To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Who: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard, Janel Parrish, John Corbett.
What: A teenage rom-com to fall head over heels with. Shy Lara-Jean is forced to come out of her shell when private letters she writes to her crushes are posted directly to them. Needless to say, there are laughs, wholesome tears and romantic moments to follow.
The best bit: John Corbett’s amazing open relationship with his children and their loving sisterly bond that outweighs everything.
I Feel Pretty
Who: Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Williams and Naomi Campbell.
What: A best friend wrapped up in a movie. Schumer shows that confidence is truly what makes you beautiful in this hilariously relatable chick flick about a young woman who wakes up from a Soul Cycle accident thinking she looks like a supermodel.
The best bit: Renee’s dance to Jason Derulo’s ‘Swalla’ during a bikini contest is all kinds of fun, empowering and feel-good.
Who: Gillian Jacobs, Richard Madden
What: If this film doesn’t make you want to gather all your BFF’s together and head out on a girl’s holiday, then we don’t know what will. With a killer EDM soundtrack, hilarious laugh-out-loud humour and Richard Madden looking hotter than ever as famous DJ ‘Leo West’, this chick flick ticks all the boxes!
The best bit: We’ve all been there and left those regrettable drunken messages on bae’s answerphone but Harper strutting down the road leaving a voicemail as her friends shout ‘He can’t see that strut either!’ is pure comedy gold… and dare we say, relatable?
Beauty And The Beast
Who: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Ian Mckellen and Luke Evans
What:Disney’s classic animation comes to life in a live-action version of this tale as old as time. With everyone’s favourite characters played out by a star-studded cast, what could be better than an old classic with a new twist this girls night in?
The best bit: Belle walking down the stairs in her yellow gown to ‘Tale As Old As Time’ has always been a classic moment but with Ariana Grande and John Legend covering the classic Disney theme song, we think this scene just got 10x more legendary (see what we did there).
Bend It Like Beckham
Who: Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What: Who didn’t watch Bend It Like Beckham as a kid and instantly want to part of a girls football team? THE ultimate girl power movie, focusing on female friendships, family and football … with a little romance thrown in for good measure.
The best bit: Any scene with the Bhamara family. It’s safe to say Jess’s family steals the show in this film. SO many one liners and SO many hysterical quotes we could never just choose one.
Who: Piper Perabo, Trya Banks and LeAnn Rimes
What: No doubt one of the coolest bars we’ve ever seen. Full of singing, dancing and just a right ol’ good time. Plus all the girls are kick-ass. And did we mention the soundtrack? Guaranteed to have you singing arm in arm with your girlfriends all the way to the bar.
The best bit: Every.Single.Dancing.Scene.
Girls Trip, 2017
Who: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall
What: THE chick flick of 2017, you seriously can’t miss this box office hit. It’s about four estranged friends that spend a bonding weekend in New Orleans – and it’s absolutely hilarious. Don’t forget to check out our Girls Trip film review before you gather the girls to watch it.
The best bit: A very public peeing accident.
Mean Girls, 2004
Who: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert.
What: Mean Girls was epic, and most girls can relate to one character or another. From being a popular bi-atch to the outsider, this movie is all about finding your true crowd.
The best bit: Honestly, how can we choose between: “On Wednesdays we wear pink”, “Get in loser, we’re going shopping”, “That’s so fetch/Stop trying to make fetch happen”, “You go Glenn Coco”, “It’s October 3rd”, “I’m a mouse duh”. We couldn’t pick a favourite if we tried.
She’s All That, 1999
Who: Freddie Prinze Jr, Rachel Leigh Cook, Anna Paquin, Paul Walker and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe.
What: Prom King-and all-round swell guy, Zack, has a bet with his friend (the late Paul Walker) that he can transform the school’s geek into his winning date. Cue: One of our favourites makeovers of all time.
The best bit: Laney walking down the stairs in a little red dress to the sound of Kiss Me by Six Pence None The Richer, sharing her epic new look.
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
Who: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
What: Another unforgettable makeover from geek to chic with Anne Hathaway. But even more unforgettable is Meryl Streep’s performance as a magazine editor-in-chief that puts the fear of god in to her employees. This is the movie that sky-rocketed Emily Blunt’s career, playing a posh assistant ready to step on anyone’s Louboutin-clad toes to get where she wants to be – a skill rapidly learned by our protagonist.
The best bit: We’re torn between “How do you spell Gabbana?”, “Are those the Chanel boots?”, and Miranda’s epic monologue on cerulean blue after Andy laughs about the editor’s decision between two blue belts. We’ll go with the monologue.
Dirty Dancing, 1987
Who: Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
What: Dirty Dancing is the cult rom-com that will always have us swooning over Patrick Swayze’s moves and our love for Baby.
The best bit: The “Time of My Life” jump scene, of course.
