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Chick Flicks

We tried every other name for this category, but this was the only one that fits. These are movies made specifically for a female audience. Men can watch them and enjoy them, of course, but they'll usually be the first to avoid them. Chick flicks feature predominantly female characters, and keep it all about the women most of the way through. Yet, unlike predominantly male cast movies, chick flicks seldom depict the main characters successfully resolving some problem or taking a heroic role. Instead, they struggle through strained friendships, abusive relatives, financial hardships, and various dramatic events with grim determination. Sometimes they make it and sometimes they don't.

Not all movies with strong female characters are chick flicks. It's hard to peg exactly why one movie gets labeled a chick flick but another one doesn't, but generally most family dramas, road trip movies with sisters, and almost all romantic comedies get this category eventually.

  • 1987 Witches of Eastwick, The
    Witches of Eastwick, The Director: George Miller
    Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright
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