Old School Romantic Comedies of Hollywood (..or movies in general)

I am a sucker for romantic comedies. They’re light, funny and make me feel good.  Not that I limit my viewing to this genre, “but on the real”,  I’ve watched A LOT. My favorites are: While You Were Sleeping, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, 13 Going on 30, Just Like Heaven, and The Proposal.

I wish Hollywood would release more of these types of movies. Lately, it’s been a slew of special effects and CGI cartoons over and over again.For some movies at least, the importance given to production has overtaken two very important aspects of a good film- good screenplay and good dialogue.

On the young adult side of things, it seems like no one wants to be with a human anymore. You have Twilight, Beautiful Creatures, Warm Bodies, and The Host. Not that I wasn’t intrigued with Twilight first came out. Bottom line, however, we’re all still human. I want to see things that I can relate to or at least things closer to planet Earth.

In case some of you are looking for cute romantic comedies to fill in a Sunday night or a stay-in Friday; the Philippines (the country where I live) has been producing some pretty good romantic comedies. I just felt like sharing since I like
these movies so much. Sometimes, I think they release it internationally with English subtitles.

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1.) My Best Friends Girl Friend

Summary from imdb: After an awkward yet memorable encounter at a stag party, Evo (Richard Gutierrez) and Grace (Marian Rivera) thought they would never see each other again. Little did they know that Grace is actually the girlfriend of Evo’s best friend, Mark (‘JC de Vera’). As the arrogant player that he is, Evo takes advantage of what happened at the party to make Grace agree to his demands. He forces Grace to pretend as his girlfriend to make Akiko (Ehra Madrigal), his ex, jealous. – Written by iGMA.tv

2.) A Very Special Love

Summary from imdb: Laida Magtalas is a modern-day Belle. “Miggy” is the youngest member of the Montenegro clan a well established family in the business world. She applies as an Editorial Assistant at Miggy’s newly launched men’s magazine, “Bachelor”. Laida revels working in such close proximity with the man of her dreams – Written by ledster

3.) Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? ((Why doesn’t your crush have a crush on you?)

A quirky but kind-hearted girl develops an unlikely friendship with her new boss. Can their friendship blossom to love?

4. Starting Over Again

Summary from imdb: A pair of exes run into each other again years after a breakup that left them with plenty of unresolved questions.

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Given that these plots have been used and re-used, the story itself is pretty engaging, funny and entertaining.

By the way, if you happen to be reading this, can you share some old school movies that I can watch?
It doesn’t have to be a romantic comedy. Family-oriented movies are nice too.

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