Chick Flicks galore


I have probably not mentioned this before but I am a bit of an ‘aholic’. No, I’m not addicted to anything dodgy or untoward. I do like a glass of wine in an evening though, and I am rather keen on the odd piece (or slab) of chocolate, however I’m not addicted to any of these things.
I am addicted to DVDs.
I cannot walk past a DVD bargain bin without delving in and having a good old rummage to find one that I haven’t already got – or one that simply appeals to my many tastes.
I’ve probably got between 70 and 100 DVDs in total (I can’t count exactly because my friends borrow them a lot!), and I am showing no signs of slowing down.
My particular favourites are so called ‘chick flicks’, preferably with a gloriously romantic and funny ending (I can’t be doing with those films that end abruptly or sadly). Having said that, I own a few with sad endings but I can’t bear to watch them too much. Too sad, too depressing, too many shed tears. I do tend to cry a lot when watching movies (and even on TV… I have even been known to cry at the top of a hat when watching glimpses of cartoons, soaps, adverts, even). I have been called ‘sad’ and I probably am.
I could talk about movies for hours on end and I am lucky that I have a fellow colleague at work with the same tastes as me… and with the same fondness for movies. We do talk a lot about films, and little else (we do get our work done at the same time, I might – we are women of many talents!)
I have so many favourite chick flicks, but the current ones at the top of my list include Serendipity with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack, Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon, Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr (swoon), Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Aidan Quinn (swoon).
I have so many others too. I’d love to hear what your favourite chick flicks are. Leave a comment if there are any you’d recommend that I haven’t included here. I’m always keen to get recommendations from fellow chick flickers!
Here is a list of the ones I have (let’s see if I can remember them off the top of my head) Kate and Leopold, Maid in Manhattan, Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality (1 and 2), Gray Matters, Elizabethtown, Love Actually, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Erin Brockovich, The Wedding Planner, Mona Lisa Smile, Mean Girls, You’ve Got Mail, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones Diary (1&2), Chocolat, The Sweetest Thing, Steel Magnolias, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Family Stone, Ghost, Sliding Doors, The Wedding Date, Just Like Heaven, Sleeping with the Enemy. I'll add more to my list as I remember them (and buy them, of course!)
There are a few that I had but seem to have vanished into thin air… they include How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Fab films, both of them.

But its not just chick flicks I love... but that's for another post... another day!


  1. Hey there Iberian bird! What a lovely blog! I love the colour scheme and the topics are a joy to read!
    I love films too but can't be doing with too many chick flicks. I am not a fan of some of the big classics like dirty dancing, to me that's just Yuck!
    Having said that though, there are some films that i absolutely adore. These include some of the ones you mentioned as being in your collection like Memoirs of Geisha and Love Actually. Others I love include the fabulous French film Amelie and the delectible Chocolat (with the oh so edible Johnny Depp!)

  2. Thanks for the comment! I have to agree with you about Chocolat... an incredible film and Johnny Depp is just fantastic! I've been a fan ever since his '21 Jump Street Days'. I haven't seen Amelie but I keep hearing how great it is... so thanks for the recommendation. I will try and get hold of a copy.
    Best wishes,
    Iberian Bird

  3. hey suzy - just looked up your blog - very impressive - keep at it! re films - not really a chick flick but The Lake with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves was on TV recently - really good story, bit sad in the middle but a happy ending - have you seen it?
    Helen J

  4. I have seen The Lakehouse... amazing movie. Absolutely loved it! That's a keeper that one!

  5. I love a good chick flick too.
    Serendipity is one of my favorites and I end up watching Notting Hill and Love Actually over and over again. It's a bit sad in places, but have you seen The Notebook? Fantastic film.
    What happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz is pretty funny too.


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