29 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix to Watch at Your Next Girls Night

When discussing movies at the workplace water cooler, we will no doubt show our credentials by referencing the latest art house release, or by debating the details of the latest installment in the Marvel universe. But sometimes, we don’t want to watch the movies that we ‘should’ watch, but just want to sit on the couch and enjoy some harmless feel-good entertainment. This is the draw of the chick flicks, and why Hollywood studios keep making them, and we keep watching.

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Enjoy some indulgence in the privacy of your own home with these 15 chick flicks currently available on Netflix.

About Time (2013)

Tell your partner that the movie is about time travel, and he might even sit down and watch it with you! Starring rom-com favorite Rachel McAdams, and Star Wars baddie DOmhnall Gleeson, the movie is about a man who has the ability to time travel, and goes back in time to try and improve his future. Naturally, it’s all about a girl.

Ali’s Wedding (2018)

IMDB Score 6.9/10

Ali, plated by Osamah Sami, is the won of a prominent Muslim clergyman, who desperately wants his son to become a doctor. After failing his exams, Ali lies about his results in order not to disappoint his father, he must arrange to get married in order not to have to go to medical school. But his perfect plan goes off track when he falls for Lebanese woman Dianna (Helana Sawires).

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

IMDB Score 6.8/10

After a youthful fling, teenage sweethearts Sasha, played by Ali Wong, and Marcus, played by Randall Park, go their separate ways and build their own lives. When fate reunites them many years later, the old sparks start to flare. But their romance is thrown off course when she meets her new boyfriend, Keanu Reeves (played by himself) – this film has got to be worth watching just for that!

Dumplin’ (2018)

IMDB Score 6.7/10

This coming of age drama produced by Netflix stars newcomer Danielle Macdonald as an overweight teen, and Jennifer Aniston as her ex-beauty queen mother. After losing someone important to her, Macdonald’s Dumplin’ decides to enter the beauty pageant that her mother is organizing. Over the course of events, both discover that they have a lot to learn.

Falling Inn Love (2019)

IMDB Score 5.7/10

Christina Milian stars as a young city girl who unexpectedly wins a run-down inn in New Zealand. She takes this windfall as an opportunity to completely change her life, leaving everything behind and making her way to New Zealand to do up and flip the inn. While there she meets a young handyman who agrees to help. Live vicariously with this shameless chick flick.

How to Get Over a Break-Up (2018)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

In this Peruvian comedy, we dive into the life of a young writer Maria, who has just been dumped! As a way to help her through her issues, she starts to write a blog about getting over someone. Suddenly it is a big online success, and she is telling not only her own story, but that of other women as well.

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

IMDB Score 6.5/10

A New York City playwright, played by Jessica Williams, gets dumped, and she doesn’t know what to do. In an attempt to help her get her confidence and her life back, her friend sets her up on a date with an app developer (Chris O’Dowd), who is recently divorced. They form a friendship over their shared heartbreak. Can they help each other come out on the others side?

The Kissing Booth (2018)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

In this film. popular newcomer Joey King plays a late-blooming high school girl who develops a relationship with an older bad boy played by Jacob Elordi, which puts a strain on her relationship with her best friend, played by Joel Courtney. While the set up may seem formulaic, the movie manages a fresh edge, and a good performance from the lead makes it very watchable.

Nappily Ever After (2018)

IMDB Score 6.4/10

Violet James, played by Sanaa Lathan, has it all. She has a great job, the perfect boyfriend, and fantastic hair. Following a series of unexpected events, she finds everything in her life falling apart. But losing everything she thought she wanted might just teach Violet what she really wants in life.

One Day (2011)

IMDB Score 7/10

This film, based on the novel of the same name, visits Dexter, played by Jim Sturgess, and Emma, played by Anne Hathaway on the same day every year. Starting with their college graduation, we see how their lives unfold, sometimes together, and sometimes apart. But it certainly seems that fate means for these two to always be connected.

Otherhood (2019)

IMDB Score 6/10

Three best friends, played by Angela Basset, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman, are feeling empty nest syndrome, and it hits hard when they feel like they have been forgotten on Mother’s Day. They decide to take matters into their own hands and drive out to New York City to surprise their adult sons. But it is the trio of women who will be encountering surprises this time around.

The Outcasts (2017)

IMDB Score 5.5/10

Victoria Justice and Eden Sher star in this coming of age film as two high school misfits determined to make the best of their final year. When their plans are scuppered by a cruel prank, they embark on a mission to unite all of the school’s outcasts against the cool kids and privileged few that have bullied them all over the years.

Someone Great (2019)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

This Netflix comedy is all about breakups. But instead of focussing on the challenges and heartbreak, it looks at all the good things that happen after a break-up! The incredibly likable Gina Rodriguez plays the lead, Jenny, a writer who breaks up with her boyfriend. With the help of her two best friends, played by Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise, Jenny reconnects with herself and moves forward into a fluorescent new future. Worth watching for the soundtrack alone.

