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Rom-Com Ratings: Love it or Hate it?

By Olivia Daly and Grace Sukari

In light of Valentine's Day, and the fact that Rom-Coms are the best genre, we have compiled a very thorough list of the most iconic, well-discussed Rom-Coms, and have picked them apart. If you’re feeling extra single on February 14th, then this list will recommend you the best kind of company.

(Disclaimer: These are just our opinions and this isn't a serious article, so please enjoy!)


*spoiler alert*



10 Things I Hate About You

Age Rating 14+

Rating: 8/10


Pros:

  • A classic, everyone knows and loves this movie.

  • OG enemies to lovers trope, very popular amongst Gen Z.

  • Heath Ledger. Enough said.

  • Kat Stratford shaped our teenage feminist selves.


Cons:

  • Bianca = lowkey icky.

  • Patrick's initial motives were bad… (paid to date Kat 🙁).



When Harry Met Sally

Age Rating 16+

Rating: 9/10


Pros:

  • Literally invented our favourite trope: right person, wrong time.

  • Had us on the edge of our seats the entire movie.

  • Melted our hearts, especially the NYE scene.

  • Perfect balance between wittiness and emotion.


Cons:

  • Cringed a bit when she confessed her love on the phone.

  • Ended too quickly. WE WANTED MORE OF THEM AS A COUPLE.

  • Harry gave us the ick during the first impressions of each other.

  • DO NOT WATCH IT WITH YOUR PARENTS - the breakfast scene (if you know, you know).



A Cinderella Story

Age Rating 7+

Rating: 9/10


Pros:

  • Hilary Duff. Chad Michael Murray. Jennifer Coolidge. ICONS.

  • Step-sisters got what they deserved 👏.

  • Is an iconic childhood movie. A staple, feel-good classic.

  • Predictable and cliche in the best way possible.


Cons:

  • Gets repetitive after you’ve watched it 100 times.



The Kissing Booth

Age Rating 14+

Rating: -300/10


Pros:

  • The relief felt when it finally ended.


Cons:

  • Horrific acting.

  • A trainwreck of a plot.

  • The unsanitary nature of the actual ‘Kissing Booth’, not to mention the blatant issues with the concept.

  • Predictable.

  • The running scene is the biggest ick in cinema history.

  • Noah gave us trauma.

  • Offensive to the ‘Rom-Com’ genre.



Bridget Jones’ Diary

Age Rating 16+

Rating: 7.5/10


Pros:

  • Had us in hysterics, actually the funniest movie ever.

  • Bridget is an actual queen and lives the perfect life - apartment in London, hilarious best friends, and two guys fighting over her. SIGN ME UP.

  • Colin Firth. Again, enough said.


Cons:

  • More comedy than romance.

  • HATED THE MALE LOVE INTERESTS. NOPE, DISGUSTING.



Four Weddings and a Funeral

Age Rating 16+

Rating: 13/10


Pros:

  • One of Liv’s favourite movies of all time - no explanation needed.

  • Literally the perfect combination of funny, romance and a little bit of sadness.

  • Hugh Grant? Hello?

  • SO SAD. But that's why we love it.

  • Again a CLASSIC.

  • The relationships in this movie are the best of all time.


Cons:

  • None? And we stand by this.



Clueless

Age Rating 13+

Rating: 10/10


Pros:

  • Iconic catchphrases that have single-handedly shaped Gen Z.

  • Her closet, her car, her clothes.

  • THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. We love a queen who matures <3.

  • Paul Rudd? Are you kidding me?

  • Reimagination of Jane Austen's novel. (Magaret Atwood who?)


Cons:

  • Fell in love with her step-brother? (Borderline illegal).



To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Age Rating 13+

Rating: 2/10


Pros:

  • Interesting concept - keyword: ‘Interesting’.


Cons:

  • Noah Scented Mayo

  • The men throughout this movie.

  • The main character is a major pick me. Sorry, why is she in love with her sister's ex?

  • Younger sister is really annoying, didn’t add anything to the plot tbh.

  • Acting was mediocre.



Grease

Age Rating 12+

Rating: 8/10


Pros:

  • John Travolta. Olivia Newton-John. LEGENDS.

  • THE SONGS GAVE US CHILLS AND THEY’RE MULTIPLYING.

  • Iconic clothes, 50’s fashion vibes.

  • Will always be a timeless Rom-Com.


Cons:

  • Of its time - lowkey misogynistic.

  • No plot really.


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