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(Paste Magazine)   The fifty best romantic comedies of all time. Warning: lots of John Cusack   ( divider line
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2013-05-02 10:55:00 AM  
3 votes:
Also missing from the list:
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On, and Punch Drunk Love sucked. So did Chasing Amy and Knocked Up. And eff Annie Hall . . . should've lost to Star Wars.
2013-05-02 10:42:52 AM  
3 votes:
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This one never gets any love on these lists.
2013-05-02 04:52:19 PM  
2 votes:

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

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You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.
2013-05-02 11:21:16 AM  
2 votes:
Also missing from the list:

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Sleepless in Seattle is a terrible movie and Meg Ryan's character deserves the fate of a crazy cat lady.
2013-05-02 11:18:47 AM  
2 votes:
"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?
2013-05-02 08:16:08 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:58:56 PM  
1 vote:

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.

2013-05-02 03:25:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:24:25 PM  
1 vote:

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

Like buttah...

/fresh creamery butter
2013-05-02 02:43:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:25:13 PM  
1 vote:
I was sorry to see that While You Were Sleeping didn't make the list.
2013-05-02 01:23:16 PM  
1 vote:
I liked "Kate & Leopold"
2013-05-02 01:03:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:13:21 PM  
1 vote:
Not a single film with Diane Franklin?
2013-05-02 12:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
Nonstop laughs AND a feel good ending
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2013-05-02 11:58:32 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:37:38 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-05-02 11:33:11 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: I couldn't stand Amelie. The girl got off on playing head-games with people. There's no way the relationship at the end of the movie would last.

She's most manic and pixiest of all the manic pixie dream girls.

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

I concur. I hate to admit this but there were a handful of movies on this list that are on my personal list of 50 most favoritist movies of all time. Not best films, just my personal choice if I could only have a library of 50 movies. Amelie, Roxanne, Eternal Sunshine... can all be found within my top 20.
2013-05-02 11:26:15 AM  
1 vote:
"Roxanne" is a great film.
2013-05-02 11:15:23 AM  
1 vote:

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
2013-05-02 11:12:45 AM  
1 vote:
Waitress was a very good movie, but how is it a romantic comedy when the conclusion adds up to 'Fark men, who needs 'em?'
2013-05-02 10:51:10 AM  
1 vote:
List fails without . . .
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/I know, turning in my Man Card.
2013-05-02 10:44:39 AM  
1 vote:
They have a few legitimately good films with absolute dreck peppered in.

The Good: High Fidelity, The Graduate, Amelie, The African Queen
The Bad: Notting Hill, When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle
The Ugly: Pretty Woman, You've Got Mail, Hitch
2013-05-02 10:17:28 AM  
1 vote:
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No Smokey and the Bandit, it has everything, A close up Sally Fields' ass in jeans, beer, Burt Reynolds mustache, and the movie is one long car chase.
2013-05-02 10:10:05 AM  
1 vote:
Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

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At least Sixteen Candles is there.
2013-05-02 09:38:50 AM  
1 vote:
I would have expected Breakfast at Tiffany's, Moonstruck, Sabrina, and Pillow Talk  on any list of romantic comedies.

And Notting Hill sucked worst than any Adam Sandler movie.
2013-05-02 09:38:07 AM  
1 vote:
Jerry Maguire is one of the worst experiences I've ever had in a movie theater, including the time that drunk guy barfed three rows back.
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