10 Classic Films Every Woman Should Watch

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It’s chick-flick time, ladies! We’re taking a look at classic films every gal needs to watch at least once.

So pop some popcorn, grab a pal (or a pet) and snuggle up for some of the must-see classic films of all time.

1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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It doesn’t get more iconic than this fashionable 1961 film, and it’s a must-see for anyone who appreciates Audrey Hepburn, LBDs, and feline companionship.

2. Gone With the Wind

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This epic 1939 Civil-War drama gave us the phenomenally beautiful Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara and the equally gorgeous Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

The film won 10 Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.

3. Casablanca

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Casablanca‘s last scene is legendary, but this 1942 cinematic masterpiece also gave us a lot of memorable lines.

Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Ingrid Bergman walks into Humphrey Bogart’s. What follows is a tale of unrequited love amidst the backdrop of World War II.

4. It’s a Wonderful Life

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The ultimate feel-good Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life follows small-town do-gooder George Bailey in the midst of his darkest hours.

(Spoiler alert: It all turns out okay thanks to a guardian angel named Clarence and the help of some old friends.)

5. West Side Story

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West Side Story is essentially Romeo and Juliet set to some really catchy music, and it stars the late Natalie Wood at the height of her career.

As two rival gangs battle each other for control of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, two of their own fall in love. (Sigh.)

6. The Way We Were

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The Way We Were is a must-see for Robert Redford alone, but it also gives us one of the most beautiful theme songs ever sung by the one and only Barbra Streisand.

Plus, you really need to watch it just so you know what the heck Carrie Bradshaw meant when she told Mr. Big, “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.

7. Charade

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A rare combination of a romantic comedy and a murder mystery, Charade pairs Audrey Hepburn alongside Cary Grant in a movie Open Culture called “the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made.”

8. Star Wars

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Think Star Wars is just for the guys? Think again.

The franchise is a fairy tale of the highest order, and it’s impossible to resist Han Solo’s charm. (Just ask Princess Leia.) Plus, you’re not living if you’re not watching the latest films and shipping #Reylo. (May the Force be with you when you discover Ben Swolo.)

9. Grease

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Danny and Sandy are just a couple of kids in love in this high school musical set in the 1950s.

There’s a lot of singing, a lot of dancing, and oh… those summer nights.

10. To Catch a Thief

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Everyone should see a few Alfred Hitchcock films, and To Catch a Thief is a good option if watching a knife-wielding psychopath or flesh-eating birds isn’t your cup of tea.

The film stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, and it has the perfect mix of suspense and romance.

What are your all-time favorite classic films? Let us know in the comments!

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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