Top Ten Tuesday: Romantic Comedies

By: Stephanie Wyatt

I watch romantic comedies whenever I’m having a bad day. They always make me happy and remind me of my favorite love stories. Here are my top ten favorites and why I love them.

1. Two Weeks Notice

Two Weeks Notice is a movie about a lawyer who wants to save her local community center from being torn down by a large international hotel company. The CEO of the company agrees if she will be his lawyer. It’s funny but relatable. I could watch it every day and not get bored.

2. 10 Things I Hate About You

I have been obsessed with this movie since I was in high school. It’s a modern-day retelling of Taming of the Shrew. It helped spark my obsession with grand romantic gestures and stories about bets. It was also my first movie with Heath Ledger.

3. Made of Honor

I love friends-to-lovers stories. This movie, in particular, has so many memorable moments, and if you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan, it’s Owen versus McDreamy.

4. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist

This movie was my dream in high school. You meet a guy and have one night of amazing adventures together that you carry with you for the rest of your life. It has Kat Dennings and Michael Cera in it too.

5. Valentine’s Day

I love movies where all of the stories are connected. This movie takes place entirely on Valentine’s Day, and you get to see the love story of a handful of couples.

6. He’s Just Not That Into You

This movie is similar to Valentine’s Day in the sense that all of the stories are connected somehow. I have to be honest with you, this is probably more drama than comedy, but I watch it every year because the advice in it still holds true. I also think it’s good at showing both sides of love.

7. The Proposal

This goes back to my love of enemies-to-lovers tropes. This also fueled my love for pretend marriages because the main characters pretend to be engaged in order to stop one of the characters from being deported. Betty White also plays the grandma, and the mom from Elf plays the mother-in-law. It’s hilarious and will hopefully leave you in a good mood.

8. Crazy, Stupid, Love

This movie tells the story of a married couple whose relationship is on the rocks. I appreciate that because it goes to show that a relationship can change. This is another one that is connected. It has Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, and Ryan Gosling in it. It has some memorable scenes in it that I find myself quoting even if I haven’t watched the movie in months.

9. Friends With Benefits

This movie and Trolls are the only things I have liked that Justin Timberlake has been in since the NSYNC era. The chemistry and witty banter between him and Mila Kunis are off the charts. I think about them swearing on the iPad Bible app often even if I haven’t watched the movie recently. This movie never gets old, and I enjoy it every time.

10. Definitely, Maybe

This movie tells the story of how a dad meets his daughter’s mother. It was my first movie with Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Banks. I even used the idea to write my own relationship story for two of my characters. I always want to watch it again even if I have watched it recently. It’s not very well known, but I highly recommend it.

Have you guys watched any of these? What are your favorite movies to watch on repeat? Do any of these remind you of any books? Let me know in the comments.

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