I watch way too many rom-coms. I fucking love them, so I decided to rank every rom-com I've seen. And then I watched some more, rewatched some others, and decided it was time to update the list. Here are the tiers:
ALL ROM-COMS RANKED
SO BAD IT'S GOOD
106. To All The Boys I've Loved Before
107. The Perfect Date
108. The Kissing Booth
109. Son in Law
110. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
111. To All the Boys: Always and Forever
112. He's All That
113. Love Wedding Repeat
115. Ghost of Girlfriends Past
116. Two Weeks Notice
117. 10 Years
118. He's Just Not That Into You
119. The Lovebirds
120. Book of Love
121. Just Married
122. Bad Teacher
In defense of some of my choices:
Four Weddings and a Funeral: I irrationally love this movie. I love every part about it except the ending. The dialogue between the two of them in the rain is not good.
You've Got Mail/Sleepless in Seattle: It hurts to realize that some of the classics are actually just good. However, I must admit that they have held up better than most because they are good, but they're not as good as you think they are. They climbed up considerably on my list from the last time I did this, so I'm sure before I know it, they'll be great. And now that I have been staring at this list for an entire day, how these are below Hitch seems egregious. Fuck, do I love these movies?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days/Failure to Launch: Matthew McConaughey rom-coms are not good. They have not aged well. You might like them, and that's okay, but they are not good.
P.S. I Love You: This isn't really a rom-com, and I know I included a lot of other movies that aren't really rom-coms, but I really just don't want to include it.
The Notebook: It's just good. It's pretty overrated, and I hate the ending (the overacting when she doesn't recognize him specifically just doesn't land for me). We'll always have that clip from the MTV Movie Awards though.
My Best Friend's Wedding: Julia Roberts bats 1000 in this movie, but she portrays a terrible human. I rewatched it, and that's all I could think about.
500 Days of Summer: It's just "Good." The reason it isn't higher 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 stupid. Those people ruin it for me because they're the literal worst.