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25th Apr '16 5:59:45 PM Alvarocasalino
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*''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''
7th Feb '16 11:51:14 AM Morgenthaler
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RomanticComedy is an important sub-genre of the Chick Flick. It's worth noting that "rom-com" films are actually supposed to be popular because they serve both sexes as good date movies (romances are usually targeted at women, comedies are usually targeted at men). Some of the more successful examples do this right (usually if they have a decent comment to make [[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast on the nature of men and women]]), but for the most part, not so much. Possibly the most triumphant example of this date-movie genre is ''LoveStory'', which, according to legend, is responsible for more pregnancies than any other single film.

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RomanticComedy is an important sub-genre of the Chick Flick. It's worth noting that "rom-com" films are actually supposed to be popular because they serve both sexes as good date movies (romances are usually targeted at women, comedies are usually targeted at men). Some of the more successful examples do this right (usually if they have a decent comment to make [[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast on the nature of men and women]]), but for the most part, not so much. Possibly the most triumphant example of this date-movie genre is ''LoveStory'', ''Film/LoveStory'', which, according to legend, is responsible for more pregnancies than any other single film.
28th Nov '15 11:18:19 AM Morgenthaler
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Sometimes movies that don't fit this formula will be considered Chick Flicks simply because they feature a female protagonist. Or, for that matter, even having women in them for reasons other than {{Fanservice}}. However, a female protagonist is not actually necessary for a Chick Flick -- ''MadeOfHonor'' or ''WhatWomenWant'' for example both have male protagonists while still being clearly marketed at women. A male Chick Flick protagonist is likely to be a HandsomeLech who learns the error of his ways through coming to terms with his feelings for the female lead.

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Sometimes movies that don't fit this formula will be considered Chick Flicks simply because they feature a female protagonist. Or, for that matter, even having women in them for reasons other than {{Fanservice}}. However, a female protagonist is not actually necessary for a Chick Flick -- ''MadeOfHonor'' ''Film/MadeOfHonor'' or ''WhatWomenWant'' ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' for example both have male protagonists while still being clearly marketed at women. A male Chick Flick protagonist is likely to be a HandsomeLech who learns the error of his ways through coming to terms with his feelings for the female lead.
17th Nov '15 11:20:07 AM crazysamaritan
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-->-- ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' [[labelnote:*]]Incidentally not a Chick Flick[[/labelnote]]

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-->-- ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' [[labelnote:*]]Incidentally [[labelnote:*]]Incidentally, not a Chick Flick[[/labelnote]]



They tend to be romantic in content, whether drama, comedy, or [[{{Dramedy}} both]]. Women are likely to be noble victims or sassy, klutzy twentysomethings looking for love, and men either [[HandsomeLech charmers]] who may or may not be secret {{jerkass}}es or [[TheDitz hopelessly confused]] but sweet. Being centred around women you are also likely to encounter scenes of women [[TheBechdelTest actually talking]] to each other outside of jealous {{Cat Fight}}s (though such a thing may turn up).

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They tend to be romantic in content, whether drama, comedy, or [[{{Dramedy}} both]]. Women are likely to be noble victims or sassy, klutzy twentysomethings looking for love, and men either [[HandsomeLech charmers]] who may or may not be secret {{jerkass}}es or [[TheDitz hopelessly confused]] but sweet. Being centred around women you are also likely to encounter scenes of [[UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest women [[TheBechdelTest actually talking]] to each talking about things other outside of than men]] (though jealous {{Cat Fight}}s (though such a thing may turn up).
12th Nov '15 2:54:57 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheDivorcee'' is a movie with a female protagonist that has to deal with a stable of handsome male admirers. One where she cries a lot. And her husband cheats on her.
3rd May '15 11:02:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', though it was originally anticipated as a disaster movie before it came out.

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* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', though it was originally anticipated as a disaster movie DisasterMovie before it came out.
22nd Mar '15 11:42:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwentySevenDresses''

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* ''TwentySevenDresses''''Film/TwentySevenDresses''



* ''{{Beaches}}''

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* ''{{Beaches}}''''Film/{{Beaches}}''



* ''{{Bridesmaids}}''
* ''BrideWars''
* ''TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'': A [[PlayingAgainstType different kind of film]] from Creator/ClintEastwood.

