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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What are your favorite romantic comedies?

Alex and I are celebrating our fifth anniversary this Friday. Our wedding simultaneously feels like yesterday and a million years ago. So much has happened! This week, I'd love to talk about what I've learned during the past five years of marriage, but first...

Let's talk about romantic comedies. When I was dating in my twenties, if I liked a guy, I would suggest we watch So I Married an Ax-Murderer. If he enjoyed it, I knew that our senses of humor aligned. It got terrible reviews, but even just thinking of this scene or that scene make me laugh out loud. What rom coms do you like? New York Magazine just did a list of 25, and here are 10 of my personal favorites...

* When Harry Met Sally
* Emma
* Bridget Jones's Diary
* Roxanne
* Clueless
* Say Anything
* Her
* Forgetting Sarah Marshall
* 13 Going on 30
* Silver Lining's Playbook

Plus, four amazing romantic movies (that aren't really comedic):
* A Room with a View
* Sense & Sensibility
* Away from Her (broke my heart)
* Romeo & Juliet (the 1968 version with Olivia Hussey)
And just for fun, here's a fake trailer of When Harry Met Sally made into a horror film. Makes me laugh.

Agree or disagree? Which romantic comedies or movies do you like? I'd love to hear...

P.S. The seven types of women in romantic comedies, and the movie we watched on our first date. Also, will you cry at your wedding?


Anjula Montgomery said...

Love Actually and it's Complicated.

Emily Weckesser said...

Can we consider Almost Famous the most charming and retro of romantic comedies? Even if an unusual one? :) Also so happy to see Clueless make the list, ha!

kendra said...

Pretty in Pink is a must on my list
While You Were Sleeping
and I think Rocky is really romantic because i'm weird

kendra said...

Pretty in Pink is a must on my list
While You Were Sleeping
and I think Rocky is really romantic because i'm weird

Lisa said...

I love Crazy Stupid Love and 50 First Dates! They're light but really enjoyable.

Suzanne said...

My boyfriend and I met through an online dating site--and he emailed me because I put So I Married An Axe Murderer as one of my favorite movies and he'd spent one year in college watching it almost every day...which he described in his initial email.I decided to email him back because anyone who loves that movie can't be half I totally hear you on that one!

Cat at said...

I'm surprised 10 Things I Hate About You didn't make it onto your list! It's a wonderful retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


pancakesandpoodles said...

I LOVED Friends With Kids which came out about two years ago. But You've Got Mail is my go-to forever and always.

-- emma

Joanna Goddard said...

that is so cute, suzanne!

Sabrina said...

You've Got Mail
My Best Friend's Wedding
Crazy Stupid Love

Joanna Goddard said...

oh yes cat i loved that movie! one thing i really liked about 10 Things I Hate About You is that julia stiles's character had so many interests—in every scene, she'd be drawing or reading or doing some sort of hobby/passion. it was awesome because so many female characters (especially teenage female characters) are such one-note roles. i found it really inspiring when i was younger!

Alyssa Gapske said...

It's Complicated is one of my top favorites. It's not over the top romantic, but it's more realistic!

Vanessa Johnson said...

About Time has become my absolute most favorite romantic comedy! It even makes my husband cry!

M.M. said...

I love the 1966 movie King of Hearts. It's definitely worth watching -- the ending is the sweetest scene ever.

danielagrigoletto said...

Hey Jo! I'm from Brazil and I follow you for such a long time! Your blog is my favorite! I'm writting you because I photoshot (i'm a phothografer) one couple last weekend and when I got there the girl looked just like you! I've just put some photos on my blog right now! take a look! She's got your smile, and I think your hair... Fortunately I thing she is beautiful!

LB said...

Sleepless in Seattle...I have it memorized.

Ariana Alfonso said...

Favorite Forgetting Sarah Marshall scene....

Kelly Ramstack said...

PS - I love you, Leap Year, and Made of Honor

Joanna Goddard said...

daniela, we DO look very similar! how funny.

your photographs are beautiful, and she looks so lovely and happy—congratulations to them :)

Ewelina Popkiewicz said...

Notting Hill and You've Got Mail are my two favourites.

Jen Collins said...


Margaret Snow said...

Four Weddings and a Funeral
About a Boy (not really a rom com, but close)

Hevuva said...

