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(Paste Magazine)   The fifty best romantic comedies of all time. Warning: lots of John Cusack   (pastemagazine.com) divider line 107
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2013-05-02 11:55:05 AM

Johnsnownw: Those ranking are all over the place.

And for the last time Manhattan > Annie Hall.


At least Purple Rose of Cairo was on the list.
 
2013-05-02 11:55:12 AM
No Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
2013-05-02 11:58:32 AM

chewielouie: List fails without . . .
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/I know, turning in my Man Card.


Any movie watched that includes Kate Beckinsale does not require any man to turn in his man card.  I don't care how much of a chick-flick it is, Kate transcends all....
 
2013-05-02 12:00:34 PM
... I was not actually expecting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to be in there. That was actually a fairly enjoyable movie. (And points out that *JUST* love isn't enough to make a relationship work.) I actually preferred the change the movie made for the 'second' power Scott Gained at the end (as opposed to the one from the comics.)

Though I did also like the theme of Nega-scott in the comics.

/Neerrrrrrdddd.
 
2013-05-02 12:02:34 PM
"What's Up Doc" not on the list?

Farcical.
 
2013-05-02 12:03:05 PM
What? No Prometheus?
 
2013-05-02 12:04:03 PM

RyansPrivates: chewielouie: List fails without . . .
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/I know, turning in my Man Card.

Any movie watched that includes Kate Beckinsale does not require any man to turn in his man card.  I don't care how much of a chick-flick it is, Kate transcends all....


Words of Wisdom to live by.
 
2013-05-02 12:04:27 PM

zappaisfrank: "Romantic Comedies"....a term for cookie cutter chick flicks that all follow the same plot line.

Guy and girl meet, usually because they are thrown together due to extenuating circumstances. At first meeting, they don't like each other at all.

Time passes, girl starts to soften, guy drops the swagging facade and reveals his "sensitive" side. This is also where they introduce some aspect of the storyline where the guy is hiding something he knows will kill the relationship.

Relationship escalates, usually involving a few laps around the bed. Occasionally there is a slight bit of nudity as some sort of a lifeline to the poor guy being forced to sit through this torture just to get laid himself.

Twenty minutes before the end of the film, the guy does something to blow it. He's insensitive, she finds out his hidden secret, whatever, but it puts the relationship in jeopardy.

Three minutes of sappy music and images of the characters looking reflective follow.

Guy comes up with elaborate goofy plan to win back girl, which he does.

Roll credits.

Other key ingredients include each of the two main characters having a "best friend" that the other person doesn't like and who really doesn't get along with the opposing annoying best friend (think Elizabeth Perkins and Jim Belushi in "About Last Night), a wisened older person who dispenses freakishly sage advice to the dipstick who's blowing it with the girl, at least one dance sequence, all set against a sanitized surprisingly crime-free urban background.

Is that about it? Amiright?




Thanks a lot, Jane Austin.
 
2013-05-02 12:04:57 PM
Nonstop laughs AND a feel good ending
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2013-05-02 12:13:21 PM
Not a single film with Diane Franklin?
 
2013-05-02 12:21:58 PM

Hawk24: Galileo's Daughter: "Roxanne" is a great film.

'Roxanne" needs to be waayyyy higher on that list.

And I'm not sure that 'The Graduate' should be classified as a romantic comedy. Great and iconic film...yes. One of my very favorites. But not a rom/com.


I'd classify both "Manhattan" and "The Graduate" as dramas.
 
2013-05-02 12:35:49 PM

Alphax: RyansPrivates: chewielouie: List fails without . . .
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/I know, turning in my Man Card.

Any movie watched that includes Kate Beckinsale does not require any man to turn in his man card.  I don't care how much of a chick-flick it is, Kate transcends all....

Words of Wisdom to live by.


