Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Chick Flicks

I've always been a fan of cheesy movies and tv shows. I don't know what it is about them, but I find them comforting. I feel the same way about "Boy Meets World" and "Caroline in the City" as described by Starlee Kine in this episode of This American Life. They're really bad shows, but somehow, some of us liked them anyway.

There was an article in the New York Times about chick flicks, and it made me want to list some of my favorites. I could watch these movies over and over again (and I have). Here's a short list:

Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Untamed Heart
Benny and Joon
Pretty Woman
Dirty Dancing
Steel Magnolias
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally
Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love

3 comments:

Meghan said...

i love all of these!!!!!

Maureen said...

Re: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
I was lucky enough not to discover either of these movies until the sequal (Before Sunset) was already out. I had the instant gratification of watching them in succession. It was wonderful.

Elly Zupko said...

I used to secretly rent chick flicks and b-movies off pay-per-view when my roommates were out for the evening. I have a soft spot for them, too.

Chris and I were just discussing last night how
Steel Magnolias:Women::The Thing:Men