Best Chick Flicks of 2011

Best Chick Flicks of 2011

Care for some love tips to go with your popcorn? Feel like watching some divas chasing after men with the hope of finding everlasting love? Here's a list of some chick flicks from 2011.
If you're all set to raise your sappy quotient, here are some movies that will help you do just that! Rent out or buy these movie DVDs, grab that popcorn and some tissues, tuck yourself into the couch and let go. You might want to keep your brains aside or just give them a rest. Isn't that what you really need?

Selection of Chick Flicks from 2011

You can find below a list of movies, mostly romantic comedies that were released in 2011. This is not an exhaustive list but just a select few movies which wowed audiences more than those that didn't make it to this list. Some of the movies below can be watched by children as well, while few of them are suitable only for viewing by adult audiences. Although these are chick flicks, there are some that even the guys would love to watch without getting bored. There's a little snippet about the plot of each movie and a quote from each movie for your quick reference.

Hollywood has churned out quite a few chick flicks in 2011 and there's a lot of variety too. Ensemble casts and female comedians seem to have arrived in a big way in this film genre formerly dominated by love triangles and teenage love stories.

MovieFriends with Benefits"You really have to stop buying into this bullshit Hollywood cliché of true love."

If the star cast is not enough reason to watch, expect to see the "girl meets boy plot" with an "only sex with no emotional commitment whatsoever" clause. Of course, the clause is hard to stick to and the inevitable happens when mutual feelings start to complicate things.
US Release MonthJuly
DirectorWill Gluck
CastMila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson
MovieJack and Jill"I love my sister, and I can keep my cool. It's just for four days."

Adam Sandler stars as a successful advertising executive and his identical twin sister! The family man is apprehensive of his twin sister's annual visits over Thanksgiving Day. Her passive-aggressive nature overwhelms him and turns his happy family life upside down. Watch this for a double dose of comedy!
US Release MonthNovember
DirectorDennis Dugan
CastAdam Sandler (in a Double Role), Katie Holmes and Al Pacino
MovieJust Go with It"I am a divorcee with 2 kids, and I name their poop after you."

Based on the 1969 film Cactus Flower, this romantic comedy has enough couples to last a lifetime. There are inevitably a lot of twists and turns in this almost silly premise until the most unlikely couple (but likely according to the cast) end up getting hitched!
US Release MonthFebruary
DirectorDennis Dugan
CastJennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker
MovieLove Wedding Marriage"The greatest love survives the harshest of conditions and surviving that turmoil is what makes a marriage strong."

This romantic comedy has a marriage counselor looking forward to getting married in the hope of staying together just like her parents did, only to discover they're heading for a split after almost 30 years of marriage.
US Release MonthJune
DirectorDermot Mulroney
CastMandy Moore and Kellan Lutz
MovieSomething Borrowed"I love Rachel. Because she went to NYU law, and met my future husband."

Based on Emily Giffin's book of the same name, this one is not highly recommended as it got a lot of negative reviews for the overly selfish love story that plays out. The plot revolves around the web of lies woven by two people who're head over heels in love but they're cheating on a common friend. The absurd "to be continued" style ending suggests a sequel that might follow.
US Release MonthMay
DirectorLuke Greenfield
CastKate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield and John Krasinski
MovieNo Strings Attached"I think monogamy goes against our basic biology."

As the title suggests, the girl and boy decide to have casual sex without an obligation to fall in love with each other. The movie moves along into situations that make it increasingly difficult for the couple to stick to their ground rules. In the end, true love triumphs; watch this one if you are not disgusted by raunchiness.
US Release MonthJanuary
DirectorIvan Reitman
CastNatalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher
MovieWhat's Your Number?"You help me track down my exes, I'll help you escape yours."

Based on Karyn Bosnak's book, 20 Times a Lady, this romantic comedy is about a woman's review and reevaluation of all her exes in the hope of finding true love amongst them.
US Release MonthOctober
DirectorMark Mylod
CastAnna Faris, Chris Evans and Ari Graynor
MovieGnomeo & Juliet (Animation Feature Film)"I am not illiterate! My parents were married!"

This animated feature film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. Watch this comedy, family chick flick if you find the idea of gnomes getting married atop a lawnmower, a sweet proposition.
US Release MonthFebruary
DirectorKelly Asbury
Voice StarsJames McAvoy and Emily Blunt
MovieBridesmaids"Why can't you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?"

This one's got comedy and as the title suggests, there's a wedding theme and it has got chicks of all shapes and sizes. Watch it for some raunchy comedy with a brilliant female cast that does justice to their roles.
US Release MonthMay
DirectorPaul Feig
CastKristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne
MovieMonte Carlo"Let me tell you one thing about shoes, Meg. If they ain't hurtin', they ain't workin'!"

A true chick flick in every sense, Selena Gomes finds herself turn from a teenaged waitress into a British heiress while vacationing in Paris with her travel buddies, in a classic case of mistaken identity.
US Release MonthJuly
DirectorThomas Bezucha
CastSelena Gomez, Leighton Meester and
Katie Cassidy
MovieNew Year's Eve"Nothing beats New York on New Year's Eve."

Set in New York, this romantic comedy has an ensemble cast to support the plot revolving around multiple romantic couples and singles crossing each others' lives over New Year.
US Release MonthDecember
DirectorGarry Marshall
CastSarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and
Ashton Kutcher
MovieJumping the Broom"If it wasn't for your mother, I wouldn't be questioning if you're the man I want to marry."

The movie title derives from the African-American tradition of the bride and the groom jumping over a ceremonial broom after being married. The climax has a wedding witnessed by two very different families from "uptown" and "downtown", watch this if you need a heartwarming theme!
US Release MonthMay
DirectorSalim Akil
CastPaula Patton, Laz Alonso and Angela Bassett
MovieMidnight in Paris"That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me."

Written and directed by Woody Allen, this romantic fantasy flick shows a small group of Americans visiting the French capital for business and some fun. The trip ends with a young couple coming to terms with the reality of their relationship and the hope of finding true love.
US Release MonthJune
DirectorWoody Allen
CastRachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Owen Wilson
MovieThe Art of Getting By"You're going to have to start using that brain of yours to access that talent of yours to show that beautiful heart of yours."

This teen love drama centers around the coming together of two lovebirds and the coming of age of their relationship.
US Release MonthJune
DirectorGavin Wiesen
CastEmma Roberts, Freddie Highmore and Michael Angarano
MovieLarry Crowne"I told you how to avoid divorce lawyers. You get married, and you stay married."

Tom Hanks stars as a navy veteran who loses his job. He goes back to college to resume his education and falls in love with a woman who teaches in the college.
US Release MonthJuly
DirectorTom Hanks
CastJulia Roberts, Tom Hanks and Sarah Mahoney
MovieCrazy Stupid Love"I don't know if I should help you or euthanize you..."

A middle-aged man is surprised to find that his relationship with his wife is long over when she asks for a divorce. Steve Carell delivers his usual comic capers as he tries to win over women and learns to pick up girls from a bar.
US Release MonthJuly
DirectorGlenn Ficarra and John Requa
CastSteve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Marisa Tomei
MovieThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"Being any kind of happy is better than being miserable over someone you can't have."

Not a hard-core chick flick, this one is definitely romantic, definitely sappy and it has too much eye candy to disqualify it from this list of best chick flicks.
US Release MonthNovember
DirectorBill Condon
CastKristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Hope the above list helps to narrow down your choice of chick flicks from 2011. Let us know if any of these would qualify for the list of greatest chick flicks of all time. Also, if you think there was a chick flick that you watched and liked but don't see on this list, let us know!
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