Rom-Com March Madness: Make Your Picks for the Best of the Sweet 16!
March Madness may be canceled, but here at ET, we're making our own bracketology!
Everyone's looking for TV and movies to watch as they self-quarantine and practice social distancing, so we've rounded up some of the best romantic comedies you can watch on streaming, ranked them, and are running a rom-com Sweet 16, single elimination-style, and letting you pick the winner.
From a Julia Roberts '90s showdown to a face-off between those two films that both came out in 2011 and both star one half of a now-married couple and are both about "friends" trying to have "benefits" without getting any "strings attached," the first round of voting is full of interesting showdowns.
Check out the match-ups below, cast your votes on the Twitter polls, and check back every day as we crown a champion!
SWEET & SAPPY 16
1. When Harry Met Sally vs. 16. Definitely, Maybe
It's a Cinderella story to be sure, but these two have more in common than it might seem. Both movies are told over the course of several decades (and relationships) and both center their final confession of love around the ever-romantic notion of meeting the right person years before you realize that they're actually the one. Swoon.
2. You've Got Mail vs. 15. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Send it in an anonymous email like Shopgirl, or hand-write a love letter like Lara Jean, this old-school/new-school matchup is all about finding literary love where you least expect it.
3. Crazy, Stupid, Love vs. 14. Crazy Rich Asians
What's a love story without a little family interference? These two "crazy" films navigate the question of soulmates, the way intergenerational drama plays out in modern romance, and, on a much shallower note, the undeniable perks of having a super-hot, super-wealthy beau.
4. Clueless vs. 13. 10 Things I Hate About You
It's Jane Austen vs. William Shakespeare in this battle of the modern-day literary adaptations. Too good to be true? As if!
5. Runaway Bride vs. 12. Notting Hill
Barring maybe Meg Ryan, there's no one person who encapsulates the power of the '90s rom-com better than Julia Roberts. This matchup is a tough one, but go with your heart: Are you a runaway bride who's ready to make it to the end of the aisle, or are you just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her?
6. The Holiday vs. 11. Love, Actually
In another timeline, The Holiday is one of the subplots included in Love, Actually's adorable anthology of holiday romances. (Think about it: an unlucky-in-love Brit and an uptight American swap houses and find romance, with swoonworthy accents and heart eyes abounding.) But in this reality, you have to choose your Christmas charmer -- so, which is it?
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vs. 10. 13 Going on 30
You can't get much more early-'00s than these two. Charming female lead, whose character works at an Important Fashion Magazine™, a hunky love interest who will be an Oscar nominee in a few years, and an unconventional love story that's just never going to work out...until it does! If it's possible to already be nostalgic for this era, we totally are.
8. Friends With Benefits vs. 9. No Strings Attached
No, they're not the same movie. Yes, one is better -- but no one can agree which. We can only imagine that this is an ongoing point of contention in the Kutcher-Kunis household.
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