10. She’s out of my league:
Director: Jim Field Smith
Actors: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve and T.J. Miller
Writer(s): Sean Anders, John Morris
Brief Plot Summary: Kirk, a TSA agent, works at an airport. Things become interesting for him after he encounters Molly, a gorgeous woman at the airport. In a turn of events, they fall in love with each other.
Why We Like it: Oh my God! How does Alice Eve look SO hot throughout the movie. Ok, about the movie… its one of those movies that just brings a smile to your face and keeps it there for the next two days. A must watch, even for those who have seen it before.
Aman’s Rating: N/A Aryamaan’s Rating: 75/100
9. No Strings Attached:
Director: Ivan Reitman
Actors: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
Writer(s): Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay), Michael Samonek (story)
Brief Plot Summary: Adam is looking for a casual hook-up after being dumped. He runs into his schoolmate Emma who agrees to maintain a strictly physical relationship. Confusions arise when they fall in love.
Why We Like it:
Aman’s Rating: 57/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 64/100
8. Friends with Benefits:
Director: Will Gluck
Actors: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson
Writer(s): Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay)
Brief Plot Summary: Jamie, a New York-based headhunter, gets Dylan to take a job at GQ. They soon become friends but things get complicated after the individually jaded lovers add sex to their relationship.
Why We Like it:
Aman’s Rating: 45/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 65/100
7. The Big Sick:
Director: Michael Showalter
Actors: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Writer(s): Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Brief Plot Summary: Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.
Why We Like it: Edgy, funny, and wonderfully heartfelt. Also Kumail Nanjiani’s method acting is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He really gets into the skin of the character. Almost in sync. Okay I’ll stop.
Aman’s Rating: 83/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: N/A
6. Pretty Woman:
Director: Garry Marshall
Actors: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander
Writer(s): J.F. Lawton
Brief Plot Summary: Edward, a rich entrepreneur, hires Vivian, a prostitute, to accompany him to a few social events. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with her and they try to bridge the gap between their worlds.
Why We Like it: Julia Roberts smile takes it away. It’s one of the highest grossing Rom Coms of all time. The amazing chemistry between the two stars is enough to take you along on the ‘journey.’
Aman’s Rating: N/A Aryamaan’s Rating: 74/100
5. Stuck in Love:
Director: Josh Boone
Actors: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins
Writer(s): Josh Boone
Brief Plot Summary: Bill Borgens, an acclaimed writer, has not worked since his wife left him for another man. As he struggles to raise his teenage children, they try to comprehend the complexities of love together.
Why We Like it: God I love this film. A wonderfully human story, full of laughs and emotional heart-tugs. So well cast, so well performed, and when all else fails, authenticity and depth can’t go wrong. Must see.
Aman’s Rating: 85/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: N/A
4. The Spectacular Now:
Director: James Ponsoldt
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Writer(s): Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay)
Brief Plot Summary: Sutter, a popular party animal unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger’s lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.
Why We Like it: Not sure how far this one belongs in this category, but it’s one of the most nuanced depictions of teenage life I’ve seen in a really long time. Very strong romantic writing, and very nice characters.
Aman’s Rating: 74/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 72/100
3. When Harry Met Sally:
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Writer(s): Nora Ephron
Brief Plot Summary: A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.
Why We Like it: One of the best written films of all time, setting a new standard for Romantic Comedies in general. Goddamned funny.
Read our Film Review: When Harry Met Sally: Film Review
Aman’s Rating: 83/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 76/100
2. Crazy Stupid Love:
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Actors: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore
Writer(s): Dan Fogelman
Brief Plot Summary: Cal, a middle-aged man, is heartbroken when his wife asks for divorce. However, to get over his loss, he starts picking girls at a bar on insistence of his new-found friend, Jacob.
Why We Like it: Aryamaan’s ‘go to’ movie. He can watch this over and over again and never let the smile of his face. It’s just goddamned hilarious, with an interesting cast of characters and a wonderful though not always within the mile-wide margin for error that Rom-Coms afford. Still, an enormously fun movie. The one movie I can watch over and over again. For me, its a hard choice between this and Notting Hill for best Rom Com.
Aman’s Rating: 78/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 84/100
1. Notting Hill:
Director: Roger Michell
Actors: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe
Writer(s): Richard Curtis
Brief Plot Summary: A British bookseller meets a high-profile American actress. They grow fond of each other and eventually fall in love. However, will this love survive in these circumstances.
Why We Like it: One of my favourites of all time. One of the classiest rom-coms ever written. Well written, well performed, with a solid cast and solid chemistry. Great movie front to back. Relatable for a few.
Aman’s Rating: 81/100 Aryamaan’s Rating: 86/100