5 Rom-Coms Your Boyfriend Won’t Bail On

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5 Rom Coms Your Boyfriend Won’t Bail On

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What’s more difficult than getting your boyfriend to watch a romantic comedy on movie night? Getting him to choose which one he’d rather suffer through. Well hold that thought because I’ve hand-selected 5 fine Rom-Coms that your boyfriend won’t bail on. And if you’ve got some dream man who’s already into the genre and you’ve seen them all then feel free to pick out a thriller to switch things up tonight.

Note: Ratings are categorically based as these films are only rated against other romantic comedies.

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Don Jon

Don JonDirector: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Cast:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Scarlett Johansson,
Julianne Moore

 

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Genre: Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance
Released: 2013
Keywords: Steamy, Romantic
Running Time: 1h 30 min

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Why he won’t bail on this one: He’s gonna love this. That’s because the story is about the character he’s most likely to be in a romantic comedy. Your ‘schnookums’ has got every quality you’d ever want in a guy right? Except club-going, womanizing, smut addiction, carousing, galavanting, skylarking and such – but otherwise he’s perfect. A guy has got to change at some point or at least when he meets the woman that changes him.

Every guy can relate to these circumstances in one way or another. That’s why your boyfriend will stay glued to the couch for this one.

It’s also because Joseph Gordon-Levitt never fails to deliver the goods. It’s also because Scarlett Johansson just kind of has to be present for a guy to be interested.

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Love Actually

Love ActuallyDirector:
Richard Curtis

Cast:
Hugh Grant,
Emma Thompson,
Colin Firth,
Liam Neeson

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Genre: Romantic Comedies, British
Released: 2003
Keywords: Romantic, Sentimental
Running Time: 2h 15 min

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Why he won’t bail on this one: It’s actually nine love stories (or is it ten?) in one! So technically, if your boyfriend watches this one he’s off the hook for the next nine (or ten) movie nights. All of London seems to be in love with an ensemble cast that you can’t help become charmed by as you watch each love story whip past you in a blur. Aside from the exceptional cast I did enjoy the underlying holiday theme driving the story and you should too.

This one has so much going on he’ll be too confused to know if he’s enjoying it or not, but at least you will – and that’s all that counts right?

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Hitch

HitchDirector: Andrew Tennant

Cast:
Will Smith
Eva Mendes
Kevin James

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Genre: Romantic Comedies
Released: 2005
Keywords: Romantic, Sentimental
Running Time: 120 min

Watch on: YouTube Movies

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Why he won’t bail on this one: I wrote this for the three couples out there who haven’t seen Hitch. There isn’t one guy in the 48 contiguous states (not sure what they’re into in Alaska and Hawaii) who didn’t or who wouldn’t like this movie. Watch in pure awe as Will Smith teaches Kevin James the ropes of Casanova-ism. Eva Mendez brings the heat with sensational on-screen chemistry that helps create an instant modern classic.

Hey, Mrs/Ms angry at the reviewer right now, I know this was a likely choice. That’s why I threw in a bonus title at the end. You’ll never guess what it is.

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Man Up (2015)

Man Up (2015)Director: Ben Palmer

Cast:
Lake Bell
Simon Pegg

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Genre: Romantic Comedies, British
Released: 2015
Keywords: Witty, Romantic
Running Time: 1hr 28min

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Why he won’t bail on this one: The best way to serve up a romantic comedy is to catch him off-guard. He’s probably already seen the hilarious Simon Pegg in one of his off-the-wall satire comedies like Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. So you can tell your man it’s a prequel or something. This is actually one of the better films in the genre out there as Lake Bell and Simon Pegg are terrific comedic actors. Their dialogue and silliness are really something to be appreciated here.

The title alone puts pressure on a guy to just man up and enjoy the film.

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The Dilemma

The DilemmaDirector: Ron Howard

Cast:
Vince Vaughn,
Kevin James,
Jennifer Connelly,
Winona Ryder

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Genre: Comedies, Romantic Drama
Released: 2011
Keywords: Romantic, Dark
Running Time: 1hr 52 min

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Why he won’t bail on this one: I saw this film at an advance screening at the Palisades Mall in which many of the production crew, namely director Ron Howard, were there for feedback. The movie wasn’t in its final cut but one couldn’t help but be entertained by a cast featuring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah. I laughed throughout the entire film. After its release I was disappointed to read an unwelcome response from critics. What do they know anyway right?

I may attribute my enjoyment of the film to going in with absolutely no expectations at all but I can’t imagine anyone sitting comfortably on their couch not basking in the sheer pleasure of seeing these talented actors handle the difficult task of making us laugh through an intertwining slapstick story that’s more a dark romantic comedy with feelgood bright spots.

Watch it…nuff said.

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Summer of Blood

Summer of BloodDirector: Onur Tukel

Cast:
Onur Tukel
Anna Margaret Hollyman
Dakota Goldhor

Watch on:
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Genre: Dark Comedies, Independent
Released: 2014
Keywords: Irreverent, Offbeat, Dark
Running Time: 1hr 28min

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Why he won’t bail on this one: As a bonus for the shoe-in of an entry for Hitch, I’ve included an additional film you’ve probably never heard of…until now.

It would be someone like myself to qualify this as a Rom-Com but if you can imagine a romantic comedy in horror-film wrapping then you’re getting the gist of it already. Nevertheless the film is offensively hilarious. That aspect alone will keep your boyfriend put. Now throw in maniacally oversexed situations and self-deprecating humor with a supernatural twist and you’ve got him for the entire 86 minutes.

Hey, enjoy something outside the box for a change…I almost put Deadpool on the list.

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