I don't like romantic movies. I'd rather watch a thriller, or lately, a horror movie even. But I'd be lying if I said I hated all romantic movies. There's a few that, after much persuading from my gal, I actually sat down and enjoyed. I've listed them below as “5 Romantic Movies for guys who Don't Like "Romantic Movies." See what you think.
- Fever Pitch (2005)
- In the Mood for Love (2000)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Paris, Texas (1984)
- Mary and Max (2009)
Okay so let me explain (note: although I'm explaining I'm not "justifying"; I mean, it's true I don't like romantic movies but I'm not saying there's anything wrong with them. So if you're a guy out there with a worn-out copy of Love Actually then that's your deal.) Fever Pitch (with Drew Barrymore) I thought would be awful but was actually watchable and entertaining; In the Mood for Love I thought would be an arty mess, but it was totally captivating- especially the sound track; and I saw The Princess Bride as a teen and it was pleasant and fun and innocent and still is. Paris, Texas is amazing. I watched it as a film student and if you're patient I guarantee that you'll like it too. Last but not least is Mary and Max. Again I thought it would be cliched drivel- especially because it's animation. But you know what: I may have cried a crocodile tear.
I'm not running out and renting romantic movies, but every now and then one takes me by surprise that I like. It's nice being taken by surprise, isn't it? You might think my movie choices suck, and that's fine, but at the very least it should give you a few more options for when you gaze blankly at the massive wall of DVDs in your local store.
Add your favorite romantic comedies to the comments below. If you like Fever Pitch too check out our Drew Barrymore hairstyles as well as our other movie reviews.