Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)
Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?
2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
The classic romantic weepie (as referenced in "Sleepless in Seattle"), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers whom fate cruelly tears apart.
3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
Audrey Hepburn was never lovelier (or naughtier) than as Holly Golightly, a trendy New Yorker with a complicated love life and a cat called, well, Cat.
4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)
The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex Daniel (Hugh Grant). Not as good as the first film, but it does feature an epic girly-man fight between Grant and Colin Firth.
5. "Clueless" (1995)
How many times have you seen this '90s favorite? Enough to quote it by heart, surely, but you shouldn't just watch it sporadically, now should you?
6. "Dirty Dancing" (1987)
"I carried a watermelon." Revisit all the memorable lines, the great dancing, and Jennifer Grey's original nose.
7. "Freaky Friday" (2003)
Or, when Lindsay Lohan was actually in good movies. This body-swap tale is one of the best and Jamie Lee Curtis make a surprisingly convincing teenager.
8. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)
You're bound to have seen Marilyn Monroe's famous dance number to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," but have you seen the whole movie, including Jane Russell impersonating Monroe? Now's your chance.
9. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1985)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt play BFFs who are obsessed with getting on the "Dance TV" show in this fluffy '80s comedy.
10. "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)
What a lineup! Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable play women who are hot to hook a sugar daddy -- hey, it was the '50s -- but love has a funny way of trumping the allure of cold, hard cash, every time.
11. "Jane Eyre" (2011)
The Charlotte Brontë novel has been adapted numerous times, and you have three versions available to stream: The 1944 one with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine; the '90s one with Timothy Dalton, and the beautifully shot, emotionally wrenching latest version with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska.
12. "Love Story" (1970)
"Love means never having to say you're sorry." We don't quite agree, but this tearjerker, starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw as college sweethearts, is essential '70s viewing.
13. "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" (2008)
Here's a romantic comedy even your mom will like! Frances McDormand stars as a British nanny who gets fired, then ends up as an assistant to an aspiring actress (Amy Adams). Both their lives are turned topsy turvy in the next 24 hours in this fun movie with a great cast.
14. "Much Ado About Nothing" (2012)
Joss Whedon does Shakespeare! If you missed it in theaters, here's Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, and Nathan Fillion doing their very best with the Bard.
15. "Playing by Heart" (1998)
One of those interconnecting stories about several peoples' love lives that actually works, starring Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, and Jon Stewart.
16. "Roman Holiday" (1953)
Audrey Hepburn won a Best Actress Oscar for her role as a European princess who goes AWOL. Gregory Peck plays the reporter on her trail and Rome plays itself. Viva amore!
17. "Romancing the Stone" (1984)
Michael Douglas is an Indiana Jones-esque adventurer, Kathleen Turner a romance novel writer who's looking for her kidnapped sister in Colombia. Write your way out of this one, Joan Wilder.
18. "Room With a View" (1985)
A swoon-worthy historical romance as young Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) meets idealistic, dashing George (Julian Sands) while visiting Italy, although she's already got a fussy suitor (Daniel Day-Lewis) back home. The scene where Lucy stumbles across George and the local pastor skinny dipping is a hilarious highlight.
19. "Sabrina" (1954 & 1995)
You can stream the original Billy Wilder classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, or the '90s remake with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.
20. "Sense and Sensibility" (1995)
Marianne (Kate Winslet) and Elinor (Emma Thompson) are two sisters with different approaches to love: One is impulsive, the other discretion itself, but they both face their shares of heartache and (sigh) happy endings in one of our favorite Jane Austen films. You can also stream "Emma" (1996), with Gwyneth Paltrow.
21. "Shakespeare in Love" (1998)
Gwyneth Paltrow disguises herself as a boy so she can go on the stage and falls for Shakespeare himself (Joseph Fiennes) in this romantic tale that won 7 Oscars. Bonus: Ben Affleck in tights!
22. "She's All That" (1999)
Freddie Prinze Jr. makes over Rachael Leigh Cook in this oh-so-'90s high school take on "My Fair Lady." Cue "Kiss Me."
23. "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)
Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, The Empire State Building. Alas, poor Bill Pullman.
24. "Steel Magnolias" (1989)
One of the ultimate chick flicks, with Julia Roberts, Daryl HannahDolly Parton, Sally Field, and Shirley MacLaine as Southern belles.
25. "Strictly Ballroom" (1992)
Baz Lurhmann's frothy first film in the "Red Carpet Trilogy." Aussie dance pro needs a new partner, so of course he picks frumpy Fran!
26. "The Switch" (2010)
Jennifer Aniston is tired of waiting for the perfect man and instead has lined up the perfect sperm donor: Enter Jason Batman who swaps out his own, er, stuff, and waits years to tell Aniston he's the father of her baby.
27. "The Wings of the Dove" (1997)
Helena Bonham Carter stars in this period tale of a woman who suggests her lover make a dying heiress fall for him so he can inherit her money. The plan ends up working all too well.
28. "Under the Tuscan Sun" (2003)
Diane Lane heads to Italy after an awful divorce, along with her best friend, Sandra Oh. Loosely based on the book by Frances Mayles.
29. A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Tony Goldwyn (that's right, "Fitz" on "Scandal") directed this steamy romantic drama set in the '60s. Diane Lane falls for traveling salesman Viggo Mortensen, despite being married to Liev Schreiber.
30. "Walking and Talking" (1996)
Catherine Keener and Anne Heche star as best friends who drift apart as one prepares to get married. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
31. "While You Were Sleeping" (1995)
Sandra Bullock saves the life of her crush, Peter Gallagher, then falls for his brother, Bill Pullman, while Gallagher is in a coma. One of the rare rom-coms where we actually root for the leads to get together and that boasts a wonderfully funny supporting cast.