Memorable and Great
'Chick Flicks'

1989-1991


Memorable and Great "Chick" Flicks
Film Title/Year, Tagline(s) and Memorable Quote(s)
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Always (1989)


They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him... Even after he was gone.

"I want to make something clear. If you think you can make a grown-up woman go weak in the knees just by giving her girl-clothes, you're about as dead as your airplane...I'm not going weak in the knees... I've gone weak in the head...I love you...So tell me you love me. Please, please, please, please, tell me, tell me, tell me. Aw, tell me, TELL ME! Tell me, tell me, tell me."

"I know you can't see me, but I'm right here."

"...I love you, Dorinda. I love you. I should have told you that a long time ago...I should have said the words, because I know now, that the love we hold back is the only pain that follows us here. And the memory of that love shouldn't make you unhappy for the rest of your life. I hope you can hear me, because I know this is true, from the bottom of my heart, how good your life is, how good it will be."


Say Anything... (1989)


She's got every thing going for her. He's going for her with every thing he's got.

"What I really want to do with my life - what I want to do for a living - is I want to be with your daughter. I'm good at it."

"I don't believe this. You just broke up with me....She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen."



Shirley Valentine (1989, UK)


No one thought she had the courage. The nerve. Or the lingerie.

"I'm going to Greece for the sex. Sex for breakfast, sex for dinner, sex for tea, and sex for supper....It's called the F-plan."

"I think sex is like supermarkets, you know, overrated. Just a lot of pushing and shoving and you still come out with very little at the end."

Steel Magnolias (1989)


Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.

"Shelby, as you know, wouldn't want us to get mired down and wallow in this. We should handle it the best way we know how and get on with it. That's what my mind says. I wish somebody would explain it to my heart."

"I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can't! She never could! Oh God! I'm so mad, I don't know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know WHY Shelby's life is over! I wanna know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was. Will he EVER know what she went through for him? Oh, God, I wanna know whyyyy! Whhhyyyyy?! Lord, I wish I could understand. No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way. I'm supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first. I don't think I can take this. I don't think I can take this. I just wanna hit somebody til they feel as bad as I do! I JUST WANNA HIT SOMETHING! I WANNA HIT IT HARD!"




When Harry Met Sally... (1989)


Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?


Harry: "There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance...You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance, but you think you're low maintenance....(He mimics her ordering behavior) 'Waiter, I'll begin with the house salad, but I don't want the regular dressing. I'll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side, and then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but I want the mustard sauce on the side.' 'On the side' is a very big thing for you.
Sally: "Well, I just want it the way I want it."
Harry: "I know, high maintenance."

"How about this way? I love that you get cold when it's seventy-one degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're lookin' at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely. And it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."



Ghost (1990)


A love that will last forever.


Molly Jensen: "I love you. I really love you."
Sam Wheat: "Ditto."

AND LATER

Sam: "I love you, Molly. I've always loved you."
Molly: "Ditto."


Mermaids (1990)


This is our mother. Pray for us.

"I don't always know what I'm doing. It's not like you and your sister came with a book of instructions."

-- "OK, how do I look?"
-- "Like a woman about to go forth and sin."
-- "Oh good, exactly the look I was hoping for."


"Sometimes, I feel like you're the child and I'm the grown-up."


Pretty Woman (1990)


She walked off the street, into his life and stole his heart.
Who knew it was so much fun to be a hooker?

"I appreciate this whole seduction thing you've got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I'm a sure thing."

"I want the fairy tale."

"So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her?"
"She rescues him right back."


Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)


Nina: "I love you."
Jamie: "I love you."
Nina: "I really love you."
Jamie: "I really, truly love you."
Nina: "I really, truly, madly love you."
Jamie: "I really, truly, madly, deeply love you."
Nina: "I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately love you."
Jamie: "I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately, remarkably love you."
Nina: "I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately, remarkably, uhmm... deliciously love you."
Jamie: "I really, truly, madly, passionately, remarkably, deliciously... juicily love you...."
Nina: "Deeply! Deeply! You passed on deeply, which was your word, which means that you couldn't have meant it! So you're a fraud, that's it!...(They hug) You're probably a figment of my imagination. (pause) Juicily?"


Father of the Bride (1991)


Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter.

"I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. I know. I've just been through one. Not my own, my daughter's."

"Well, that's the thing about life, is, uh, the surprises, the little things that sneak up on you and grab hold of you."

"Who presents this woman? This woman? But she's not a woman. She's just a kid. And she's leaving us. I realized at that moment that I was never going to come home again and see Annie at the top of the stairs. Never going to see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks. I suddenly realized what was happening. Annie was all grown up and leaving us, and something inside began to hurt."


Frankie & Johnny (1991)


You never choose love. Love chooses you.

"I'm a BLT down sort of person, and I think you're looking for someone a little more pheasant under glass."

"Send out for a pizza. Rent a film. That's dinner and a movie. And I don't have to deal with some jerk trying to put his tongue in my ear."

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)


The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.

"I can't even look at my own vagina."


Evelyn: "I never get mad, Mrs Threadgoode. Never. The way I was raised, it was bad manners. Well, I got mad and it felt terrific. I felt like I could beat the s--t out of all those punks. Excuse my language. Just beat 'em to a pulp. Beat 'em til they begged for mercy. Towanda the Avenger. And after I, after I wipe out all the punks of this world, I'll take on the wife-beaters, like Frank Bennett, and machine-gun their genitals! Towanda will go on the rampage. I'll put tiny little bombs in Penthouse and Playboy so they'll explode when you open 'em. And I'll ban all fashion models who weigh less than 130 pounds. And I'll give half the military budget to people over 65 and declare wrinkles sexually-desirable. Towanda, Righter of Wrongs, Queen beyond compare!"
Ninny: "How many of them hormones (are) you taking, honey?"


Thelma & Louise (1991)


Somebody said get a life... so they did.

"You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught."

"I don't ever remember feeling this awake."


Thelma: "Are you sure we should be driving like this, I mean in broad daylight and everything?"
Louise: "No, we shouldn't, but I want to put some distance between us and the scene of our last goddamn crime."


Thelma: "But, I don't know, somethin's crossed over in me. I can't go back. I mean, I just couldn't live."
Louise: "I know, I know what you mean. Anyway, don't wanna end up on the damned Geraldo show."





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