Chick Flicks come in many shapes and sizes, delivering moments that can make viewers laugh, cry, and even aid in their self-discovery. As SOHH continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, grab some popcorn and check out these top five classics that helped shape the culture of female empowerment.
Top 5 Chick Flick Classics
Two Can Play That Game
This movie is a rom-com portrayal of the battle of the sexes that highlights dating issues. The film remains a classic featuring Vivica A. Fox, Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and more.
The story follows an arrogant career woman who attempts to teach her philandering boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) a lesson in love and fidelity— only to discover he has a few tricks up his sleeve. Two Can Play That Game is a movie that teaches women to be assertive and confident in their relationships.
Set It Off
This classic features The Equalizer star Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Kimberly Elise. Set It Off tells a spellbinding story about four Black women who plan and execute a series of bank robberies in Los Angeles. Things begin to hit the fan after they begin to mistrust each other.
Set It Off tackles important issues such as poverty, race, and gender inequality. The 1996 film is an empowering movie that shows women can do anything they put their minds to.
Waiting To Exhale
This is another empowering film that follows the lives of four Black women and their relationships with men. The film explores themes such as love, friendship, and self-discovery.
Starring the late icon Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and more, Waiting to Exhale is a powerful film that proves women can overcome obstacles and find happiness on their own terms.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Starring Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs, and others, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a movie about a highly successful Black woman who finds love and passion while on vacation in Jamaica.
The 1998 film promotes self-care and reminds women to prioritize their happiness and well-being. It encourages women to take risks and explore new opportunities in life.
This comedy follows four college friends who reunite after years apart for a wild weekend in New Orleans. Girls Trip features multi-talented actresses Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish.
The film is a celebration of friendship and the power of women to overcome their struggles together.
Women’s History Month: Top 5 Anthems For The Ladies
Women empowerment brings unlikely groups together for a common cause and music is one of the best ways to do it. With hits by Megan Thee Stallion, GloRilla, City Girls, and more, here are the top five women’s anthems.