I often wonder: What is it about our favorite romantic comedies that never fails to give us a heavy case of The Feels? The setting? The characters? That inevitable swelling scene that ends in a long, passionate kiss?
Luckily, Vogue has come to our rescue! Back in May, they ranked the 51 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time, sending hearts a-flutter around the globe. I really love how they describe the process of choosing the very best of the best…
“It’s for this reason that we had such a good time making this list, at least initially. And lots of help. People keep a special place in their heart for romantic comedies. They talk about them differently than other movies, and they like to talk about them a lot. When the call went out, we heard from writers, editors, friends, moms, therapists, bartenders, people we hadn’t talked to since high school; the list goes on. The initial gathering of candidates was great fun; the subsequent reaping less so.”
Honestly, I’m sort of in awe that they were able to get the list down to just 51 movies — a feat that seems near-impossible to my hopeless romantic heart. You all know my heart beats to the rhythm of those girl-and-boy-meet-and-fireworks-explode moments in movies.
For the record, here are four of my all-time favorites…
The process of choosing was no easy task, of course, but someone has to do the hard work. After all, the fate of our weekend binge-watching depends on it! And with the long Labor Day weekend coming up, feel free to thank me! I’m pretty sure I just planned your entire weekend for you! Yes, you’re very, very, very welcome!
P.S. More swoon-worthy romantic movies!
[Top photo from Shakespeare In Love]