12 Fantastic Chick Flicks on Netflix

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A good movie can be a great option for self-care – all you need is a comfortable blanket, a bowl of popcorn, and your favorite chick-flick. Chick-flicks focus on their leading female character and often revolve around romance and dating. They’re usually light-hearted, fun, and a perfect escape. If you’re wondering where to get your fix of chick flicks, Netflix boasts an extensive library of options.

Here are 12 of the best chick flicks available on Netflix:

  1. Easy A
  2. My Best Friend’s Wedding 
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  4. Julie & Julia
  5. Always Be My Maybe
  6. Love Actually
  7. A Christmas Prince 
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
  9. Legally Blonde
  10. About Time
  11. Nappily Ever After
  12. The Princess Switch

1. Easy A

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7/10 85%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, AppleTV

Starring Emma Stone and Penn Badgley, this movie is narrated by Olive Penderghast, a 17-year old girl living in California. Olive, a rule-follower, lies to her best friend, Rhiannon, that she was on a date to get out of going camping with Rhiannon and her parents.

When talking about her date, Olive claims to have lost her virginity to a college boy. Marianne, a devout Christian and the school busybody, overhears their conversation, who spreads it across the school. As a result, Olive finds herself being bullied and can only confide in her friend Brandon, who is similarly bullied for being gay.

The movie was praised for its clever storyline and the performance of actress Emma Stone. The film was Stone’s breakthrough in Hollywood, and saw her nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards (which she won).

2. My Best Friend’s Wedding

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6.3/10 73%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, AppleTV

The movie follows Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney), who, as children, made a pact to marry if they were both single at 28. Three weeks before Julianne turns 28, Michael announces that he is marrying Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Realizing that she has been in love with him all along, Julianne decides to sabotage his wedding in an attempt to win him back. 

The movie was a smash hit worldwide and featured the song “I Say a Little Prayer,” which would feature on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and be covered by Aretha Franklin and Diana King. The movie has been praised for Roberts’ performance and the script’s witty comedy.

My Best Friend’s Wedding was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, the MTV Movie + TV Awards, the Satellite Awards, and more. It was nominated for the American Film Institute’s AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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7.1/10 96%N/A

The first movie in a trilogy, this romantic comedy follows high school junior Lara Jean Covey, who writes letters to each boy she has a crush on. Though she locks the letters away in a closet, her younger sister Kitty sneaks into her room and mails the letters to their intended recipients.

One of the letter recipients was her elder sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. To avoid a confrontation, Lara Jean pretends she is in a relationship with Peter, one of the other recipients of her letters, who agrees to fake date her to make his ex-girlfriend get jealous.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han and was followed up by To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. It has been praised for its likable cast and its comfortable and fun script, which makes it perfect for viewers looking for a light-hearted movie that they re-watch several times.

4. Julie & Julia

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7/10 77%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, AppleTV

A biographical comedy-drama, this film follows the lives of award-winning chef Julia Child in the early stages of her career and that of Julie Powell, a New Yorker who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year. Over the course of her project, Powell decides to document her journey on her increasingly popular blog.

The movie was well-received by critics, with Meryl Streep’s performance as Julia Child considered one of the film’s highlights. It has also been praised for its screenplay and its entertainment value.

Julie & Julia was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, which saw Streep winning the Best Actress award in the Musical or Comedy category. Other award nominations include ones from the Satellite Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Academy Awards.  

5. Always Be My Maybe

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6.8/10 90%N/A

The movie follows Sasha Tran and Marcus Kim, childhood friends who lost contact with each other following an argument when they were teenagers. As adults, Marcus lives at home and performs in a band, while Sasha has moved away and is a celebrity chef.

When Sasha moves back home to San Francisco following a breakup, the friends reconnect, and Marcus realizes that he is romantically interested in Sasha and has been since they were children. At the same time, Sasha has found a new love interest, movie-star Keanu Reeves (who plays a fictional version of himself).

The movie has been praised for melding the themes of a classic romantic comedy with social commentary, as well as for the performances of lead actors Ali Wong and Randall Park. It was also praised for its representation, being one of the few romantic comedies with Asian lead actors. Wong was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for her role in the film.

6. Love Actually

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7.6/10 64%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, AppleTV

A Christmas-themed romantic comedy, this ensemble film follows the love stories of several different people. There are ten stories that are all interconnected, with characters influencing each other’s stories and ending in a combined epilogue.

The movie has been praised for its charming cast of characters and its depiction of all facets of love – sad, sweet, and silly. While some critics offered mixed reviews, the film remains extremely popular among viewers and is considered a modern-day Christmas classic.

It has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, the Satellite Awards, and the BAFTA Awards. Additionally, Bill Nighy won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Billy Mack in the movie. The movie was followed by the television short film Red Nose Day Actually, which was broadcast in 2017 and followed the characters 14 years after the events of the first movie.

