Six Reasons Why Romantic Comedies Are The Only Films You Need In Your Life
Start writing a post

Six Reasons Why Romantic Comedies Are The Only Films You Need In Your Life

Forget that horror movie. What you really need is a rom-com.

Six Reasons Why Romantic Comedies Are The Only Films You Need In Your Life

"Love, Actually." "The Proposal." "Juno." We love them. We hate them. As girls, we love to hate romantic comedies. We love them when the guy is chasing the girls. We hate them when the lead couple isn’t together. We laugh, we cry, and (secretly) we all pretend that our lives will one day mirror our favorite rom-com.

Forget horror movies. Forget action/adventure. Forget even straight comedies. Here’s why romantic comedies are the only films you need in your life:

1. They make you believe in love — even if it’s just for a little while.
It’s impossible to watch two people fall in love and not get wrapped up in the magic of it all. Even the bitterest heart finds itself thawing when immersed in a good rom-com.

2. They make you laugh AND cry.
Crying is cathartic. Every girl needs to have a good cry every once in awhile. Crying during a rom-com not only does the trick, but it also keeps you from crying over your own drama. And rom-com are always there to pick you up after that cry by making you laugh with a witty one-liner.

3. They always have a happy ending.
And really, who doesn’t love a happy ending? There are few things more satisfying than knowing that all the loose ends of a story are tied up.

4. They bring you back.
Maybe you’ve never had a guy sweep you off your feet. Maybe you’ve never been in love. Nevertheless, watching a good rom-com will always bring you back to a happy memory — be it of a childhood friend, a longtime crush or that one moment that changed everything.

5. They set the bar HIGH.
Girls know that life isn’t a fairytale, and most of us gave gotten past the Prince Charming obsession. But after watching Andrew chase Margaret from Alaska to New York City to tell her that he loves her, we’re not exactly going to be satisfied with a relationship that doesn’t make our heart flutter.

6. They make you feel like anything is possible.
If the nerdy girl can catch the eye of the star quarterback, you can certainly snag that boy sitting next to you in chemistry. If love can cross the mile-high boundaries of high school cliques, you definitely stand a chance with your crush. Rom-coms make it look easy to swallow your pride, gather your courage, and tell someone how you feel.

When it comes down to it, other film genres just can’t compare. Why be scared when you can be inspired? Why watch cars crash and burn when you can see two people find happiness where they never expected it?

Face it: it’s time to push aside your other movies and pop a rom-com into the DVD player.

(In case you need it, here are a few recommendations.)

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Content Inspiration

Top Response Articles of This Week

Kick off spring with these top reads from our creators!

Hand writing in a notepad

Welcome to a new week at Odyssey! The warmer weather has our creators feeling inspired, and they're here with some inspiration to get your Monday going. Here are the top three articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

No Sex And Upstate New York

A modern-day reincarnation of Carrie Bradshaw's classic column


Around the age of 12, when I was deciding whether or not to be gay, Satan appeared on my left shoulder. “Ramsssey,” he said with that telltale lisp. “Come over to our side. We have crazy partiessss.” He made a strong case, bouncing up and down on my shoulder with six-pack abs and form-fitting Calvin Kleins. An angel popped up on the other shoulder and was going to warn me about something, but Satan interrupted- “Shut up, you crusty-ass bitch!’ The angel was pretty crusty. She disappeared, and from that moment forward I was gay.

Keep Reading... Show less

To The Classes That Follow

I want you to want to make the most of the years that are prior to Senior year

To The Classes That Follow
Senior Year Is Here And I Am So Not Ready For It

I was you not that long ago. I was once an eager freshman, a searching sophomore, and a know-it-all junior. Now? Now I am a risk taker. Not the type that gets you in trouble with your parents, but the type that changes your future. Senior year is exciting. A lot of awesome things come along with being the top-dog of the school, but you, right now, are building the foundation for the next 4 years that you will spend in high school. I know you've heard it all. "Get involved", "You'll regret not going to prom", "You're going to miss this". As redundant as these seem, they're true. Although I am just at the beginning of my senior year, I am realizing how many lasts I am encountering.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Power Of Prayer Saved My Best Friend's Life

At the end of the day, there is something out there bigger than all of us, and to me, that is the power of prayer.

Julie Derrer

Imagine this:

Keep Reading... Show less

Why Driving Drives Me Crazy

the highways are home


With Halloween quickly approaching, I have been talking to coworkers about what scares us. There are always the obvious things like clowns, spiders, heights, etc. But me? There are a number things I don't like: trusting strangers, being yelled at, being in life or death situations, parallel parking. All of these are included when you get behind the wheel of a car.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments