best romantic comedy ever?
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:04 PM
(gotta admit, Coop won my heart on this one although he was a perfect stranger to me before. I only had my eyes fixed on Bogart, Grant, Peck and Taylor. Missing out on Coop is missing out on everything)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
The Lady Eve
His Girl Friday
Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:34 PM
The Palm Beach Story
The Lady Eve
My Favorite Wife
Love in the Afternoon
People Will Talk
Does Cary Grant figure too heavily on this list? -- 5 films out of 10.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:31 AM
3. Philadelphia Story
4. Some Like It Hot
5. Arsenic and Old Lace
7. Bell Book and Candle
8. I Married A Witch
10,Gentle men Perfer Blonds
Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:30 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:50 AM
1. When Harry met Sally
2. High Fidelity
3. Bringing up Baby
4. Pretty Woman
6. Annie Hall
7. It Happened One Night
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
9. Happy Accidents
10 (500) Days of Summer
Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:51 PM
Edited by: holmarkid on Feb 25, 2011 3:52 PM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:48 PM
Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:36 PM
One Touch of Venus
are among my favorites rom-coms. Many of those previously mentioned I would not consider comedies.
Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:04 PM
James Stewart wasn't in "Three Comrades", that did have Robert Young, also Robert Taylor and Franchot Tone. Yes, it was sad at the end with both Margaret Sullavan and Robert Young dying.
I agree, James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan had good chemistry. Stewart actually had strong feelings for her offscreen, but she ended up marrying his best friend, Henry Fonda. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan also starred in "The Mortal Storm" and "Shopworn Angel". Very good films.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:44 PM
Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:48 AM
A couple of people have mentioned recent films, so I'm going to throw in "Return To Me", directed by Bonnie Hunt and starring David Ducohvny and Minnie Driver, about a man who unknowingly falls in love with the recipient of his deceased wife's heart. It has an extended-family milieu that's really believable and fun. Another contemporary favorite is "Two Weeks Notice", with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, which stands up well next to many of the Golden Age classics. It features a socially-conscious woman vs. an entitled, self-involved blockhead, a classic formula. Grant and Bullock are at the top of their game and, again, the supporting cast helps greatly.
"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces
Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:51 PM
Gotta say--it may be the most Romantic comedy I've ever seen.
I just sorry to say it took me so long to view it. It's quite unique.
Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:34 PM
I would rate It's Love I'm After with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Olivia DeHavilland before Bringing Up Baby but 'baby' would still be high on my list.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:22 PM
1.) Harold & Maude (1971)- Hal Ashby
2.) The Philadelphia Story (1940)- George Cukor
3.) It Happened One Night (1934)- Frank Capra
4.) Rushmore (1998)- Wes Anderson
5.) The Lady Eve (1941)- Preston Sturges
6.) City Lights (1931)- Charles Chaplin
7.) Bringing Up Baby (1938)- Howard Hawks
8.) Annie Hall (1977)- Woody Allen
9.) The Thin Man (1934)- W.S. Van Dyke
10.) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)- Michel Gondry
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:03 PM
Many feel that this is what makes Casablanca so balanced, but I wouldn't define it as a romantic comedy, but I wouldn't define it as a drama either. Casablanca is unique in this regard and that may well be one of the reasons it is one of the most loved movies of all time.
My favorite romantic comedy would be Its Love I'm After with Davis, Howard, and De Havilland, but of course all those Grant Hepburn movies are tops as well as many of the Hepburn Tracy ones.
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