I would add "Moonstruck" to the list. And maybe "Before Sunrise."

I have to shake my head that "Jerry Maguire" makes it on to lists as being a top rom-com. I'm not convinced that story line was even meant to be romantic, or that Jerry ever really loved her as opposed to just being afraid of being alone. I think it's a great movie, but not romantic.

Ewelina Popkiewicz said...

Notting Hill and You've Got Mail are my favourites.

Meadow said...

I'm not big on rom coms but I admit to liking "You've Got Mail" and "Pretty in Pink". I never really thought of "Clueless" as a rom com. I do like that movie, though. Funny re: ensuring your senses of humor align by watching a movie. The test for me was always "Airplane!". If you can't laugh at that movie, I can't be with you lol.

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, four weddings and a funeral! good one. OH AND OMG HOW COULD I FORGET BEFORE SUNRISE TRIOLOGY???? i guess they're not romantic comedies, but i just love them so much.

Joanna Goddard said...

meadow, haha, that's a great one.

Blair M. said...

When Harry Met Sally is the ULTIMATE! Love that movie! I'd also add:
Love Actually
The Holiday
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Proposal
Something's Gotta Give
xo, great list! ps - happy anni!

Jen Collins said...

Also, my middle school boyfriend looooved that movie (SIMAAM)and called me 'Woman' for years before we dated - adolescent flirting for the funny ones :) What a card.

kate said...

Oh my gosh, I still quote "So I Married an Axe Murderer"!! I love Mike Myers. It's so obvious at times (now that I'm older) that he's totally ad-libbing, because his costars are trying so hard not to crack up! My husband and I both love that movie, so our relationship is solid ;-)

I love Sleepless in Seattle (I just made my husband re-watch it the other day as we were daydreaming about houseboats in the PNW. He didn't remember Sam's house in Seattle at all!), The Princess Bride, and for some more Jane Austen in the "not really a comedy" section, "Pride and Prejudice" (either the A&E version with Colin Firth or the modern version with Kiera Knightley)

Rachael said...

My fiance and I often yell, "HEED! PANTS! NOW!" at each other for no reason whatsoever :)

When Harry Met Sally is my all-time favorite movie from any genre, and Groundhog Day is right up there as well.

Have you seen the version of Sense & Sensibility that BBC came out with around 2008? I love it even more than the Emma Thompson version--and it's 3 hours long, so much more romance and drama!

d said...

my absolute favourite is when harry met sally, but these ones also had the biggest impacts in my life... REALITY BITES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (the keira one)
love, deniz :)

Heather M said...

Also, I appreciate that you called these "romantic comedies" and not "chick flicks." These movies are all so much more than chick flicks!

collette said...

I think our sense of humor aligns on So I Married An Axe Murderer. Except my favorite scene is the, "Excuse me, I ordered the LARGE cappuccino."

Ciara Bottrell said...

I am a sucker for Love Actually and About Time, anything Richard Curtis really !

Margo said...

So so many, but can't buy me love with a very young Patrick Dempsey got me hooked. I watched it so many times on VHS ( that and don't tell mom the babysitter is dead) untill my sister got fed up and taped over them.

Kerry Kijewski said...

I would say I like more than half of the movies on your list. When Harry Met Sally is just a classic. Clueless was a big part of my preteen years. I love these movies. Bridget Jones's Diary was just brilliant, the actor's performances especially.

girlnamedallyn said...

Almost Famous, the director's cut, was always my boyfriend barometer. Not exactly a romcom, but definitely a good indicator that a guy was worth it.
Rom coms... Wedding Singer, You've Got Mail, and When Harry Met Sally. I love a lot of other ones, but those are the ones I always go back to.

Dalia said...

I love "so I married an axe murderer"!

Virginia Roberts said...

What a fun question! I'm an online dating coach, so it's probably no surprise that I like techie rom-coms. I blogged about a few faves last year, and I suppose I'll have to add "Her" to the list although that film takes the techie aspect to a whole different level, haha.

Steph Douglas said...

My number one HAS to be Love Actually. I cry at least 4 times every time I watch it, as well as laughing. My husband was playing rugby in Italy when we met, and on the occasions we sat to watch something when I was visiting him, we always watched this - Italian TV wasn't up to much and he only had 3 DVDs. Awesome times.

megkeen said...

Only You!

