10 Best Romantic Chick Flicks

Saturday, February 26 by Charlie Walker

Pick any of these 10 best romantic chick flicks and you'll show that special someone you have a sensitive, softer side. These movies don’t have to be just for date night. We promise not to tell if you sneak some tissues, a tub of rocky road and one of these tearjerkers for a little private couch time.

  1. “What Dreams May Come” (1998) Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. spin an intricate, touching tale about a man who literally goes through hell to be with his wife and family. Based on the book by Richard Matheson, you won’t soon forget romantic chick flicks like this one. Bet you can’t make it through without a least a half a box of tissues.
  2. “The Lake House” (2006) Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock pair up again in this wonderfully romantic drama. They live two years apart in the same unusual glass house on the lake. They share a dog and a very unique mailbox. When it comes to romantic chick flicks, this one has one of the most unique approaches to a love story.
  3. “The Notebook” (2004) An elderly man reads a romantic tale of two young lovers caught in the middle of a complicated love triangle to an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s. Whom will she choose? Don’t miss the ending!
  4. “The English Patient” (1996) As a horribly burned mapmaker lays on his deathbed during WWII, he reflects on love, life and how he remembers things. Via flashbacks, viewers watch his life unfold, including the illicit romance that changed his life. Love, drama, betrayal—this is one of those romantic chick flicks that has it all.
  5. “Terms of Endearment” (1983) A middle-aged mother finds romance with her washed-up astronaut neighbor. Their love-hate relationship will either help her survive caring for her dying daughter or tear her apart. Not even she knows for sure.
  6. “Pretty Woman” (1990) This movie made Julia Roberts a household name. You almost forget that she’s really a high-class escort for hire as you watch Richard Gere fall madly in love with her, in spite of everything. It’s a modern-day Cinderella story you can’t help but love. It’s funny. It’s touching. It’s everything great romantic chick flicks should be.
  7. “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fell in love across the country before online dating was even an option. A widow, Sam (Tom Hanks) is snookered into talking to a radio talk show host, Dr. Marcy, by his son. Annie (Meg Ryan) can’t get Sam out of her mind. They never meet in the movie, not until the final scene on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.
  8. “An Affair to Remember” (1957) If you can make it through this Cary Grant classic without a box of tissues, you must not have a heart. This movie inspired the final scene for “Sleepless in Seattle,” as well as being featured numerous times throughout the movie. You simply cannot watch one without watching the other.
  9. “Kiss Me Kate” (1953) What do Kathryn Grayson, Cole Porter, divorce and a Broadway adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" have in common? They are the basis for this oft-unnoticed click flick classic. It’s all at once comical, dramatic, uniquely timeless and hopelessly romantic. When it comes to romantic chick flicks, even the manliest of men will find themselves enjoying “Kiss Me Kate” (especially when he takes Kate over his knee!).
  10. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) Quite possibly, this may be one of Audrey Heburn’s most famous roles. She’s a neurotic socialite. He’s a starving writer living in the same apartment building. This fun and light-hearted romantic chick flick based on a Truman Copote novel is the epitome of everything we love about romance. It’s quirky, it’s messy and it’s the most fun two adults can have and still be legal.
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