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What is your favourite romantic comedy?

Asked by mcsnazzy (434points) June 12th, 2013

I’m trying to find a movie to watch that I haven’t yet seen. Lately I’ve been on a romantic comedy kind of thing. I watched, The Women, I watched Pretty Woman, and I watched The Wedding Planner. What do you guys suggest?

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gailcalled's avatar

Bringing up Baby…with a young and gorgeous Cary Grant and ditto Katherine Hepburn. Made in 1938 but has aged very well.

Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally
An Affair to Remember
Charade(1963_film) with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant again (it is 1963 and he is still gorgeous).

Pachy's avatar

Love Actually and Two for the Road. I adore these two films.

talljasperman's avatar

The Princess Bride.

SuperMouse's avatar


gailcalled's avatar

^^^ Good one.

cookieman's avatar

Fools Rush In
with Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry

When Harry Met Sally
with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan

It Happened One Night
with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable

glacial's avatar

The Philadelphia Story
(what can I say, I love Kate)

I love the Nora Ephron ones as well, and I would add the fun John Hughes rom-coms, like
Some Kind of Wonderful
Pretty in Pink

And then there are some that are dear to my heart, even if lesser known, like
Crossing Delancy
Truly Madly Deeply
^^ clip mostly for @Kardamom, who I’m sure will be along soon. :)

cookieman's avatar

@SuperMouse: My wife and I, our first date, was to go see Moonstruck.

_Whitetigress's avatar

My Best Friends Wedding!!!!!!!

jonsblond's avatar

Easy A
My Best Friend’s Wedding
50 First Dates

filmfann's avatar

Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” and “Annie Hall”

Nora Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle”

Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot”

Steven Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight”

Tom Hank’s “That Thing You Do”

jordym84's avatar

Crazy, Stupid Love. Hands down!

susanc's avatar

Moonstruck hands down. Crazy Stupid Love a very close second.
Also, Love Actually. How bout that.

AshLeigh's avatar

Warm Bodies.

bookish1's avatar

I was raised on Bringing up Baby, Charade, and Arsenic and Old Lace, and still swear by them.

Rarebear's avatar

Much Ado About Nothing

Bellatrix's avatar

Adam’s Rib.

Kardamom's avatar

Romantic Comedy starring Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen

It’s Complicated starring Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep

Something’s Gotta Give starring Jack Nicolson and Diane Keaton

Rueben, Rueben starring Tom Conti and Kelly McGillis

Austin Powers The Man Who Shagged Me starring Mike Meyers and Heather Graham.

AshlynM's avatar

You’ve Got Mail

seekingwolf's avatar

Shakespeare in Love.

Okay not really a comedy but I can’t stand typical rom coms and I love that movie.

Seek's avatar

I don’t typically do the rom-com thing, but I thought The Ugly Truth was hilarious.

dabbler's avatar

Not necessarily my favorite (so many great ones mentioned above) but to add to the mix:
“So I Married an Axe Murderer” Mike Myers and Nancy Travis

rockfan's avatar

I’m surprised no one has mentioned The Apartment yet. I also like Silver Linings Playbook, Sideways, Beginners, Lost in Translation, 500 Days of Summer, and Garden State.

boffin's avatar

Young Frankenstein

roll roll, roll in zee hay

Pooh54's avatar

Ladyhawke and the Lake House

picante's avatar

Crazy, Stupid Love and Moonstruck are favorites of mine.

ucme's avatar

What’s Up Doc
Annie Hall

Don’t do chick flicks, but those are exceptions to an otherwise yawn filled rule.

OpryLeigh's avatar

The Mirror Has Two Faces

jordym84's avatar

@rockfan Thanks for mentioning Silver Linings Playbook, I loved the movie!

downtide's avatar

I don’t usually like rom-coms but I really enjoyed Elizabethtown.

Headhurts's avatar

I love 50 first dates.

AshLeigh's avatar

The Truth About Cats and Dogs.
He’s Just Not That Into You.
The Ugly Truth.
Crazy, Stupid Love.
House Bunny.
How Do You Know?
The Rebound.
Pitch Perfect.
Mean Girls.
Aaaaand, again, my all time favorite movie Warm Bodies.

Haleth's avatar

Away We Go
Safety Not Guaranteed

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Amélie It’s so clever and quirky that it so worth it, even if you aren’t a fan of subtitles. We found it on Netflix, but it’s one that I’d spend the money to purchase it.

Another is Serendipity. It’s one where you can’t help but hope that the couple meet again despite all of the odds against it. Jeremy Pivin’s role as the comic sidekick of John Cusack is in fine form.

rockfan's avatar

@jordym84 One of the main reasons I like it alot is because of DeNiro’s performance, it took him so long to be in a good movie again. I also love the complete random casting choice of Chris Tucker, his character was surprisingly mellow and down to earth, and added alot of warmth to the movie, unlike alot of other characters he’s played.

mcsnazzy's avatar

Thanks everyone! I look forward to slowly conquering this “to watch” list :)

Gabby101's avatar

I liked The Upside of Anger (rom-com?), You’ve Got Mail, Crossing Delancey, and Bridget Jone’s Diary.

jordym84's avatar

@rockfan Agreed!!

I almost forgot to mention another all-time favorite: Midnight in Paris.

Hypno's avatar

Muriel’s Wedding

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Shinimegami's avatar

1975 Chinese movie “Cheung Mou Neui” (Girl With Long Hair) quite funny.

anniereborn's avatar

High Fidelty with John Cusack

Pooh54's avatar

funny movies:
2 Days in the Valley
My Cousin Vinny

Pooh54's avatar

Ladyhawke is a nice romantic comedy. It is an old movie but well worth it. It stars Rutger Hauer, Michele Pfieffer, and Matthew Broderick.

AssyrianKing9's avatar

“HER” must watch movie, give it a try.

rockfan's avatar

@AssyrianKing9 Loved that movie, it had a perfect balance of comedy and drama

AssyrianKing9's avatar

@rockfan glad that you did, I saw it three times, very touching.

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