Sara Bradley said...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Shop Around the Corner
Speed (I might be crazy but it's romantic to me.)
Sliding Doors
Say Anything
Sweet Land
About Time
Sense and Sensibility

Gabriella said...

Definitely 'While You Were Sleeping,' anything with John Cusack, especially 'The Sure Thing' and 'Say Anything,' 'Chasing Amy,' '50 First Dates' and many of the screwball romantic comedies-- 'The Awful Truth,' 'The Philadelphia Story,' 'Bringing Up Baby,' 'His Girl Friday'... said...

i really liked Will Smith's Hitch.

Debbie said...

My favorites are:
While you were sleeping
Silver Linings Playbook
When Harry met Sally
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Kat Sutton said...

Definitely some of my favourites in there - Bridget Jones, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Silver Linings Playbook are all brilliant!!

Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Very exciting!

Kat x

Amy Lauree said...

It's Complicated for sure. Crazy Stupid Love. Dan in Real Life. This Means War. Before Sunrise Trilogy, Notting many!

girlnamedallyn said...

I forgot Grosse Pointe Blank! One of my favorite weird sarcastic (and ultra foul mouther/violent) movies with such a funny love story.

Anceeta Martis said...

I LOVE rom-coms! Here's my list:
27 Dresses,
Breakfast at Tiffany's,
Bride Wars,
Confessions of a Shopaholic,
Failure to Launch,
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,
Kate & Leopold,
Leap Year,
Legally Blonde,
Life As We Know It,
Love and Other Drugs,
Made of Honor,
My Big Fat Greek Wedding,
No Reservations,
Only You,
Pretty Woman,
Pride and Prejudice,
Sex and the City (1&2,
The Holiday,
The Prince and Me,
The Ugly Truth,
The Wedding Date,
What's Your Number,
You've Got Mail.

ale norris said...

About Time
Love, Actually
You've Got Mail
Big Fish

ewg said...

There are so many, but Party Girl, Bring it On, Sliding Doors, and Reality Bites, none of which may adhere absolutely to the Rom-Com standards, are major go-tos for me!

karpark88 said...

My top 10 romantic movies are:
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind
You've got mail
Annie Hall
Blue Valentine
A Very Long Engagement
Mood Indigo
Chicken with Plums
Paris Je t'aime
When Harry Met Sally

Joanna Goddard said...

sliding doors! i forgot about that one:)

Zoe Royall said...

Can we maybe just say anything starring Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, or Sandra Bullock through ~ the year 2000?

tawnie bryant said...

One of my favorites is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Have you seen it? Jim Carrey is amazing, and the music is so beautiful too.

Dale said...

Joanna, 4 Weddings and a Funeral is my favourite. "Our" 20th anniversary is next week and I am stuck for something special for my sweet man. If anything brilliant comes to mind...please share. Happiest of Anniversaries to you and your sweetie as well. Cheers. Kathleen

Carla said...

How to lose a guy in 10 days!! Hilarious!

Donna W said...

Awesome post, Joanna!

Here's my list of favourites:

City of Angels(a romantic drama - I cry every single time)
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Wedding Singer
Notting Hill
P.S I Love You
You've Got Mail
10 Things I Hate About You
She's All That
Love, Actually
No Reservations
Sleepless in Seattle

xo Donna

Bethany Radcliffe said...

Sleepless in Seattle!

Her is a gret movie but I'm surprised you consider it a rom com!

Manuela said...

My Best Friend's Wedding**
Princess Bride
Punch Drunk Love
Before Sunrise (trilogy)
Bridget Jones' Diary
Notting Hill
Sleepless in Seattle
Say Anything
While You Were Sleeping
Crazy Stupid Love
Big Fish
Eternal Sunshine (o.t.s.m.)
Science of Sleep
Paris Je t'aime
Sound of Music (does this count?)

**My sister and I have a tradition dating back to high school where we watch MBFW and order pineapple pizza. It's our happy place. :-) In fact, this weekend I brought it to the hospital to distract her during early labor!

Nina Leung said...

Such a great topic! I'm so crazy for romantic comedies. They're my therapy. My favorites are the one's set in high school...10 Things I Hate About You, She's All That, Clueless. And, the classics, of course, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, all of the Tracy/Hepburn movies.

Manuela said...

I totally forgot to mention Beginners!! I watched it twice in a row.

aly said...

