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As I am a lover of chick flicks, I’ve decided to put my vast collection of knowledge to good use and give you *two* chick flick Gift Guides:
(1) Vintage Chick Flicks (1970s to mid-90s); and
(2) Chick Flicks 101 (late-90s to today).
[↑ Coming next week! ↑]
Today’s Vintage Chick Flicks Gift Guide is designed to help you choose the perfect movies for the younger chick flick lover who missed some classics because she (or he) wasn’t born yet…or your mom.
Organized by chick flick theme, each section includes a featured chick flick and additional suggestions for what to buy if your recipient loves but already owns the feature film (listed alphabetically). Links to Amazon and/or iTunes are included for each chick flick. Available formats (DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, etc.) vary by movie.
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Love Story (1970)
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
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When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Can men and women ever be *just* friends,
or is sex an inevitable part of the equation?
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
A sixteenth birthday that is everything but sweet,
with a happy ending that most 80s girls would have killed for.
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Strong, Independent Chicks
Private Benjamin (1980)
Unexpectedly single again, Judy Benjamin looks
for a new life direction…and finds the Army.
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991) [Amazon]
The First Wives Club (1996) [Amazon and iTunes]
Flashdance (1983) [Amazon and iTunes]
Troop Beverly Hills (1989) [Amazon and iTunes]
Working Girl (1988) [Amazon and iTunes]
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Coming of Age
Dirty Dancing (1987)
A tacky summer-before-college family vacation in the Catskills
becomes the time of her life when Baby meets Johnny.
The Breakfast Club (1985) [Amazon and iTunes]
Clueless (1995) [Amazon and iTunes]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) [Amazon and iTunes]
Now and Then (1995) [Amazon]
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) [Amazon and iTunes]
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Think something’s missing?
Add your vintage chick flick suggestions in the comments below!
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And don’t forget to stay tuned to Screen Invasion next week for my Chick Flicks 101 Gift Guide!
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Dirty Dancing image: © 1987.