I recently turned 30. I definitely survived. Actually, it is not as bad as I expected it. And many reasons why being 30 is not that bad comes from chick flicks. The more I watch them, the more life lessons I learn. With time I do get a little bit wiser. I’m not saying that I ace every situation, all the time, but now I do figure some stuff out too.
However, I couldn’t have gotten here without the guidance and stumbles and occasional downfalls of the many fictional women I’ve seen in chick flicks. Apparently, not all morals seen in chick flicks are advised to be taken to heart. But the very best of them offer lessons for a lifetime. So take them! I gathered the 30 Best Chick Flicks of All Time. It’s a subjective list for a reason. Because I wanted to share with you my top pickings, my 30 best chick flicks and the 30 lessons I learned in my 30 years.
29. Working Girl (1988)
Life Lesson Learned: It’s OK to break the rules sometimes. Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a frustrated secretary, struggling to get ahead in the world of big business in New York. When her idea is stolen by her mean boss (Sigourney Weaver), she seizes an opportunity to take it back by pretending she has her boss' job. Tess teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford) to close the big deal based on her idea. The situation gets more complicated when her boss returns, but Tess fights her way through and eventually gets the corner office. When the system is rigged against you, like it’s the case with many young working-class women, it’s okay to grab any opportunity that comes your way. You never know where it can lead you.
What else would make it to your list of 30 Best Chick Flicks of All Time? Do you miss some old classics or have some new flicks to add? What are your top choices when it comes down to chick flicks and life lessons? Any romantic comedies or tearjerking movies you turn for advice? Please comment and share your favourites.
27. Once (2007)
22. Juno (2007)
19. Amélie (2001)
14. The Hours (2002)
12. Wild (2015)
10. Lady Bird (2017)
Source of Featured Image: Thelma and Louise (1991)