Romantic Comedy Films That Don’t Suck

Tuesday, April 26 by Olivia Joseph

We’ve assembled a list of romantic comedies that don’t suck because, let’s face it, you don’t want to get suckered into two hours of watching something lame. At least one of these picks will keep your balls in tact and up your points with the lady.

  1. “Just Friends” Amy Smart and Ryan Reynolds star in this story about two forme high school BFFs. He’s now a successful music manager and when he accidentally lands back in his old neighborhood, he runs head on with the woman who crushed his soul with two words: “Just friends.”
  2. “She’s Out of My League” With probably one of the funniest scenes to come around in a long time, this movie has a cast of zany characters. Kirk is your average guy and Molly's a "ten." He doesn't think she'll ever fall for him, but she may not be so perfect and he may not be so average.
  3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” The movie based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott Pilgrim must battle to the death Ramona Flowers' seven ex-lovers in order to win her heart.
  4. “500 Days of Summer” Despite being widely debated on whether this film is a winner, it holds a lot of elements that make for a different breed of romantic comedy. Like it or hate it, it’s not going away. Plus, the soundtrack kicks ass. Tom falls head over heels for Summer. Despite her telling him upfront that she doesn't want a relationship, he believes that there's a way to her heart.
  5. “Saving Silverman” Who hasn’t wanted to tie their friend’s bitchy fiance in the basement? Jack Black and Steve Zahn conspire to keep their best friend from marrying the wrong woman by kidnapping her and setting him up with his former high school sweetheart.
  6. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” Crime drama score composer Peter Bretter has just been dumped by the love of his life. He heads to the Hawaiian resort she has gone to, only to be even more crushed by the sight of her new boyfriend.
  7. “Sleepless In Seattle” Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this now classic romantic comedy. It's funnier than you remember. Sam is a recent widower whose son calls a national talk radio host in hopes of finding his dad a new wife.
  8. “His Girl Friday” It's 1940. It's Cary Grant quipping his way through a story about a guy trying to keep his ex-wife from remarrying. Any good woman loves Cary Grant and so should you.
  9. “Four Weddings and a Funeral” British humor runs amok in this comedy/drama about love, life and death. The story follows Charlie and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry.
  10. “When Harry Met Sally” One of the best romantic comedies of all time, this Rob Reiner classic stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Harry's relationship philosophy that men and women cannot just be platonic friends is put to the test when he meets Sally.
  11. Amélie Audrey Tautou's lovable and naive character, Amélie Poulain, wins hearts in this quirky French comedy. Upon discovering a box of old toys, she returns it to its rightful owner. The overwhelming sense of goodwill becomes addictive and she anonymously attempts to help anyone she can.
  12. “Annie Hall” Woody Allen stretches himself and plays a neurotic New York comedian who falls for the scatterbrained Annie Hall. The story chronicles Alvy Singer's (Allen) recollections of the relationship after the fact, analyzing every nuance as to where it went wrong.
  13. “10 Things I Hate About You” We know it's a teenage movie, but it's funny. The screenplay is based on Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." Cameron wants to date Bianca. Bianca is not allowed to date until her antisocial, older sister does. Cameron employs a fellow student to "date" Kat so that he can then take Bianca out.