If you’re going out on a first date with a girl, it’s always going to be a big risk taking her to see a romantic comedy. Apart from seeming like you expect too much from a first date, you might end up picking a real puddle of damp saccharine and looking like a tasteless jerk, as well as a desperate loser. If you’re already in a couple, you’ll probably be okay… And you’ll probably get away with this little lot, too. Well, most of it.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Drew Barrymore cries forever while stuff happens then some dude kisses her. Ridiculous.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Oh man they finally found each other! Thanks, improbability of the Internet!

The Notebook (2004)

Stop crying everyone!

Notting Hill (1999)

Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant are so charming it’s sickening. At least true love transcends social strata!

Love Actually (2003)

Just too damn much in terms of feel good nonsense. All during Christmas!

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Patrick Swayze, you terribly handsome, cheesy dude, you. Stop raising the expectations of every woman ever.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

While I don’t dislike this movie, it would still make Shakespeare himself throw up in his mouth a little.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan practicing for when the Internet happens to identical characters they play.

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

Not a movie, but still the sappiest, most long-winded love story in the history of forever.

The Princess Bride (1987)

One of the few films in the uiverse that proves that super cheesy stuff can be pretty damn sweet (“There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. Would be a pity to damage yours”). Badass.

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