In this article I’m looking at the ten best ‘chick flicks’ on Netflix. Don’t forget though; you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy these as they’re great for all genders.
We’re living in a time where stereotypes are being broken. Nothing is especially for women or men. Women equally enjoy an action flick, a superhero movie, and a dramatic comedy.
There’s no gender label when it comes to good stories. However, some movies speak directly to a woman’s heart. Female characters going through experiences that women understand better than anyone, sometimes told from a feminine point of view or by female creators.
10 Chick flicks worth watching
So, if you’re a woman in the mood to watch something aimed at you, here you have a selection of movies from different genres available on Netflix to enjoy.
Romance, drama, comedy, historical characters, and LGBT relationships are all present in these ten movies for all kind of women.
In this selection, you’ll find all kind of topics covered for an assorted female audience who looks for different themes both in comedy and drama. Don’t miss these movies lead by brilliant actresses and brought by great directors.
(2016 – Comedy – Drama – Romance – 111 min)
Written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), this Netflix original movie is starred by Ellen Page (Juno, Inception, The Umbrella Academy), Allyson Janney (Juno, The Help, The Hours), and Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods).
The Story revolves around Tallulah (Page), a young woman with no place to live who takes a baby from an irresponsible mother and pretends the child is hers, asking for help to her ex-boyfriend’s mother. This movie was originally premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and a couple of months later it was released on Netflix.
2. Like Father
(2018 – Comedy – Drama – 98 min)
Another Netflix original about a workaholic executive (Kristen Bell) who is left at the altar and then she finds herself sharing a Caribbean cruise which is meant to be her honeymoon trip with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer).
With humour, this movie explores the difficulties of a very distant father and his equally distant daughter, and their journey to heal their relationship.
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
(2018 – Drama – Romance – 99 min)
Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jenny Han, this teen romance film is about a high school girl, Lara Jean Convey, who writes letters to her past loves that are meant to be for her eyes only.
But one day, the letters are sent to each of their recipients, and Lara sees herself in the middle of the chaos when each boy confronts her.
4. Mamma Mia!
(2008 – Comedy – Musical – Romance – 108 min)
Already a classic among the jukebox musical comedies movies, and full of nostalgia with the songs by ABBA. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) lives with her mother Donna (Mery Streep) in the Greek island of Kalokairi.
She’s about to get married, and secretly she invited three men to her wedding that she suspects one of them could be her father. The story serves as the perfect excuse to include exhilarating musical numbers made up of ABBA’s songs.
5. 3 Generations
(2015 – Drama – 92 min)
Originally premiered as About Ray at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this movie tells the story of Ray (Elle Fannin), a transgender boy who pursues his male identity, and how his mother Naomi Watts, his lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon), and his estranged father (Tate Donovan) deal with the situation and learn to accept him for who he is.
(2015 – Drama – Romance – 118 min)
Based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt, Carol is the love story between two women living in New York in the ‘50s.
Beautifully filmed by director Todd Hayness (Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine) who got a nomination to the Golden Globes for this movie, the story revolves around Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a young photographer who works at a department store in Manhattan and how her life changes when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), a glamorous older woman.
The undeniable attraction leads them to share a love affair in a time and society that isn’t so open to accepting lesbian relationships. Both Blanchett and Mara were nominated for an Oscar back in 2016.
7. Love, Rosie
(2014 – Comedy – Romance – 102 min)
Based on Where Rainbows Ends, the epistolary novel by Cecelia Ahern. Love, Rosie follows the story of Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflim), two childhood friends who have been together since they were 5.
But when Alex realises he has romantic feelings for Rosie and kisses her, things will never be the same for them. Taking distance from each other, and keeping their friendship through letters, emails, and text messages, their relationship will face several ups and downs.
8. Lady J
(2018 – Drama – Romance – 109 min)
Mademoiselle de Joncquières is the original French title to this period movie about Madam de La Pommeraye, a young widow who is spurned by her lover and seeks revenge with the help of Mademoiselle de Joncquières and her mother.
The movie was screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival before Netflix got the rights for its international distribution.
9. Mona Lisa Smile
(2003 – Drama – 117 min)
Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding) is a 30-year-old art teacher who starts teaching History of Art in a very conservative women’s liberal arts college in the ‘50s.
There, she will find her students are very structured, and she will seek to inspire them to be more thoughtful and look for more than marriage.
The rest of the cast is completed by Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire, Spiderman), Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Dark Knight), and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Something Borrowed).
10. The Girl King
(2015 – Biography – Drama – History – 106 min)
A European-Canadian co-production about the life of Christina, Queen of Sweden. This biopic deals in equal parts with historical facts and fictional ones.
Anyway, it’s an interesting approach to the life of this extravagant and controversial queen who was crowned at the age of six and was raised as a boy. Swedish actress Malin Buska takes on the role of Queen Christina and Canadian actress Sarah Gadon plays Countess Ebba Sparre.
How to watch these movies on Netflix
Netflix catalogue of movies varies by country.
Depending on what country you’re in, some of the above movies may not be available. By using a VPN app, you can change your region and access another country’s Netflix catalogue with your regular account.
We recommend using ExpressVPN that lets you watch American Netflix and other regions where all of these movies can be found.