I hate romantic comedies. In fact, I hate them with the kind of passion that completely negates any other kind of passion. That said, I am a huge proponent of making your potential partner happy; after all, a happy companion can lead ot all sorts of interesting things. So if your girl digs the romcom, here are five that will definitely get you some action while keeping your sanity mostly intact:
First up, Pretty Woman: this is sort of the mother of all romantic comedies (not counting When Harry Met Sally, which you should stay away from at all costs… longterm friendship does not an intimate evening make, no matter how funny it is). The key here is that all the action is based on sex. Even better, the sex starts at the beginning of the movie, but the romance comes later.
Never Been Kissed is basically high school movie meets romance meets Canada’s hottest hockey player turned actor. It’s funny, it’s cute, and it’s actually sincerely sweet in a way that won’t make you want to barf. Cause that definitely won’t get you laid.
Sure it’s not a traditional romcom, but I Love You, Man is a hilarious movie predicated entirely on a slightly skewed romcom formula: girlfriend helps boyfriend find best friend. Crank up the Rush scenes, crack up at Jason Segel’s Uggs, and make out during the credits. Everybody wins.
You might not have heard of Addicted to Love, which makes sense. It’s a terrible movie. However, it features a young Meg Ryan in leather pants on a motorcycle, which might just be enough to get your engines started.
Finally, a romcom with an above-average IQ. Intolerable Cruelty pretty much has it all: hot A-list stars, a well-written script, sex, and the requisite uncredited cameo by Bruce Campbell. Press play and I guarantee — the nookie will come.
The biggest secret of a romcom hookup? You’ll get instant points for merely suggesting that you watch one.