“I fell asleep watching the movie Amélie, and when I woke up I spilled so much red wine on myself that I thought for a second that I had been shot.”
If you can’t relate to this iconic quote from The Mindy Project then you’re probably not a rom-com fan and that just annoys you – especially on Valentine’s Day weekend.
The genre, like any other, has its hallmarks: the meet-cute (or sometimes the meet-dislike). The Will-They-or-Will-They tension. The wildly unrealistic obstacle that keeps the main couple apart. The supportive but cheeky best friend. And yet, if a film really does it, there’s nothing like two wildly attractive people who admit their love for one another. But when a rom-com goes wrong, it’s about as disappointing as getting up for a date. Not that we know what that feels like or anything …
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite romantic comedies and a handful of our less popular ones. Hey, there’s a fine line between love and hate.