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While I was pregnant I didn’t have 2 hours to spare to sit and watch a movie. Now I’m home, on painkillers, and forced by my sexy new incision to spend a good amount of time sitting. Since Baba O’Riley likes to sit with me, it’s not bad, but let me be honest: as usual I have 900 channels and there’s nothing on. And the percocet makes it difficult for me to read and pay attention. I either end up staring at the words blankly or I pass out.

So, while I’m recovering, I figure I’ll watch some movies. But I don’t think I’ve watched a movie in 2 years – so I am at a loss. What’s your recommendation for romantic films (on the comedic side please – I am wickedly hormonal after all) that you’ve enjoyed?

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    Dragonette says:

    I don’t watch a lot of movies, so these aren’t the Newest, but I’ve liked Hot Fuzz, Hairspray, and No Reservations.

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    YorkshireLass says:

    When I’m in the mood for romance I tend to watch films which have been out for years such as “Notting Hill”, “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” or “The Wedding Singer”.  I also love all the old Cary Grant comedies such as, “His Girl Friday”, “Bringing Up Baby” and “The Philadelphia Story”.

    You could also try the new BBC adaptation of “Jane Eyre”.  I can guarantee it will make you cry, but it does have a happy ending!

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    Jenifer says:

    Okay, going through my list of movies seen, here are some that might fit the bill.  Some are new, some are old.  If you’ve seen some, you can measure my taste against yours before watching any of the others.

    10 Things I Hate About You
    50 First Dates
    Amelie
    American President
    Calendar Girls (not so much on the romance, but lighthearted and fun)
    The Freshman
    Hitch
    Idiocracy (another not really a romance, but very funny)
    Sabrina (old or new-ish)
    Shaun of the Dead (same people as Hot Fuzz suggested earlier)

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    Try How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Two Weeks Notice. Two of my faves. And this one is older, but While You Were Sleeping.

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    Walt says:

    Funny, as we have three movies here from Netflix that for the most part have gone unwatched while Alisonis under the deadline from hell, but we do take time to watch SAVING GRACE.  Interesting show you might (cough cough download cough) catch on reruns.  Starring a very scrawny and very naked Holly Hunter, “Grace” has screwed every man with a functioning penis on the show, and is working out her demons with Earl, the angel assigned to her. 

    I watch it for the scenes with Earl, and not for, say, the moments like the opening scene of this weeks show where Grace was naked and handcuffed to her own bed and some random guy scrawling on her with lipstick…

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    Tracy says:

    Two Weeks Notice
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Hitch
    While You Were Sleeping
    Legally Blonde
    Miss Congeniality 1 and 2

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    Hitch (loved Will Smith)
    How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days (I didn’t expect to like this one, but found Kate Hudson charming and funny.)
    50 First Dates (I’m a Drew Barrymore fan.)

    Uh, there must be more, but I’m coming up blank!

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    emily says:

    How about Intolerable Cruelty? Or Raising Arizona? Or O Brother Where Art Thou (which has been playing on CMT a lot lately).

    (I’m a bit of a Coen Brothers fan…)

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    ardith says:

    I liked Music & Lyrics. It was fun in a 80’s blast from the past type of way.

    Oh, Blast from the Past is also better than I thought it would be. VERY cute.

  10. 10
    Jo Leigh says:

    Recently re-watched Love, Actually.  Wonderful.

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    Liz C. says:

    I was going to suggest Knocked Up but it’s not out on dvd until Sept. 25. but definitely check it out when you can. If for nothing else than because Paul Rudd is fantastic in it.

    I always watch Love, Actually when I need to be put in a good mood. Or The Philadelphia Story as someone already mentioned.

    I’m horrible about staying up to date on movies, but I did see Music and Lyrics which is not the greatest Hugh Grant rom-com but isn’t terrible.

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    Teddy Pig says:

    The Gay movie list for women time on their hands…

    The Women
    All About Eve
    What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
    Mommie Dearest
    Steel Magnolias
    Moonstruck
    Working Girl
    Sabrina – The one with Audrey Hepburn
    Pretty Woman

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    Kalen Hughes says:

    Catch and Release (I love me some Timothy Olyphant, and I liked this film a lot)

    Walk the Line (amazing performances!)

    Just Like Heaven (sweet romance set in San Francisco, and it stars Mark Ruffalo, who I totally have a crush on).

    13 Going on 30 (looks stupid, I know; I laughed my ass off, and again Mark Ruffalo).

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    Becky says:

    I love Last Holiday with Queen Latifa.  (Did I spell that right?)  Also, it’s not a romantic comedy, but Second Hand Lions is excellent.  Touching story, lots of adventure, lots of laughs.

    ANTM and Gossip Girl start tonight, too.

