Female protagonists in chick-flicks can occasionally be timeless role models. They’re spontaneous, confident and don’t pine away over cute boys, unlike the girls in sappy and depressing romantic comedies.
Screw rom-coms, and watch these female-empowering, fun-loving chick flicks on Netflix. Because no matter how many outfit changes, or how much crime you fight against handsomely evil men, these feel-good, goofy movies should help you feel more confident about grabbing a cute guy’s ass at a club, or hooking up with Shane Oman in the projection room above the auditorium.
Who knows, maybe you can find some dating tips from these films too.
The Sweetest Thing
Cameron Diaz is the ultimate dream girl (and heartbreaker) in this 2002 film, along with her trusty sidekicks Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. Each portraying various slutty-yet-confident qualities, they break guys’ hearts, instantly find rebound guys and take a spontaneous road trip. Dancing their way through hoards of desperate guys, each girl confidently works their magic to find the coolest human in the closest square mile. They also break into a choreographed song about penises at a Chinese restaurant, which is amazing.
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Charlie’s Angels – another dynamic trio – also know how have fun. Although Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu must hide their identities from their boyfriends or hookup buddies, the girls never cease to utilize their sex appeal to combat evil. Whether the girls disguise themselves as racecar drivers, bartenders, Swiss yodelers, masseuses or countless other characters, Charlie’s Angels epitomize the idea of combining work and play, while being all-around badasses.
The amount of amazing 90s valley slang that derives from this movie is already enough to want to watch this witty cult comedy again and again. The film revolves around the fabulously ditzy-yet-smart protagonist Alicia Silverstone and her wacky friend Dionne, who give a new student (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. In between learning how to drive, being held at gunpoint and countless outfit changes, Silverstone and her friends casually search for the right guy, while staying true to their values. Plus, Silverstone ending up with (spoiler alert!) the charming, nerdy Paul Rudd at the end makes her selectivity and patience all worth it.
Cady Haron, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith are the mean popular high school girls who do whatever they want – and have fun with it. Making out with Shane Oman in the projection room above the auditorium, performing “Jingle Bell Rock” on stage, almost breaking your parents’ fertility vase from the Ndebele Tribe at your house party, dating Aaron Samuels and pretty much anything else from this movie will make you want to want to round up your friends and drive them to the mall in your Lexus convertible. They’re obviously having a great time if the rest of the high school population wants to be them (pre-“Burn Book” fiasco, of course).
Whitney Cummings: Money Shot
During the hilarious comedian’s one-hour special, Whitney delves into a range of topics, especially dating, where she makes fun of her self and sexual escapades. Cummings doesn’t take herself too seriously, even though she’s single, in her 30s, and seems to have been around the block quite a few times. The best part about the show? She successfully bashes romantic comedies, as they should properly be bashed.
There’s no better way to have a carefree, exciting adventure than with your best friends. So whether you’re single or taken, go have a “girls’ night out” with your ladies, and stop trying to impress boys.