16 July 2009

Chick Flick Suggestion List

So after my cri de coeur I have gotten some good suggestions. (Like that? Like how I tossed that bit of French in there? I thought you would.)

Anyway, including the ones I received on facebook, here's the Chick Flick Suggestion List so far. I am ranking the ones I have already seen based on my own little ratings system that I am making up as I go along.

In the SSGN! (supersonic girly noises) category we have the movies I adore:
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Clueless
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Run, Lola, Run
  • Sense & Sensibility
  • Steel Magnolias
  • While You Were Sleeping I can't explain it, but I love this movie. It's a guilty pleasure.

Next, in the Yes, please! category we have movies I really love, as a friend, but that I am not in love with:
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Best in Show
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Ever After
  • Gosford Park
  • Practical Magic
  • Shag
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Witches of Eastwick
Then we have the meh category. These are movies I could live without:
  • 27 Dresses
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Hope Floats
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • That Old Feeling
And lastly, the blech category. These are movies I emphatically did not like.
  • The Golden Compass
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • The Jane Austen Book Club
Which leaves me with the following excellent list of suggestions. I am going to try and rent them all and see how they stack up.

Boys
Funny Girl
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Harold and Maude
High Society
High Tide
Iron Jawed Angels
Lost in Translation
Out of Africa
Philadelphia Story
Places in the Heart
Plenty
Pushing Daisies
Stardust
To Catch a Thief
Troop Beverly Hills
Two For the Road
Waking Ned Devine
The Way We Were
The Women (the original)

I am so embarrassed that I have still never seen Harold and Maude. I just bumped that one to the top of my Netflix queue. Some of the older classics I am reading the titles and thinking, "Haven't I seen that? Years ago on TCM?" Since I can't remember, I will go ahead and rent them and see if I get deja-vu or not. Anyway, I'll check back in on this list. Feel free to make more suggestions!

12 comments:

Olivia said...

I too love While You Were Sleeping! The family dynamic in that movie cracks me up. :D

Waking Ned Devine makes you want to run off to Ireland post haste and Harold and Maude was a lovely surprise... I really didn't think I would like it.

Lost in Translation is absolutely beautiful but I will be interested in hearing what you think. ;)

Have fun!

P.S I know why you don't like Jane Austen Book Club! :D I am a little sad that you wont be joining Katherine and I in our love for that movie.

girlysmack said...

If you are implying the adultery thing, I have to confess it doesn't bother me as much anymore. Maybe I am just secure in my marriage. Or maybe I have just mellowed. I think it is just that Death-of-a-Child storylines have surpassed adultery as taboo for me.

I dunno. I just thought JABC was so retarded. I really, really wanted to like it. Maybe the book is better?

Anonymous said...

I like JABC, although I am not a JA savant so that may account for it.

The Golden Compass was very good. You are wrong. :) I loved the book and I thought they did a good job with the film. The girl who played Lyra was fantastic and you can never go wrong with Daniel Craig.

Leila

Quinn said...

Where's Moonstruck???

Mom

Olivia said...

I haven't read the book yet, so I can't help you on that one. I totally get you on the "death of a child" in movies.... unnecessary! That and animal cruelty.

Your mom is totally right, we forgot Moonstruck! However is that considered a chick flix?

I am so excited that you are coming to visit soon! Dare I suggest that we watch some movies? ;) Miss you!

girlysmack said...

No one recommended Moonstruck, Mom. Including you. :)

Quinn said...

Moonstruck is a given. So are all the early Molly Ringwalds.

Mom

Anonymous said...

I can not believe that I am almost related to you and you have yet to watch To Catch a Thief. This is appalling.

Karen
(The other Leila)

Anneli said...

Ummmm. Why is "Notting Hill" not in the SSGN category? I can watch that movie, or any segment of it. I'm always completely transfixed.

Anneli said...

Kathy, is "Quinn" your alias. Like some sort of Harlequin moniker?

girlysmack said...

Anneli, nobody recommended "Notting Hill." Maybe because they know I already watch that movie all the time. I also love that movie. No matter how many times I've seen it, Hugh Grant's character makes me grin like a fool.

Anneli said...

"whoopsie daisies"