Staring at your phone anxiously waiting for a guy to text you back is not the most empowering feeling in the world. Next time you find yourself in agony waiting for those tiny dots to materialize into words, sit back, relax, and check out one of these classic chick flicks that will have you screaming "You go girl," at yourself! It's a lot more chill than standing outside your crush's apartment screaming.
1. A League of Their Own (Amazon)
There's a lot of crying in dating, but there's no crying in baseball. A League of Their Own is the kick ass story of the first female professional baseball league. Watching this will remind you that you don't need men to play sports or call you back.
2. Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (HBO GO)
Christina Applegate's just a teen and she still manages to raise her siblings, get a corporate job, shut down a sleeze-ball who sexually harasses her, design fashions, save the company, and find a cute boyfriend. If underage Christina Applegate can do all of this in one summer, then surely you can handle waiting for a text.
3. Working Girl (Netflix)
The days of shoulder pads and big hair may be gone, but the themes of 1988's Working Girl still ring true today. Tess is an unappreciated secretary trying to make it in the high pressure business world. She learns to take no sh*t, and give zero f*cks which is good advice for business and dating. Plus a young Harrison Ford, yum.
4. Spice World (Netflix)
Sporty, Baby, Posh, Scary, and Ginger taught us women can do anything men can do, even make cheesy movies. Spice World will get you so pumped about girl power, you'll wanna slip on platform heels and kick any non-respecting dudes to the curb.
5. Bridesmaids (Amazon)
Bridesmaids is a hilarious comedy full of strong funny women. (Two of them went on to become Ghostbusters!) This movie will give you the courage to ditch the jerk, dance to Wilson Phillips, or take a sh*t in the sink. Whatever makes you feel empowered, girl.
6. Nine to Five (Amazon)
Nine to Five is 35 years old, but the feminist themes are timeless. Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin, and Dolly Parton are a trio of 80s working girls who get revenge on their sexist boss. You'll be so busy cheering for these gal-pals and workplace equality that you won't even notice your phone hasn't buzzed for one hour and 50 minutes. Bonus: the jazzy theme song will be stuck in your head forever.
7. Legally Blonde (Hulu)
You've probably committed most of Legally Blonde to memory, but it's worth watching again—especially if you're obsessing about a guy. Elle Woods crushing it at Harvard Law while turning the tables on the guy who dumped her is pretty much guaranteed to make you feel like you can do anything, even the bend and snap.