My Funny Valentine

We are a mere day away from Valentine’s Day and so in honor of that I asked the group to submit their favorite Romantic Comedies. Some are more romance than comedy, and some more comedy than romance. Some may require a box of tissues because the ending is more heartbreaking than “happily ever after” and some may require a box of tissue because you are laughing so hard that you are crying. So here is the list I have compiled, broken into categories to make it easier to find what you are looking for this year. Each is complete with links to IMDb so you don’t get the 2005 Pride & Prejudice starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keira Knightley confused with the 1995 Pride and Prejudice starring the one and only Mr. Darcy, Colin Firth, and Jennifer Ehle.

Based on a Jane Austen novel:

Pride & Prejudice

Clueless (1995)

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Sense & Sensibility (1995)

Emma (1996)

Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

Based on a Novel:

The Notebook

Anne of Green Gables (1985)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

The Notebook (2004)

P. S. I Love You (2007)

Old School:

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

High Society (1956)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Charade (1963)

The Essential 80s:

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (1984)

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Sure Thing (1985)

Say Anything (1989)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

The Golden Age of Rom-Com:

You've Got Mail

Pretty Woman (1990)

My Girl (1991)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

The American President (1995)

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

The Wedding Singer (1998)

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Never Been Kissed (1999)

21st Century Classics:

How to Lose A Guy in 10

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Love, Actually (2003)

13 Going on 30 (2004)

The Holiday (2006)

Sydney White (2007)

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

Bridesmaids (2011)

A Little Quirky

Moonrise Kingdom

Benny & Joon (1993)

Amelie (2001)

Just Friends (2005)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Juno (2007)

WALL-E (2008)

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Academy Award Winners:

Shakespeare in Love

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Annie Hall (1977)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

And now for something completely different:

Jennifer's Body

Chasing Amy (1997)

High Fidelity (2000)

Jeux d’Enfants (2003)

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

And there you have it. Hope you all have a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

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