50 Chick Flicks A Man Can Love And Why
Submitted by stooky on Sat, 10/02/2004 - 03:22
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
- **Chatty in a clever way. Great perfs. Anne Brancroft has a burly-aesthetist aesthetic that is very entertaining. Sweet ending may lead to...er...a good game of dominoes perhaps?
All About My Mother (1999)
- **Pedro Almodovar as of 1995 is a director who is nothing less than 100% entertaining. The story is really great, the visuals are a delight and the perfs are heavenly. It's not very weepy.
All Of Me (1984)
- **A chick flick that's actually a man's flick masquerading as a chick flick. Yeah baby.
Atalante, L’ (1934)
- **An adorable film that's so sweet you can't help but love it; even while smoking a cigar and holdin' a broosky.
Auntie Mame (1958)
- **It's one of the ten funniest movies I've ever seen. If you can't laugh at most of these scenes you're a flaming sexist.
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
- **A slightly odd film which is always entertaining and the "fat, German Pollyanna" story is a nice change of pace from Arnie blowing up hillsides. Great music as well.
Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)
- **Humphrey Bogart (yeah!) & Ava Gardner (Schwing!).
Beauty And The Beast (1991)
- **It's got a freakin' lot of action for an animated movie about a girl and a beast.
- **Funny, entertaining and about a man, there ya go.
Big Easy, The (1987)
- **The sex scene is really hot, in fact all your brain can really think about is sex and violence while watching this film. Yet women like it...weird.
Black Stallion, The (1979)
- **While women love horses and sweet stories about horses, men love adventure, action and a big finale. Whadya know, it's got it all.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
- **Audrey Hepburn...for two hours...looking really hot! Do I have to say anymore?
Bull Durham (1988)
- **A movie combining lots of sex, talk about sex, baseball and probably on of the 10 greatest monologues in film (as spoken by Kevin Costner) into a chick flick that feels like a...well...I guess dick-flick would be the word. Plus the fact that Susan Sarandon had really great thighs (schwing!). Thanks again Odysseus.
- **Greta Garbo is like a black hole for man lust. And here she's at her most tragic and elegant...and the camera adores her.
Captain Blood (1935)
- **An unusual chick flick in that it's not a chick flick at all, but women will think it is. A blow for heminism.
- **The kind of sentimental drivel that usually makes man-arse ache is handled with entertainment in mind. ie. Axe the epostulating about humanity, get with the tragic love and psuedo-funny story.
- **Somehow a film about modern teenage girls reinacting the story of "Emma" is hilarious for a guy. I'm guessing it's the "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" connection.
- **Ron Howard really keeps this geezer-fest ripping along. Steve Gutenberg's only good performance, and you don't wanna miss that...do you?
Color Purple, The (1985)
- **You know you almost cried, just admit it...your woman'll love you for it.
Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)
- **Fabulous grand guignol speckled with great action scenes and containing the incredible (and mighty burly) Depardieu. When the ending comes you'll be weeping like the little silly man-boy you know you are.
Dangerous Liasons (1988)
- **Great sex scenes, John Malkovich acting really nasty, Michelle Pfeiffer acting very wan (and her boobs get pushed out in a really great way by the corset) all in one place. Plus it's really entertaining and you get to see Keanu Reeves get bitch-slapped actor-wise in every scene he's in.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1993)
- **A wry little nugget of good taste in more ways than one. While not thinking about food, which you 'll do a lot, you can focus with contentment on the gentle comedy. Winding down from endless loud hours of sex and violence will do anyone some good.
- **The most entertaining of the 50's musicals, with great songs and fast-moving pacy direction so good you'll almost forget you're watching a wallop of sappy romance.
Groundhog Day (1993)
- **Phil Connors spends an eternity (literally) in a small town, killing himself Kenny style, manipulating the inhabitants all whilst attempting to woo his true love. Bill Murray is hilarious in this snarky piece of mammary-influenced movie-making. Mucho gracias Odysseus.
Henry & June (1990)
- **Holy crap is there a lot of sex in this movie about Aneis Nin & Henry Miller. But considering it's about the lives of these notorious horn-dogs why should anyone be suprised?
- **Funny, sweet, intelligent and all that other stuff women like, but directed in a man-approacheable way.
It Happened On Night
- **A fast-moving riot of physical and verbal humour that comes at you fast and often, kinda like bullets...OF LAUGHTER!.
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
- **Hilarious in ways Adam Sandler can only dream of being.
- **A murder mystery about a romantic relationship with a dead woman and that's just the first 30 minutes.
Married To The Mob (1988)
- **A movie about a woman trying to make her way in a lonely world. Then there's the stuff about the mob, murders, hit-men, the FBI and a few hardy belly-laughs.
Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek, The (1944)
- **If all action movies were as entertaining I'd be a happy fellah.
- **4 words: Entertaining as all heck.
Officer And A Gentleman, An (1982)
- **Somehow a movie about male-bonding on a military base became a chick movie. Let's not question the logic.
Out Of Sight (1998)
- **Somehow a movie about a thief and his partner, a bounty hunting hottie and a double-crossing psycho turns into a chick-flick. I like the pattern that is developing.
Piano, The (1993)
- **Over-blown romantic tragedy of such mammoth proportions that entertainment value for men is achieved. Plus it's got a great sex scene and Harney Keitel. Admit it, Keitel is too ugly to be in an ordinary chick flick. Warning: full-frontal male nudity...have remote handy. (snicker)
- **Imagine The Bugs Bunny And Road Runner Show invaded Peyton Place and you've got some idea of what this film is like.
The Princess Bride (1986)
- **The kind of film that's too busy being a sweet, funny riot to get bogged down with corny wooing sequences. Or as Odysseus puts it, and I quote "Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards... Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair... Have fun storming the castle!".
Queen Margot (1994)
- **A film that crosses the period piece strain of film with ultra-gore, the result is romantic enough for her and so bloody he can't take his eyes off it.
Remains Of The Day (1993)
- **A film of moody, slow intensity that seems to appeal to men (for no reason that can possibly be discerned).
Romancing The Stone (1984)
- **It's a chick flick made for a male audience, what a bizarre and wonderful idea.
- **same as above.
Say Anything (1989)
- **It's like the instant nookie machine.
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
- **Big grand entertainment like they used to make in the 40's. The story barrels along with a light jovial quality eschewing boring talks by candle-light. Yay.
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940)
- **Mysteriously man and woman oriented romanctic comedy that's simply fabulous. The film never strays into sappy recitations of love and contains a strong (yet kind and intelligent) male character. Something of an oddity.
- **What begins as a sappy ode to eternal love and inter-galactic love soon turns into a chase movie in which lots of things blow up. Dude.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
- **Romantic movie about dancing laced with bizarre humour and a ballistic directorial style courtesy of Baz Luhrman. It's like a rabid love-struck poodle humping your leg.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
- **Movie about female bonding that turns out to be much about the action and Gina Davis's really tight pants. (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
- **How a chick flick can be this funny and cranky is beyond me, but I like it, I like it a lot.
The Women (1939)
- **A movie without a single male character that's a wacky, classic hoot of cat-fighting. Fascinating.
Written On The Wind (1956)
- **Pot-boiler of King Kong proportions with so many twists, turns, and agonized male and female characters you're glued to the screen. Like it or hate it, it definately ain't boring.