Best Cougar Flicks

Okay, I’m tired and out of gas. So, it’s time for a Netflix list of my favorite Cougar Flicks of all time (at least, of the ones I have seen). This is chick flicks for the ages, the middle ages that is. Maybe some other nominees will bring the list to 10…

6. Mamma Mia! Very dumb, but so much fun. I want to party with those girls and guys. In sequins and platform shoes, too. Is there nothing Meryl can’t do? And more of Julie Walters and Colin Firth, pleeeeaaase.

5. Thelma & Louise. You never grow out of wanting to drive a great car and be an outlaw. Especially if Brad Pitt is hitchiking. What a great road trip! Except when they shot that guy. Oh, and when they drive off the edge of the Grand Canyon. But it is all quite possibly worth being able to blow up a lewd driver’s truck in the desert.

4. Educating Rita. An English Housewife breaks the mold and tries to better herslef by going to school. Julie Walters will break your heart while you laugh. See this with Mamma Mia to see how this good Walters is.

3. Shirley Valentine. Greece must be getting lots of Cougar touristas what with this film and Mamma Mia. In a nutshell, stodgy English Housewife talks to Wall as her friend because Wall is much more companionable than her surly hubby, whom she serves egg and chips. This grim existence is suddenly drenched in sunshine when said Housewife gets a trip to Greece and finds plenty of adventure. Note to self: Find reliable Greece travel agent and book tour for 50th birthday.

2. Enchanted April. If Greece isn’t your thing, why not rent an Italian villa? Let the Mediterranean sun go to your head. You’ll emerged transformed with a whole new set of good buddies and possibly a new lease on your sex life.

1. Out of Africa. The original Cougar Flick, still ranks tops for love, loss, adventure, and Meryl Streep. And a warm climate and a woman with a gun. This time the love interest is Robert Redford, aged but mellow like a fine Porterhouse steak. A blond Porterhouse steak.

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6 Responses to Best Cougar Flicks

  1. oh says:

    Love your list, ESPECIALLY Enchanted April and then Out of Africa – my all time favorite movie. It’s the country and the time period and the fact that Isaak, Dennis and Beryl were all real (though the movie faked a bit).How about MOONSHINE (with Cher and Olivia du K); BECAUSE I SAID SO, with Keaton; and, CALENDAR GIRLS with Helen Mirren? And I just have to say that Mama Mia! was a completely good time – will likely “own” that one when it comes out on DVD.(why do we love lists so much?)


  2. Brandon says:

    I have never seen “Thelma & Louise.” Seriously.Purr. Older women named LK are sexyful.


  3. mari says:

    Here’s another film with a cougar element: “Saving Grace” with Brenda Blethyn (who was the most memorable and annoying Mrs. Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice”). There are a few scenes between her and the frenchman Tchéky Karyo that are incredibly subtle yet so very hot…check it out. Good list and great to see you back!!! cheers, m


  4. dennis says:

    Dennis loved Shirley Valentine. Blethyn was heartbreakingly beautiful in “Secrets and Lies” too.Loved Educating Rita so much–glad you mentioned it–I’ll treat myself to the DVD one of these days.


  5. Tai says:

    Ah, platform shoes! Thank god they’re back–what’s a cougar without her Kork-Ease?


  6. ThirdCat says:

    I saw Shirley Valentine when I was pretty young (though thought I was fabulously worldly and sophisticated). Anyhoo, loved it then, loved it even more now.


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