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10 romcoms with unique plots

Updated on May 1, 2014

Love is in the air

Romantic comedies all have the same formula (at least most of them). A beautiful heroine, a handsome hero, a blushing love, a little difference of opinion (read as drift) and a happy ending. Though the formula is the same there are some movies which are very entertaining. Here are few which captured my attention and made my lazy afternoons enjoyable. The listing is my own personal choice. It is a great chance for you to watch some of these fun movies. All these movies have an superb plot and have been highest grossing movies at the box office. Hope you like it!

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Love is here to stay, so is her family

Released Year : 2002

Cast : Nia Vardalos, John Corbett

Plot: This movie is based on the cultural conflicts when two people of totally different cultures fall in love. The heroine is from the Greek community and falls in love with a non-greek. The hurdles the couple face to convince their families and get married is the plot of the story. The movie provides funny and touching insights into the Greek culture that by the end of the movie you can't help but fall in love with the huge and loud Greek family.

Toula Portokalos: Ma, Dad is so stubborn. What he says goes. "Ah, the man is the head of the house!"

Maria Portokalos: Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.

What women want

He has the power to hear everything women are thinking

Year: 2000

Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt

Plot: This is a very funny movie where the male chauvinistic hero at one point of time gets to know what is on the minds of women all around him. How it gets him in and out of trouble and changes his belief about women is the story. Helen hunt as his boss is awesome.

Nick Marshall: It's never too late to do the right thing. That's what I'll do, I'll go over there and do the right thing.


The cure for common man

Year: 2005

Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes

Plot: Dr. Hitch is a date doctor (he calls himself that) and helps building serious relationships in the case of one-sided love. He finds himself falling for a beautiful reporter who complicates his life beyond his imagination. At the end, the date doctor himself finds true love! Will Smith is just charming in this movie.

Hitch: Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.

Bringing down the house

One of the funniest movies ever

Year: 2003

Cast: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah

Plot: Steve is a single parent who is forced to accommodate a convict in his home who is very sure she was wrongly framed but by whom? He helps her find that mysterious person while she coaches him about treating his kids with the love and attention they deserve. It is a hilarious typical Steve Martin movie.

You've Got Mail

Year: 1998

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

Plot: Tom and Meg keep mailing without actually knowing each other. They share a good friendship over mails. Tom is the owner of the giant Fox books which has plans of competing in the same area as Meg's Shop around the corner. How do they react when they get to know each other? What are their motives? Is Meg angry with Tom after she knows the truth? All these form the rest of the movie.

The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.

How to lose a guy in 10 days

Year: 2003

Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

Plot: Kate is a reporter writing the how-to column in a leading magazine and her topic for the month is how to lose a guy in ten days. Matthew is confronted with the challenge of holding onto Kate forever in order to win a business proposal. But Kate just wants to dump him. She tries all the classic mistakes to chase him out of her life. In the end, does she lose him? Who wins this tug of war?

The Holiday

Year: 2006

Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude law

Plot: The holiday is about two women with extremely different lifestyles finding love unexpectedly when they decide to exchange houses for a short term. But will that kind of love last? The challenges for both of them forms the central plot. The contrasting lives is captured beautifully and the landscape is idyllic.

Miles: Iris, if you were a melody... I used only the good notes.

Life as We Know It

Year: 2010

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel

Plot: Two single people become guardians to an orphaned child of their close friend. It is a huge struggle for both of them to come to terms with their situation with a demanding baby since both do not have any prior experience with a baby. It is a touching as well as lovable movie. The highlights are the baby's beautiful expressions in the movie. Will the couple continue to have the baby? If so for how long?

Eric Messer: Having somebody help you doesn't mean that you fail, it just means that you're not in it alone.

Just like Heaven

Year: 2005

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo

Plot: Reese is a doctor who is a workaholic. She meets with an accident and is hanging to life by a thread in a hospital. Mark is the new owner of Reese's previous home. Reese appears before him as a ghost and tries chasing him out of the house. The twist in the story is, she does not know that she is almost dead. Does Mark help her to know who she is? Is Reese able to get back her life forms the rest of the story.

Confessions of a shopaholic

Year: 2009

Cast: Isla Fischer, Hugh Dancy.

Plot: Isla gets into a lot of trouble because of her addiction to shopping. What starts as a simple lie complicates her whole life until one day she realizes that this kind of addiction is going to ruin her. She makes an effort to re-discover herself. The movie is very hilarious and Isla is truly amazing in her character. But will she get what she has already lost?

Graham Bloomwood: Your mother and I think that if the American economy can be billions in debt and still survive, so can you.

What do you think about these movies?

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    • asereht1970 profile image

      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I have watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding and You've Got Mail, enjoyed both of them so much.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I enjoyed watching "Just Like Heaven"!