Jack’s Top 7 – Romantic Comedies

*DISCLAIMER: Cry factor scores are in no way a measure of how good a movie is, only a measure of how likely Jack is to cry*

7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Characters so likable and well written that you don’t even mind that they don’t meet each other for ages as you already know they’re meant to be together. Very romantic and really funny too.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 3/5

6. About Time (2013)

A film that not only focuses on the relationship between and man and a woman, but also has a really touching relationship between a father and son. Funny all through and with a fun time travel element that gets you thinking, this is a real heart warmer.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 5/5

5. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

A funny take on history as William Shakespeare write Romeo & Juliet based on his love of a woman he cannot be with. An interesting story that’s funny throughout and romantic too! The chemistry of the leads is great and the supporting cast are also fantastic.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 1/5

4. The Princess Bride (1987)

An epic tale of romance and adventure! Action packed a filled with jokes but the love story between the two heroes still conquers all. A great ensemble of characters and a great framing device of a grandfather reading the tale to his grandson. You can’t help but laugh, cheer, gasp and ‘ahh’ the whole way through.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 1/5

3. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

This one’s up there with the funniest films on this list and features one of the best rom-com actors: the ever lovable Hugh Grant. A different kind of story that takes place over the course of, well, four weddings and a funeral. Every character is different and all of them are hilarious. You feel for them all and the story takes a few twists and turns which keep it always enjoyable and exciting and we meet these characters at various points in time.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 3/5

2. Notting Hill (1999)

Another Hugh Grant film! Yay! I don’t usually like Julia Roberts either but she’s great in this. Seeing this unlikely relationship take shape is a real joy. The romance is real, the comedy is great and once again Richard Curtis’s characters are fully formed people. Plus, if you don’t cry at that one Julia Roberts moment, you’re dead inside.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 5/5

1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Two great actors and two really great characters. This film is so funny that I can watch it endlessly. It has a great concept too. Can men and women really be friends without the sex part getting in the way? Who knows?! According to this film, apparently not. But that’s beside the point. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are hilarious and their chemistry is off the charts! This film isn’t just a great romance or a great comedy, it’s a great film! Full stop.

JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 4/5

Honourable Mentions:

Love Actually (2003) – JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 4/5

You’ve Got Mail (1998) – JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 3/5

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) – JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 0/5

High Fidelity (2000) – JACK’S CRY FACTOR: 0/5

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