I watch a lot of romantic comedies. Like, a lot. This probably isn’t too surprising considering my recent soliluqoy on my love of the Hallmark channel. I’m a sucker for romance! Who isn’t? I have to admit that I don’t branch out too much when it comes to my rom coms. I have a select few that I find myself coming back to time and again. I hope some of these are new titles for you guys! Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite movie?!
1. 27 Dresses
I saw this movie in theaters, really liked it, and subsequently bought the DVD for cheap from my local video rental store. I probably watched it once after I bought it, and then didn’t touch the DVD again until my senior year of college. My mom was visiting for the weekend and I let her choose the movie for the night. Her pick was 27 Dresses. I think I watched it three or four times that week (twice in one day, even!) and ever since it’s been my go-to. There’s just so much to love about that movie. Uptight Katherine Heigl in questionable fashion choices. Cranky James Marsden. Ugh, I love it so much!
2. The Decoy Bride
I actually discovered this movie because of all the Doctor Who that I watch. The male lead played the Doctor and Netflix kept recommending it for me. Personally, I thought it would hokey. And I was right. It is far from a quality movie, but that’s part of its charm! Bonus points – Michael Urie (Marc from Ugly Betty!) plays the female lead’s publicist and is all sorts of sassy. If you have Netflix, get on it!!
3. Love Actually
This movie wins for having the absolute highest number of adorable, heartbreaking, moving love stories in one single movie. I dare you to watch this and choose a favorite!
4. The Nora Ephron Trifecta: You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally…
I couldn’t separate these because they’re really a package deal. Nora Ephron set the bar for rom coms in my opinion, and what is better than to see that bar in action! If I had to rank these, I probably would put When Harry Met Sally at the top, but you can’t forget this gem of a quote from You’ve Got Mail:
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”
5. The Way We Were
I know this is more of a drama than a romantic comedy, but I think there’s enough humor in it for me to include. I love me some Barbra Streisand – throw in Robert Redford and some good Marx Brothers references and I’m in seventh heaven!
6. The Sandra Bullock Collection: The Proposal, Two Weeks Notice, Ms. Congeniality
Again, I’m sort of cheating grouping these. BUT, I am justifying this because of the fact that sometimes I find myself in a purely Sandra-Bullock-Rom-Com mood. It doesn’t matter which one, I just want her in it. So…there it is!
7. The Princess Diaries
I actually just watched this a few days ago. I downloaded it on iTunes because – this is going to date me – I ONLY have it on VHS. It occurred to me that it being on VHS would keep me from watching it pretty much anywhere, so I took immediate action. I actually think the budding relationship between Mia and her grandmother (Julie Andrews!!!) might be the true love story in this movie, but it still makes the list. Because of Julie Andrews. And Mia’s douchy high school love interest.
Ugh, all that hair gel.
What are your favorite romantic comedies??? Give me suggestions for what to watch next!