Just For Women: Top Ten Funny Chick Flicks To Watch When You’re Bored

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Posted on January 7th, 2008


The Girls Thing
It’s Saturday night. Since you’re too tired to go out clubbing with your girlfriends, you end up lying on the couch in front of the television with a bowl of popcorn in your lap and the remote control in one hand. You start channel surfing, but there’s nothing really good to watch. What’s a gal to do?

Why not go out and rent a movie? Since you don’t like action film, and scary movies freak you out, you should opt for a chick flick! These romantic-comedy films will bring you heartwarming and delightful entertainment through their colorful and funny plots, interesting characters and their simple, but memorable lessons. Watching a good flick is the best solution for a boring Saturday night.

Of course, if you’re going to watch a chick flick by yourself, you should settle for those that’ll make you laugh. It’s not fun watching a sappy old chick flick when you’ve got no one with you, right? Don’t worry; there are numerous chick flicks that are guaranteed to make you laugh.

Here are ten of the funniest chick flicks that you should see. Check them out, and see which ones will bring color to your boring evenings.

10. For Eager Bride-To-Be’s: Runaway Bride

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white…and there she goes, sprinting away as fast as she can! This romantic comedy tells the story of Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts), a woman who’s afraid of getting hitched. When Ike Graham (Richard Gere), a New York columnist goes to her hometown to do a factual article about her and her upcoming fourth attempt to get married, sparks fly, and the two of them end up falling in love. The only question is: will she be ready to walk down the aisle? Or will Ike have to chase after her all over again?

Even if you’re not getting married soon, you’ll definitely appreciate the funny storyline of this movie. Filled with amusing scenes and romantic lines, this movie will have you captivated and entertained from start to finish.

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9. High School Nostalgia: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

Once crowned as blonde outcasts and weirdos of their high school, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are dying for a comeback that’ll wow all their former classmates. Ten years after graduation, they’re about to attend their reunion, but since their lives aren’t impressive at all, they hatch up a plan to make it seem like they’re successful, such as borrowing a car, getting a “flip phone” and pretending they invented post-its. Of course, their old enemies show up as well and they find themselves fighting to save their pride.

It’s all about self-confidence and girl power. For those of you who’ve been teased, bullied and laughed at during high school, Romy and Michele will show how to rise up and blow ‘em all away (and still look good while doing it). At the end of this funny movie, you’ll definitely be cheering for this ditsy duo.

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8. Any Girl’s Worst Nightmare: Monster-in-Law

Meet Viola (Jane Fonda). She’s a rich and successful TV personality. She also happens to be every bride-to-be’s worst nightmare. Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) learns this the hard way when she falls in love and gets engaged to Viola’s only son, Kevin (Michael Vartan). Viola takes matters into her own hands, and she hatches up schemes to annoy Charlie to hopefully get her out of Kevin’s life, but Charlie isn’t going to take things lying down!

If you’ve always felt that your darling mother-in-law has always been scheming and plotting against you, try and watch this hilarious film. You’ll probably be thankful for your nagging in-law, especially when you see the outrageous tortures Viola gives to Charlie.

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7. “Forgetful Lucy…”: 50 First Dates

She’s smart, pretty and talented. The two of you get along well and spend a wonderful evening together. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to remember you the following day.

When Henry (Adam Sandler) met Lucy (Drew Barrymore), he knew she was the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, Lucy was in a car accident that resulted in a serious memory problem—she can’t convert short-term memories to long-term. Henry then devises a way to make Lucy remember him everyday, and hopefully win her heart in the end.

Set in the beautiful state of Hawaii, this film will keep you laughing from beginning to finish. You’ll also be moved by Henry’s patient attempt to bring Lucy’s memory back.

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6. Countdown: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

The battle of the sexes is on! Andie (Kate Hudson), a journalist for Composure magazine, is tasked to write an article "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days", that’ll explain all the relationship boo-boos that women should commit to get rid of a guy. She then picks Ben (Matthew McConaughey) to be her target for the piece.

Unfortunately for her, Ben also has his own game plan. Working as an advertising executive, Ben makes a deal with the other executives, saying that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. The two then find themselves in a crazy relationship that’s full of blunders, bickering and arguments. Will this unusual set up end up in true love?

