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I usually avoid romcoms but I watched and really liked Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. They showed great chemistry together.



Maybe the original Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. And I was bowled over by Charade with Hepburn and Cary Grant. Great movie. Oh and Roman Holiday again with Hepburn and Gregory Peck. I guess maybe I'm not doing a very good job of avoiding romcoms.



Barefoot in the Park is my favorite romantic comedy.
Palm Beach Story
Talk of the Town
Mr. Smith goes to Washington
The More, the Merrier



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Just remembered Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Not only a flawless romantic comedy, but one of the best social commentaries ever put to screen. A significantly important film.
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You might like What If with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.
I give this film major props for the sequence where (SORT OF SPOILERS?)
WARNING: spoilers below
the friends steal their clothes on the beach. It's a very "rom com" set up that should lead to a lot of bantering and "oops I saw you naked" and then maybe sexy times. But instead, both of them are embarrassed and angry, and have no one to direct that at but each other. I especially appreciate that Wallace is just as upset as Chantry, subverting the "sex by any means" horny-lead-guy trope.

While I didn't think the movie was incredible, I did like the way that it played with typical rom-com beats and acknowledged that the supposedly quirky and romantic things in movies might actually be really stressful and off-putting in real life."Forced to share a bed" is an old, old, old romance trope, and I liked seeing a movie show a more realistic take on that kind of situation.


And by taking moments to subvert some of the more well-worn romance tropes, it sort of gets away with the ones that it does employ sincerely.