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12 Romantic Comedies He'll Actually Enjoy

I can enjoy a good, old-fashioned rom-com with the best of ‘em. My husband however, cannot.

He claims he doesn’t want to be held prisoner for two hours watching (and I quote): “A beautiful girl, unlucky in love getting used and abused by a-holes for two hours until she realizes her best male friend, or the guy she loves to hate, is the one she belongs with.”  Fair enough, but I don’t want to get stuck watching an unlikely hero save the world from alien domination. So what’s a couple to do?

Since scrubbing the DVR is something we obviously can’t do together (Ice Loves Coco vs. River Monsters, anyone?), we sit at a Saturday night crossroads — until now.

Check out these 12 romantic comedies he’ll actually enjoy, after the jump!


  • High Fidelity 1 of 12
    High Fidelity
    Love, heartbreak, lists, and vinyl set the backdrop for this cult favorite that will leave you jonesing for a mixed tape.

    Memorable quote: "The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules."
    Get it from Amazon, $15.99
  • Lars and the Real Girl 2 of 12
    Lars and the Real Girl
    Lars, in his precious delusion, purchases a life-sized doll to be his girlfriend. Unexpected charm rules this quirky tale of love and humanity.

    Memorable quote: "I was talking to Bianca, and she was saying that in her culture, they have these rites of passages and rituals and cermonies, and, just all kinds of things, that when you do them, go through them, let you know that you're an adult. Doesn't that sound great?"
    Get it from Amazon, $10.69
  • There’s Something About Mary 3 of 12
    There's Something About Mary
    A cringe-worthy zipper accident prevents geeky Ted from attending his high school prom with beautiful Mary. Thirteen years later, Ted's on a mission to get Mary back.

    Memorable quote: "You know what I'd like to see? Meat in a cone. You could put corned beef hash in a cone ... or chopped liver."
    Get it from Amazon, $6.99
  • (500) Days of Summer 4 of 12
    (500) Days of Summer
    Hopeless romantic boy meets guarded girl. Clever banter, a cool soundtrack, and a narrator who's quick to remind us this is not a love story, but a story about love.

    Memorable quote: "She's better than the girl of my dreams ... she's real."
    Get it from Amazon, $13.73
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin 5 of 12
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin
    A loveable virgin receives horrible romance advice from his friends as they attempt to make a man out of him. Beware of charming lowbrow awesomeness.

    Memorable quote: "You know what? I respect women! I love women! I respect them so much that I completely stay away from them!"
    Get it from Amazon, $9.11
  • When Harry Met Sally… 6 of 12
    When Harry Met Sally...
    Can men and women ever really be friends? Witty banter and on-screen chemistry make this classic one both sexes can agree on.

    Memorable quote: "The whole life-of-a-single-guy thing. You meet someone, you have the safe lunch, you decide you like each other enough to move on to dinner. You go dancing, you do the white-man's over-bite, go back to her place, you have sex, and the minute you're finished you know what goes through your mind? How long do I have to lie here and hold her before I can get up and go home. Is thirty seconds enough?"
    Get it from Amazon, $6.99
  • Groundhog Day 7 of 12
    Groundhog Day
    Those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it. Just ask megalomaniac weatherman Phil, who's doomed to relive Groundhog's Day until he learns valuable lessons in humility. Only then does he have a shot at getting
    the girl.

    Memorable quote: "I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over and over and over?"
    Get it from Amazon, $8.99
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall 8 of 12
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Heartbroken Peter escapes to Hawaii only to discover his ex-girlfriend is staying at the same hotel with her new lover. You'll root for the often-naked underdog in this romantic comedy.

    Memorable quote: "Oh, if they were Sean Jean sweatpants, it would be no problem, but because they were Costco brand, it's the worst thing I could do."
    Get it from Amazon, $8.49
  • Friends with Benefits 9 of 12
    Friends with Benefits
    Friendly sex is simple, right? This sexy comedy attempts to answer the question devoid of romantic clichés.

    Memorable quote: "Look, I can live without ever having sex with you again. It'll be really hard. Hey, I want my best friend back ... because I'm in love with her."
    Get it from Amazon, $14.99
  • Knocked Up 10 of 12
    Knocked Up
    Fun-loving party boy Ben is about to learn that growing up is hard to do in the wake of a one night stand.

    Memorable quote: "Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever."
    Get it from Amazon, $9.43
  • The Wedding Singer 11 of 12
    The Wedding Singer
    Jilted at the altar, Robbie, a wedding singer, unexpectedly finds love with a girl engaged to be married. Oh, and it's 1985.

    Memorable quote: "Once again, things that could've been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!"
    Get it from Amazon, $7.89
  • Wedding Crashers 12 of 12
    Wedding Crashers
    Womanizing wingmen fool around and fall in love in this matrimonial comedy
    of errors.

    Memorable quote: "You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts."
    Get it from Amazon, $5.53

What are your favorite romantic comedies?

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