Call it what you will; a guilty pleasure, an escape from reality, or a film your girlfriend forces you to watch. Depending on your viewpoint, the romantic comedy is one of the most celebrated, or abhorred, sub-genres of film.
Whatever it may be for you, the romantic comedy has earned its place in film history. Light, bubbly, and perfect for a cuddle-session on the couch, these films have garnered a reputation of inducing that warm and fuzzy feeling.
While romantic comedies have long been associated with the female persuasion, guys are getting in on the action too. Hits like Wedding Crashers and Bridesmaids have helped to broaden the definition and expectations of a Rom-Com… not that the sub-genre needs to be broadened. I know plenty of dudes that adore Love Actually even more than I do (as impossible as that seems).
Despite their reputation for being cheesy, romantic comedies have the ability to be some of the most charming and wittiest films out there. Usually our personal favorite romantic comedies correlate to our own mishaps within the world of romance; therefore, choosing a Top 10 in this category is difficult. However, it has to be done.
Below are the Top 10 Romantic Comedies. These films embody what the sub-genre is all about. They aim to make the audience laugh and cry. They provide a bit on an escape, while celebrating the wild, wacky world of love.
Whether you seek out rom-coms eagerly or are dragged to them kicking and screaming, you'll be able to appreciate each of these movies for their contribution to the film world. Not only that, but the next time your girlfriend wants to watch New Moon, you’ll be able to suggest one of these films instead. You’ll be hailed for your willingness to compromise and worshipped for your impeccable taste.
On second thought, maybe you should watch New Moon. After all, you can use it as leverage when you want to watchDie Hard on Christmas Day.