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* ''{{Bridesmaids}}''
''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}''
* ''BrideWars''
''Film/BrideWars''
* ''TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'': ''Film/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'': A [[PlayingAgainstType different kind of film]] from Creator/ClintEastwood.



* ''ChasingLiberty''

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* ''ChasingLiberty''''Film/ChasingLiberty''



* ''DonJuanDeMarco''

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* ''DonJuanDeMarco''''Film/DonJuanDeMarco''



* ''EnchantedApril'' So much so it could be the TropeCodifier.

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* ''EnchantedApril'' ''Film/EnchantedApril'' So much so it could be the TropeCodifier.



* ''{{Enough}}''. Well, perhaps not a chick flick so much as a big-screen LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek turned UpToEleven.

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* ''{{Enough}}''.''Film/{{Enough}}''. Well, perhaps not a chick flick so much as a big-screen LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek turned UpToEleven.



* ''FeverPitch''
* ''FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''
* ''FriedGreenTomatoes'' - A rarity for being about something else than shopping, love or men. It's about friendship between grown, mature-minded women past their teens.

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* ''FeverPitch''
''Film/FeverPitch''
* ''FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''
''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''
* ''FriedGreenTomatoes'' ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'' - A rarity for being about something else than shopping, love or men. It's about friendship between grown, mature-minded women past their teens.



* ''TheHelp''
* ''HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'' (Indeed, a great deal of Matthew [=McConaughey=]'s output falls into this)
* ''HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack''
* ''ILoveYouToo''
* ''InHerShoes''
* ''TheJaneAustenBookClub''
* ''{{Julia}}''

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* ''TheHelp''
''Film/TheHelp''
* ''HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'' ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'' (Indeed, a great deal of Matthew [=McConaughey=]'s output falls into this)
* ''HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack''
''Film/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack''
* ''ILoveYouToo''
''Film/ILoveYouToo''
* ''InHerShoes''
''Film/InHerShoes''
* ''TheJaneAustenBookClub''
''Film/TheJaneAustenBookClub''
* ''{{Julia}}''''Film/{{Julia}}''



* ''LittleWomen'' Any and all versions.

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* ''LittleWomen'' ''Film/LittleWomen'' Any and all versions.



* ''MadeOfHonor''
* ''MarieAntoinette''

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* ''MadeOfHonor''
''Film/MadeOfHonor''
* ''MarieAntoinette''''Film/MarieAntoinette''



* ''MammaMia!'', at least in movie form, is a ChickFlick through and through.

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* ''MammaMia!'', ''Film/MammaMia'', at least in movie form, is a ChickFlick through and through.



* ''Mona Lisa Smile''

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* ''Mona Lisa Smile''''Film/MonaLisaSmile''



* ''{{Moonstruck}}''
* ''MusicAndLyrics''
* ''MustLoveDogs''
* ''MyBestFriendsWedding''

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* ''{{Moonstruck}}''
''Film/{{Moonstruck}}''
* ''MusicAndLyrics''
''Film/MusicAndLyrics''
* ''MustLoveDogs''
''Film/MustLoveDogs''
* ''MyBestFriendsWedding''''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding''



* ''MyBrilliantCareer'' A criminally-overlooked Australian gem.
* ''NeverBeenKissed''

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* ''MyBrilliantCareer'' ''Film/MyBrilliantCareer'' A criminally-overlooked Australian gem.
* ''NeverBeenKissed''''Film/NeverBeenKissed''



* ''NottingHill''

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* ''NottingHill''''Film/NottingHill''



* ''TheOtherBoleynGirl'' where history's Henry VIII is torn between the ladylike Mary and her scheming sister Anne Boleyn.

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* ''TheOtherBoleynGirl'' ''Film/TheOtherBoleynGirl'' where history's Henry VIII is torn between the ladylike Mary and her scheming sister Anne Boleyn.



* ''{{Yentl}}''

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* ''{{Yentl}}''''Film/{{Yentl}}''
1st Dec '14 6:17:41 PM Krayorik
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27th Nov '14 9:05:52 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LoveAffair'' and its remake, ''Film/AnAffairToRemember''
20th Oct '14 9:55:20 PM gallium
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* ''Film/StellaDallas''
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