There are a number of film genres that are constantly getting attention when it comes to the best films to watch, whether it's at the movie theater or just on the living room couch. While some people prefer a film that will leave them on the edge of their seats, others are more keen on a film that will move their hearts in a completely different way. Not everyone wants to have their heart racing because of a masked man racing across the screen. Some people want their hearts to race because of an incredible love story. Girl movies can sometimes get a bad wrap because not everyone wants to admit that they love a good chick flick. Yet, that doesn't mean that they don't do well at the movie theater or that they aren't incredibly loved.
In fact, some girly movies are seen as the most popular films of all time. These are the films that have made moviegoers root for the couple to make it to the very end and find their happily ever after, the films that brought a tear to the eye and the films that forced people to choose a particular team in a love triangle storyline. Let's have a bit of fun picking our favorite girly movies and see which rom-com hubby is the perfect fit.
When this film was released in 2006, there was a huge amount of hype over it because of the main stars that appeared in the leading roles (IMDb). Vince Vaughn had been in a number of comedic and romantic films and Jennifer Aniston had already solidified herself as a darling on the big screen in Rom-Coms. It's not surprising that the film became a huge hit at the box office and with the ending having some questions thrown out to the moviegoers, there are some that really want a sequel.
Crazy Rich Asians?
When it was revealed that Hollywood was setting out to release a new Rom-Com with a cast that was completely Asian, there were definitely some people that didn't know whether or not it would be a complete success at the box office. Yet, the film definitely proved to the world that an all-Asian cast could not only bring people to the movie theater but also create a worldwide phenomenon that would have many people hoping for a sequel. Also, the film made big stars out of the main cast.
13 Going On 30?
When this film was released in 2004, the main female lead had already appeared as a number of well-known characters on both the small and big screen. Jennifer Garner was seen as a huge Hollywood starlet and seeing her in this Rom-Com was a big boost for her fans. People likened the storyline to some others that showcased men in the same situation and it was really interesting to see the twist to it for a female character, especially one as beautiful as Jennifer Garner.
There have been a number of films that have featured a storyline that involves traveling through time. However, it seems like when people think about traveling through time, it's obtaining fame or money that seems like the biggest draw. This particular film put a twist on it by showing the lead character trying to travel through time in order to improve his love life. The result was an incredibly romantic film that made people root for the two main characters.
While there are a number of Rom-Coms that delve into the idea of a woman meeting the love of her life and ultimately being brought home to meet his parents, it's interesting how this type of storyline in a film can create a variety of different plot points. This particular film features Jennifer Lopez as the main character, Charlie, and Michael Vartan as Dr. Kevin Fields. While their relationship seemed great, things started to take a turn when he ultimately introduced her to his mother.
When this film was first released, no one could have guessed how incredibly successful it would be with moviegoers. It was considered to be a huge box office success and it immediately came out with cries from audiences for a sequel. Yet, not everyone was thrilled with this storyline or the comedic scenes.
There have been a number of films that have delved into the premise of the struggles that ensued during the Civil War but there was something quite unique about this particular film. The heart of the storyline revolved around Nicole Kidman and the love story she had with the character portrayed by Jude Law.
When this film first debuted its trailer, people weren't quite sure what to make of it. It seemed like there were a number of different characters and a multitude of different storylines going on all at the same time. Yet, the film was able to tie everything together and it really had some true love stories.
Maid In Manhattan?
Jennifer Lopez has starred in a number of romantic comedies over the years and it seems like she's truly found her niche when it comes to what works for her on the big screen. While that isn't to say that she's been completely pigeonholed in the roles she's been given, it does mean that she is a romantic comedy favorite.
Friends With Benefits?
When it comes to cultivating a romantic relationship, it seems like there have been a number of show and films that have centered around the idea that there can be a bit of physicality between two people without an actual romantic partnership forming. This film delved into that but the end result was the classic romantic comedy ending.
There have been a number of films that have been based on hit television shows so it's not surprising that this HBO favorite would turn into a big screen spin-off. People were thrilled to see Mr. Big and Carrie make it onto the big screen and the storyline was something that no one could have seen coming.
This Means War?
When it was revealed that Reese Witherspoon was set to star in another romantic comedy, people were excited to see who the leading man would be that would appear alongside her. There were definitely those that were thrilled to hear that it was actually two leading men to take that place.
This film was actually adapted from an incredibly popular and successful book by the same name. People were super excited to see it come to life on the big screen. While the love triangle storyline has definitely been done before, there seemed to be something special about the love story between Allie and Noah.
50 Shades Of Grey?
When it was revealed that the 50 Shades book series was going to be adapted for the big screen, there were millions of people around the world that were incredibly excited to hear the news. There was a great deal of anticipation surrounding the release of the first film but not everyone was happy with the outcome.
Crazy, Stupid, Love?