Step Sisters (2018)

IMDB Score 5.4/10

This dance comedy stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as a black sorority sister who needs to teach her fellow sorority sister to step dance in order to ensure she gets into Harvard. She must deal with bickering sorority sisters, and criticism from her community to sharing her knowledge. All to the background of some pretty amazing dancing.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

IMDB Score 7.3/10

Probably the most successful teen romance of 2018, this film follows Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor, who writes letters to all the boys that she feels intense passion for before locking them away. Her life is turned on its head when someone mails her letters to all her former crushes.

No longer available on Netflix but still worth checking out:

Bad Moms (2016)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

For years now the American film industry has been trying to make female versions of buddy comedies, with little success. This 2016 film does better than most thanks to its three leading ladies Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, and a pretty epic supporting performance from Christina Applegate. Kunis plays a helicopter mom pushed too far who must discover how to loosen up.

The Break Up (2006)

IMDB Score 5.8/10

While most romantic comedies are about people getting together, this romance with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn is about breaking up, not when something goes horribly wrong, but when the little things make a relationship unworkable. This film manages to tick all the romantic comedy boxes without the predictable ending.

Bridesmaids (2011)

IMDB Score 6.8/10

Another female version of a men’s buddy comedy, this film has the fortune to have Kristin Wiig in the writer’s chair alongside Annie Mumolo, as well as starring, and Judd Apatow producing. Wig’s character Annie suffers a series of misfortune after being asked to serve as her best friend’s maid of honour, and finds a truly horrifying nemesis on Rose Byrne’s Lillian.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

IMDB Score 5.9/10

A film which threatened to be incredibly shallow finds a real heart with its leading lady Isla Fisher. She plays shopaholic in serious debt who, through a series of accidents, becomes a successful columnist for a savings magazine. Things start to unravel when her public persona and personal problems clash.

Divine Sisters of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

IMDB Score 6.1/10

When a young playwright complains about an unhappy childhood to the press, and a series of events are set in motion and she is put on the path to discover the secrest of her mother and her friends, and the amazing Ya Ya Sisterhood. Starring an ensemble case featuring Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd and Maggie Smith.

Heathers (1988)

IMDB Score 7.3/10

Whether you watch this film out of nostalgia, or because you have heard it is a classic, Heathers in a genre defining movie that still manages to remain unique. Starring a young Winona Ryder, Shannon Doherty and Christian Slater, what happens when schoolyard rivalries go too far, and lead to murder.

Mamma Mia (2008)

IMDB Score 6.4/10

If you haven’t at least heard of this movie based on the popular musical composed completely from Abba songs, I wonder if you are really a movie fan? Watch Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried and Julie Walters sing their way through all the classics.

Monster in Law (2005)

IMDB Score 5.5/10

A Jennifer Lopez special, she plays a woman getting by on four jobs who captures the attention of a wealthy man, played by Michael Vartan. He proposes and all seems good, but they did not reckon with the schemes of the disapproving mother in law, played by Jane Fonda. Lopez’s character must deal with Fonda’s attempts at sabotage her relationship.

Mother’s Day (2016)

IMDB Score 5.7/10

Since the success of Love Actually, filmmakers have been trying to recreate the magic of intertwining stories based on a theme. Focussing on the maternal bond, rather than romance, this is one of the better ones. It has all the American faces you would expect including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

IMDB Score 7.2/10

This film follows the Barden University all-girl a cappella group as they compete to win nationals. It follows the formula of a group of misfits coming together to succeed against the odds, but add some good music and a great ensemble cast and it is elevated to something more. It features Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, and is the movie that brought Rebel Wilson to general attention.

The Sweetest Things (2002)

IMDB Score 5.1/10

This chick flick turns the normal genre on its head by casting a woman in the role of a player who won’t settle down, but changes her mind when she meets the right man. While this film was clearly designed to be a vehicle for Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate steals the show!

Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

IMDB Score 5.6/10

Feeling nostalgic for one of your favourite TV shows but don’t have time for a binge? Watch the movie instead. In this film we see our four favourite New York girls, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, continue their escapades, as more attached rather than single women.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)

IMDB Score 6.5/10

Transport yourself back in tiime to your teenage years when you and your best friends were inseparable and thought you always would be. As one group of girls’ friendship is put to the test by growing up and growing apart, they are brought together by a very special pair of jeans. Starring a great ensemble cast including Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel.

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

IMDB Score 6.1/10

Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant in a film together seems like the perfect recipe for a chick flick. Bullock plays the overworked assistant of the spoiled Grant. Finally fed up, she gives him two weeks notice, and as they try and disentangle themselves, they realise their relationship is much more than professional.

What to Expect when you’re Expecting (2012)

IMDB Score 5.7/10

This film follows five interconnected couples as they go through the experience of having a baby in very different ways. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick, they all learn that life does not always give you what you expect, but to be grateful for what you have.

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  1. Hello, Jessica. This is a great list of movies! Unfortunately, most of the movies you have listed are not on Netflix.

    The movies that are not on netflix that you have listed are:
    Bad moms, Bridesmaids, Confessions of a shopaholic, Monster in Law, Pitch Perfect, Mother’s Day, The Sweetest Things, Two Weeks Notice and What to Expect When Expecting.

    Considering 9 out of the 15 movies listed aren’t actually on Netflix. It may be better to change the title of this article to something more fitting like, 15 Best Chick Flicks to Watch on your Next Ladies Night, instead of 15 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix to Watch at Your Next Girls Night.

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