After about two weeks of social-distancing, my days look like this: watch Hilary Duff text Chad Michael Murray, watch Jennifer Lopez battle together with her mother-in-law, watch Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen skip faculty, watch Lana Condor make out with Noah Centineo. At this level, I am principally the world’s main professional on chick flicks.
To make your isolation a little bit higher, I am sharing a bit of what I’ve discovered, laying out my very own private quarantine queue (catchy, proper?). Read up on – and watch – the most effective chick flicks on Netflix this month.
Always Be My Maybe
This is a new-aged The Notebook. Two childhood sweethearts have a major falling-out, ending their relationship forever. Fifteen years later, they rekindle their romance, though their lives are very different.
The Perfect Date
Brooks is ready to college, but first, he needs money. He creates an app to rent himself out for weddings and events, where he’ll pose as the perfect boyfriend. Though he meets many girls, he’s no closer to the one he really wants.
The Ugly Truth
You know that guy you dated, who got his heart broken once and then treated every girl after like garbage in order to protect his delicate heart? This is movie about that guy – and the woman who helps him become not that guy.
A Cinderella Story
Just watched this one last night and am happy to report that the classic teen movie truly never gets old. Hilary Duff plays Sam, a girl living in a real-life Cinderella story. She searches for her prince charming and tries to get into Princeton, while her evil step family tries to ruin everything.
Julie & Julia
Food-based chick flicks should really be a bigger genre. Julie & Julia is a feel-good movie that will leave you inspired and, like, really hungry. Follow along Julia’s journey to master all of Julia Child’s famous recipes in only 365 days.
If you’ve never seen an iconic Jlo romcom, you’re missing out. In Monster-in-Law she plays a quirky temp who runs smack dab into the man of her dreams. He pops the question, but when she meets her new mom-to-be (fresh out of rehab and hell-bent on getting her out) the drama really starts.
New York Minute
Even among gems like Our Lips Are Sealed, It Takes Two, and Holiday in the Sun, this film stands as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s best film ever. The girls play twins (obvs) who are polar opposites – one punky and carefree, one a type-A scholar. Hilarity ensues when they cut class and get lost in NYC. It’s a five-star chick flick with some epic early ’00s outfits.
If this were a Drake song, Jenny would be at the “started wearing less and going out more” part. After a breakup with her boyfriend of nine years, she leans on her two best friends. The three set out to share one last wild night in New York City, before Jenny moves across the country for her dream job.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
When secret letters to her crush are mailed out, Lara Jean must figure out a way to cover everything up. She decides to fake (kind of) a relationship with one of the boys to prove to her sister’s ex-boyfriend she’s over him.
This Netflix original movie is, in the words of Dumplin’ herself, a protest in heels. After years of watching her mother dominate the beauty pageant world, Willowdean signs up to compete herself. Watch her shine in an industry where everyone makes her feel like an outsider.
Sex and the City 2
I’m literally watching this movie as I type – you know, for inspiration. This epic chick flick continues the story of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha two years after we last saw them. The girls take a lavish trip to Dubai where Carrie’s marriage to Big (surprise!) is unexpectedly tested.
He’s Just Not That Into You
With a stellar cast (Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore) and a crazy romantic plotline, this is the ultimate chick flick. Watch as nine people – interconnected through each other – navigate marriage, dating, and finding the one.
Life As We Know It
When their best friends die in a tragic car crash, Holly and Messer are shocked to learn they were named guardians of their baby daughter Sophie… together. The two move in together – even though they can’t stand each other – and become a hilariously dysfunctional family. Eventually, they fall in love (obviously).
The Kissing Booth
In Elle and Lee’s friendship, the most important rule is: his hot older brother is 100% off-limits. Naturally, Elle breaks that rule and is forced to keep their relationship a secret in order to save her friendship.
Most people inherit their mother’s eyes or their father’s laugh – Tim inherited his dad’s ability to time travel. Watch as he uses his special abilities to ensure he wins the heart of his dream girl (played by The Notebook’s Rachel McAdams).
Set It Up
This movie is Horrible Bosses meets The Parent Trap. Two tired assistants come up with a plot to make their overbearing bosses fall in love. Together, they use their inside knowledge to help the relationship succeed, in hopes that their bosses will focus more on each other and less on work.
The First Wives Club
When their husbands all leave them for younger women, three former college friends team up to ruin their ex’s lives. Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler star in this hilarious revenge comedy.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2: P.S. I Still Love You
The picture-perfect romance of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky is about to get rocky. When another one of her former crushes comes back into her life, it makes for one hell of a love triangle. Watch as Lara Jean navigates her feelings and tries to figure out what her heart really wants.
With a modeling contract and her face on every magazine, Cora has the life everyone wants, but it doesn’t make her happy. She runs away to her family in Australia, in order to find out who she really is. There, she pursues her talent for clothing design finds a new passion in surfing.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
Barb deserved better and in this movie, she finally gets it. When Sierra Surguess (played by Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser) accidentally starts catfishing her crush (Noah Centineo), she must team up with her school bully to keep the relationship going.