Girly Movie Recommendations

Hello, Lovely Readers!

This Saturday I have some movie recommendations for you. I enjoy watching a good movie, but it’s so hard to find ones that are both clean and brilliant.

Here are a few girly ones that I’ve discovered over the years. Clean. Fun. Captivating.

Good for a girl’s night – to giggle and smile and sigh. πŸ™‚ I watched most of these with sisters or girl friends, and we all enjoyed!

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Princess Cut {2015}

This movie is about a modern-day girl named Grace who longs for a lasting and satisfying romance. Homey and sweet, this movie is both encouraging and fun.

“A lifelong Carolina farm girl, now in her early 20’s, Grace has dreamed all her life of the day when “Mr. Right” slips a Princess Cut diamond on her finger and swears to love her forever. Tonight may be that night as Stewart has something special planned after 15 months together! But when things don’t go as planned, and romance crashes down around her, it launches her on a quest, aided by her father, to understand what it means to truly love another person. Will Grace finally discover love or ruin her chances for happiness forever?” ~ IMDb.com Paul Munger

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Pride and Prejudice {2005}

Another film based on the classic Regency romance by Jane Austen. It follows Elizabeth Bennett and her four sisters as they attend balls, meet dashing gentlemen (whom their mother promptly tries to marry them off to), and generally be average girls. -Only in the Regency era. The imagery this movie is breathtaking. The costumes, beautiful. The acting, superb. The emotion, deep.

“Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?” ~ IMDb.com Rosetherese33 – Rated: PG –

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Sense and Sensibility {1995}

This is probably my second favorite Jane Austen movie. It focuses mostly on sisters Elinor and Marianne, as they are forced from their home (by their brother, who has inherited) along with their mother and younger sister, Margaret. As they face this new chapter of life, both young women experience love and respond to it differently. These movies are just so perfectly girly. And they’re historical, which I adore (especially the Regency era, as a matter of fact). So fun; with bits to ponder as well.

“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 their 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 John Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried.” ~ IMDb.com Kathy Li – Rated: PG –

Note: The 2008 version of Sense and Sensibility is also amazing. However, it does have an inappropriate (and unnecessary) scene at the very beginning. If you’re aware of that, you can easily skip it before everyone settles down for the movie.

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The Sound of Music {1965}

This movie is based on a true story, I believe, about a postulant (in this case, a woman in the process of becoming a nun) in 1930’s Austria. Though, to be honest, I’m not always a fan of musicals, this one swept me off my feet. The history, characters, romance, and action were fantastic!

“In 1930’s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain’s wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. […] Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.” ~ IMDb.com LOTUS73 – Rated: G –

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Love Comes Softly {2003}

Based on the historical book series, Love Comes Softly, by Janette Oke, this movie is about a young widow who lost her husband after traveling west, and how she meets Clark Davis and his daughter, Missie. Truly a heartwarming historical romance movie. I’ve watched it both with girl friends, and my entire family!

“A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800’s suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?” ~ IMDb.com KLange – Rated: PG –

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Love’s Enduring Promise {2004}

Following Clark Davis’s daughter, Missie through life and love, this is probably my favorite movie of the whole series. I adored the sweet romance and beautiful story.

“In this Janette Oke sequel to “Love Comes Softly,” the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When Missie encounters Grant, a handsome New England railroad executive, she feels as though shes met a hero from one of her novels. But their courtship is complicated by the appearance of Nate, a mysterious young man who helps Missie’s family in a time of need. Torn between two worlds, Missie finds herself at a crossroads, forced to choose between the love of two very different men and two very different futures.” ~ IMDb.com – Rated: PG –

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Love’s Long Journey {2005}

This movie is about Willie and Missie as they head west for a new life. There are trials & dangers joys, friendships, and lessons learned along the way. This one has some an action/adventure feel, as well as sweetness.

“Missie’s surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie’s parents. Now, caught between the excitement of the new adventure and the pain of not knowing when she’ll see her family again, Missie copes with the challenges, and cherishes the rewards, of her new homestead.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous – Rated: PG –

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The Shunning {2011}

Based on bestselling author, Beverly Lewis’s Amish-fiction, it’s a bittersweet and intriguing story, leaving you eagerly awaiting the next film installment.

“Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence – until a mysterious “Englisher” comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous

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The Confession {2013}

The exciting sequel to The Shunning. Deception, romance, and mysteries. It ends with a dreadful cliffhanger, and I am still waiting to watchΒ The ReckoningΒ so I can find out what happens next!

“Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, “The Confession” is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity – only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the “Englisher” mother who gave her up to adoption 20 years earlier.” ~ IMDb.com Brian Bird

Note: They do change actors/actresses a lot in this series, which is quite frustrating. But I still think they’re worth watching!

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Anne of Green Gables {1985}

Based on the lovely books by L.M. Montgomery, and loved by many! Ah, it’s just such a classic. Heart-wrenching, humorous, interesting, and sweet, this movie tells a tale of life, love, and kindred spirits. I have happy memories of watching this with family and friends.

