Being American and British, I feel that I get the best of both worlds. But there is something truly magical about British comedy, whether it is the ridiculous physical humour, the numerous snide comments about our overwhelming posh, stuck up, unlovable female population, or our obsession with poo jokes, it is particular yet powerful. Tying in a good romantic storyline is no easy feat, but the perfect match of comedy and romance in British cinema has been achieved and will continue to do so.
The first ever British ‘rom-com’ I ever saw was Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). I was ten at the time, so it was a bit cheeky how I was able to watch such a film… At that age, I didn’t even know what a ‘tart’ was! I still managed to fall in love with the movie, and in that lies the key to British rom-coms – the heart and joy of the film always transcends the small, and at times, confusing details of story. So here, I present to you the top ten British rom-coms!