Hello my lovely lot,
As we’re in the colder months, i’m not sure if it’s just me that goes into hibernation mode or if its a collective thing but i’ve created a list of the Top 10 ultimate chick flicks to assist you through the darker nights! I may need to disclose that although these films are packed full of romance, they also aren’t necessarily uplifting so you’ll need to grab the tissues for some of these. Grab yourself a cup of tea, plenty of sweet & salty snacks, a huge blanket and enjoy my selection for you guys!
- The Notebook
This would literally be illegal not to put on the list. If you haven’t watched this yet a) what are you doing with your time b) ITS GOT RYAN GOSLING IN IT!! c) ITS GOT RYAN GOSLING IN IT!!!!! Aside from our Ry being a total babe, the storyline to this is actually so sweet! It’s based in the 1940s in South Carolina, Noah Calhoun who works as a mill worker (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) fall desperately in love whilst Allie is visiting her summer home. But her parents don’t approve of the relationship. When the summer ends and Allie goes back to school and Noah goes off to serve in World War II, this becomes the end of their love affair. Whilst Noah is serving, Allie becomes engaged to another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their shared small town years later, recently after Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over and Allie is forced to choose between the two.
– F U N F A C T: I actually only watched this film because back in the day I was borderline obsessed with Harry Styles and he said that this was his favourite film in an interview.
2. Ps, I Love You
This film is such a prime example of old but gold- well not super old but still. I feel this film is totally forgotten about. I bloody love Gerard Butler especially with his dreamy Irish accent in this film. The gist of the film is the main character Gerry (Gerard Butler), the husband of Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), dies from an illness (This is in the overview, i’m not doing a spoiler). Holly literally loses the love of her life and her sense of self. Gerry planned ahead, knowing how hard Holly will take his death. Starting on her 30th birthday, she receives the first in a series of letters written by him before his passing, designed to ease her grief one step at a time and encourage her to move forward to a new life without him. I don’t know how anyone could not cry at this film. It literally breaks me.
I think we are all aware of this ending thanks to Rose’s selfish antics. 10000% could have fit the both of them on that plank of wood!! For those of who you somehow haven’t sobbed your heart out to this film, it’s basically a movie built on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Two guests upon the ship Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) fall in love despite their different social classes. Which in 1912 was not acceptable for a rich girl to fall in love with a poor boy. All the while this story builds up to the most iconic moment in history when the “ship of dreams” ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. (Again, this is not a spoiler just general history for those of you who haven’t seen it). This is such a classic plus it features a young Leo so what more could you ask for really?
4. The Best of Me
5. The Fault in Our Stars
This film was the reason I wanted to go to Amsterdam so badly. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), is a 16-year-old cancer patient who happens to meet and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort- BABE), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her and shares her acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace’s favourite book, “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten. Gus tries to score an invitation to meet the reclusive author so that he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives. I literally sobbed and sobbed and sobbed at this film. It’s such a love/hate film. I love it but I hate how sad it is.
6. The Vow
The only thing I don’t understand about this film is, if I were to wakeup with memory loss and be told my husband is Channing Tatum I can assure you I wouldn’t question it. I’d literally just go with it. Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are happily married newlyweds, but their new and idyllic life together suddenly shatters when Paige is left in a coma following a car accident. When Paige awakes, she has severe memory loss and doesn’t know or remember Leo at all. She also has a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill, Jessica Lange) and believes to still harbour feelings for a former fiance (Scott Speedman) as this is as far back as she remembers. Despite these difficult obstacles, Leo is determined to remind Paige and renew their bond and go back to their old marriage. This film is so frustrating because you literally want her to remember him so badly!! It’s actually based on a true story on a couple called Krickitt and Kim Carpenter. I wouldn’t recommend looking them up before watching the film as it will obviously spoil the ending.
7. The Time Travellers Wife
As you can tell, I have a large girl crush on Rachel McAdams hence why she’s on this list three times. Her films are just always a classic. The storyline for this at first is a little confusing but watch in the end and I promise you won’t regret it, it’ll aaaaaall make sense in the end. Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana) plays a Chicago librarian who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to drift back and forth through time without any control as to when and where this happens. On one of his time lapses he meets the love of his life, Claire (Rachel McAdams), and they later marry. But their relationship begins to face problems and complexities due to Henry’s inability to remain in one time and place which leaves Claire continuously confused and alone.
8. Me Before You
This film is next level, if you aren’t much of a cryer you are now. I actually read the book before watching the film and I was literally sat in my room sobbing. Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) is made redundant from her full-time job but is forced to quickly find otherwise to help support her family. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she lands the job as a caregiver for cynical Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who was left paralyzed from an accident two years prior. Will’s negative outlook starts to change after Louisa tries to show him that life is worth living. As time goes on their bond becomes stronger and a romance starts to develop however, Will makes a choice which Louisa has no control over.
N O T E: DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM WITH MAKEUP ON, IT WILL COME OFF. ALL OF IT.
9. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
What’s a chick flick list without Zak Efron in it ay? Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) is an accomplished sailor and college-bound senior with a bright future and a close relationship to his mother and younger brother Sam. Early on in the film Sam dies in a terrible accident which forces Charlie’s dreams die with him. But the brotherly bond is so strong that in the hour before each sunset, Charlie and Sam meet to play catch (Confusing I know, just watch the film and you’ll get it) The return of a former classmate (Amanda Crew) and the making of a new romance forces Charlie to make a difficult decision as to whether to stick with the past or move forward with his life.
10. Dear John
Amanda Seyfried is actually a queen. She’s such an amazing actress and Channing Tatum doesn’t even require an explanation because he’s a god. So these two as a duo speaks for itself. When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets college student, Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), it’s the beginning of a strong romance. Over the next years of their relationship they’re separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployment in the army, the lovers stay in touch through letters, forcing them to rarely see each other face to face. However, their correspondence starts to die off due to an unseen twist. Even my 17 year old brother loves this film and watches it all the time although he would prefer to probably take that secret to the grave so you guys and girls MUST love this pick.
Trust me there are SO SO many others that I could’ve included on this list but trying to keep things somewhat short and sweet. These are just MY top picks and not necessarily in order. I’m sure there’s hundreds that I’ve missed but for now these are my top movie night sob filled picks. I feel like if you need a good cry, this is the list for you.
If you’d like another post like this about my other movie genre top picks or maybe a more uplifting list of chick flicks, just drop me a comment down below.
What are your favourite chick flicks? Also, how did I do on my first proper flat lay- I’m new to this please send tips and help LOL.