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Sunday, March 21, 2021

"Chick-Flicks" to Watch During Women's History Month


Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you‘ve heard that March is Women’s History Month. A time to celebrate, honor, examine and champion our causes, collective contributions and general awesomeness!

What better way to enjoy it than to kick back, pour a glass of your favorite red wine, and unwind to a good chick-flick, darling.

What's a "chick-flick"?

A “chick-flick” by my definition, are movies or programs that are considered tearjerkers, have romantic themes or sensitive subjects, and have little to no fighting or action filled activities. They typically encourage dialogue, introspection or deep reflection from viewers.

So, whether you want to believe in the magic of love again, need to feel empowered, or simply seek a little comic relief, I’ve got you covered here.

These are my recommendations, (some are hits from former decades, while others are more current releases).



Where do I begin? This was such an unexpected pleasure, an unexpected treasure. And to make it even better, I scored this one recently at the thrift store. Sweet! 

ME BEFORE YOU puts a different spin on your typical “boy meets girl” and falls in love story line. In it, Emilia Clarke is hired to provide care for a dashing guy, (Sam Claflin) who as a result of being hit by a motorcyclist becomes wheel-chair bound. Consequently he has to come to terms with a life that darkly contrasts his former life. Make sure to have plenty Kleenex on hand. You’ve been forewarned. 


In this crowd pleaser, Taye Diggs plays a sexy, savvy, commitment phobic author, and the best man at football star, Morris Chestnut’s wedding.  The wedding party reunites college buddies and former lovers, and deals with some pretty relevant relationship and social issues.  

Besides featuring some of the biggest Black sex symbols as “eye candy”, there’s a bachelor party scene that is raunchy, fun, and full of excitement!  

You can thank me later. :-)


Mel Gibson portrays a swinging bachelor and ad executive.  Due to a freak accident with a hair dryer, he gains the ability to read women’s minds, giving him an edge in personal and professional matters.


Julia Roberts realizes that she’s in love with her best friend, who just so happens to be on the verge of marrying someone else.  This picture is hilarious, clever, and full of surprises!


This is an oldie but goodie.  No matter how often I watch it, it never gets boring.  Storyline---Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams up with psychic, (Whoopi Goldberg) to reveal the events behind his murder.  It’s also a great love story about a young couple totally into each other and every day relationship issues.

Demi and Patrick have great chemistry in this movie.  Adding to the enjoyment is a well-developed plot, hilarious performances, special effects, and ongoing mystery.  “You’ll fall in love with Ghost,” says Joel Siegel of Good Morning America.


In this film, Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep are said to have “made magic”.  He plays a National Geographic photographer, who by chance, meets a housewife with whom he later has a torrid affair.  It deals with difficult decisions, choices, family, commitment, consequences, and love that spans decades.


Fatal Attraction is as hot as a Jalapeno pepper! This 1987 film is also a movie that provides many teachable moments and take-aways for viewers.

It stars Michael Douglas and Glenn close who cross paths as a result of business dealings. They have a brief fling, yet Glenn Close becomes obsessed with him and won’t let things end easily. The fight scenes are intense, the writing is very clever, and the attention to details is impressive.

Happy viewing!

Your turn.

Agree or disagree? What's your favorite chick flick? Do tell...

Image credits: Pixabay.com


  1. Jennifer: My favorite 'chick flick' is "Sleepless in Seattle".

  2. I want to check out me Before You. i've heard good reviews. Hope you have a great week.

    1. Lin,

      It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will provide great writing material. :-) Great to hear from you!

  3. Thanks for the suggestions, Jen! I've seen a few of these, but not all. I have a handful of faves, including You've Got Mail, and its predecessor, Little Shop Around the Corner. Also like Ever After (with Drew Barrymore), and one series my daughter and I always liked was Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Happened across The Age of Adaline recently, and that was an interesting story. Wouldn't mind seeing that one again. :)

    1. Interesting choices, Karen. Thanks for adding to the mix here.

  4. Jennifer--I love "Muriel's Wedding." Toni Collette is wonderful, and the ABBA soundtrack keeps it rolling along.

  5. Hi Sioux,

    Welcome back! Thanks for your suggestion. I'll have to check it out. Hope you were able to check out "Chocolate City" (as mentioned before). Have a great week.