In a world that’s mired in controversy and cynicism, movies are often the escape that distracts us from the harsh realities of life and watching some girly movies every once in a while isn’t such a bad idea
Nobody can debate the fact that movies can change a person’s mood when they’re feeling down and make them feel better about themselves.
They are light-hearted, have romantic themes, and ultimately deliver a positive message.
As if that’s not enough, these movies can elevate your mood and make you feel better about yourself.
Considering the fact there are so many of these movies out there, I have decided to make a list below of the top 10 girly movies of all time. If you ever feel pangs of sorrow or are just looking to escape reality, these are the movies that you need to watch.
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Starting with the definitive girly movie of all times, Titanic is a cinematic masterpiece. This film is also the most commercially successful movie on this list, and here’s why: the producers of Titanic got it right every step of the way, long before it hit theater screens worldwide. Let’s start with the casting; it featured the perfect pairing of a young Leonardo DiCaprio opposite the always-gorgeous Kate Winslet.
The two had unbelievable chemistry on set and are still good friends in real life (almost 19 years after the movie came out!). If that wasn’t enough, it has one of the most easily recognizable soundtracks in the history of cinema i.e. Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On.
Best of all, the movie’s plot was gut-wrenchingly beautiful and masterfully orchestrated. All these factors (and many others that we are skipping over for the sake of this list) combine to give us the best girly movie of all time.
2. The Notebook
It is nearly impossible to hear the term ‘girly movies’ and not instantly think of The Notebook. I remember when this movie came out in 2004, many of my friends dragged their boyfriends to the theaters to see it and it takes no rocket scientist to figure out why.
Portraying perfectly the joy and sorrow associated with falling in love, The Notebook never fails to tug at our heartstrings.
The premise of the movie is simple enough; a poor boy falls in loves with a rich girl who is brought together by their feelings for each other and falls apart due to their social differences.
The impact of this movie is much greater than what anyone can expect from a girly movie. The Notebook is a near perfect satire that highlights the wrongdoings of society and makes us wonder how often love is not all you need. For this alone, this movie well and truly justifies its impressive 7.9 rating on IMDb and is one of the best girly movies of this era.
3. Mean Girls
Mean Girls is and will always be the ultimate girly movie ever made for many people. Lindsay Lohan delivers a stellar performance as a young girl trying to fit in and adapt to the norms and regulations of her new community.
In an era where girly movies are considered to be senseless and pointless, Mean Girls is a smart and witty take on the genre and pushes the envelope of this niche.
You won’t find a better girly movie to watch than Mean Girls. Rated 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.0 out of 10 on IMDb, Mean Girls justifies its billing of being one of the best girly movies ever made.
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4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Last and certainly not the least, the modern classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes the top spot in my list of the best girly movies ever made.
Logan Lerman portrays the character of the introverted freshman to perfection, while Emma Watson and Ezra Miller fill the boots of the seniors who take him under their wings. The chemistry between this trio is wholly unique for actors so young.
What I love about The Perks of Being a Wallflower are the way it is directed and the entire tone of the movie. Nothing ever feels out of place or forced, and that is why this movie has wowed audiences worldwide. If you have time to watch just one movie this weekend, I highly recommend catching The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Fair warning: be ready to cry tears of joy and sorrow at the end.
5. The Proposal
The Proposal is also a movie that’s very close to my heart. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the two lead characters as well as the plot of the movie are really relatable.
First, we have Sandra Bullock playing the character of a mean boss who (if the lovers of the movie are to be believed) just loves to make everyone’s lives miserable, and opposite her, we have Ryan Reynolds who plays the character of her young (and unlucky) assistant.
Due to certain circumstances, the two are forced to pass off as a couple for the majority of the movie and given the strenuous nature of their actual relationship, you are guaranteed laughter. What I love about this movie is that it has great character development.
The two main characters mentioned above develop from a one-dimensional stereotype into people that we can all understand by the end of the movie. The Proposal has many great moments that we all can relate to, and that is the reason it features so high on this list.
6. A Walk to Remember
When I sat down to compose a list of the best girly movies of all time, I promised myself that I would not crowd the list with just movies based off Nicholas Sparks’ novels.
However, once I had written down The Notebook on the list, I knew that I had to mention A Walk to remember as well. The best thing about this movie is that while it entertains the long-established tropes of the film industry, it puts an unforgettable twist on them and passes them off as something new and unique. The characters are great, and the cinematography is sublime.
I highly recommend watching this movie to everyone who has ever been in love, albeit with a box of tissues.
7. The High School Musical Trilogy
If I was ever going to make a list of the top ten girly movies ever made, I knew I would have to include some Disney movies.
I have picked the ultimate Disney movie (of recent times) and one that soon became a global phenomenon. Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron (along with others) deliver a masterful performance and make us look back on our high school days with unquestionable nostalgia.
Whether you like the score of the first movie, the heartache of the second, or the perfect conclusion of the third, the High School Musical trilogy is undoubtedly a torchbearer in its genre.
8. Pitch Perfect
To be perfectly honest, when I was writing this list, Pitch Perfect was just going to be an honorable mention at best.
That changed, however, once I rented out this movie last Thursday and watched it again. The second time viewing it has made me reconsider my choice (as I had just remembered the awesome a capella and that Anna Kendrick song from this movie).
There is so much more to Pitch Perfect than just music; there’s joy, laughter, and the sense of comradery when you join a group. To cut a long story short, we feel this is one of those movies that have revamped a well-established genre and made us reconsider how we define the term ‘girly movie.’
Beastly is the most recent take on the timeless classic of Beauty and the Beast. Being a Disney movie, you know that it is well worth checking out.
Vanessa Hudgens delivers another great performance as a teen who helps a troubled soul (Alex Pettyfer) see the error of his ways and make him realize that beauty and love are more than skin deep. In times when we are sick and tired of hearing the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ Beastly delivers the same message in such a refreshing way that it leaves you awestruck.
Take it from me, of all the names on this list, this was the one that took me by surprise the most.
10. The Twilight Series
I might be cheating here by sneaking five movies in for the price of one, but I feel that The Twilight series deserves a pass.
This franchise resonated with teen girls (and in some cases boys as well) on a global level. While it may not have the most spotless of reputations (thanks to the countless memes based on this series), these movies are still worth checking out.
There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind that although these movies get a bad rep, they are quite enjoyable once you get past the stigma associated with watching them. Plus, this movie has Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. How bad can they be?
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