10 Romantic Comedies Actually Worth Watching
With The Vow coming to theatres soon, all the sappy romance loving girls will be rushing to theatres (some dragging reluctant boyfriends along) to watch Channing Tatum prove how much he does love Rachel McAdams. Personally I’m not into romance movies. I’d much rather sit at home and enjoy more laughs than tugs on my heartstrings. So, in the spirit of all that is pink this Valentine’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite romantic-comedies.
- Just Friends: Definitely my favourite movie on the list and perfect for those desperate to claw their way out of the friend zone. This movie stars the always hilarious Ryan Reynolds as the formerly-chunky-now-super-hot music executive Chris Brander who returns to his home town and tries once again to woo his former love interest and best friend Jamie Palamino. If you need anymore convincing you need only watch the opening scene with Ryan Reynolds lip-syncing to All-4-One’s I Swear, in a fat-suit.
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Recently dumped? Still bitter about that ex? This is the movie for you. You’ll definitely be able to relate to Jason Segel’s character Peter. The poor guy is salaciously dumped by his TV star girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) for rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Brought to you by the guys who created other great Rom-Coms such as the 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up this movie will console you better than any tub of Haagen-Dazs ever could.
- There’s Something About Mary: A good 90’s classic featuring Ben Stiller in his prime. The infamous zipper scene. Mary’s unfortunate hair gel incident. The dog. Need I say more?
- Pretty in Pink: One of John Hughes timeless movies starring none other than the teen queen herself, Molly Ringwald as Andie Walsh and Jon Cryer as her loveable best friend Duckie (are hipsters copying their style from him?). Really any of John Hughes movies are perfect – Say Anything, Sixteen Candles – but I really love this one if just for Duckie’s dance sequence in the record store.
- The Princess Bride: An uncanny choice but prefect for the girl that secretly (or not so secretly) harbours their inner princess. While it is full of that gushy-romantic true love stuff the movie is actually quite hilarious – you can’t go wrong with Billy Crystal! If you don’t believe me (which is inconceivable) the Grandpa will sell it to you in the first five minutes just like he did to his grandson.
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Not a romantic-comedy per se but it does revolve around a married couple. It’s got action. It’s funny. There’s enough eye candy for everyone. What’s not to love? After all, the movie does end in a real-life happy ending for stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
- The Proposal: Another Ryan Reynolds movie? While I admit I am slightly biased towards the gorgeous Canadian, I love Sandra Bullock too. Poor Andrew is coerced into marrying his boss Margret in order to maintain his position and prevent her deportation home to… Canada. The movie features a hilarious nude scene and the adorable Betty White (if you aren’t tired of hearing about her yet).
- 50 First Dates: I’m not really a big fan of Adam Sandler personally but I feel like this movie’s got heart. Probably due to Drew Barrymore and not Rob Schneider. Lucy has a type of amnesia that causes her to remember nothing after her accident. Henry thus has no choice but to make her fall in love with him every day, hence the title.
- Bruce Almighty: It was my goal to not have any movies with Jennifer Aniston; I’ll let this one slide because she’s not the main character. Bruce (Jim Carrey) believes the world is against him, blaming God (Morgan Freeman) in particular. In a strange encounter, God bestows his powers upon Bruce and the hilarity ensues from there.
- I Love You, Man: This one’s for all the bromances out there. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel show once and for all that it’s okay to love your best friend.