In no particular order: 1. Clark Gable as Peter Warne in It Happened One Night Down-to-earth, sometime-alcoholic newspaper man Peter Warne will stop at nothing to send in his scoop but manages to fall in love with the spoiled heiress about whom he is wrting. After enduring many troublesome adventures with Ellie on their journey to New York, all Peter wants at the end of the day is her affection — and the $39.60 he spent on her. He is a simple guy who knows what he wants and is not afraid to ruin an engagement dinner to get it. 2. Carey Grant as Walter Burns in His Girl Friday Desperate not to lose his ex-wife and star reporter to a new husband and a life of domesticity, workaholic editor Walter Burns demands that Hildy cover one last story before she departs. While she attempts to finish the job, Walter does everything in his power to prevent her upcoming marriage, including jailing her fiance and kidnapping Hildy’s future mother-in-law. All his bamboozling — and amazing nack for banter — remind Hidly that she belongs in the newspaper game with Walter, even if they never do take a honeymoon to Niagara Falls. 3. Hugh Jackman as Leopold in Kate and Leopold At the end of a gruelling workday, who better to come home to than a displaced duke from 1876 who pulls out chairs, knows how to arrange the perfect bouquet, speaks eloquently even when dealing out insults, breaks up bad dates, Directtv Seattle, chases down purse thieves, and still has time to prepare a splendid, candlelight dinner on a rooftop followed by cuddling? Alas! A man like Leopold is not confined by time but by the silver screen. 4. Kurt Russell as Dean Proffitt in Overboard In this modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, the Petruchio figure, ruggedly handsome carpenter Dean Proffitt, is not above trapping the amnesia-suffering heiress who wronged him in his nightmare of a house with his rambunctious children and dogs in order to to teach her a lesson about character and integrity. Through his unusual method of captivity and a renegade kitchen hose, Dean helps Joanna find the freedom to be herself and fall in love for the first time. 5. Gerard Butler as Milo Boyd in The Bounty Hunter Being chased through a race track, locked in the trunk of a car, and handcuffed to a bedpost does not a romantic getaway make — unless Milo Boyd is the man behind the misery. This bounty hunter is bound and determined to finish his job but has no problem rekindling an old flame in the process. Although this means jail time for his lady love, at least Milo is willing to get himself arrested to spend their anniversary together in neighboring cells. Now, that is dedication.
Romantic comedies are often considered synonymous with “chick flicks,” but there are some that guys can tolerate or even enjoy. Men have a romantic side as well, even if they can’t publicly admit it. The trick is to find movies that aren’t told 100 from a female point of view. Here are a few suggestions.
There’s Something About Mary (1998), starring Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz, is a raunchy comedy directed by the Farelly Brothers. This is a movie that encourages the viewer to sympathize with [...]
When you watch a lot of romantic comedies on television, you might see that many of the women who are portrayed in these shows seem to have everything. Not only do they have husbands, beautiful children and beautiful homes, but they also seem to always have time to joke around with their significant others, spend time with their children, cook a nice dinner and clean a spotless home while working a career. If you aren’t able to [...]
When people think of romantic comedies, they most often think of a lovelorn woman who must face obstacles in order to be united with the object of her love. Sometimes this is the original person she was in love with, and sometimes she comes to realize that there is someone better out there for her – sometimes even someone who was there all along but who she only saw as a friend. There are many twists on this basic formula, but it can [...]
There is nothing better than a great romantic comedy. They may be harder to find, but some of the best romantic comedies of all-time were made before 1960.
The first great old romantic comedy is “His Girl Friday” starring Carey Grant. The film follows two news reporters as they fall in love covering an important story. You will laugh out loud hundreds of times as you follow this great love story.
“The Shop Around the Corner” may be a very traditional romantic comedy, but that does not keep it from being great. The film stars James [...]
In no particular order:
1. Clark Gable as Peter Warne in It Happened One Night
Down-to-earth, sometime-alcoholic newspaper man Peter Warne will stop at nothing to send in his scoop but manages to fall in love with the spoiled heiress about whom he is wrting. After enduring many troublesome adventures with Ellie on their journey to New York, all Peter wants at the end of the day is her affection — and the 39.60 he spent on her. He is a simple guy who knows what he wants and is not afraid to ruin an engagement [...]