Today, we’re celebrating the National Girlfriend Awards by featuring your Best Haute Hostess Girlfriend (nominate yours now!). What better way to honor the award than by hosting (or having your party-throwing pal throw!) a girls night complete with the best tear-jerker rom coms.
1970s: The Way We Were
Starring a young Barbra Streisand and hunky Robert Redford, this film depicts the lives of star-crossed lovers. But when they venture to Hollywood for Redford’s character Hubbell to pursue screen-writing, Hubbell and Katie (Streisand) gradually grow apart, leading Hubbell to cheat. The two split, realizing their differences are greater than they acknowledged. Years later they meet by chance in front of New York City’s Plaza Hotel where Hubbell is with his newest love. The two of them realize they are the people they were destined to be, and not the people they so desperately wanted each other to be.
Best Appreciated By… Anyone who has ever grown apart from a past love (everyone?!).
1980s: When Harry Met Sally
A chick flick list wouldn’t be complete without at least one Meg Ryan movie! When Harry Met Sally is the story of Ryan as Sally and Billy Crystal as Harry, two people who meet many times over the course of several years. Each time, at least one, if not both, are in relationships with other people. The course of their relationship varies throughout the film. Sally is often turned off by Harry’s forwardness and bold gestures, while Harry is obviously interested in Sally. In true rom com fashion, the two ultimately end up together and married.
Best Appreciated By… Anyone who has ever had an on-again off-again with a guy friend (again, probably everyone!).
1990s: Pretty Woman
Vivian Ward, played by the vivacious Julia Roberts, is a prostitute solicited by successful businessman Edward Lewis (a.k.a. the charming and always attractive Richard Gere). The relationship starts with her escorting him to events and providing services, for a fee, of course. Edward is changing Vivian’s life, taking her on extravagant dates and supplementing her shopping sprees. But Vivian also changes Edward by showing him a simpler and more enjoyable side of life. Though the journey itself is not a simple one, the pair end up together in this modern-day Cinderella story.
Best Appreciated By… Anyone who has overcome the odds for love and found themselves changed in the process, even if it’s not as extreme as Vivian and Edward.
2000s: Love Actually
This film documents the trials and tribulations of love through the lives of various people in London during the holiday season. Whether amour is explored through a friendship or a more intimate relationship, the movie opens everyone to new relationships and beginnings. Each person and couple are linked, and the entire tale is both heartwarming and inspiring, provoking a sense of child-like hope in any viewer.
Best Appreciated By… People who kinda miss Christmas and who love the surprisingly intertwined relationships of the characters. Plus, with all those different stories, we’re sure you’ll identify with someone.
GIRL TALK TIME: What are your favorite chick flicks? Do you like to have girls nights in with your chicas? What do you usually do?
PLUS, NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND AWARDS
PSST! In honor of National Girlfriends Day (it was Sunday, August 1!) and the NEW Sheckys.com, we’re celebrating you and all of your fabulous girlfriends with the First Annual National Girlfriend Awards. Throughout the month of August on Sheckys.com, you can nominate and vote your best girlfriends for any of our 10 awards. Each winner from every category gets OMG Points and FAB goodies! Tell us your stories RIGHT HERE!