Best Romantic Movies For Guys

Sunday, April 17 by Andrew Jett

You won’t mind watching a chick flick if it’s one of the best romantic movies for guys. These movies have all the sappy romance that females love, but they’ve also got action, special effects and comedy that appeal to guys as well.

  1. “Forget Paris” As the producer, director, writer and star of this 1995 romantic movie for guys, Billy Crystal’s presence is felt all over this film. Crystal plays an NBA referee who falls for an airline employee in Paris. With sharp writing, funny jokes, and cameos from several NBA stars, this romantic movie will hold guys’ attention.
  2. “The Princess Bride” Every woman seems to love this 1987 romantic movie about a mysterious swordsman out to save his childhood love. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright have great onscreen chemistry as the unlikely couple. Guys will love this movie, too. It’s genuinely funny, and there’s plenty of swor fighting action to keep anyone entertained. A co-starring turn by pro wrestling legend Andre the Giant doesn’t hurt either.
  3. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” As a man trying to erase his ex-girlfriend from his memory, Jim Carrey is perfect in this 2004 romantic movie for guys. Much of the film takes place inside Carrey’s mind, and there are jaw-dropping special effects in every scene. Guys will have no problem watching the slick visuals and sci-fi premise. Besides, no man can resist a Jim Carrey movie.
  4. “Say Anything…” John Cusack holds the distinction of being one of the few actors in Hollywood that women find attractive and guys can relate to. He’s at his best in this 1989 romantic movie for guys, playing a young kick boxer trying to woo the school’s beautiful valedictorian. There’s plenty of sweet humor in this movie, appealing to both sexes. It’s one of the all-time best romantic movies for guys. 
  5. “There’s Something About Mary” In a rare film that’s appealing on several levels, this 1998 romantic movie for guys has humor, sentimentality and a creative plot. Ben Stiller plays a man trying to track down his childhood love, Cameron Diaz. Guys will dig the hilarious scenes throughout the movie, and also Diaz’s portrayal of a woman who’s both sexy and down-to-earth.
  6. “Romancing The Stone” With a plot involving adventure, romance and comedy, this 1984 romantic movie for guys has it all. Michael Douglas plays an adventurer helping Kathleen Turner find a priceless jewel in the jungles of Colombia. This movie’s got plenty of action to keep guys entertained, plus a funny co-starring performance from antagonist Danny DeVito.
  7. “High Fidelity” In John Cusack’s second appearance in the best romantic movies for guys, he plays the owner of a small record store in this 2000 film. The plot revolves around Cusack revisiting his past relationships, trying to figure out what went wrong. It’s cute, it’s funny, and Cusack nails the role, as usual. Guys will also appreciate Jack Black’s hilarious turn as a snooty employee.
  8. “(500) Days Of Summer” One of the best films of 2009 was this romantic movie for guys, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The plot follows the arc of their relationship, skipping around to different points in time. The nonlinear storyline is more than enough to keep any guy entertained, but it’s the hip pop-culture references and slick humor that make this movie a real winner.
  9. “The Wedding Singer” Children of the 1980’s will love this 1998 romantic movie for guys starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Sandler plays a down-on-his-luck wedding singer who falls for Barrymore’s waitress character. With plenty of humor and 1980’s references, guys won’t mind sitting through this one.
  10. “Titanic” As the mother of all romantic movies, this 1997 epic causes women everywhere to swoon. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as lovers aboard the doomed ship. If guys can make it through the first two-thirds of the movie, they’ll be rewarded with a disaster sequence that’s among the best of all time.

-Andrew Jett

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COMMENTS

  1. April 17, 2011 8:15 pm

    biljopal

    I saw “There’s Something about Mary” and remember it as a comedy, rather than a love story.
    I don’t consider “Titanic” as “the mother of all romantic movies”. To me it’s a reasonable tale about what could have occurred aboard ship. And for you to say that guys will be rewarded “with a disaster sequence that’s among the best of all time” shows that you have little regard for our maturity. Remember this is about a true story where 1,517 people died!