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Movies that don't fit your gender

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Chris Blount, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    OK, here's a subject where we find out who the real men are. :)

    Are you a guy that gets laughed at because you like the movie "The Devil Wears Prada"? Guilty pleasure maybe? Do you hide your real favorite movie list because of what other guys (or girls) will think?

    Here is a place to admit your guilt. Just finish this sentence:

    I am a guy/girl and I like......? (i.e. The Devil Wears Prada, Romantic Comedies, etc.)

    This should be interesting and don't worry, we won't hold it against you. :)
  2. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Dude, and i liked 27 Dresses. kinda cute.
  3. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    Like The AFI 100 lists, the Top 100 "Chick Flicks" is subjective and are there many lists. Here is the top 30 from one such list

    100 greatest Chick Flicks

    1. Terms of Endearment - (1983, James L. Brooks) (Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson)
    2. Steel Magnolias - (1989, Herbert Ross) (Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts)
    3. Brief Encounter - (1945, David Lean) (Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway)
    4. Breakfast at Tiffany's - (1961, Blake Edwards) (Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard)
    5. Beaches - (1988, Garry Marshall) (Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard)
    6. The Way We Were - (1973, Sydney Pollack) (Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford)
    7. Titanic - (1997, James Cameron) (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane)
    8. Now, Voyager - (1942, Irving Rapper) (Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains)
    9. All About Eve - (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) (Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe)
    10. Thelma & Louise - (1991, Ridley Scott) (Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel)
    11. The Piano - (1993, Jane Campion) (Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin)
    12. Gone With The Wind - (1939, Victor Fleming) (Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard)
    13. Stella Dallas - (1937, King Vidor) (Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Alan Hale)
    14. Bridget Jones's Diary - (2001, Sharon Maguire) (Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth)
    15. Sophie's Choice - (1982, Alan J. Pakula) (Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol)
    16. Fried Green Tomatoes - (1991, Jon Avnet) (Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker)
    17. Little Women - (1994, Gillian Armstrong) (Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Kirsten Dunst)
    18. Love Story - (1970, Arthur Hiller) (Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Ray Milland)
    19. Somewhere In Time - (1980, Jeannot Szwarc) (Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour)
    20. The Princess Diaries - (2001, Garry Marshall) (Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo)
    21. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - (2002, Joel Zwick) (Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan)
    22. The English Patient - (1996, Anthony Minghella) (Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche)
    23. The First Wives Club - (1996, Hugh Wilson) (Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler)
    24. The Bridges Of Madison County - (1995, Clint Eastwood) (Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep)
    25. Sleepless In Seattle - (1993, Nora Ephron) (Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell)
    26. The Joy Luck Club - (1993, Wayne Wang) (Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, Lisa Lu)
    27. Four Weddings And A Funeral - (1994, M. Newell) (Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Andie MacDowell)
    28. A Room With A View - (1986, James Ivory) (Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter)
    29. Ghost - (1990, Jerry Zucker) (Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg)
    30. Imitation Of Life - (1959, Douglas Sirk) (Lana Turner, John Gavin, Troy Donahue)

    Out of the 100 list there are three: (7)Titanic, (21)My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and (30)Imitation of Life

    Legally Blonde is not on this list
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Funny you bring this up. Me and my close friend always discuss/argue movies. As childish as it is, since we're 29 & 31 years old, we always jokingly say how "non-heterosexual" the other one is for some of our movie tastes.

    I am a guy and I like (and/or cried at)......Marley & Me, Beaches, Ghost, Bridget Jones's Diary, Sleepless In Seattle, & a few others.
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'll watch "a good movie", regardless of who the intended audience is....

    That said, I cannot watch movies like "Emma", "Legends of the Fall", "Elizabeth" and the like...without having at least 5-6 beers first, so that I can pass out after the first 10 minutes or so...:lol:
  6. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    I am a guy and I like porn.
  7. Balestrom

    Balestrom Legend

    Jan 12, 2007
    I know this thread is about "chick flick" type movies, but I think guys usually look at these movies differently then women. Women might sit and watch these with a tissue box in hand, but I don't think many men do (painting with a wide swath here). Though guys might enjoy a "chick flick" I think there are guy movies that actually elicite a stronger emotions from a guy then a "chick flick".

    So, I am breaking this up into two catagories:

    1) Chick Flicks I like
    2) Movies that actually created enough of an emotional response to cause an actual, but slight :D welling in my eye.