7. A Christmas Prince

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5.8/10 73%N/A

A Netflix original Christmas romantic comedy, this movie follows American journalist Amber, who is sent to the fictional country of Aldovia to cover Prince Richard, who is rumored to be planning to abdicate following his father’s death. When the prince fails to appear for a scheduled press conference, Amber investigates in the palace, only to be mistaken for Princess Emily’s new tutor.

Emily is Prince Richard’s younger sister and has spina bifida. As Amber and Emily bond, Amber starts to fall in love with the prince. The movie’s popularity resulted in two sequels, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.

The movie has been praised for its well-paced script and sweet love story and makes for the perfect film for viewers looking for something that is low stakes and easy to watch.

8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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7.4/10 81%N/A

Based on the novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, this Netflix original historical romantic drama follows author Juliet Ashton in 1946, following the end of the Second World War. While her books, written under the pen name Izzy Bickerstaff, are popular, Juliet is keen to write a more serious work instead of the popular works she has been penning.

Dawsey Adams, a farmer from the island of Guernsey,finds a copy of a book Juliet sold years ago and sends a letter. They develop a correspondence, and he reveals that he is part of a book club called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which was started while the island was under German occupation in 1941.

Ashton travels to Guernsey to learn more about the island’s time under occupation, during which she also grows closer to the members of the book club. At the same time, she starts looking into Elizabeth McKenna, the society’s founder, who is missing.

The movie has been well received for Lily James’ performance as Juliet Ashton, as well as for its modern tone and promotion of gender equality while still keeping to the time period of the 1940s. It has been praised for its cozy, nostalgic feel and its script, making it an excellent option for lovers of period dramas looking for an easy-to-watch romance.

9. Legally Blonde

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6.3/10 70%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, AppleTV

One of the best-known comedies of the 21st century, Legally Blonde follows Elle Woods, a fashion merchandising student who is broken up with by her boyfriend Warner Huntington III. Warner explains that he cannot be in a relationship with someone who isn’t “serious,” especially as he plans to become a politician after attending Harvard Law School.

In a bid to win Warner back, Elle successfully applies to Harvard herself. There, she wins an internship with Professor Callahan, one of the school’s best-regarded teachers, and is assigned to help with the high-profile case of Brooke Windham, a fitness instructor accused of murdering her husband.

The film is based on a novel by Amanda Brown about her real experiences as a Stanford Law School student and has been praised for Reese Witherspoon’s performance as Elle Woods. Witherspoon received a Golden Globe nomination for her role. Other reviews note that it is a great movie to empower female viewers and commend it for being a social satire that retains its wit.

Legally Blonde has been credited by multiple female law students and lawyers as one of the main reasons they joined law school. It was followed by a sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, a spinoff television film, Legally Blondes, and a musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical. A third movie in the main franchise is scheduled for release in 2022.

10. About Time

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7.8/10 69%N/A

About Time follows Tim Lake at various points in his life. When he is 21, Tim’s father lets him in on a family secret – the men in their family have been gifted with the power to travel through time. 

After his father warns him against using his ability to gain money or fame, Tim decides to utilize it instead to improve his love life and uses it to help him win the heart of Mary, his eventual wife. However, Tim also finds that time travel comes with limitations, especially after he becomes a father.

The movie has been praised for the filmography and Domhnall Gleeson’s performance as Tim. Additionally, the chemistry between Gleeson and Rachel McAdams (Mary) has been commended for helping make the film a success, as have the performances of the supporting cast.

11. Nappily Ever After

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6.4/10 67%N/A

Based on the novel of the same name by author Trisha R. Thomas, ‘Nappily Ever After’ follows Violet, a successful advertising executive who is extremely careful about her appearance. She always takes care to wear her hair long and straight instead of allowing it to show its natural texture.

Following a confrontation at a hairdresser and a breakup with her boyfriend, Violet bleaches and shaves her head. Though initially horrified, she slowly grows comfortable and confident in her new look and starts a new relationship with barber Will.

The movie has been praised for its refreshing script, its focus on the heroine’s emotional arc as well as the romance between the main couple, and focus on the policing of black women’s hairstyles. Sanaa Lathan, who plays Violet, has been lauded for her performance, especially in the scene in which her character shaves her hair.

12. The Princess Switch

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6.1/10 69%N/A

A Netflix original movie, The Princess Switch, follows baker Stacey DeNovo, who (along with her friend Kevin) is slated to participate in a prestigious Christmas baking competition in the fictional Kingdom of Belgravia. In Belgravia, Stacey discovers that she looks identical to Lady Margaret Delacourt, the fiancée of the kingdom’s crown prince, Prince Edward.

In an attempt to spend time away from public attention, Margaret proposes the two of them switch places for two days. The movie was inspired by Mark Twain’s novel The Prince and the Pauper, and its popularity resulted in a sequel, The Princess Switch: Switched Again. A third film in the series is also in production.

The movie has been praised for its light-hearted, charming script. It is the perfect choice for viewers looking for a sweet, fun romance with an equally charming sequel they can binge-watch.

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