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    hollygee says:

    Secretary
    Strictly Ballroom
    the Dish

    and I watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding over and over when I need a fix.

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    How could I forget Music & Lyrics. I absolutely love that movie, though I hadn’t expected to. Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant worked great together in it.

    I like The Mirror Has Two Faces, but it’s not really a funny movie.

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    Randi says:

    Try The Sweetest Thing (Christina Applegate); I’ll second 13 going on 30 and The Philadelphia Story; I just watched The Legand of Billie Jean recently-and it was a nostalgic extravaganza; I’m a sucker for Oceans 11 for the romance between Clooney and Roberts (I think they are a sweet couple); then there are the oldies: Sixteen Candles, Say Anything, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire.

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    Randi says:

    I’ll second 13 going on 30 and The Philadelphia Story.

    Others: The Sweetest Thing, Ocean’s 11 (for the Clooney/Roberts romance-how cute are they in that movie?);

    Romantic nostalgia: Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Legend of Billie Jean; and to a certain extenet Real Genius.

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    Randi says:

    I didn’t mean to post twice. How did that happen? The sytem lied to me. *grumbles*

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    L.E. Bryce says:

    It’s not available on DVD, but Shirley Valentine is really great.

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    Rosemary says:

    Anchorman. Favorite line?  “My apartment smells of rich mahogany.

    Varsity Blues. What can I say about a crappy movie with a naked Scott Caan?  How about, “I want to take a bite out of his lucious ass.”

    Strictly Ballroom.  Early Baz Lurman or however you spell his name.  Lots of bright colors and sparkly things.

    Office Space “I’m gonna show her my “O” face.”

    Not a whole lot of romances, but entertaining and mindless.

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    eliz. says:

    ooh, I second “Amelie” and “Strictly Ballroom.”  Others I can re-watch over and over:

    Sleepless in Seattle
    Mostly Martha (it’s German with lots of yummy food in it)
    Cat Ballou (classic Jane Fonda western – so funny)
    About a Boy
    Bringing Up Baby (Cary Grant w/glasses=cute)
    The Thin Man (comedy about a 30’s era married crime-solving couple – awesome)

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    Michelle says:

    For romantic comedy I love While You Were Sleeping.

    For a romantic fantasy my absolute favorite movie is Ladyhawke.  A studly Rutger Hauer as a knight, a smartass Matthew Broderick as a thief.  Also stunning photography.  You can’t miss with Ladyhawke.

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    Kristin says:

    It might not be out on DVD for a while yet, but I LOVED Stardust.  French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline is one of my classics as well.  And my favorite girly movie of all time, Funny Face.  Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Paris, what more could a girl ask for?  :)

    Haha, confirmation word is “home71”

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    cmfletcher says:

    1. Pride and Prejudice (BBC production with Colin Firth—yowza!)
    2. The Philadelphia Story
    3. Holiday
    4. It Happened One Night
    5. Shakespeare in Love
    6. Much Ado About Nothing
    7. The Women
    8. Notting Hill
    9. Last of the Mohicans (OK, it’s not funny, but come on…Daniel Day-Lewis!)
    10. I, Claudius (OK, this one isn’t a romance and although it has funny bits, it’s not a comedy. But it’s a Roman soap opera with the most deliciously wicked female character imaginable—all hail Livia!)

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    Marguerite says:

    I third 13 Going on 30.

    I also highly recommend Don’t Tell Her It’s Me (also known as The Boyfriend School). It’s a hoot, all about a guy who wants the girl and how his sister helps him win the girl by transforming him into a charecter from a romance novel (the sister is a romance novelist). It also pokes fun of the stereotypes of romance writers and readers. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and I watch it every six months or so.

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    Liz C. says:

    I forgot my ultimate feel good can’t help but watch it when it’s on tv movie: Fools Rush In with Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. I don’t know why I love this movie. I just do. Well, there is my unnatural love for Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek, but it’s still a funny and sweet movie.

    I fiftythird 13 Going on 30. I love Mark Ruffalo in this movie.

  28. 28
    Jaci Burton says:

    The Sweetest Thing will make you laugh until your stitches burst. And it’s a really cute love story.

    Sweet Home Alabama is really cute.

    And I adore Love Actually. I could watch it over and over again. Oh, I do ;-)

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    Angelina says:

    I sooo second Love, Actually. (my favourite movie)

    Sliding Doors
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    The Holiday
    Ice Castles (come on who didn’t cry at the end?)
    Any old Disney live action movies are great for old nostalgic feelings.
    Practical Magic

    But if I was only able to recommend one: Love, Actually.

  30. 30
    Kalen Hughes says:

    The Matchmaker (it stars Janeane Garofalo, what more do I need to say?).

    Danny Deckchair (great little Aussie romance).

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