Contrary to popular belief, a good chick flick consists of more than just excellent wardrobe choices and loads of drama. NGL, the occasional scratching and hair-pulling never gets old, but what essentially keeps your eyes peeled to the screen is an exciting storyline. As luck would have it, 2022 has been treating us with Netflix films that are both entertaining and thought-provoking—as in they're more than just fodder for bored minds.
Ahead, check out six Netflix chick flicks that are actually worth binge-watching:
- Do Revenge
THE PLOT: A fallen queen of a posh private school decides to join hands with a transferee to exact revenge on the culprit who posted her personal video. While executing their plans, untold secrets threaten to ruin the friendship they have built.
THE CAST: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawk, Austin Abrams
- Senior Year
THE PLOT: A head cheerleader lands in a coma after a failed cheerleading stunt and wakes up twenty years later as a thirty-seven-year-old woman. With her high school life cut short, she resolves to finish the remaining school days fulfilling her long-time dream of becoming prom queen.
THE CAST: Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Zoe Chao
- Purple Hearts
THE PLOT: An aspiring musician enters into a marriage of convenience with a soon-to-deploy marine in exchange for medical health insurance. As they try to keep up the pretense of a long-distance relationship, they learn about each other from a safe distance until a sudden tragedy makes everything too real.
THE CAST: Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine
- Look Both Ways
THE PLOT: A fresh grad’s life swings in two different directions after taking a pregnancy test on the night of her graduation. She gets to live out her dream of working for a well-known art director in one reality while she stays home to raise her child in another.
THE CAST: Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet
- Along For the Ride
THE PLOT: A seemingly perfect student decides to spend her last summer before college in a seaside town where her father lives. There, she meets a fellow insomniac who gives her the typical teenage experiences she longs for.
THE CAST: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli
- The In Between
THE PLOT: A teenager with a tragic past survives an accident that her boyfriend dies from. As she struggles with the reality of his death, she becomes fixated with the concept of an in-between as she convinces herself that her late boyfriend is trying to contact her.
THE CAST: Joey King, Kyle Allen