Top 5 Romantic Comedy Movies
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Hi, I'm Carissa Loethen for About.com, and today we're bringing you the top five romantic comedies. Make sure you grab your box of tissues and your teddy bear.Steve Carell stars in this hilarious romantic comedy as Andy Stitzer. In “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Stitzer is revealed to be just what the title suggests -- an involuntary celibate. Stitzer works in a stockroom at SmartTech. After a poker game, it's revealed Stitzer is a virgin, and his co-workers decide to help. The problem is: the men all give Stitzer different advice, but a must-see scene is when they convince Stitzer to get his chest waxed! Finally, Stitzer meets Trish, who's played by Catherine Keener. The two hit it off, and after a series of mishaps, Stitzer does finally lose his virginity -- oh, he ends up marrying her, too. “Bridget Jones's Diary” follows the whirlwind romances of Bridget (played by Renee Zellweger). She visits her parents at a Christmas party and meets Mark (Colin Firth). She ends up getting rather snubbed, so she instead falls head-over-heels for her boss, Daniel (Hugh Grant). Once Bridget finds Daniel cavorting with a colleague, she drops him and decides to change her life and find a new job. Eventually, she bumps into Mark again, right around the same time Daniel says he wants her back. Then, the viewer has the pleasure of watching the two men bicker over who deserves her the most.The story of “Juno” revolves around a teen named Juno (Ellen Page) who becomes unexpectedly pregnant. She slept with her best friend, Bleeker (Michael Cera), and... turns out, it only took one time to do the job. After taking handfuls of pregnancy tests, Juno can't hide from the fact that she is, actually, knocked up. With a little help from her best friend, Juno finds a couple, Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa (Jennifer Garner) willing to adopt her baby. Through many twists and turns, the viewer follows Juno throughout her pregnancy.The story of “What Women Want” focuses on Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson), a super chauvinistic pig, who's also an advertising hot-shot. Through a freak accident involving a bathtub and a hairdryer, Nick wakes up and is able to hear what ALL females are thinking. At first, he thinks it's a curse, until his psychologist makes him realize he can use this new-found gift to his advantage. His first target is Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt), who “stole” a promotion from him. Just as he's starting to really use his powers to his advantage, feelings for Darcy start to get in the way.Ahhh, the movie that taught us, men and women really CAN'T be friends. “When Harry Met Sally” stars the magnanimous duo Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. The movie begins when Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) road trip together to New York. The two meet a few years later in an airport, and Harry reveals he's married. Sally also says she's dating someone. A few years later, they meet again, but this time in a bookstore. Harry reveals he's divorced, and Sally's relationship had also ended. From that point on, the two become friends. Then, one night, Sally learns her ex is getting married. Harry rushes to her apartment and.... well, they did it. Things then get rather awkward until a New Year's Eve party where Harry rushes to tell her he loves her.Our number one pick is a little off the beaten path. In “Roman Holiday,” the Queen of romance, Audrey Hepburn, plays Princess Ann -- a runaway royal on the lookout for adventure. She meets Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) on her journey through Rome. Joe is an American reporter, and he doesn't recognize the princess when he first meets her. When he arrives at work and recognizes her from a picture, he makes a bet with his boss that he can land an exclusive interview with the royal. While out and about the city, the princess gets her hair cut short at a barber shop, and Joe “accidentally” meets her on the Spanish Steps. The two spend the day seeing all the sights, including the mystical “Mouth of Truth,” which is supposed to bite off the hands of liars. He fools the princess into thinking his hand was bitten off, but reveals it was a joke. Throughout their adventures, the two fall in love. We must warn you, though, the ending is very bittersweet.There you have it. Now, ready to go shed a few tears? For more on movies, go to About.com.