Sex and The City, 2008, and Sex and The City 2, 2010
Who: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
What: Taylor Swift and her pals can step aside cause this is the ultimate girl squad. Period. Carrie Bradshaw is back with her girls for more glamour and drama, to finally marry Mr. Big after that unforgettable Manolo Blahnik proposal. And if you’re up for a marathon the second movie isn’t as great, but it’ll have you all talking
The best bit: When the gang goes on holiday and Charlotte poops her pants. LOL.
Legally Blonde, 2001
Who: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, Selma Blair, Holland Taylor, Matthew Davis and Luke Wilson.
What: This movie is empowering and inspiring, and we should all be a little more like Elle Woods. Don’t judge us. Elle was authentic, confident, true to herself, ambitious and determinate, a total bad-ass.
The best bit: Elle’s epic answer: “You got into Harvard Law? What? Like, it’s hard?”. Her win in court over the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance. Her graduation speech: “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself. Congratulations class of 2004 .We did it!”. And of course the Bend and Snap.
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003
Who: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
What: You know the saying ‘hate is the closest thing to love’? We don’t know how these two end up together, but they do, and this movie is to this day one of the best rom-coms out there. McConaughey is charming as hell and Hudson gives the *perfect* performance of a needy girlfriend guaranteed to make you laugh every time.
The best bit: Come on… he chases her down on her way to the airport, he stops the taxi with his motorcycle, then they kiss in the middle of the Manhattan bridge.
Who: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and Donald Faison.
What: If there was one movie that needed to be in this list you know it’s this one. Clueless is the ultimate chick flicks; there’s a brilliant makeover, true friendship, a little romance and ultimately it’s about finding yourself. And who would believe that we’d be repeating: ‘And it does not say RSVP on the statue of liberty’ in relation to Trump’s America.
The best bit: Cher’s driving down the motorway and the shrieking that ensues.
13 Going On 30, 2004
Who: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo and Judy Greer.
What: Who never wished growing up that they were older? We’re with you. However, it’s harder than it looks to adult your way through life. Jenna, played by Jennifer Garner, made a wish to be ‘thirty and flirty’ and the wish actually comes true at her 13th birthday party.
The best bit: Clearly, the Thriller dance routine.
Step Up, 2006
Who: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
What: Street dancer and bad-boy, Tyler Gage, falls in love with ballerina and rich girl, Nora Clark. Breaking predjudice bounderies with amazing hip-hop/jazz routines. And boy is it good. The pair had such amazing chemistry that they you make you fall in love with this movie. Plus the soundtrack was the bomb for 2006.
The best bit: The best bit is actually NOT in the movie. Stay with us. It’s the fact that there was a true spark between Channing and Jenna and they got together IRL. These two have been together since Step Up, and are now married with a little girl.
Pitch Perfect, 2012
Who: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks, Skylar Astin and Adam DeVine.
What: Who would think that this movie would be so big? Everyone was obsessing over A Capella and the Cup Song when it came out, it now has a sequel and a third movie on the way. Great singing, great humour, great girl squad… we get it.
The best bit: The Bella’s final performance to Jessie J, Pitbull, Miley and Bruno Mars.
Who: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Jon Hamm.
What: You’ll be rolling on the floor laughing with this all-female cast (Yassss – girl-power). Kristen Wiig is epic playing a frustrated maid of honour that needs to get along with the bride’s BFF.
The best bit: Can you scroll down Instagram without seeing a “Help me I’m poor” meme? Same.
Magic Mike, 2012
Who: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash and Alex Pettyfer.
What: What? Just the best thing. Ever. We’re talking about a movie based on Channing Tatum’s experience as a male stripper. We have Hollywood’s heavy hitters dancing shirtless (and trouser-less!) on-screen in a movie that got a sequel and now has a live show in Las Vegas. Yes, it is that good.
The best bit: *Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash and Alex Pettyfer.*
Friends With Benefits, 2011
Who: Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.
What: First of all let us start by saying, sorry Ashton and sorry Jessica Biel, but these two have major on-screen chemistry. This movie is sexy from start to finish, but in a fun easy-going way. The plot is good, the drama is just enough, and the end is just perfect.
The best bit: The Grand Central Terminal end scene. But also: “Why don’t they ever a make a movie about what happens after they kiss? / They do, it’s called porn.”
How To Be Single, 2016
Who: Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann.
What: This one is for the single ladies. The ones that need to learn how to embrace being single and the perks of the dating life. Cause let’s face it, it can be hard sometimes.
The best bit: “If Tom texts, you wait four hours to respond. And if you use an emoji I will tit punch you.”
The Princess Diaries, 2001
Who: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Heather Matarazzo and Héctor Elizondo.
What: First of all let’s talk about this setting, San Francisco at its very best. Now for the plot… Mia Thermopolis definitely does not have her shit together. She’s just living a regular life when she learns that she is a real-life princess. Julie Andrews plays her grandmother, who’s in town to teach Mia how to behave like royalty.
The best bit: Mia’s makeover. It’s hilarious every time you watch it, and tops our list of best makeovers on-screen.
