Why Romantic Comedy Movies are Serious Fun

To dismiss romantic comedy as light-hearted chick flicks does the genre no justice. Rom Com Addict is here to set the record straight!

If you’re here, then you’re as serious about rom-coms as we are. The comedy romance genre is usually a cliche; a simple formula that might look like this:

Unsuitable boy due to one or more of:

  • recently broken heart or bereavement
  • single dad to multiple young kids
  • nasty, selfish womanizer
  • shallow and self-centered
  • immune to feminine wiles and charm
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  • slightly ditzy
  • midlife crisis-ridden
  • artsy but trapped in corporate grind
  • recently divorced
  • impossibly high-maintenance or ultra-crunchy
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and they hook up, via:

  • lots of near misses
  • pouting
  • slapstick moments
  • advice from best friends to end it
  • give it one more chance
  • final straw breaks camel’s back and they part
  • some moment of drama or co-incidence re-unites them
  • happy ever after
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Package the ingredients with a cute pair of actors (only one should be really gorgeous, the other ought to be a bit nerdy or librarian-ish to balance things out), add popcorn and ensure it’s 95 minutes or less.

However, there is WAY more to romantic comedy than this!

Allow us to broaden your horizons and make rom-coms your favourite type of movie.

Don’t Tar Them All With the Same Brush

We’re going to surprise you now with a list of movies which could be described as rom-coms. I bet it’s a way more diverse array than you were expecting…

  • The Proposal
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Shallow Hal
  • Just Go with It
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Pretty Woman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith

From the above list, you can see just how varied this genre can be. A romantic comedy film can include murder, demons, corporate greed, prostitution, animation, and even win Oscars (so much for light and fluffy!).

How We Have Redefined Romantic Comedy

What you have already realized by now is that not all rom-coms are created equal. Click any of the links below to discover new ways to appreciate this awesome movie genre!

Drama Rom-Coms
For people who like an edge to their romance.

Love Actually

Action Rom-Coms
For those of you who prefer the sweetheart moments to simply provide a break from the adrenaline rush.

Knight and Day

Teen Rom-Coms
Targeting, and age-appropriate for, the younger audience.


We hope you discover many new awesome movies while you’re with us.

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