We all have them. You know, the movies we're often afraid to admit we secretly watch and love with a bucket of popcorn in the middle of the night. They're our guilty pleasures. And we should no longer have to feel so guilty about them. This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, let's take a look at some of the cheesiest, corniest, predictable romantic comedies out there (that we can't get enough of):
FOOLS RUSH IN (1997, Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Siobhan Fallon, John Bennett Perry, Jill Clayburgh and Jon Tenney). As the title suggests, fools rushed in and we fell hook, line, and sinker for the predictable yet delightful movie about a New York businessman who falls for his polar opposite--a feisty yet charming Latina.
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING (1997, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett, and Cameron Diaz). Arguably one of the only movies where we can actually tolerate the impossibly giddy Cameron Diaz, but the chemistry between Roberts and the impeccably underrated Mulroney make it all worthwhile. Oh, and the hilarious Rupert Everett makes the movie even harder to pass by (even after
BLIND DATE (1987, starring Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis and John Larroquette). You remember how your mother always told you never have a heavy drink of a first date? Well, Kim Basinger clearly missed the message as she drunkenly stumbles through a nightmarish date with Bruce Willis yielding an uproarious comedy of errors.
SOMETHING NEW (2006, starring Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker and Golden Brooks). You know Sanaa and Simon and going to hook up in this movie eventually, but it's fascinating to watch how it all goes down in this watered-down version of Jungle Fever.
CAN'T HARDLY WAIT (1998, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Melissa Joan Hart, Freddy Rodríguez, and Seth Green). Virtually a who's who of 90s teen stars, Can't Hardly Wait helped usher in a slew of other teen flicks. But how can you turn down Seth Green in braids, Facinelli's jerky handsomeness, and Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All?
JERSEY GIRL (1992, starring Jami Gertz, Dylan McDermott, Aida Turturro, Molly Price, Star Jasper, and Sheryl Lee). Like Pretty in Pink, Something New and Fools Rush In, Jersey Girl is yet another love story about two people from the opposite side of the road. Except one was still on that side of the road(Gertz), and the other one was pretending he wasn't from there to begin with (McDermott). Together they and their instigating sidekicks are hilariously re-watchable.
PRETTY IN PINK (1986, starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy and Harry Dean Stanton). By far one of the best teen rom-coms ever, Pretty in Pink had it all: Molly Ringwald, a randomly fantastic lip-sync moment brought to you by Jon Cryer, and a lusciously cheesy young romance between Ringwald and McCarthy.
What are some of your guilty pleasure rom-coms?