There have been a number of romantic comedies that have centered on more than just two characters and their love stories but there was something special about this particular film. People really seemed to resonate with the storyline of a man trying to make things work in his marriage and the daughter that found love with the person helping her dad.
Silver Linings Playbook?
When Silver Linings Playbook was first released in theaters, it was seen as a small film in comparison to some of the other box office smash films that came out during that time. Yet, it didn't take long for the film to pick up steam and get released in theaters nationwide.
The idea of staying at someone else's home has picked up steam over the years. It is a great way to save money while vacationing and it's also a great way to experience someone else's way of life. This particular film showcased this endeavor and it also brought in a love story for the women swapping environments.
There’s Something About Mary?
There are some films that have simply become iconic when it comes to how much they have done for the lead actors. This particular film seemed to be the defining moment for the lead actress, Cameron Diaz. People still seem to think of her from this role and some of the scenes are truly iconic.
A Star Is Born?
Despite the fact that this is a film that is a remake of a remake, there was something truly unique about it. Whether it was the fact that all of the music was original in this remake or the incredible chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, this was a film that had people talking.
There have been a number of shows and films that have referenced the "Bridezilla" aspect when it comes to how some women tend to get, leading up to a wedding. Yet, this particular film seemed to amplify this premise and it starred two of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
There are some films that seem to be defining of an entire era and generation. That was definitely the case for the film. Clueless was a classic '90s film that starred some of the most sought-after actors of that time. It was filled with phrases that people loved at the time and is still seen as a movie classic.
When it comes to high school movies, it's interesting how the struggle between the male and female characters can unfold on the big screen. This particular film showed how a girl could really help out the reputation for a boy but it also showed the other aspect of it that wasn't quite as flattering.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower?
When Emma Watson was first introduced to the world as the young Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, people could instantly tell that she was going to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. People were overjoyed to see her transition onto the big screen and this particular film was seen as a success.
There have been a number of films that have featured a storyline that revolved around the Civil Rights Movement but there was something quite unique about this particular film. The main cast of characters was actually a group of maids that worked with families that didn't all treat them in the best manner.
This particular film was set in a futuristic world, where operating systems were created that featured artificial intelligences. The main character started cultivating a romantic relationship with his operating system, who was voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Despite the fact that Johansson's character wasn't human, there was a human experience that was shared.
There is a stigma in Hollywood that films that are based solely on women don't seem to do well at the box office but this particular film broke all those misconceptions. It was seen as a huge success and it was also a breakout character role for the comedic actress, Tiffany Haddish.
50 First Dates?
This particular film starred two of Hollywood's most beloved actors, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. The premise of the film revolved around Barrymore's character having short-term memory loss and Sandler's character trying to get her to fall in love with him each and every day. Some people truly loved this film but there were those that weren't too keen on it.
There have been a number of historical dramas over the years but none have had the same sort of impact as this particular film. Titanic was seen as a huge hit at the box office and a major success for the lead actors. People still seem to reference the incredible chemistry between the two lead actors and the music is instantly recognizable.
Down With Love?
When this film was released in 2003, it starred two of Hollywood's most celebrated actors. Renée Zellweger had already appeared in a number of high-profile films and Ewan McGregor had made a huge name for himself as well. Putting them together in one film seemed like a genius move, and audiences were overjoyed at their spin on the classic Rom-Com. Set in the 1960s, the characters didn't follow the standard storyline arc that is generally associated with a Rom-Com but that didn't mean that the film wasn't a huge success.
There have been a number of films that have featured a love triangle storyline in the past but not all of them have had the same amount of depth as this particular 2016 film. It starred Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale as the two male actors that are both in love with the same woman, portrayed by Charlotte Le Bon.
This film stars two of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. Neither one of these actors are strangers to appearing on the big screen in a romantic comedy so this was definitely a highly-anticipated love story for moviegoers. Some people loved the premise but others were turned off by the ending.
When this film was first released, Ellen Page was seen as little more than a child actress. She played the role of a high school student that found herself faced with the challenge of becoming a mother. People really seemed to resonate with the storyline regarding her incredible new challenge.
The Boy Next Door
Despite the fact that this film isn't exactly the stereotypical girly film, it definitely appealed to more of a female audience. The premise of the film revolved around an older woman, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, who began having a romantic relationship with a much-younger next-door-neighbor. It definitely didn't end well but it had its moments.
The Good Girl?
This film was released in 2002 and it definitely had an interesting storyline. Jennifer Aniston starred as the married woman that seemed completely bored by her life and Jake Gyllenhaal starred as the younger love interest that had a tendency towards looking at the darker side to life. Their love story didn't exactly end with roses.
This film was released in 2007 and starred Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion as the main characters. Russell portrayed a married woman that was not treated well and Fillion played the role of the married doctor that seemingly fell in love with her. The film didn't end with the two of them running off together but there was a happy ending for Russell's character.