If you know me, you know that I watch a lot of movies. If you really know me, you will know that I fucking love rom-coms. I have watched so many. I don't know why exactly. A part of it is because I am a hopeless romantic, and another part of it is that I am simply fascinated by them. Why do some of them work well and others don't? Who is going to be the next guy to exclusively do rom-coms? In the 90s, it was Hugh Grant. In the 00s, it was Matthew McConaughey. Who's next? For a while, it seemed like it was going to be Noah Centineo.
Regardless, I started to have a Pokémon, "gotta catch 'em all" kind of approach to rom-coms. It is my goal to watch as many as I can and to be a walking rom-com encyclopedia (sure, it's a weird goal, but I don't care).
I also don't have any parameters on what I will or won't watch. One night, I was watching a really bad one. Like really, really bad. And I started thinking, is this the worst rom-com I have ever seen? So, I started listing the ones I had seen and putting them into tiers. The more I wrote down, I realized a couple things: 1) I have watched a lot of rom-coms, and 2) there are a lot of different tiers to put them in. So here are the tiers:
And yes, this is pretty much all I did for work today.
Note: As I have finished this, I have realized I forgot Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and John Tucker Must Die. They're most likely "Bad." And is John Tucker Must Die really a rom-com?
UPDATE: I updated it, and I still don't care to add those two mentioned in the last paragraph. I also would like to say that one person was right about Failure to Launch. It's okay. Parts of it are so bad that it actually straddles the line between "Okay" and "So Bad It's Good." I didn't think that was possible.
Also, just a quick note on why 500 Days of Summer is just "Good": It should be higher, I admit. The reason it isn't is because it has become a little overrated. The number of millennial men who claim that it's their favorite movie or one of their favorites and think that gives them some sort of depth is ridiculous. Those kind of people ruin it a little for me because they're the literal worst.