Gentlemen… let’s be honest. I know for a fact you’re all outstanding, hairy chested, motor oil loving manly men. But every now and then you’re forced to suck it up and take one for the team. Girls have all the vaginas and therefore have all the power and when that night comes that they decided you’ll be watching a chick flick, here are some movies that you might want to suggest. They’re guy friendly and won’t make you seem like a complete panzy sitting on the couch cuddling your girl, while she sobs over the Notebook or some other Richard Gere crap fest.
11. The Sweetest thing
Written by Nancy Pimental (the girl who replaced Jimmy Kimmel as host on Win Ben Steins money) it stars Cameron Diaz and Christina Appelgate and the always annoying and untalented Selma Blair. Pimental wrote the movie based on her relationshi with Kate Walsh.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: As far as romantic comedies go, this one is pretty guy friendly and relies primarily on crude gags as its source of humor. Including the memorable “Penis Song”, the glory hole scene and Jason Bateman and Tom Janes witty dialogue about relationship with women.
Writen and directed by the Simpsons James L. Brook, Spanglish stars Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni and Paz Vega. Spanglish is about a poor Mexican single mother (Vega) who gets a job as a housekeeper for a rich white American Familiy (Leoni and Sandler). Leoni’s character is a health obsessed wife who neglects her daughter and treats her wicked awesome and loveable husband (Sandler) like crap. The Sandman starts to fall for the new housekeeper who starts to make up for all of Lenois downfalls as a mother and he struggles with his consious and moral delemma this creates.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Sandler is always great in comedies but he plays a very human and likeable nice guy all too well. Most guys will be able to relate to his situation and circumstances and at the very least Tea Leoni’s hot body and Paz Vega’s huge clevage and come hither housekeeper outfits will keep any guy glued to the sceen. Also Cloris Leachman who plays Leoni’s alcoholic and loose tongues mother is always good for a couple of laughs throughout the movie.
9. When Harry met Sally
Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan this story follows two friends from the time they meet, through twelve years or so of chance encounters in NYC. The film focuses on the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?”
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Billy Crystal is his usually funny self and Meg Ryan is in the prime of her hottness and in my opinion never looked sexier. Every guy can relate to the material in this movie and the concept of “friends with benefits”. The most memorable scenes are the popular and always trouser tent enducing Meg Ryan orgasm scene and call me a sucker but if any guy ever needed material to seduce a girl just listen to Billy Crystals “why I love you” scene at the end.
8. Love Actually
Love Actually delvs into different aspects of love as shown through stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many who are linked as their tales progress. Think what would happen if Tarantino made a romantic comedy? The cast is comprised from a slue of big British Actors: Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Likable characters, great multiple story lines, and to be honest I don’t really know why I like this movie but I know I do, and I know its worth seeing. There’s a bunch of funny parts and at the very least Bill Nighy plays a brillant and hilarious washed up pop star who doesn’t give a fuck about anything other than a comeback.
7. Ten things I hate about you
TTIHAU is a teen comey about two sisters on opposite ends of the high school social spectrum: one is pretty and popular and the older sister is bitter and vengeful. Family rules dictate that the younger sibling can’t date until the older one has. You can see where this is going.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Guys will dig Heath Ledgers tough guy character and there are a couple funny likable supprting characters. Julie Stiles plays the older sister and is in her prime for hottness. After this movie she started to go downhill as far as looks go. And if you ever watched YTV as a kid the girl from The Secret World of Alex Mac (Larisa Oleynik) plays the cute and sexy younger blond sister. If the girl your watching this movie with is ugly as shit, then these two hot little high school cuties will provide the perfect visualizations for later on when you place a paper bag over the monster cuddling up to you in bed.