These are great lists, and if you haven't seen The Triumph of Love (number 11 on the New York Magazine list) You have to! It's SO GOOD!

Manuela said...

Aaaaaand Blue Crush is totally my guilty pleasure. :-)

Nina McCammon said...

Annie Hall, always. Oh, I just watched Good Will Hunting again last week after learning the news of Robin Williams and I have to say, it's pretty darn romantic and there are some super funny scenes. And of course I bawled my eyes out.

Sarah Zindt said...

So I Married an Axe Murderer is one of my all time favorite movies!!

For rom coms I have always loved Only You with Robert Downey Jr and Marissa's even why I honeymooned in Italy :).

Amanda Sharpe said...

I love While you were sleeping. Also
Love Story is so spunky, but sad. I guess you wouldn't call it a rom com.

Sarah Moya said...

I LOVED Away From Her. Your description of it is perfect! So real and emotional.

HER was fantastic as well! I'm a big fan of Closer.

Megan F said...

Such a great list! Happy to see other posters mention Sliding Doors and The Holiday! I would add Pretty Woman to the list, too. Crazy Stupid Love is my newest favorite romantic comedy.

Also, happy anniversary to you and Alex!

the dahlia scene said...

I was constantly quoting Harry to my husband when we were dating. I was trying to goad him into proposing. haha.

Nicole Bagozzi said...

I also LOVE so I married an ax murderer! I love pretty in pink and some kind of wonderful. Roxanne is so great!

Eliot Davenport said...

I can't believe no one has said "As Good As It Gets" yet!

Experienced Times said...

Something Borrowed. It has the usually Rom Com components, but it also has some hilarious scenes. When they play badminton on the beach, completely hilarious every time I watch it.

fae ehsan said...

i'm not sure that "her" is a comedy!

Joanna Goddard said...

fae, haha, caroline and i actually debated that one! nymag classified it as a romantic comedy, but you might be right...

Lendy Salazar said...

Sixteen Candles, Pride & Prejudice (Keira), Bridget Jones Diary, Sleepless in Seatle, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mystic Pizza, etc etc!!! I really enjoyed reading everyone's movie faves, and indefinitely need to watch a few that I've never seen!

Jasmine said...

Omg Joanna! I am so excited to write mine!!!
1. The Holiday (i rewatch it EVERY christmas haha)
2. Begin Again (recent one but so hopeful and the songs are so good!)
3. Can we consider Pride and Prejudice??? Just watching it makes me feel I have entered another world!)

Joanna Goddard said...

ooh, and a reader suggested "tootsie" on facebook—i had forgotten that one! i loved that movie.

suzanne morris said...

You forgot to mention You've Got Mail...the best..I"ve got it memorized. :)

Alexa said...

I love Crazy Stupid Love and The Family Stone! Both are also family dramas, as well, and just so good.

Alfonso said...

In no particular order, rather than how they came to my head:

- Love Actually
- When Harry Met Sally
- Forget Paris (Billy Crystal is absolutely fantastic on this one)
- Keeping the Faith
- Forgeting Sarah Marshall
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Jerry Maguire
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Groundhog Day
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Still have to watch "Her", so probably someone will fall off that list.

Jessica said...

Crazy! That means it's my 5 year anniversary of reading your blog. I found it right as you got married and have read it daily ever since. Happy anniversary Joanna!

Becca Smith said...

LIKE CRAZY! Always and forever my favorite. And One Day because of the honest raw emotion.

Christine said...

Crazy stupid love! So good! Plus it has Ryan goslings

Inga Heiða said...

Great list and comments. I would like to add Jack & Sarah (1995) to the list, it is such a lovely film :)

fictionaddict said...

Dear Jo,
I have been an almost daily reader of your blog for years now, but have never left a comment. Every year on your wedding anniversary (and ours) though, I think about writing one. We have never met, but I count on you to remind me of my own wedding anniversary, which is on the exact same date. We're not the type to really celebrate this, but 5 is a round number, so maybe this year we will. The weirdest part of this coincidence is that I also wore the same J Crew Gracie dress as you. It always makes me smile to think of you marrying in New York and me in a remote village in Romania wearing the same dress. So, that being said, all the best to you and Alex on your anniversary.

Natalie said...

