What Happens In Vegas 65. Don't let the Academy or your cynical cinephile friend tell you different: A great Rom-Com is a true work of art. Why it wooed us: It's tough finding that delicate balance between romance and actual, genuine comedy. Annie and Lillian Maya Rudolph make up, but only by understanding the emotions they each are going through. These popular flicks suggest audiences are no longer down on love. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. A romance about two teenaged overachievers on the debate team who motor-mouth through their loathing for one another, this one is like Alexander Payne's meets.
Men can identify with the struggles of relationships and how easily a union can crumble, too. Where to watch it: Stream on Starz; rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube 17. That's the question by rom-com queen Nora Ephron attempts to answer. A gender-flipped remake of the Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn-starring romantic comedy, this version of Overboard stars Eugenio Derbez as a rich and selfish lothario who falls off his yacht and wakes up the next morning, washed ashore and suffering from amnesia. A Lot Like Love Buena Vista Pictures In this underrated gem, Oliver Ashton Kutcher and Emily Amanda Peet go from friends with occasional benefits to just friends to lovers over the course of several years. They drive each other up the wall, which can only mean one thing, right? It Happened One Night 22. Dan In Real Life 94.
Featuring one of the best actors of his time in Heath Ledger, this rom com is going to focus on what it looks like when polar opposites are attracted to each other. A starry cast, big budget and an amorous dilemma - yet it approaches the setup from a fresher, less obvious angle. There are no false moments. Here's another romantic laugher worth your time, this one about a high schooler named Alex Truelove actual character name. Men are looking for love and trying to find the perfect partner to spend the rest of their lives with, too. At the center of all this silliness is a character who truly deserves a happy ending—but not at the expense of the newfound freedom she inspired in everyone else.
Trust Woody Allen, the king of introspection and self analysis, to be the one to pull it off. With Johnny back in Italy, he urges her to contact his younger, feisty brother Ronny Nicolas Cage to invite him to the wedding. He, meanwhile, is simply trying to prove he can make any woman fall in love with him. Why You Should Watch: To see Colin Firth as a leading man in a romantic period dramedy. Featuring engaging lead performances from Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy and an equally winning turn from supporting actress Gaby Hoffmann, the movie offers not only genuine romance but appealing comedy.
This a big school romantic comedy. So Cameron tries to convince the mysterious Patrick Verona Heath Ledger to date Kat. We're suckers for movies where people return back into the main characters' lives -- Sweet Home Alabama just barely missed out on this list -- and Jennifer Garner's affability and Mark Ruffalo's sad puppy eyes crush us every time. But it's likely exactly that familiarity and friendship that imbues the pair with an ease that makes their characters -- one punishingly practical, the other fabulously frivolous -- so fun to watch together. Also, make sure you check out our list of the as well.
When Harry Met Sally is a must-see for any romantic comedy fan. This is far from a formulaic Hollywood romantic comedy movie. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. Shaun of the Dead The reason why a lot of guys would enjoy this romantic comedy is that it also contains a zombie apocalypse. The Holiday 2006 Two romances for the price of one: English Kate Winslet, trying to get over a broken heart, swaps houses at Christmastime with Californian Cameron Diaz, who's trying to figure out why she doesn't seem to have a heart. Jake and Lainey begin to use each other as crutches as they deal with their own complicated sexual relationships, all the while falling into what is an intense, dependent emotional affair. Knocked Up Universal Pictures Like Obvious Child, Knocked Up tells the story of a woman who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, only in this one, she decides to keep the baby.
In other words, these were two beloved actors stretching some already toned muscles, and it showed. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton come together to bring life to this romantic comedy. Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. Four Weddings and A Funeral 27. Why it wooed us: A modern take on The Bard's The Taming of the Shrew updated to a Seattle high school, the movie has a superb leading cast, all at the start of their careers. Why it wooed us: Released at a time when Martin's output was at its peak, Roxanne treads the path between odd, tender and sweet. After meeting on a train in Europe, Jesse and Celine spend all night walking and talking in Vienna.
A beautifully-rendered version of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Drama swiftly arises when a bride invites three men from her mother's past to her wedding ceremony. Love Actually 2003 Interconnected vignettes have become a modern rom-com trope, but Love Actually was the first, and, thanks to bookend scenes set in Heathrow Airport, the interwoven movie with the most heart. These films are a mix of more modern hits -- like a bunch of stuff from Judd Apatow -- to old-school favorites that include stars like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Bride and Prejudice 2004 Bollywood rom-coms are robust and deserve a list of their own, so we held back here.
Do you think we missed any good romantic comedy film? Desk Set 1957 Katharine Hepburn plays the smartest women in the room heck, in the whole Federal Broadcasting Company in this lighthearted romance. One thing that I would like to see—and this was discussed during the transgender storytelling panel at Sundance—is a romantic comedy with a transgender actress in a leading role. But we had to make room for Bride and Prejudice, a rare crossover moment. Why You Should Watch: This is one of the best rom-coms in recent years. However , things do not go quite as expected when being home brings up some old memories. Neither Bell nor Pegg is positioned as the bad guy and both inhabit their roles completely. Each character is given so much personality and so much attention that My Big Fat Greek Wedding could be splintered into several offshoots following the antics of Aunt Voula a rib-achingly funny Andrea Martin or the headstrong Gus Michael Constantine , who can trace anything and everything back to Greece.