“An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.” ~ IMDb.com Kenneth Chrisholm – Rated: G –

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Anne of Avonlea {1987}

The lovely sequel to Anne of Green Gables, in which Anne is grown up and headed off to be a teacher. Amidst trials and misbehaving students, she writes stories and discovers where her heart truly lies. Quite enjoyed this one as well!

“Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerent family determined to make her life miserable.” IMDb.com Kenneth Chrisholm

Note: I think I remember mild language and a gruesome story being briefly told.

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Belle {2013}

A lovely and passionate tale set during 1700’s England, and inspired by a true story. It was intriguing, heartfelt, and romantic. I watched it along with my aunt and cousin, and simply loved it.

“The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.” ~ IMDb.com Fox Searchlight Pictures – Rated: PG –

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Cinderella {2015}

A fairy tale at its finest. Gorgeous and romantic, this film had my heart sighing. It was so beautiful; utterly captivating. The character of Cinderella was especially sweet and gentle. I watched this movie in theaters with three of my younger sisters, and I think it awoke the princess in all of us. I excitedly await more live-action fairy tales from Disney.

“A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant stepdaughter who is abused by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters after her father died. Forced to be a servant in her own house, through it all she did not let anything or anyone crush her spirit. Then one day, she meets a dashing stranger in the woods.” ~ IMDb.com gmorato – Rated: PG –

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Wives and Daughters {1999}

This is another Regency drama that simply delights girls like myself and my sisters. Something about the historical setting and the proper romances is fun and satisfying.

“The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.” ~ IMDb.com Anonymous – Rated: PG –

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So what do you think? Is it time for girl’s movie night with friends and sisters? I think so!

Have you watched any of these listed above? What are some of your favorite girly movies?

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10 thoughts on “Girly Movie Recommendations

    • The Heritage of Lancaster Country book series by Beverly Lewis does have a romance in it, but I’m not sure how much romance The Shunning itself has. In The Shunning Movie, there is a flashback to a kiss, but that’s all I remember. πŸ™‚

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  1. I love your movie choices! When I saw “The Sound of Music”, you won me over. πŸ™‚ (It’s one of my favorites!) And then I saw “Anne of Green Gables” and “Cinderella”, and I couldn’t help but think that we could be best friends! πŸ™‚ I refuse to watch any Jane Austen movies, though until I read the books, but I’m sure that they are excellent. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great list!
    β™₯β™₯β™₯Laura

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    • Thank you, Laura Rose! The Sound of Music is brilliant, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ Yay for Cinderella and Anne of Green Gables … ah yes, we should be friends! πŸ˜€

      I found I had a hard time getting through Jane Austen’s tomes, but maybe you’ll do better! I love the Jane Austen movies. πŸ™‚

      You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed.

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  2. I’ve watched all of these except “Sense and Sensibility”, “Wives and Daughters”, and “Princess Cut”.

    Enjoyed them for the most part! My favorites on your list being “Sound of Music” (one I grew up watching ALOT) and the Anne movies! I don’t remember any language in Anne of Avonlea? But? Perhaps it just slipped my mind.
    Those two movies I also grew up watching all the time!
    There is another one, “Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story” that has language and war scenes. I enjoy it but can’t really think of it as part of the other two movies because the story lines just don’t match and it’s nothing like what happened in the books!

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      • Hi Felicity! I just saw this comment … haven’t been keeping up to date on this blog lately!

        Ah, you should watch “Sense and Sensibility”! That is, if you liked “Pride and Prejudice. πŸ™‚ “Princess Cut” is another fun one. A modern-day romance.

        Oh, I really need to watch “The Sound of Music” again! It is so good! And the “Anne of Green Gables” series! I very much agree that those two are wonderful! ^_^ Hmm, it seems like I remember some minor swearing, but perhaps not! πŸ˜€ I did actually watch “The Continuing Story” and, for the most part, enjoyed it. But yes, it does seem way different than the other two movies! And of course, not like the book! :p I totally understand where you’re coming from about book-to-movie adaptations. If you love a book so much, and then the movie totally messes with your characters, it’s simply not okay! πŸ˜‰ That’s why I just recommended the first 3 of the “Love Comes Softly” series, haha. Because some not-okay things happen in the movies after that. 😦 That being said, I still did enjoy the other movies; but yes, you do kind of have to separate them from the books in your mind.

        Anyway, I’m glad we share some favorite movies! πŸ˜€

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  3. That’s ok! I know this was an older post that I commented on.

    I really should watch that one! I did enjoy Pride and Prejudice.

    Very true! I love the book series about Anne and wish they would have stuck to the story line!
    Would have made a interesting movie series.

    And yes about the Love Comes Softly! I remember being so excited when they started making the movies. That series was my first “adult” one. Imagine my disappointment!
    I do enjoy the first three though, even if some things are changed, they are fairly close and enjoyable.

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