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->''"Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where's the sports? Is this a ''kissing'' book?"''
-->-- ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' [[labelnote:*]]Incidentally not a Chick Flick[[/labelnote]]

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The Chick Flick is a genre of movie which is nebulously defined, not by its content so much as its market, namely women.

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).

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.

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.

The literary equivalent is ChickLit. The polar opposite is a work RatedMForManly.

Compare/Contrast LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek, the dark, embittered and often [[RevengeAgainstMen vengeful]] EvilTwin of the ChickFlick. Some even say that Chick Flicks are what a woman's life is ''before'' marriage. [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime Movies]] are what it is ''after'' she gets married. Also compare with {{Josei}} and {{Shoujo Demographic}}s. May be placed in the GirlShowGhetto.
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!!Examples
* ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty''
* ''TwentySevenDresses''
* ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''
* ''{{Beaches}}''
* ''Because I Said So''
* ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys''
* ''{{Bridesmaids}}''
* ''BrideWars''
* ''TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'': A [[PlayingAgainstType different kind of film]] from Creator/ClintEastwood.
* ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'' and ''Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason''
* ''CalendarGirls''
* ''ChasingLiberty''
* ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''
* ''Film/ACinderellaStory''
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' Any adaptation of a Creator/JaneAusten novel qualifies (this one's a modern-dress version of ''Emma.'')
* ''Literature/TheColorPurple'' No one said a ChickFlick can't tackle serious subjects.
* ''CompromisingPositions''
* ''ConfessionsOfAShopaholic''
* ''TheDevilWearsPrada''
* ''Literature/DivineSecretsOfTheYaYaSisterhood'' 'Sisterhood' in the title is generally a giveaway.
* ''DonJuanDeMarco''
* ''Film/DownWithLove''
* ''TheDuchess'' which is about the complex love triangle between the duke, his wife and the duke's mistress Lady Bess Foster.
* ''Film/EllaEnchanted''
* ''EnchantedApril'' So much so it could be the TropeCodifier.
* ''Film/TheEnglishmanWhoWentUpAHillButCameDownAMountain'' This one can also work for straight guys who enjoy subtler comedies (there must be ''some'' straights like that.)
* ''{{Enough}}''. Well, perhaps not a chick flick so much as a big-screen LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek turned UpToEleven.
* ''Film/EverAfter''
* ''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.
* ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''
* ''TheHelp''
* ''HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'' (Indeed, a great deal of Matthew [=McConaughey=]'s output falls into this)
* ''HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack''
* ''ILoveYouToo''
* ''InHerShoes''
* ''TheJaneAustenBookClub''
* ''{{Julia}}''
* ''Film/JulieAndJulia'' (no connection with the above movie)
* ''JustLikeHeaven'' from the same director of ''Film/MeanGirls''.
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold''
* ''Film/LegallyBlonde''
* ''Film/LittleBlackBook''
* ''LittleWomen'' Any and all versions.
* ''MadeOfHonor''
* ''MarieAntoinette''
* ''Film/MaidInManhattan''
* ''MammaMia!'', at least in movie form, is a ChickFlick through and through.
* ''Film/MeanGirls''
* ''Film/MirrorMirror''
* ''Mona Lisa Smile''
* ''Film/MonsterInLaw''
* ''{{Moonstruck}}''
* ''MusicAndLyrics''
* ''MustLoveDogs''
* ''MyBestFriendsWedding''
* ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''
* ''MyBrilliantCareer'' A criminally-overlooked Australian gem.
* ''NeverBeenKissed''
* ''Film/TheNotebook''
* ''NottingHill''
* ''Film/NowVoyager''
* ''TheOtherBoleynGirl'' where history's Henry VIII is torn between the lady like Mary and her scheming sister Anne Boleyn.
* ''PersonalBest'' Rare but valid evidence that chick flicks and athletics don't have to be mutually exclusive.
* ''PrivateBenjamin''
* ''TheProposal''
* ''PSILoveYou''
* ''RomanHoliday'' Perhaps a borderline case; the runaway-princess plot is chick fodder, but this movie also includes the male-pleasing sight of Creator/AudreyHepburn riding a Vespa (she also gets to bash a guitar over a guy's head.)
* ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''
* ''Film/ARoomWithAView''
* ''RumorHasIt''
* ''Film/RunAwayBride''
* ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'': Creator/JaneAusten, straight up.
* The ''SexAndTheCity'' movies.
* ''ShesTheMan''
* ''TheShopAroundTheCorner''- this is the original version of ''YouveGotMail''.
* ''TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', which for good measure includes chick flick AnAffairToRemember as a recurring joke.
* ''Film/SomethingBorrowed''
* ''Film/SteelMagnolias''
* ''Film/{{Stepmom}}''
* ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama''
* ''Film/TermsOfEndearment''
* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', though it was originally anticipated as a disaster movie before it came out.
* ''Film/TheTurningPoint''
* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies.
* ''Film/TwoWeeksNotice''
* ''Film/TheWeddingPlanner''
* ''Film/WaitingToExhale'' - A much more bitter take on this than usual.
* ''Film/AWalkToRemember''
* ''WhatWomenWant''
* ''WhenHarryMetSally''
* ''{{Yentl}}''
* ''TheYoungVictoria'' about the famous British queen growing up.
* ''YouveGotMail''
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