has no short-term memory, so he has to treat every encounter as their first), director Peter Segal.
4. Titanic – 1997
Nothing on Earth can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of Titanic the sweeping love story that sailed into the hearts of moviegoers around the world ultimately emerging as the most popular motion picture of all time.Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-nominee Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival.From acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.
3. Sleepless in Seattle – 1993
The director and stars of 1998’s You’ve Got Mail scoreda breakthrough hit with this hugely popular romantic comedy from 1993, about a recently engaged woman (Meg Ryan) who hears the sad story of a grieving widower (Tom Hanks) on the radio and believes that they’re destined to be together. She’s single in New York, he lives in Seattle with a young son, but the cross-country attraction proves irresistible, and pretty soon Meg’s on a westbound flight. What happens from there is … well, you must have been living in a cave to have let this sweet-hearted comedy slip below your pop-cultural radar.
2. Steel Magnolias – 1989
This comedy-drama directed by Herbert Ross (The Turning Point) follows several years in the lives of women who regularly see one another at a beauty shop in their small Louisiana town. The story deepens as Julia Roberts, playing a serious diabetic and the daughter of Sally Field, goes downhill in her health. But as an ensemble piece, this is one of those enjoyably lumpy tearjerkers with many years’ worth of stored truths suddenly being shared between the characters, lots of grievances aired, that sort of thing. Daryl Hannah and Shirley MacLaine assume the most eccentric roles, Dolly Parton the most fun, and Olympia Dukakis the most dignified, while Sally Field essentially provides the moral and emotional center of the movie.
and finally, number one in this list of top ten chick flicks to watch while eating pizza is…..
1. Somewhere in Time – 1980
In his first film after the star-making success of Superman, Christopher Reeve stars as a contemporary playwright who visits a posh hotel and sees the portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) who had performed there in 1912. He becomes obsessed with this beautiful woman and learns all he can about her, and then discovers a method of hypnotically transporting himself backward in time to meet her. “Is it … you?” she says upon seeing the lovestruck playwright, and it’s clearly a mutual attraction. But even the slightest reminder of the playwright’s modern time can jar him from his seemingly real existence in the past, so his wonderful love affair is constantly just a step from being stolen away.