My Best Friend's Wedding is and probably will always be one of my absolute favorite movies. I have watched it approximately a thousand times and could probably watch it a million more times without getting sick of it.

The whole movie is just so quoteable and the way Julia Roberts says, "You're never gonna be jell-o" to Cameron Diaz cracks me up every time.

DreamCatcher said...

Love Actually
Notting Hill
You've got mail
Sleepless in Seattle
The mirror has two faces
Meet me in St.Louis
the list is endless :)

Alexandra said...

Since we are an Indo-intercultural couple, I like Outsourced, Bride & Prejudice, and Bend it like beckham :)

Sweet Li'l Gal said...

Speaking of When Harry Met Sally, you've got to see Daniel Radcliffe's new film, What If! Same essential question as WHMS, (i.e. Can men and women be friends?) but takes it into more modern territory. I was feeling a bit like the RomCom genre was dying, such poor writing and unnecessarily faux conflicts, it was so refreshing to watch the building of this relationship, filled with moments both funny and romantic that appeared natural and realistic. Highly recommended! :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Natalie, you and me both! My best friend's wedding is my favourite EVER!!!

Other favourites are

Something's gotta give
It's complicated
The holiday
Spanglish (does Spanglish count?)

Michelle Ash Latham said...

I love 'The Holiday'!

Katie K said...

-While You Were Sleeping (which is also my favorite Christmas movie)
-Grosse Pointe Blank
-When Harry Met Sally
-You've Got Mail
-The Philadelphia Story
-The Sure Thing (with a baby faced John Cusack!)

posse said...

OVERBOARD is my favorite movie for a number of reasons. One. I love the play of opposites. Two. I love that the kids are real people, and funny! Three. I love the chemistry between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel. Four. I love the clueless therapist. Five. I love that behind all the humor is an honest love story about two very different people who find a way to come together and create a family.

Anamaria said...

The notebook...I can watch it over and voer again...<3

Christina said...

When Harry Met Sally is def my favorite! That video is hilarious.

- Christina

Ruth said...

Serendipity :)

Katie Krieger said...

Bridget Jones' Diary, Pirates of the Caribbean, Never Been Kissed

Anjula Montgomery said...

If I Stay

Sarah said...

Moonstruck. "I lost my hand! I lost my bride!" Cher and Nicolas Cage were NEVER better.

Elle said...

In Order or Tied:
How Do You Know
The Proposal
Love Actually
A Lot Like Love
The Notebook
He's Just Not That Into You

All are silly, guilty

Elle said...

Almost forgot - the gwyneth version of Emma! Love it.

Julie said...

I love Sabrina! It's such a classic and Audrey Hepburn's style is amazing. (You just have to ignore the barely existent chemistry with Humphrey Bogart:)) I also love When Harry Met Sally although I still awkwardly giggle during the fake orgasm scene like a 12 year old.

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

So many great movies mentioned but what about The Other Sister? Sweetest love story and it has lots of funny moments. The end makes me cry EVERY TIME.

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

OH! And Stranger Than Fiction! It's such a quirky, strange but very funny and smart movie. My favorite Will Ferrell performance, ever. (I can't believe I forgot this one - I even named my blog after one the scenes!)

Maywyn Studio said...

"The Holiday" with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jake Black, and, the late Eli Wallach.
"Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
"Doc Hollywood" with Michael J. Fox and Julie Warner.
and of course..."Under the Tuscan Sun" with Sandra Oh and Diane Lane

bluegrayhazel said...

How fun! I see my a lot of my favorites mentioned - all but Aloha Summer and Shag the Movie. Anyone? Elle, I was wondering if only I loved A Lot Like Love... And come to that - What Happens in Vegas is a hoot, too. Yay!

Amy said...

You've Got Mail, It's Complicated, and My Best Friend's Wedding.

Sammi Egan said...

Love Actually, Friends with Benefits...

@Emily Weckesser Almost Famous is one of my favourite movies. I rewatched it again recently because of PSH, ugh I am so sad he's gone :(

Also, saw 10 Things mentioned in the comments, LOVE that movie.

Mrs. Sitzman said...

French Kiss!! her style is so incredible!!! and
HOUSESITTER! come one goldie hawn and steve martin just cannot get any better!!

Cheveu said...

I love Knocked Up, Meet the Parents (though the romance is sort of between a man and his future father in law), and the American President.