You’ll laugh out loud at all the outrageous things that Andie does to annoy Ben, and how Ben woos her so that she won’t leave him. It’s a continuous battle of wits and willpower. May the best liar win!

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5. For Intellectual Gals: Legally Blonde

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is the picture of perfection: beautiful, rich, and president of the Delta Nu sorority, she’s got everything she wants and needs in life. So when her smart, Harvard law school boyfriend, Warren decides to break up with her, she decides that she’s got to prove herself to the world.

She then decides to follow Warren and enter law school. What follows is a rollercoaster ride of trials that tests Elle’s personality and her ability to remain cool, calm and gorgeous under pressure.

For those of you who think law school is for geeks, perhaps this would make you think twice. With her glamorous outfits, her chihuahua Brucer, and her “bend and snap!” routine, Elle will show you that stepping up and proving yourself to the world is something that any girl can do.

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4. Best Friend Dilemma: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Imagine that your best friend, who you love to death, called you up after a long time apart. You’re very pleased to hear from him, but then he drops the bomb on you. He’s getting married in four days! How would you feel?

When Jules (Julia Roberts) learned that her long time best friend Michael (Dermont Mulroney) is getting married to the rich and perky Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), she immediately heads to Chicago to stop the wedding. Torn between wanting Michael for herself and making a good impression on Kimmy and Michael’s family, Jules must slowly plan out schemes that will give her what she wants.

It may not have too many laugh-out-loud scenes, but this movie will definitely keep you entertained throughout. Jules’ efforts to sabotage Michael and Kim’s relationship, her best friend George’s kooky, but smart advice, and the witty script are all things that keep people coming back for more. This film shows that sometimes, fighting for the guy you want is well worth it—even if things don’t go your way.

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3. The Lunatic/Spinster Journal: Bridget Jones’ Diary

Single, overweight and with a hangover and a cigarette in one hand, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is the perfect picture of a woman with all the negative issues any girl could handle. Yet, she still manages to attract her playboy boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and the serious, but newly-divorced lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).

Between trials, such as getting her heart broken, landing an embarrassing reporter job in a TV station and problems with parents, Bridget manages to get over them all.

For girls who have loved, lost, been turned down, gotten drunk, and became embarrassed in front of a crowd, this film’s for all you. You may not encounter the same mistakes as Bridget’s, but maybe you can learn some lessons from her.

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2. Eternal Life Boo-boos: Death Becomes Her

What happens when you drink an elixir that will help your body stay young forever? Two longtime rivals, Madeline and Helen find out. Spurned by their hate and jealousy for each other, they seek the help of Lisle von Rhoman, who gives them a potion for eternal youth and a warning: be careful with your bodies. Unfortunately, when the two meet again, they forget Lisle’s warning, and they fight both ending up as the living dead.

It might seem like a gruesome horror film, but on the contrary, this movie is one of the funniest chick flicks ever created. You’ll laugh out loud every time they bicker and argue, and especially when they try to “kill” each other. Helen ends up having a hole in her stomach, while Madeline gets a seriously twisted neck. It’s a dark comedy that will keep you entertained until the end.

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1.Everyone’s Dream Girl: There’s Something About Mary

Mary (Cameron Diaz) is everyone’s dream girl, especially Ted’s (Ben Stiller). After an embarrassing accident before their high school prom, Ted never saw Mary until 13 years later. He hired detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track down his beloved, only to have the detective fall in love with her as well. In between their lies and methods of stalking Mary, they soon find out that they’re not the only ones who have the hots for the gal.

Who can forget this hilarious, gross-out film? From Ted’s painful zipper “accident” to Cameron’s “hair gel” moment, this film is full of delightful jokes, lines and scenes that can make any person double over with laughter. It’s not your usual romantic film, but it’s definitely worth watching!

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There you have it, ten of the wackiest and funniest chick flicks for you to watch. Hopefully, they can help quell your boredom. So go ahead, dash to the nearest video store and rent out a copy of these movies. Got the popcorn? How about the remote? You’re all set then! Enjoy the film!


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