So it is cold outside, or just simply raining and you are looking for what to do. A romantic comedy will always get her excited, may be even put her in the mood, the question is which one to watch?
So I had a look around, done a bit of survey to find out what ticks people’s fancy just to find that what is classified as ‘the best’ romantic comedy, may not be the ‘most popular’ romantic comedy!
Looking at my list, I went with the best list, simply because I found Don Jon to be on the most popular list, but when looking at the ratings you will find that it has caused disappointment to many! I myself started watching it just to abounden it in the first 15 minutes!
You may say that these movies are soppy, and of course they are generally put into the ‘chick flick’ bucket, But I tell you, if you want to impress your lady pull out a chick flick, some lovely, wine, chocolate or cheese and she will feel very spoilt!
So just which movies to watch?
- The Holiday (2006)
This movie has some big names! Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black all play major roles. This one is especially good around Christmas!
The story is based on two heartbroken women swapping houses for the Christmas holiday after meeting online on a home exchange site. Iris (Winslet) travels to the busy hub of LA only to meet and fall in love with film composer Miles (Black). Whilst Amanda (Diaz) moves to the English country side and finds herself in love with Iris’ brother, single dad Graham (Law).
Of course the story sounds a bit far fetched but enough to get the imagination and the emotions flowing.
- How to lose a guy in 10 days (2003)
Andie (Kate Hudson) writes ‘how to articles’ for a magazine, and wants to get out of being a columnist and into some real world problems. Ben (Matthew McConaughey) is an advertising executive, and wants to sell diamonds.
Andie finds herself listening to her friend’s yet another break up and decides to write a column on how to lose a guy in 10 days. To try to sell himself and his ideals, Ben makes a bet with his boss that he can make any woman fall in love with him in just 10 days.
When Ben and Andie meet, they have no idea of each others’ intentions, and the games begin.
It is hilariously funny at times, of course there is also the tear jerker at the end when true love nearly misses its target… and if that doesn’t get her excited, two hours of watching Matthew McConaughey should do the trick!
- Bridget Jones is Diary (2001)
At the start of the new year, 32-year-old Bridget decides it’s time to take control of her life-and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she’s writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject-from exercise to… More men to food to sex and everything in between-she’s turning the page on a whole new life.
This is a classic! Absolutely hilarious as Bridget (Rene Zellweger) tries to find love…. I have not yet found a woman that could not identify with her!
- Miss Congeniality (2000)
Sandra Bullock is plays the role of an undercover FBI agent at a beauty pageant. Gracie (Bullock) was always a tomboy, so it takes a bit of retraining to learn to walk, talk and act like a contestant. As the story goes along a romance blossoms between Gracie and another agent, Eric Matthews (Benjamin Bratt), in the end they also get to save the day.
Very easy to watch and offers lots of laughter and some tears for the female folk.
- The Proposal (2009)
Another one of Sandra Bullock’s romantic comedies. In this movie Bullock plays a pushy executive director, who’s visa is about to expire. Margaret Tate (Bullock) does not want to face deportation so she asks her assistant Andre Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. This solves her initial issues with immigration, however with an immigration agent on her case Margaret and Andrew decide to travel to Alaska to meet Andrew’s family over their stay there they discover their true feelings, and of course by then they are about to go on separate ways until Andrew’s grandmother’s faked heart attack brings them back together.
I really enjoyed this movie myself, certainly needed that tissue box around!
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
An all time favourite with the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, was nominated for several awards at its time, and is still high on the popularity lists today.
A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchance for high-fashion and wild parties. But, soon he uncovers the vulnerability she has at heart.
Beautiful and classy!
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
One of my personal favourites! I can watch this any day… This movie is about childhood sweet hearts Jake (Josh Lucas) and Melanie (Reece Witherspoon), who got married young but later separated. Melanie moved away and became a successful fashion designer and is about to get married to the son of the New York City Mayor. But there is one problem, she is not yet divorced Jake.
As she chases him around to get the divorce papers signed she finds out more and more about things Jake has quietly set up to win her back. As she is walking down the isle to marry the mayor’s son her lawyer gets to her to let her know that she hasn’t signed the papers yet and is still married. Melanie then decides that she intends to stay that way…
- What Women Want (2000)
Mel Gibson plays a womanising, chauvinistic advertising agent who wakes up after an accident to find that he can hear women’s thoughts. He finds that his daughter feels he doesn’t understand her, the office girl is suicidal and his boss doesn’t have the self confidence she portrays to have. Of course initially he uses these to his advantage….
It is not the typical role for Mel Gibson, but is very well played! Absolutely hilarious to watch him discover women’s inner thoughts
- The Wedding Singer (1998)
Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, who is a wedding singer. He is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, who ends up leaving him, because frankly he is a loser. Robbie meets a waitress Julia (Drew Barrymore) who is also engaged.
Robbie is absolutely devastated by his break up, he tries to move forward but his emotional state starts to effect his performances. Meanwhile he spends more time with Julia. Their feelings start to develop, but due to some differences they are set to take different paths until Billy Idol saves the day….
Very light hearted comedy, just like all other Adam Sandler movies.
- Mr & Mrs Smith
And if your girl likes a bit of action with her comedy, why not watch Mr & Mrs Smith? I am sure you know the story! The chemistry on screen is unbelievable, sparks flying… even if the story line is unbelievable I am sure you both get some excitement out of watching Brad and Ange on the screen!
So what are you waiting for? Set up the couch with some necessities – drinks, nibbles, blankie and enjoy a night in.