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On that note, I Love You, Man, which totally counts.
If nothing else, it makes me want to try my hand at fish tacos.

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Old 11-21-2017, 12:14 AM
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1. Roman Holiday
2. Groundhog Day
2. Groundhog Day
2. Groundhog Day
2. Groundhog Day
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:26 AM
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Charade is def a top ten.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:09 AM
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:40 PM
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Does For Rosanna count?
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:03 PM
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I don’t believe for a minute that you weren’t first in line to see a series of films about a guy who fucks pies.
Believe it or don’t I have never seen a one of em
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 PM
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That IS a romantic comedy and also one of the best movies ever made.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:29 PM
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Charade is def a top ten.
Charade is fantastic but I'm not convinced it would fall in the romcom genre. It's more of a Hitchcock-style spy-thriller with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant having a big ol' fistful of romantic moments, a few of which are funny.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a movie that I'm dearly fond of but like Charade it's not really a romantic comedy despite a handful of scenes that are humorous. And at least one person I know think's its a very dark movie with an ending that implies a Groundhog Day style condemnation to relive the same painful moments over and over.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:55 PM
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This is the only thing mentioned in this thread that I’ve seen and I do endorse it.

Wait, I did see 10 Things I Hate About You as a kid and hold it in high esteem. Also, She’s All That. Can’t verify whether or not they are good.

I don’t generally watch rom coms because opposite-gender romance is not a main draw in and of itself to me. I once sought out gay rom coms and they were very bad. Not for this thread.

Two Apatow productions I know I’ve watched and enjoyed: Trainwreck and Love.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:59 PM
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Oh, I’ve seen American Pie, too. And perhaps its first sequel. Holy shit that Shannon Elizabeth subplot has aged poorly, at least if I’m remembering it correctly.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:51 PM
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The ending convo in Ghost Town hit me hard. They end it with a super cheesy pun, but within the context and through the actors' delivery, it feels so damn poignant.

Enjoyed (500) Days of Summer, There's Something About Mary, and Trainwreck. Also have a soft spot for older stuff like The Apartment and It Happened One Night.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:03 PM
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Oh, I’ve seen American Pie, too. And perhaps its first sequel. Holy shit that Shannon Elizabeth subplot has aged poorly, at least if I’m remembering it correctly.
I went to the second one with some college buddies and they were so pissed that Jason Biggs chose the nerdy band girl over Shannon Elizabeth's character. I can't even imagine having an opinion about something like that, much less a strong one.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:10 PM
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Believe it or don’t I have never seen a one of em
Bangs this pie, right? Dad walks in. It's a whole thing.

Won several Oscars, if I remember correctly.

Movies I actually like quite a bit:

10 things I hate about you
Clueless
Groundhog Day
Doc Hollywood

Honorable mention: Music and Lyrics (might have just liked the fake 80's song, haven't really revisited it)
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:33 PM
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Charade is fantastic but I'm not convinced it would fall in the romcom genre. It's more of a Hitchcock-style spy-thriller with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant having a big ol' fistful of romantic moments, a few of which are funny.
uhhhh wikipedia refers to it as a "romantic comedy/mystery film" and they would know, wouldn't they?

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Old 11-22-2017, 12:02 AM
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Charade is something like one part comedy, two parts romance, and ten parts mystery/thriller. I wouldn't have thought that's enough to categorize a film as a romantic/comedy but who am I to say. Ultimately it's a movie I really enjoy and that's enough for me!
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:24 AM
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It Happened One Night is a fun movie.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:31 PM
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Off the dome, so I'm sure to be missing some good ones.

1. The Princess Bride
2. Roman Holiday
3. The Trouble With Harry
4. Groundhog Day
5. Wall-e

I feel I will soon regret forgetting a lot of good stuff.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:27 AM
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If you like Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain and Michael Showalter made a parody romantic comedy a few years ago called They Came Together. If you haven't heard of it, it's because nobody saw it, which is a real shame because it's amazing. Wain and Showalter both love romantic comedies as brainless comfort food and the movie perfectly captures the tone despite also basically being an 80-minute episode of Stella. It's exactly the kind of movie I hope David Wain is going to be making more of (Role Models & Wanderlust were both perfectly funny, but both were uncharacteristically conventional for him)

Here's the scene where (after a rocky first impression) the two leads finally bond over a shared interest:

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Old 11-27-2017, 12:42 PM
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I'm quite fond of the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice, m'self.

plus When Harry Met Sally, Groundhog Day, and Some Like It Hot
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:44 PM
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If you like Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain and Michael Showalter made a parody romantic comedy a few years ago called They Came Together. If you haven't heard of it, it's because nobody saw it, which is a real shame because it's amazing. Wain and Showalter both love romantic comedies as brainless comfort food and the movie perfectly captures the tone despite also basically being an 80-minute episode of Stella. It's exactly the kind of movie I hope David Wain is going to be making more of (Role Models & Wanderlust were both perfectly funny, but both were uncharacteristically conventional for him)

Here's the scene where (after a rocky first impression) the two leads finally bond over a shared interest:

Oh, good call. They Came Together is pretty great.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:01 PM
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I'm quite fond of the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice, m'self.
Wife and I saw this one together last year. Loads of fun.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:24 PM
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Wife and I saw this one together last year. Loads of fun.
it's a lot better than the Colin Firth BBC production of P&P because Knightley is much, much better at showing Lizzy's quicksilver wit, and it is just so gorgeous and lively

I love P&P as a romantic comedy because the most fundamental obstacle to the romance is the main characters' flaws, which are tightly connected to their virtues. I believe that Austen initially wanted to title it First Impressions, which is suuuuuuuch a romcom title!
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