THE TOP TEN "Chick Flicks" Guys Like
These are movies that may fall under the stereotype of "Chick Flick" but are also enjoyed by a male audience.
I guess the main reason this has such an appeal to the male audience is because it IS from the male perspective about a grown man who hasn’t quite grown up, but the realistic contemplation about the relationships he’s had, why they didn’t work out, and what makes the girl he’s with now, “the one”. Instead of the typical “chick flick” the end doesn’t resolve in a happily ever after, but the idea of a new beginning is there. There is great comedy and typical Cusack moments, who is so cool, what guy wouldn’t want to be him and what girl wouldn’t want to date him, even knowing his shortcomings? What makes High Fidelity so great is partly great dialogue, writing, and the music, but mostly Cusack . He’s the man every guy wants to be if romance and comedy are thrown together in a cinematic creation. This movie is a great piece of cinema, male or female.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is structured around the idea that love conquers all. But in this story of giants, coward princes, men with extra limbs, sword fights, torture, revenge, bandits, pirates, heroes and true love it’s told through a realm of comedy along with it’s epic scope.
The Wedding Singer
It might be an Adam Sandler movie, and though Sandler is known for his more offensive humor, he hit a home run with The Wedding Singer in the category of romance and comedy. A perfect balance of sweetness, genuine adoration between the main characters, and comedy make this film one of a kind.
Jerry Maguire has a large appeal because it’s so versatile. The romance is not over the top, the comedy borders slap stick but never crosses that line, and the dramatic performances are there, but the level of sweetness and fun never extinguishes completely.
An Officer And A Gentlemen
Part of me wonders if this film was a romance specifically written for men. It’s a great crossover from romantic love story to a boy essentially coming into manhood. There are parts both men and women can relate to, but also realistic themes that apply to each sex, and the barriers they have to overcome.
When you hear guys answer what their favorite love story is, you almost always hear Say Anything with John Cusack. Written by the brilliant Cameron Crowe, it’s no surprise the mans man and the talented writer managed to make this film appeal to guys.
Though Overboard falls into the category of romantic comedy the early shot of Goldie Hawn’s rear end gives you an idea this may not be your typical love story.
Bridget Jones Diary
Even though Renee Zellweger’s physical attractiveness is dulled down as she gains thirty pounds for the role of Bridget Jones, there is something inherently sexy about her. It’s no surprise that Hugh Grant and Colin Firth both fall in love with her, so why shouldn’t a male audience?
Lost In Translation
Lost In Translation is not shot or written like any other film out there. The story itself is so uniquely represented and developed and the story of Bob and Charlotte and the unravelling of their connection and relationship never seems forced or uncomfortable. It’s very clear how the two become so close when they are so different.
Working Girl is in a way a modern day Cinderella epic, except in this tale Cinderella isn’t after Prince Charming, he is after her and she’s after the job, the power, and all the comes along with it.
[source: Movie Mobsters ]
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