Feb 2014
Evan Holland

The list to end all lists – Top 10 Rom-Coms this Valentine’s Day Season

Looking for some Rom-Coms this Valentine’s Day? Here is your list of the Top 10 (really 16) best (debatable) Rom-Coms of all-time.

In keeping with Hitchcock Blog’s quest to bring you the reader, the latest and greatest in the run up to Valentine’s Day.  I figured a list of the Top 10 best Rom-Coms was in order.

Albeit, this is not a strict 10 as you will see, but all of these are equally enlightening, endearing and enchanting.

I also want to make it clear that this list does not include what we like to call here at Hitchcock Blogs Prom-Coms.  Prom-Coms are movies centered on teenage agnst and feelings of inadequacies before finding your “soulmate” at the same time you are getting your learner’s permit.  Say Anything, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, 10 Things I Hate About You…just to name a few.

This list instead is mature and well-aged like good Scotch or cigars, so without further ado:

10. He’s Just Not That Into You, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve

I don’t know if these are a part of some trilogy, but the ensemble casts of Hollywood glitterati do not make these movies good.  Far from it in fact.  But any serious list requires that these movies be on it.

9. Moonstruck

Cher and a young Nic Cage as well as full moon on Valentine’s Day this year.  That’s all I really have to say about this.

8. Jerry Maguire

This is the whole “You had me hello…” yada yada yada.  Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who falls in love with Renee Zellweger whose son is Jonathan Lipnicki of Stuart Little fame and Cuba Gooding, Jr, who won an Oscar for his role only to go on and star in Snow Dogs.  Some agent Tom Cruise is.

7. Sweet Home Alabama

Patrick Dempsey and Reese Witherspoon were at the height of their careers, but Dr. McDreamy doesn’t get the girl in this tale about first loves and where you really belong.  What’s the saying, “you can take the girl out of Alabama, but you can’t take Alabama out of the girl?”

6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

I’ve never been able to look at Windex the same way.  Opa!

5. Hugh Grant

Now that were into the top 5 movies, it only seems appropriate to include all Hugh Grant movies in the #5 spot.  I think Mr. Grant is what they call one dimensional, but whatever works.  Whether it Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, About A Boy, Two Weeks Notice or Love Actually –  Hugh Grant makes an appearance.  I guess the guy really can’t find “the one” and because anything that includes Jennifer Lawrence on the internet is sure to drive traffic, the “boy” in About A Boy is Nicholas Hoult, the same Nicholas Hoult linked to J-Law.

4. Serendipity

If you’re into fate, then this movie is for you.  A young Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, who managed to finally set down the radio and Jermey Piven aka Ari Gold – the single greatest TV character of all time, but that’s a blog post for another day – star in this movie.

3. Sleepless in Seattle

Nora Ephron makes some great movies.  The writing is superb and her characters seem real.  This movie may have garnered the #1 or #2 spot, but the basic premise makes me hesitant.  I mean is stalking a complete stranger an entire continent away really romantic?

2. My Best Friend’s Wedding

I’m partial to the 90s.  There’s something nostalgic about it, but this is a 2 hour movie staring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz that hammers home the idea timing really is everything.

1. When Harry Met Sally

Very quotable and full of life lessons, this Nora Ephron movie is far and away the best.  It is timeless.  Modern day concepts like the “high maintenance girlfriend” or the “transition person” got their start here.  When you watch this movie, you’ll realize When Harry Met Sally “had to be” #1.

Maybe these movies will help you enjoy Valentine’s a little bit more, if not, that’s your fault for staying in and watching movies on Valentine’s. XOXO