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The Savvy Woman's Guide to
 The Top 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Here is a list of your favorite "chick-flicks", in no particular order, (voted for by the readers of Savvy Women Magazine) with a few others thrown in for good measure.

To Kill A MockingbirdTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1960. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town ?

"A magnificent adaptation of a timeless classic"

 

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The Color PurpleTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Steven Spielberg's adaption of Alice Walker's novel.  Whoopi Goldberg, made her screen debut in this movie, and it was, in part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as Celie so effective.  Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and actress (supporting players Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery were also nominated), it was quite a scandal--and a crushing blow to Spielberg--when it won none.

"Unforgettably poignant yet inspiring and uplifting!"

 

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The Color Purple Top 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Gone With The WindTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.

"A vast, cinematic masterpiece ripe with Southern mythology."

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Gone With The WindTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Sense and SensibilityTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility.

"Rich, nuanced, witty - a true gem!"

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Sense and SensibilityTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

A Streetcar Named DesireTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, this is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion.  Blanche's efforts to impose herself between Stanley and Stella only enrages the animal inside Stanley. When Mitch -- a card-playing buddy of Stanley's -- arrives on the scene, Blanche begins to see a way out of her predicament. Mitch, himself alone in the world, reveres Blanche as a beautiful and refined woman. Yet, as rumors of Blanche's past in Laurel begin to catch up to her, her circumstances become unbearable.

"A juggernaut named Brando."

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A Streetcar Named DesireTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

The Unbearable Lightness of BeingTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies 

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.

"Moving and wonderfully sensual cinematic experience."

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The Unbearable Lightness of BeingTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

The Remains of the DayTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

"The heartbreaking stoicism of the British gentility."

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The Remains of the DayTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Bridget Jones's DiaryTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss (Hugh Grant) takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones and the ups and downs of their ill-fated relationship prove hilarious and touching at once. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance (Colin Firth) who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.

"Bridget gets the guy, AND the goodies - you go girlfriend!"

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Bridget Jones's DiaryTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Am'lieTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Am'lie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre caf'. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.

"An irresistible smile of a movie."

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My Big Fat Greek WeddingTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.

"A big, fat Greek belly laugh!"

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My Big Fat Greek WeddingTop 10 Women's Favorite Movies