Theis one of the first that we learn as young girls. So it’s no surprise that even as adults we still expect to live “happily ever after” with our very own handsome Prince Charming.
We all want the handsome guy to ride up on his white horse and…No, not save us, but add some excitement and romance to our lives. Some of us are still waiting.
Until then, we have movies to show us the way it should be. That’s one of the best things about a Chick Flick.
No matter how bad things are, how cast down the heroine becomes, how many people or obstacles or wicked stepsister come between her and her Prince, we know that at the end of the movie they will end up in a passionate embrace.
Drew Barrymore’s retelling of the classic Cinderella story is so good you almost feel sorry for the wicked stepmother, played by Angelica Huston.
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Barbra Streisand at her best, playing the ‘spinster‘ who enters into a marriage of convenience with gorgeous Jeff Bridges. But of course, Barbra and love triumphs at the end.
Jane Austin’s romantic tale of two stubborn lovers who go from hate to love has been made into several movie versions. However, I prefer the Kiera Knightly version, mainly because of the fine performances by Donald Sutherland and Dame Judi Dench.
The beautifulstars in the Bollywood version of the classic Jane Austin story.
This looks like it is turning into a Meg Ryan list. But this movie about reluctant friends who fall in love over time is just plain wonderful.
A hilarious tale complete with a fair maiden, a handsome, but poor farm boy turned pirate, a wicked prince, a giant, and revenge. What? You’ve never seen The Princess Bride?
Sanaa Lathan plays a smart, successful businesswoman who gets a major surprise in her life when she “let go and let it flow” and falls in love with the handsome and charming landscaper.
9. You’ve Got Mail/The Shop Around the Corner
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are at it again. This time in a modern-day version of The Shop Around the Corner.
Email and instant messaging take the place of letters, but the story of people who reveal themselves better on “paper” than face to face is endearing. If you have not seen the 1940 movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan, you are in for a treat.
Audrey Hepburn is radiant as Sabrina, the chauffeur’s daughter who wins the heart of millionaire industrialist Humphrey Bogart. Don’t waste your time with the Harrison Ford/Julia Ormand remake. After all, you can’t do better than Audrey.