Leslie @ And Then The Doorbell Rang said...

I think that Away We Go is a very underrated romantic comedy! Joanna, if you haven't seen it, I hope you will watch it!

his little lady said...

"She stole my heart and my cat"! HAHA, I'm always singing that song in my head! Love it, and this list :)
xo TJ

Sharol Flo said...

No wonder I love this blog. My list would be almost identical to yours. My husband and I are often quoting from "So I Married an Ax Murderer". I'm pretty sure I made him watch it before we got married.

tinkmakesart said...

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS! How is this not on your list?! You must have forgot it! ;)

Rebecca said...

My husband & I found "Once" funny, sweet & romantic, plus we loved the music. We went to see them at the Hollywood Bowl as the Swell Season & that was when my husband proposed!
It has a special place in our hearts.

Unknown said...

My go-to's are:
Something Borrowed
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Celeste & Jesse Forever

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary, Joanna! I'm actually getting married this Saturday (ahh!), so I'm especially eager to read your upcoming posts on marriage! As for romantic comedies, I recently picked up Pride and Prejudice (the book, that is), which I'm now reading for the first time. I even splurged on the hardcover, imagining that I might one day pass it down to a daughter or granddaughter as "the book I was reading on our wedding day." (I'm not usually so sentimental, but this week seems to be an exception:)

Karen said...

One of my fave movie lines: "I'm not going to tell Harriet that anything happened."

It's quirky but we've always loved If Lucy Fell, with SJP and fun cameos from Elle Macpherson and Ben Stiller.

ays said...

I'm drawn to the movie's soundtrack, so my faves are:
The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Love Actually, The Holiday and Sleepless in Seattle.
Everytime I watch those films and listen to their music, I feel warm and hopeful about love!

carolyn b said...

I just feel so happy that I haven't read one mention of The Notebook. Hooray.

I love When Harry Met Sally and A Room With A View - also Truly Madly Deeply.

Brooke Butcher said...

When my husband (who is not the biggest fan of romantic comedies) and I had been dating for roughly 3 or 4 months, we watched When Harry Met Sally. Years later he told me that that was the first moment that he knew he would marry me. :) 11 years and one child later, we are still going strong and enjoy the occasional rom com together. :)

Others that top my list:
-You've Got Mail
-Sleepless in Seattle
-Keeping the Faith
-Love Actually

Happy Anniversary!

Sinead C said...

Aw lovely post! My mom introduced me to when Harry met Sally and I loved it! But my favourite ones off the top of my head are: silver linings play book, fools gold, 50 first dates and riding on cars with boys :) but there are so many more I adore!

Sinead //

Bronny K said...

Officer and a Gentleman for me, although it's probably more of a romantic drama. Peggy Sue Got Married, Sleepless in Seattle, While you were sleeping, The Lakehouse (oops that's a romantic drama too!) and of course An American President with Michael Douglas and Annette Benning

Ailish said...

So I Married an Axe Murderer is a favourite of mine too!

adrienne said...

Friday is also MY 5th wedding anniversary! :)

Rudey R said...

Great listing! And so many others that made me smile in the comment's feed. I love Overboard - so much it's an inside joke with my husband and I - and used to fall asleep in high school to When Harry Met Sally. I had some fears and whenever I couldn't sleep, I would put on that movie and instantly feel better and draft off to la-la-land.

Congrats on 5 years!

Jessica Marshall said...

My Best Friend's Wedding, Love Actually, 50 First dates and I actually also like 'Leap Year'( mainly because it takes place in Ireland).

Jess from ' All About Travelling'

TC said...

I still love You've Got Mail.

Ellie Lucash said...

Congratulations on celebrating 5 years!!

I think there are so many good ones missing from this list:
Love Actually
The Holiday (one of my faves)
27 Dresses
It's Complicated
My Best Friend's Wedding

And I second Bridget Jones, When Harry Met Sally, and Notting Hill

i'm stephanie. said...

Have you seen the family man with nick cage? One of my (and my husband's) favorites! It's a sorta of modern day it's a wonderful life. But it doesn't have to be Christmas to watch.

ce said...

* Stranger than fiction...(i loooove this kiss scene:

Tammy said...

Meg Ryan will always be my favorite. My absolute favorite is 'You've Got Mail.' If I see it's on I have to watch it, or finish it. I probably know all the lines by heart.

