Contrary to popular belief, men secretly love a great chick-flick. As a man who has been known to enjoy one from time to time, I can say this with confidence. Although I will put up a "fight" in order to watch something more "manly", this is sometimes just a ruse in order to save my own self-image.
I did some first hand research to compile this list for you, so when I say men secretly enjoy these movies, I have received first hand confirmation on the information. So ladies, if you want to spend a night in front of the TV with your significant other watching something you want to, these are good bets for getting it done.
1. The Holiday
This one is more than just a chick-flick, it represents parts of life that we can all relate to; Toxic relationships, fresh starts, and finding things in the least expected places. I, personally, truly enjoyed this movie the first time that I saw it. Guys, it's worth watching, I promise.
2. A League Of Their Own
What's not to love about a great sports movie? Sure, it is about women's baseball, but historically speaking, the baseball depicted in this movie was actually quite entertaining in real life. Tom Hanks, Gina Davis, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna put on great performances, and the story itself is enlightening.
3. Friends With Benefits
Sure, the title is likely to draw some men in from the get-go. The movie is entertaining, and regularly hilarious. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have great on-screen chemistry which makes the movie feel more real for the average person.
Most men won't admit to loving this movie, but most of us secretly do. I saw it for the first time in theaters when I was much younger, but even then I enjoyed it. It's about more than just a love story, it's a story of survival fighting against the odds. Not to mention, the sinking of the Titanic is one of the most important historical accidents of all time. It changed the way we do things.
5. How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days
I actually watched this movie for the first time because I had lost a bet with my best friend. I wanted to watch Scarface, she wanted to watch this movie, I lost so we watched How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days. I'd never tell her this, but I enjoyed it so much I watched it alone a second time.
6. The Count Of Monte Cristo
To hell with calling this a great chick-flick, this is one of the my favorite movies of all time, period. It's about treachery, love, revenge, and change. I watch this one at least three times a year, and I will always turn it on if I find it randomly on TV. Guys, you have to watch this movie.
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Will Smith, Kevin James, and Eva Mendes put out a great performance in this movie. What man hasn't felt that he wasn't good enough for a woman at least once in his life. This movie is funny and enlightening at the same time.
8. A Walk To Remember
It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, A Walk To Remember lays bare the human condition. I own my own copy of this movie as way to remind myself how lucky I am to have the life that I do. If you want a reality check, this is the movie for you.
9. Love & Basketball
Enough said, this one is self-explanatory. Love & Basketball is your typical coming of age love story, except this one mainly takes place on a basketball court.
10. She's All That
I was hesitant to call this a straight up chick-flick. I think that it tows the line between chick-flick and teenage coming-of-age movie. But when we're talking late 90s Freddie Prinze, I can say it qualifies for this list. Add in the late great Paul Walker and you got a movie that any boyfriend/husband will find himself enjoying.
11. The Mask of Zorro
Sir Anthony Hopkins. That's all that needs to be said. But this love story set in historical California has it all; murder, revenge, love, and intrigue. I have loved this movie for years and it's worth a watch every once in a while.
12. Moulin Rouge
My friend Hewie is going to hate me for this, but this is his favorite movie of all time. I have never seen it personally, but I trust his words when he recommended it for this list. Apparently the story is worth watching, but let's not forget the subject matter.
Let us know if you manage to convince your significant other to sit down for any of these movies. Did we miss any you think should make the cut?