    Chick Flicks:

    As Good As It Gets: My theory is that anything with Jack Nicholson really makes it okay to tell your friends that you watched it. Just say "Nicholson was great in this flick!"

    When Harry Met Sally: I could watch Meg Ryan pick her nose for an two hours and still enjoy the movie (unless it has Seattle in the title) Which leads me to...

    French Kiss: Again, Meg Ryan. Now add in Kevin Kline who (after A Fish Called Wanda) I cannot watch without chuckling.

    Movies that actually elicited enough of an emotional response to cause this said "slight welling" in perhaps one eye.

    1) Braveheart: FREEEEEDOMMMMM!
    2) Armageddon: At the very end
    3) We Were Soldiers
    4) Saving Private Ryan: At the very end
    5) Passion of Christ

    I think that's it.... But you get the picture. Not to take this off course at all, but this leads me to beleive that women and men perceive movies in very different ways. Therefore, a man may like a "chick flick" but likely not for the same reasons.
  8. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    What about Turner and Hooch?
  9. shaun-ohio

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    Aug 24, 2002
    zanesville ohio
    i am a guy and i like them all especially porn
  10. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    I rate movies by their "pay off" or the emotional response I get at the end. The only movie in the history of all movies that made me ball like a kid was Marley & Me. I would expect nothing less from anyone who has had a dog in their life.

    I like some chick flicks because the ending usually contains a strong (usually predictable) emotional moment that anyone can relate to. Also, if the movie is well done, it doesn't matter what group it's aimed at. I think there are some teen movies that are just plain brilliant (example: Ten Things I Hate About You... Classic!).

    I am also a sucker for old musicals. My family exposed me to them so I was hooked after 10 years old. Some favorites are My Fair Lady, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Music Man.

    OK, so there it is. I've come clean. :)
  11. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Where's AirRocker? :lol:
  12. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    I've only seen 2 movies on the "Top 30" listed: Titanic and The Piano. While no doubt Titanic was a love story that happened to be set in a disaster movie, the depiction of the disaster is a big reason I saw it, and the love story wasn't too horribly cliche'.

    The Piano was interesting enough to watch on cable for a few reasons:

    - spectacular footage of wild Australia
    - Harvey Kietel
    - Anna Paquin's performance
    - music being a key part of a character's happiness

    Otherwise, what moves me emotionally are movies of heroic sacrifice (Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Black Hawk Down, etc.). If I'm going to live and emote vicariously through a character, I prefer it be a hero-type, and not some whiney girly-man.
  13. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    A Walk To Remember with Mandy Moore and Enough with Jennifer Lopez are about the only ones that are out of the ordinary for me. A Walk To Remember was brilliantly done and the end was pretty emotional. And not to get all Lifetimey, Enough was a film that featured a real problem in society and displayed it in a decent manner not the typical man hating crap Lifetime spews.

    I've seen Titanic and thought it sucked big time. And The Great Gatsby, I saw it in high school, never really considered it a chick flick, but I really enjoyed it.
  14. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    Yeah... Yeah.... :rolleyes:


    I really liked The Devil Wears Prada... but probably mostly because of Anne Hathaway... :D
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I like movies that elicit emotions, but for some reason most "chick flicks" don't really do it for me.

    Of the list above, the only 2 I like are Titanic and Beaches.

    Some of my favorite movies though are Braveheart, Legends of the Fall (chick flick?), Rudy, Hoosiers, Breakfast Club, Breaking Away, Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty (chick flick?), Apollo 13, City of Angels (chick flick?), Dances with Wolves, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, It's a Wonerful Life, The Mist, Mystic River, The Outsiders, A River Runs Through It, Seabiscuit, Tombstone, Walk the Line, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

    All of those make me a bit Misty at one point or another. No biggie.
  16. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

    Jun 18, 2004
    Del Mar, CA
    Shortly after Titanic came out I got a T-shirt that sorta summed up the whole thing quite well. It said "The boat sank.....get over it."
  17. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    Watched it with my mom and our combined six dogs - we probably went through a box and a half of tissues.

    I like lots of chick flicks but the one that really sticks out in my mind as not a guy flick is Moulon Rouge, and I absolutely LOVED it (despite having to be dragged kicking and screamingto see it).
  18. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I don't care who you are, "Somewhere In Time" will get to you.
  19. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    Great movie!
  20. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    :lol: I've got to find me one of them. That one line does sum up that 3+ hour borefest pretty well.

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