A few of my favorite romantic films are Love Actually (I have a thing for British humor. It's so different from American humor, and not everyone gets it.) A couple others are Paris je t'aime, 16 Candles, (500) Days of Summer, and Manhattan. ...I could go on all day but these were the first that came to mind!

Audrie said...

They're not quite romantic comedies, but Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight are my favourites. My husband and I saw the first two 8 years ago... it was our first trip away together and we watched them on DVD. We watched Before Midnight the second it was showing in our area :) I suppose they're not quite comedies but I like how real they are, and they do make us laugh. said...

Wow, there are so many fun romantic movies listed in the comments already!

My favorites are:
- Mamma Mia (Pierce Brosnan works SO hard to be charming and smooth but then starts to sing - cracks me up every time!)

- While You Were Sleeping

- Princess Bride (this movie makes an excellent date night kissing game)

- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

juliana said...

happy aniversary!
when harry met sally is an icon today, the most perfect romantic movie... then you have a lot of good ones!: the serie before/after (sun), love actually, a lot like love...

Catherine said...

Pretty Woman had plenty of great comedic moments.

One I did not agree with was Her. That was a long 2 hours watching that one...

Oh yes, Lisa, Crazy Stupid Love - brilliant!

Emily, I have watched Almost Famous no less than ten times, mostly in the space of a week or two when it first came out.

basketsdebenjamin said...

The Apartment (1960) is my all-time favourite!

uncustomary said...

I do the same thing with TV shows and guys to make sure our sense of humors are compatible!

Unknown said...

Happy anniversary! Oh my gosh, I too used So I Married an Axe Murderer as a litmus test with the gents! My favorite romantic comedy is French Kiss for sure, and I think Sixteen Candles (if that counts) was my go-to romantic comedy in high school.

Anna Ivey said...

Her - a romantic comedy? Really?!?

Love Actually and The Princess Bride are probably my two faves - I'll watch them anytime they're on tv!

Hannah van Loon Carlson said...

Fav Rom Coms of All Time and the ones I watch over and over again:
1. Dan in Real Life
2. You've Got Mail
3. Enchanted April
4. Sabrina
5. Family Stone
6. Before Sunrise
7. Annie Hall
8. While You Where Sleeping
9. Mostly Martha
10. Dear Frankie
11. The Secret Life of Words
12 Pride and Prejudice
13. Jane Eyre
14. Green Card
15. Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind
16. When Harry Met Sally
17. The Young Victoria
18. High Fidelity
19. Twelfth Night
20. French Kiss
21. The Englishman Who When Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain
22. One Fine Day
23. Return to Me
24. Before Sunset
Some of these are real forgotten treasures.

Joanna Goddard said...

@fictionaddict, that is so sweet:) thank you so much for your note. happy anniversary to you both! xo

sabinemamangerie said...

I´d like to add Out of sight - George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez were both amazing in that movie!
…but Harry and Sally tops the list, that´s for sure!

Kelly Baron said...

You need to seek out Down With Love! It's Renee Zellweger and Ewan Macgregor, but it almost reminds me of a Hepburn movie, and it is laugh-out-loud funny!

Suzanna said...

While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman and a recent, sweet and lightly serious one, About Time with Rachel McAdams. I can seriously watch both a zillion times. Oh, Love Actually is not far behind.

bluegrayhazel said...

Oh, and the French romcom Heartbreaker! It's perfect

Fudrucker said...

Priceless with Audrey Tautou.

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Brooklynbee said...

Has anyone said "Crossing Delancey" yet? It's an under-known rom com from, I think, the 80s. It's so cute, and it's so specifically New York!!!

ABadu said...

@brooklynbee, I grew up in country Australia and we used to watch Crossing Delancey every summer holidays as a kid - Mum was a movie buff. The gift of the Stetson hat still kills me!

Kelsi Jean said...

Yes, When Harry Met Sally is THE best! That's my all time favorite movie and Barefoot in the Park (Robert Redford & Jane Fonda) in a very close 2nd.

Julie Claveau said...

Mine is "Crazy Stupid Love". That movie was just brilliant!

Jackie Dioszegi said...

'Til there was you (Jeanne Triplehorn, SJP, Dylan McDermott). As well as all the others listed here.

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