#Movies & TV
7 Chick Flicks We Can’t Wait to See in 2016
by Jennifer Lafferty
There is an exciting and diverse batch of high-profile chick flicks slated for release in 2016, ranging from rom coms like How to Be Single to the musical La La Land. The variety of films will appeal to multiple tastes and multiple generations, making this year a solid one for female film buffs everywhere. Check out these chick flicks we can’t wait to see.
It seems like there has been a serious lack of quality chick flicks lately, but the drought is almost over! 2016 is packed with female-centered, romance-related films that will have you cheering. Whether you’re looking for an outrageous comedy like The Boss or a passionate rom com like The Choice, there will be a film for you in the new year. Check out these 7 films that have us excited for 2016.
1. How to Be Single
In theaters February 12, 2016
How to be Single is one of the most interesting chick flicks on the docket next year. The ensemble romantic comedy, starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, centers on a group of individuals who need to learn the art of being single in a world where love has become very complex. The cast also features Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, and Damon Wayans Jr.
2. Hello, My Name is Doris
In theaters March 11, 2016
Starring Oscar Award-winner Sally Field, this offbeat dramedy follows a quirky single woman in her sixties who is inspired by a self-help seminar to come out of her shell and pursue a romance with a much younger male coworker. This film costars Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs.
3. The Boss
In theaters April 8, 2016
Melissa McCarthy takes on the role of a Martha Stewart-esque protagonist in the comedy feature The Boss. When despised business titan Michelle Darnell emerges from prison after serving time for insider trading, she faces the challenge of rebranding herself as America’s sweetheart. McCarthy cowrote the screenplay with husband Ben Falcone, who directed the film. The movie costars Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage.
4. The Choice
In theaters February 5, 2016
This passionate Southern drama starring Teresa Palmer is based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name. The Choice centers on a love triangle involving a woman who is forced to choose between two men and also stars Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, and Maggie Grace.
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
In theaters March 25, 2016
Nearly fifteen years after the smash hit romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding premiered, the highly anticipated sequel is finally almost here. In this new installment Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett), who have been busy raising their teenage daughter, are unexpectedly faced with another wedding, this time for Toula’s parents. Joining the original cast is John Stamos and franchise producer Rita Wilson.
6. La La Land
In theaters July 15, 2016
This contemporary musical dramedy features a star-studded cast headlined by Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress played by Emma Stone. The ambitions that initially bring the pair together ultimately threaten to pull them apart. The film costars J.K. Simmons, John Legend, Finn Wittrock, and Jessica Rothe.
7. The Girl on the Train
In theaters October 7, 2016
There aren’t many crime-thriller chick flicks, but if ever a movie belonged in that category, it’s The Girl on the Train. The upcoming adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ runaway bestseller novel centers on the lives of three very different women. The film stars Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, and Haley Bennett.