Mar 02

Ilsa Fisher being hoisted up by Vince Vaughn at a wedding.

For as many movies that I watch, the hardest genre for me to take seriously is the Romantic Comedy. Mix one part Jennifer Anniston, add a dash of Hugh Grant with a sprinkling of Katherine Heigl (the bootleg Anniston) and you have one big ball of sappy, predictable nonsense that is only separated by the unique title.

So what’s a man to do when his lady only chooses to watch this nonsense? Well you get yourself a solid list of tolerable movies and let her have a night where you can suggest one that you would actually sit through. Trust me Titanic and The Notebook are not on my list as both made me roll my eyes so hard that I had a massive headache by the time they ended. If you really have to see a chick-flick, the following is a list of good ones that truly don’t suck.

The following descriptions are taken from The Internet Movie Database (

Hitch (2005)

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While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.

Editor's Note: While it’s hard for me to believe that an Alpha class wolf like Will Smith would chase down an above average (at most) banger like Eva Mendez, when he had a city full of hawte’s open to suggestions… it was still a great movie. Plus it has Kevin James.

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  • Neil

    Greg, my brother…….This post is a great way to start my Friday morning and my weekend.
    Gotta’ say though….you kinda lost me on “Love Actually”….Lolol……but you brought me back on “Wedding Crashers”…..funny movie…Bradley Cooper played a great “bully.”

    Kudos, Greg!

    • Thanks Neil, this post was tough because there are 2 types of guys – hardcore RomCom haters (which is me) and guys who tolerate them if they bring a different angle to the table. For this I’m gonna get some disagreement on the list as a whole but I guarantee you that within the 10 there’s enough to satisfy both parties. I went with 5 for the girls that doesn’t annoy guys too much and 5 for the guys that doesn’t annoy girls too much. I’m glad you like it.

      I’m working on the flip side for the ladies… 10 action movies that your lady (not all ladies, just the RomCom crowd) can enjoy. I hope this helps some new daters out there.

      • Neil

        Aww shucks….Action movies, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Lol….hmmm although I’m really puzzled by the fact that my wife has never been a fan of the James Bond series or has never watched any of the Bourne films……..