Never Been Kissed, 1999
Who: Drew Barrymore, Molly Shannon, Jessica Alba, Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan and David Arquette.
What: You just can’t go wrong with this movie. Drew Barrymore is at her comedic best and we love how hilarious she is as a writer who is sent back to high-school to do an in-depth piece on the kids of today. But ironically, she learns more about herself.
The best bit: When she screams: “I’m not Josie Grossie anymore.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
Who: Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
What: This one is a classic; therefore you need to watch it. Not only is it one of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable roles, Holly’s romance with Paul is a deep and tri-dimensional story. The outfits are unforgettable and the setting will make you fall in love with New York City.
The best bit: Holly kissing Paul under the rain holding Cat.
Bride Wars, 2009
Who: Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
What: Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in the same movie? Come on, there was no way this was not going to be an epic chick flick. We’re talking the best pre-wedding sabotages in a tale involving Tiffany boxes and Vera Wang dresses. Girl… get the popcorn already!
The best bit: Emma’s super orange tan.
Miss Congeniality, 2000
Who: Sandra Bullock, Heather Burns, Benjamin Bratt, Ernie Hudson and William Shatner.
What: Make space for Sandra Bullock playing a total badass FBI agent. This movie is hilarious, and it centres around Bullock’s character, Gracie Hart, who is a tomboy who has to change her ways to enter the Miss United States pageant on a secret mission.
The best bit: “I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven’t slept all night, I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t *mess* with me!”
The Other Woman, 2014
Who: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Taylor Kinney.
What: Girl-squad busting a total player that was dating all three of them at the same time, and getting revenge? Hell yes.
The best bit: When the three of them are getting drunk together. Which happens a lot.
Who: Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning.
What: Three friends, a convertible and a road trip. Need we say more?
The best bit: Britney singing I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Bring It On, 2000
Who: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Lindsay Sloane, Gabrielle Union, Brandi Williams and Jesse Bradford.
What: A film that includes cheerleaders with attitude makes one awesome chick flick. We’re talking hot guys, American high schools and rival squads in a cheerleading competition – all ofour American teenager dreams come true. And if you’re up for a marathon there were FOUR Bring it on movies after this one.
The best bit: *Spirit Fingers*.
The Duff, 2015
Who: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels and Robbie Ammell.
What: What do you do when you are labeled the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” aka the DUFF? An underdog story with the best ending.
The best bit: *Spoiler alert* Wesley rejecting Madison at homecoming and kissing Bianca.
Coco Before Chanel, 2009
Who: Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Benoit Porlvoorde, Marie Gillain and Emmanuelle Devos.
What: The history behind one of fashion’s biggest names, Gabrielle Chanel. Chanel was a strong woman with an incredible story that will keep you fascinated from start to finish.
The best bit: “A woman who cuts her hair, is about to change her life.”
Steel Magnolias, 1989
Who: Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukanis and Daryl Hannah.
What: A beauty shop in a small town in Lousiana brings five women together in a heartwarming tale about strength and friendship.
The best bit: The really really sad bit by the gravestone, but it turns out to be a funny scene. One minute you’re crying, and the next you’re laughing.
Who: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Lozzy Caplan and James Marsden.
What: More girl squads with guaranteed gags. Rebel Wilson is in it so you know is going to be super funny. Bachelorette is about three friends that are invited to be bridesmaids to this girl they used to mock in highschool.
The best bit: That precious bit of advice on life when Becky says: “Everyone thinks I’m too fat for him” and Regan answers: “Fuck everyone!”
Eat Pray Love, 2010
Who: Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, Javier Bardem and James Franco.
What: This movie, based on a bestseller with the same title, is a woman’s quest for self-discovery. It is beautiful, inspiring, and will put a smile on your face.
The best bit: “If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.”
Love, Rosie, 2014
Who: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.
What: The realistic struggle of trying to keep a friendship alive when you’re worlds apart and harbour secret feelings for one another. it’s the ultimate sweet romance, making you laugh and cry and wish you had Sam Claffin to yourself.
The best bit: When Rosie does her ‘best man’ speech at Alex’s wedding. Totes emosh.
Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016
Who: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.
What: Bridget Jones is back! And she’s pregnant. Only thing is… she doesn’t know who the father is.
The best bit: When she’s on her way to the hospital to give birth, being carried by Mark Darcy and Jack Qwant.
La La Land, 2017
Who: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
What: What? Just the most talked about movie of this year. So many award nominations, so many stunning scenes and stunning routines, and well… Ryan *freaking* Gosling.
The best bit: That extravagant finish. Wow, just wow.
Pretty Woman, 1990
Who: Richard Gere,
What: Think Cinderella but the 90’s version. A prostitute, the sass AF Vivian and business tycoon, Edward fall in love in this rags to riches tale complete with fantastic fashion moments and some sass one liners that you can deploy for every situation.
The best bit: ALL. OF. IT.