Top 10 Comedy Romance Films

Ok then, I think in my on-going quest to my favourite film I have tended to err on the darker side of films; horror, zombies, post-apocalyptic, Stephen King movies. You get the idea. Well I thought it was about time I explored my lighter side and make a list of my favourite romantic comedy films, but with the focus being on the comedy. There are of course romantic films out there that have comedic elements about them that I like, but they are for another list, another time. For now though, why not check out these knee slapping heart melters.

 

10)  Splash (1984)

Splash poster

What stands out for me – This is as much about nostalgia as it is for comedy romance for me. This tale of how love can’t be stopped even if you have fish tail. With all the ups and downs that go with it and some cracking comedy performances.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – John Candy

Great quote –  [Excitedly waving a Penthouse magazine]

Freddie: They published my letter. Here it is, “A lesbian no more”.

 

9) Love Actually (2003)

Love_Actually_movie

What stands out for me – The connections between the quite brilliant ensemble cast, the sweetness and The Britishness

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – There are many to choose from, but I will choose Emma Thompson

Great quote –  Billy Mack: Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!

 

8) About a Boy (2002)

about_a_boy

What stands out for me – It is well observed and reflects the reality of relationships a bit better than most, being based on the great book by Nick Hornby helps a lot. Plus it has a cracking soundtrack written by Badly Drawn Boy.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Toni Collette

Great quote – Will: It was terrible! Terrible! But driving really fast behind the ambulance was fantastic!

7) Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones Diary

What stands out for me  I got an insight what it was all like from a girl’s point of view. What’s that you say? It isn’t? Oh well I do find it funny though. Plus I think Rene Zellwegger looks a lot better with a bit of meat on her.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – James Callis

Great quote –  [bursting into a Greek restaurant]

Tom: FIGHT. Come on then, it’s a real fight.

 

6) Four Weddings and Funeral (1994)

4 weddings and a funeral

What stands out for me – It’s so very well written and somehow feels classic. There are cheesy moments, but I love them and the British humour is spot on.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – David Haig

Great quote –  American wedding guest: Do you actually know Oscar Wilde?

Gareth: Not personally no. But I do know someone who could get you his fax number. Shall we dance?

 

5) Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

forgetting_sarah_marshall

What stands out for me – The quirkiness of this is what really does it for me. The offbeat humour and the way the film handles it’s self is great. Written by the lead actor Jason Segel, this is a great film to watch. Oh and the Vampire musical, brilliant.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Russell Brand (I really did, he is good in this)

Great quote –  Aldous Snow: How you served five years under her, I don’t know. You deserve a medal, or a holiday or at least a cuddle from somebody.

 

4) The 40 year old Virgin (2005)

forty_year_old_virgin

What stands out for me – The geekiness of the lead character, who can’t empathise with him, huh? Who’s with me? This just a great funny film all the way through and Carrell’s performance is great.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Seth Rogan

Great quote –  Cal: We went to Tijuana, Mexico, you know? And we thought it would be fun, you know, to go to a show. Everybody says you gotta check out one of these shows. And… it’s a woman fuckin’ a horse. We get there and we think it’s gonna be awesome and… it is not as cool as it sounds like it’s gonna be. It’s kinda gross.

 

3) Shaun of the dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead

What stands out for me – Ah, here it is. Weebler says he’s avoiding the zombie films and such like. Well bollocks. This is a Zom Rom Com. It’s an original and its bloody fantastic, and I do mean bloody.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Dylan Moran

Great quote –  Ed: Big Al says so.

Shaun: Yeah, but Big Al says dogs can’t look up!

 

2) Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog day

What stands out for me – Bill Murray’s central performance is truly outstanding, one of my favourite comedy actors of all time. The way the story plays out is brilliant and the repetition in someone else’s hands than Harold Ramis may have fallen flat. Here it shines.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Stephen Tobolowsky

Great quote –  Phil: This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.

 

1) High Fidelity (2000)

Hi Fi

What stands out for me – This is again based on a Nick Hornby novel, I love the book and love how it translated to film. The characters are well drawn and the realities towards relationships are so spot on. It is really funny, and the actors involved are all excellent. Oh, and of course, the soundtrack is superb.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Tim Robbins

Great quote –  Rob: What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

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Remember to check the poetic Sudo One’s blog too.

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About residentweebler
Short Story Writer and Opinionated observer. Visit my blog for all this and more. https://theresidentweeble.wordpress.com/

One Response to Top 10 Comedy Romance Films

  1. SudoOne says:

    Agree about Miss Zellweger. Can’t stand 40-year-old virgin however

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