Thanks, but I kinda get misty eyed at the end, with the glove flying through the air as the snow begins to fall, and somehow lands on John Cusack. Then he gets up and after 5 years of wondering, she flashes a cute smile and gives a slight wave of the hand, cue "Northern Sky" by Nick Drake . . . aw damn it, I can barely see my computer monitor.
 
2013-05-02 12:36:50 PM
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No Dr. T and the Women?

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No Deliverance?
 
2013-05-02 12:56:05 PM
A good portion of those movies are not comedies, unless they are going with the old definition of "not tragedy." That being said, where the hell was "Some Like it Hot?"

Also, I'm not sure I'd ever use the words "good" or "movie" when referring to "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."
 
2013-05-02 01:03:49 PM

Whatthefark: How about Safety Not Guaranteed? I caught it on Netflix a couple of weeks ago and I was surprised at how good it was.


Awesome movie. Very underrated although I would argue it does not follow the classic Rom-Com formula. I was surprised Serendipity was not on the list since the headline did say a lot of Cusak.
 
2013-05-02 01:23:16 PM
I liked "Kate & Leopold"
 
2013-05-02 01:34:48 PM
List fails without:

Tootsie
The Wedding Singer
Heathers
 
2013-05-02 01:36:33 PM

nmrsnr: A good portion of those movies are not comedies, unless they are going with the old definition of "not tragedy." That being said, where the hell was "Some Like it Hot?"


Nobody's perfect.
 
2013-05-02 02:03:50 PM

macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;


Better off Dead is one of the all time great teen rom coms.

gonzojohn: "What's Up Doc" not on the list?

Farcical.


Truly, one of Madeline Kahn's best roles, and that's saying a lot for an actress with major roles in both Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
 
2013-05-02 02:13:26 PM

BullBearMS: macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

Better off Dead is one of the all time great teen rom coms.

gonzojohn: "What's Up Doc" not on the list?

Farcical.

Truly, one of Madeline Kahn's best roles, and that's saying a lot for an actress with major roles in both Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.


Eunice: Now, tell me how you are going to introduce yourself.
Howard: What? Oh, well, I'll probably say something like "Hello there, Mr Larrabee. I'm Howard."
Eunice: You are not.
Howard: I am not Howard?
Eunice: You are not going to say "Hi, my name's Howard." Anyone could say that! Anyone.
Howard: Anyone named Howard.
 
2013-05-02 02:25:13 PM
I was sorry to see that While You Were Sleeping didn't make the list.
 
2013-05-02 02:43:11 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

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This is me wondering how they could miss this one


Thank you, my work here has been done for me
 
2013-05-02 03:00:11 PM
When I saw that  The Lady Evewas only #43, I told the list to go to Harvard.
 
2013-05-02 03:02:22 PM

KJUW89: minoridiot: And Notting Hill sucked worst than any Adam Sandler movie.

Thank you!  I thought I was the only one who hated that movie.


oh no. There's lots more out here who hate it. And Love Actually makes me positively stabby.
/ love John Cusack though, and Annie Hall.
 
2013-05-02 03:05:40 PM

KatjaMouse: Mugato: I wouldn't insult Groundhog Day by calling it a romantic comedy.
Chasing Amy either because it didn't have a happy ending.

The Romantic Comedy genre has been cheapened with slews of terrible movies making way too much bank at the box office. I blame Meg Ryan for this mostly. Even if she did give us French Kiss. Below are a short clip and a long review. Both worth a watch.

The Dark Secret behind Romantic Comedies

Nostalgia Chick reviews Kate & Leopold


yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.
 
2013-05-02 03:22:20 PM

addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.


/)(\
 
2013-05-02 03:24:02 PM

KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\


Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?
 
2013-05-02 03:24:25 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: I liked "Kate & Leopold"


Like buttah...

/fresh creamery butter
 
2013-05-02 03:25:11 PM

Crewmannumber6: KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\

Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?


It's a bro-hoof.

