MANHATTAN (1979)

HOW WAS THIS EVER OK, BABY BOOMERS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? But the cinematography is pretty and there are a lot of great one-liners.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)

Sort of the prototypical modern romantic comedy, beloved by many. I appreciated it more than enjoyed it, I think.

THE QUIET MAN (1952)

John Wayne romances Maureen O’Hara against a backdrop so stereotypically Irish, you might puke.

COMING TO AMERICA (1988)

The sequel to this hit Eddie Murphy fish-out-of-water comedy comes out today. I had never seen the original before, but I think it was pretty funny.

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert predictably fall for each other in this gleefully larger-than-life early road trip romantic comedy

THE BEST MAN (1999)

I’ve watched a lot of movies that were aggressively not my thing since starting this blog, but oh boy, this was a rough one.

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

Audrey Hepburn is a princess slumming it with Gregory Peck’s American reporter in this high-class 1950s version of the same movie that Netflix has made like ten times already.

ANNIE HALL (1977)

My favorite romantic comedy of all time, it uses new tricks in every scene to get inside the neurotic heads of its characters.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are fun to hang out with, and this movie is very funny, but I have many problems. I am a dude.

BORN YESTERDAY (1950)

The only movie I’ve ever seen where the guy likes the girl more after she puts on glasses.