In my world, a movie earns the genre of “romantic comedy” if it meets three criteria: 1) it makes me laugh; 2) one of the major plot lines involves romance; and 3) the ending is (somewhat) predictable.
So, here are a few of my favorite rom coms that never go out of style. Love ’em all. Seen ’em all. Will continue to watch them all forever. Probably with a pint of frozen yogurt and a glass or four of wine.
I could literally watch this movie forever. And ever.
The Princess Diaries
Surprisingly, this movie wasn’t on any of the “top romantic comedy” lists I googled, but Mia Thermopolis has it all. (Also, can we talk about the queen and Joe’s romance???)
I kick myself everyday for living in NYC for 5+ years and still not making it to this iconic frozen hot chocolate spot. Sigh. Someday.
Feel like I’ve talked about this a lot. Another movie I’ll never get sick of. Liam Neeson? Colin Firth? Young love? LOVE LOVE LOVE.
You’ve Got Mail
Does it get better than Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan??
Sleepless in Seattle
(See above comment.)
Still waiting for the day a boy will hold a jukebox (wireless speaker?? iPhone X???) outside my bedroom window.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
I didn’t watch this growing up, but finally bought into the hype when sequels started coming out and actually loved it.
10 Things I Hate About You
Young Heath Ledger singing a Frankie Valli classic in a high school stadium? I’m sold.