(I'm so sorry)
 
2013-05-02 03:38:57 PM

KatjaMouse: Crewmannumber6: KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\

Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?

It's a bro-hoof.

(I'm so sorry)


haven't seen it before. what's the origin?
 
2013-05-02 03:45:00 PM

Mugato: Next up: The 50 Most Enjoyable Medieval Torture Procedures


List fails without the pear and the pyramid.

/the Inquisition was into some weird stuff
//butt stuff
 
2013-05-02 03:51:49 PM

addy2: KatjaMouse: Crewmannumber6: KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\

Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?

It's a bro-hoof.

(I'm so sorry)

haven't seen it before. what's the origin?


It shows up in Pony threads.

fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-05-02 03:55:14 PM
HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good
 
2013-05-02 03:57:11 PM

LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good


Dude. You obviously have never seen The Lady Eve.
 
2013-05-02 03:58:56 PM

KatjaMouse: addy2: KatjaMouse: Crewmannumber6: KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\

Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?

It's a bro-hoof.

(I'm so sorry)

haven't seen it before. what's the origin?

It shows up in Pony threads.


Thanks!
 
2013-05-02 04:05:12 PM

KatjaMouse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

Dude. You obviously have never seen The Lady Eve.


That's a comedy. The "romance" is incidental.
 
2013-05-02 04:08:52 PM

LonMead: KatjaMouse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

Dude. You obviously have never seen The Lady Eve.

That's a comedy. The "romance" is incidental.


You REALLY don't like romantic comedies.
 
2013-05-02 04:19:38 PM

KatjaMouse: Crewmannumber6: KatjaMouse: addy2: yeah! I thought I was the only one who liked French Kiss.

/)(\

Trying to figure out what that symbol is, boob to boob?

It's a bro-hoof.

(I'm so sorry)


I like my interpretation better
 
2013-05-02 04:43:47 PM

ProdigalSigh: This one never gets any love on these lists.


One of my all time favorite movies. Very transidental. I have managed to format it to every media playback device I have owned, it's even on this phone..

But, I wouldn't calll it a romcom. It's more about Joe finding himself. That he finds love along the way was part of the journey.
 
2013-05-02 04:52:19 PM

LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good


cdni.condenast.co.uk

You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.
 
2013-05-02 04:55:52 PM

someonelse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

[cdni.condenast.co.uk image 452x610]

You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.


You, sir, win +1 internet.
 
2013-05-02 05:00:09 PM

KatjaMouse: someonelse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

[cdni.condenast.co.uk image 452x610]

You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.

You, sir, win +1 internet.


I'm a ma'am, but I'll take the Internet point anyway.
 
2013-05-02 05:09:58 PM

someonelse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good



You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.


Perfection.
 
2013-05-02 05:22:59 PM

someonelse: LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

[cdni.condenast.co.uk image 452x610]

You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.


I understand we understand each other. ;-)
 
2013-05-02 05:23:28 PM

ProdigalSigh: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x332]
This one never gets any love on these lists.


It does from me. The Volcano is on my next tattoo.
 
2013-05-02 06:55:51 PM

addy2: And Love Actually makes me positively stabby.


This. I loathe that movie, actually.


DammitIForgotMyLogin: macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

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This is me wondering how they could miss this one


This also. One of my favorite movies of all time.
 
2013-05-02 06:57:59 PM

ProdigalSigh: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x332]
This one never gets any love on these lists.


You can't expect a movie about luggage to get much respect.

/loved that movie
//want that luggage
 
2013-05-02 08:16:08 PM
Also, this list is already complete garbage without:
agreed 'A New Leaf' is comedy gold, and any Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn comedy qualifies
 
2013-05-02 09:44:15 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x255]

This is me wondering how they could miss this one


No kidding.
 
2013-05-02 10:53:38 PM
dnrtfa, but since when are rom-com lists written by guys like that dude?

/would you read a action movie list written by Paris Hilton?
 
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