Friday, January 27, 2017

Top 10 Rom Coms

No Oscar winners here, but let's be real, you're more likely to re-watch these movies than the award-winning types, because you know... they're more fun. 

10. He's Just Not That Into You

A rare celeb-filled ensemble that worked well enough, with a female lead that was just relate-able enough. 

9. A Lot Like Love

Because, Ashton Kutcher. I mean, it's not going to win any awards... proven by the fact that it didn't win any awards. But it's light, it's funny, it's sweet. All the fixings for solid 90 minutes. You may consider it forgettable, but if you're a rom-com lover, there's a Nora Ephron vibe to it that just for me, delivers. 

8. Knocked Up 

Yeah, Katherine Heigl shot herself in the foot by critiquing her character in her movie breakthrough role, but it doesn't change the fact that the movie was plain funny, with laugh out loud moments. And yet, there were flashes of heart in there, albeit super brief, but just enough to make it sweet. 

7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Let's be honest, before he was Matthew McConaughey, Oscar winner, he was Matthew McConaughey, America's Hugh Grant. And yeah, yeah, he has range, but also that Southern drawl, which doesn't even work for his character but boy, does it work for the audience. And Kate Hudson... well, she's perfect. 

6. You've Got Mail

Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. The start of online dating, before it was cool and there was any swiping. Nora Ephron. What else is there to say?

5. 10 Things I Hate About You.

RIP Heath. A movie that sparked an obsession, because. This was basically what I thought my love life was going to be like when I got to high school. I know, I feel bad for me too. 

4. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Okay, I lied. This one was an Oscar winner (for best song). And Audrey is Audrey, so it's a cut above the rest. 

3. The Notebook

How badly did you wish for Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling to get married and make a million beautiful babies? Isn't that so effing weird? That should explain how good this movie was, to create strange feelings like that. 

2. Bridget Jones's Diary

COLIN FIRTH. Amirite? Not to mention like actual laugh-out-loud moments that make you cringe, but somehow you can't look away.

1. When Harry Met Sally 

I'm shocked too, to pick a romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal as my favourite. But I've watched it a hundred times, and I'm still not sick of it. I mean: Nora Ephron. Music by Harry Connick Jr. And that scene in the restaurant. 

1 comment:

  1. Solid, solid list. My favs from the list have to include knocked up, 10 things I hate about you and he's just not that into you. Classic, belly-laugh types are always so rewatchable. What about Friends with Benefits!?