Top 10 Chick Flicks With A Dash Of Manliness
Chick flicks are not manly. No sense in trying to even debate this widely accepted principle.
We men have all been there, though. The time comes when we need to satisfy our woman’s craving for the softer things in life and watching a sensitive, caring, loving movie is a great way to score major points.
There always is a handsome fella that is usually so freaking caring and considerate, it completely makes our lives impossible. The love story does its best to point out where we men fall short and allows our women to fantasize how they would love us to be.
Do the right thing fellas and don’t just sit through the movie and kill off 2 hours. Make your woman proud and look for the areas where you can improve. Also, look for any manly lessons you can pull from the movie. They all have good ideas for sharpening up your manliness skills.
My top 10 chick flicks (in no particular order) with at least a little manliness included
Released in 1997, unless you live in a cave in Torra Bora, you know about this movie. Jack and Rose fall in love, but really shouldn’t since they come from different worlds. Since we all know the fate of the Titanic, we know there must be heartbreak in the end. Nobody even knew Jack existed, so we knew his fate was sealed.
What makes this one have a dash of manliness is the shear magnitude of the movie. The special effects are world class and Jack has that panache about him that exhibits consistent manly behavior throughout.
In 1989, the world’s imagination was intrigued with Harry’s comment “men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” I remember having all kinds of debates with “friends” over this. Doesn’t really matter where you stand on this issue, just the discussion presents plenty of entertainment.
The movie was incredible and gave us men the realization that women are pretty darn good at faking it when they want to. For this scene alone, it is worth the time spent.
Dubbed as a “chick flick” but it borders on being a manly film. Intriguing and always entertaining. Also, any film with Harvey Keitel is manly, period. The Brad Pitt appearance is also worth the discussion.
The Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid type ending is yet another example of where they wanted to take this movie. Worth the watch.
Adam Sandler? I know, this one is a stretch, but an incredible movie nonetheless. Finding new and imaginative ways to win her over every single day puts this romantic comedy in the list. Dr. Allan over at The Simple Marriage Project has to love this movie for this reason and so do I.
These two have INCREDIBLE chemistry in my book. They were amazing in The Wedding Singer as well.
I must have seen this movie a dozen times with my wife. Each time she cries, so I know it is a chick flick classic. What intrigues me is the thought of afterlife.
The other manliness stuff comes in the form of putting things right when Sam, (dead guy played by Swayze), figures out a way to whack Willie and Carl. They deserved it and took the elevator down because of it.
Nobody dies or there is no dark tragedy here to make you bawl at the end. Just good old pure romantic comedy that chick flicks are born from. It is the oldest story around: prostitute meets rich guy; rich guy falls for prostitute; rich guy “rescues” prostitute from her life and makes her a princess.
The manly portion here is a reach, but whenever there is a ruthless corporate raider involved, it makes sense. Also, when Jason Alexander (George in Seinfeld) plays a scumbag, it makes the cut….nice…
This movie is corny and has moments of bad acting sprinkled throughout. But again, as I watch it for the 100th time, I can’t help but find myself intrigued in how it all plays out.
I have to stretch to find anything manly about this movie, but here it goes…”Nobody puts my Baby in the corner.” There is also The Fountainhead reference by the rich punk kid. Has to be included in the mix.
Seth Rogan as Ben is a classic early 20’s underachiever. Nothing terribly manly about this guy, but in the end, finds out how to become a man and do the right thing.
His tirade voice mail he leaves for the doctor who went on vacation and stiffed Katherine Heigl’s character, Allison, was epic. It breaks all the voice mail rules of manliness, but who cares?…classic…
Was this a sequel to Sleepless In Seattle? Nobody could ever tell me. Of course it wasn’t, but it’s almost the exact same story with slightly different details. Doesn’t matter, it works. They have that Sandler/Barrymore thing on screen that makes us all pull for them getting together.
Manliness? He lives on a boat in the harbor and has a really cool dog. Good enough…
Mel Gibson has manliness all about him in pretty much all of his flicks. We just see all his warts as well in today’s 24/7/365 news cycles. This movie is well put together, well acted, and Helen Hunt plays the perfect balance to Mel’s womanizing character, Nick Marshall.
The manly factor of this flick is essentially all the way until the turning point. As a classic womanizer, he uses his new found skills of being able to hear what women are thinking for what he does best – land hot chicks in bed. This is every guy’s fantasy, but of course this loses its luster. He does the right thing in the end and finds out what kind of man he really is.
Stranger Than Fiction. Awesome movie. When he admits that he needs to die to save the incredible tragedy book’s plot, it absolutely crushed me. During the flick, he learns to play the guitar, goes after a woman that really could be his soul mate, and saves a kid’s life. This should have made the list more I think about it.
Gone With The Wind. Not much else needed to say other than look at the title. Everyone knows the line and knows the movie. A pure classic romance. Anything this classic is manly.
The Bridges of Madison County.Good movie and has Clint Eastwood in it. Anything with Eastwood is manly. I am not even going to entertain the argument that it is not.
Stepmom.My wife cries every time she even thinks about this movie. It gets mentioned for this fact alone, but still a decent flick nonetheless.
Which movies would you have included on this list? My wife (and I) would love to know.