16 responses to “Whatever happened to romantic comedies?”

  1. Charisma

    I’m so jealous that you can own your “guilty” pleasures. Although I myself am a sucker for “Sleepless in Seattle,” I don’t readily admit it (except that I JUST did).

    In any case, I was going to suggest “Amélie” as a romantic COMEDY, then I realized that it isn’t one! Nor is the adaptation of “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I think this says something more about my movie tastes…

  2. Heather

    Don’t forget ONLY YOU! It’s great, and has terrific settings throughout Italy!

  3. Kate

    I think you have managed to include all of my favourites. That’s the great thing about winter right? a cold sunday afternoon watching the holiday, you’ve got mail and serendipity back to back…..heaven : )

  4. mom

    How about “Wedding Planner”?

    1. Kathleen

      good call, mama.

  5. Starlet

    Oooh, you should add Midnight in Paris to the list. Something Borrowed. P.S. I Love You (aah this one is probably too sad!) .Oh, and Bridesmaid. The last one is more dramedy than a romedy – but it’s a must watch on my list.

    I really enjoyed Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    But what really started my unhealthy obsession of Ryan Gosling is Drive – and the Ides of March. Either of them is a light romantic comedy – but they are fantastic movies!

    1. StarletStarlet

      BUT of course, you probably knew that from my comment on the FRG post lol.

  6. anastasia

    awesome list!! i love anything by Doris Day too – retro fun!!

  7. Morgan

    I have SEVERAL to add:

    So I realized my list is more comedy than romance, but some of them have both…
    80s Rom-Coms:
    16 Candles
    The Breakfast Club
    Better Off Dead (Ricky is the bomb)
    Princess Bride

    90s
    Clueless (not as traditional a romance, I know, but…)
    She’s All That (yeah, I went there)
    Muriel’s Wedding
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Pretty Woman (though not one of my favorites, it is a classic)
    Runaway Bride (similar sentiments)

    2000s
    A Lot Like Love (this is probably one of my favorites- Amanda Peete and Ashton Kutcher. It wasn’t a huge hit, but it is in my book! Really good if you haven’t seen it- add it to your queue stat).
    Oceans 11 (drama? action? romance? comedy? check check check check)
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Family Stone (definitely has laughs, love, AND CHRISTMAS!)
    The Proposal (surprised at how much I liked it…)
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  8. jenn

    I LOVE this list. I want to watch them all. Now. You’ve reminded me of some great movies I’d forgotten about! 🙂

  9. Julia@a-living-space

    Great list! I would add 500 Days of Summer, and I totally agree with Morgan about Clueless. That is one of my all time favorites that I finally bought on DVD recently (I had the VHS and no VCR anymore).

    I actually re-watched 16 Candles with a few friends recently (they were guys, too), and we were all fairly appalled by how offensive it was, and surprised that we hadn’t noticed it earlier. The worst is when Jake gives permission to someone he has just met to rape his drunk girlfriend. And he’s supposed to be a great guy?

  10. Kathleen

    Revisiting this list, and we definitely forgot some of these key ones, but there are also a few newer ones that can be added:

    -Sixteen Candles+<
    -The Family Stone*+<
    -Hitch+
    -He's Just Not That Into You<
    -Something's Gotta Give
    -About A Boy
    -Sweet Home Alabama+<
    -About Time<
    -Crazy Stupid Love (can now officially be added!)<
    -The Princess Bride<

    Remember how fun making this list in your old living room was?

    1. Kathleen

      (Though the fact that I can only think of 2 good rom-coms that have come out in the last 5 years is so sad)