6. America’s Sweethearts
For the most part any of John Cusacks romantic comedies could have made this list: High Fidelity, Grose Point Blank etc. But this one has a a nice blend of everything for guys. Hot women, great comedy and an entertaining plot. The films follows the messey breakup of one of Hollywoods most beloved couples as they try to endure a press junket while keeping up the appearance that they are still together.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Aside from Catherine Zeta Jones playing a promiscuous starlet, Billy Crystal and the usual John Cusack nice guy appeal there are two main reasons why guys will like this. 1- Christopher Walkin is in it as an eccentric and hilarious film director and 2 – Hank Azaria. Azaria steals the show as the Spanish Actor who steals Cusacks girlfriend and he has a major Spanish lisp and a macho tough guy attitude with some great and memorable lines.
Singles is a 1992 romantic comedy writed and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Bridget Fonds, Cambell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon. It centers on the lives of a group of young 20 somethings living in an apartment block in Seattle It focuses on the course of two couples’ rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: The plot is pretty descent, there are some funny line, but the main reason is Matt Dillon. Dillon plays a dumb muscian in a shitty band shooting for stardom in the Seattle grung scene. Every line he has in the movie is brillant and hilarious. In addition there are some great cameos by Pearl Jams Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Also, the soundtrack is one of the best to date. Featuring songs by Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumkins, Pearl Jam, The Lovemongers, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Jimmy Hendrix to name a few.
4. What women want
Starring Helen Hunt and Mel “I love Jewish people” Gibson. The jist of the film is basically a succesful Advertising exec, typical man whore gains the power to hear womens thoughts. Yadda Yadda Yadda some stuff happens and I think you might see Helen Hunts boob. Not sure on that though.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Marisa Tome plays a pretty damn cute and slutty Coffee shop barista. And let’s be honest every guy wishes he had this gift. It will keep men entertained to see if Mel uses this gift as they would or not?
3. The Family Stone
The Family Stone stars Clair Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermont Mulroney. Even on her best day Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a old withered pile of walking excrement. Somehow (I’m assuming Voodoo) she managed to subdue the lovable Matthew Broderick. And the reaons I probably love this movie is because the main focus on how everyone hates her character and is annoyed by her. Basically the film is ser in the fictional town of Thayer, Massachusetts, and focuses on Meradith Morton (SJP) a successful Manhattan executive whose uptight, conservative demeanor is a sharop cotrast to that of her boyfriends (Dermot Mulroney) rambunctious family.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Luke Wilson. His character is absolutely brillant. He plays a laid back slacker brother/son with numerous off-the-cuff moments in the film. HOUNDSTOOTH!!! If you loath SJP like I do it’s enjoying to watch her walk a tight rope of scrupulation and critiscism throughout the film.
2. Jerry Maguire
Everyone knows who’s in this movie and what its about. If you don’t your probably reading this and looking to see if you have the VHS for these titles.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Tom Cruis before he got all Scientologist crazy and couch jumpy as well as a tolerable Rene Zellweger – pre scrunchy face. Right from the start guys will have their attention grabbed by the stellar Cruiz/Kelly Preston “Don’t Stop Fucking me” sex scene leaving all men wishing their significant other had a mouth that dirty in bed. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a great role as the cocky football star searching for the big bucks and his wife has some brillant lines in it as well.
1. Mean Girls
The film stars Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabery, Lizzy Caplan and is a relic to the once and promising career of the films main star Lindsay Lohan. It also features several SNL cast members including Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer and Amy Poehler.
The plot is basically about a girl (Lohan) who grew up abroad, was home schooled, moves to Chicago and is quickly thrown into the awkward and ruthless social politics of fitting in as a girl in high school.
WHY GUYS WILL LIKE IT: Guys don’t be fooled by the seemingly overplayed “new kid gets revenge on popular people in high school” plot. This flick is really – in my opinion – a guys comedy disguised as a chick flick. The material is clever, witty and takes a hard hitting approach to the life of girls in high school. Tina Fey is funny as always, and there are a ton of great and quotable lines:
“It says in that book that I’m lieing about being a virgin because I use super jumbo tampons but I can’t help it if I have a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina.”
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“This is Damian he’s almost too gay to function”
“At your age, you’re going to have a lot of urges. You’re going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you *will* get Chlamydia… and die. Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t have sex standing up, just don’t do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers.”