“I fell asleep watching the movie Amélie, and when I woke up, I had spilled so much red wine on myself that I thought for a second that I had been shot.”
If you can’t relate to that iconic quote from The Mindy Project then you’re probably not a rom-com fan and, well, that just sucks for you—especially during Valentine’s Day weekend.
The genre, like any other, has its hallmarks: The meet-cute (or, sometimes, meet-dislike). The will-they-or-won’t-they tension. The wildly unrealistic obstacle keeping the main couple apart. The supportive-yet-sassy best friend. And yet, when a movie really nails it, there’s nothing better than two wildly attractive people admitting their love for one another. But when a rom-com goes wrong, it feels about as disappointing as being stood up for a date. Not like we know how that feels or anything…
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite romantic comedies and a handful of our not-so-favorites. Hey, there’s a thin line between love and hate after all.