Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:28 AM
Rom-Com is a tricky genre. Done right, it can be a cute, fun, happy story that serves as a nice little escape from real life and makes you feel good afterward. However, there are many rom-coms done horribly, horribly wrong and you feel like you lost 100 IQ points just by subjecting yourself to it (Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but not too far off).
I find that a lot of my favorite "rom-coms" are guilty pleasures and may make a positive impact on me, but may drive the next person insane. Everyone's "Best of," "Greatest list of," lists are all subjective.
My favorites, in no particular order:
10 Things I Hate About You
It Happened One Night
40 Year Old Virgin
Bringing Up Baby
The Philadelphia Story
The Princess Bride
The Wedding Singer
Four's a Crowd
How to Marry a Millionaire
(I'm sure I could come up with more; but it's late and my brain is fried). It seems that the definition of "rom-com" is very loose with websites claiming everything from "Casablanca" to "American Pie" qualifies as a rom com. There's lots of "rom" in "Casablanca" but it's sparse on the "com."