Ah, the rom-com. Is there a more perfect genre of film? Probably, but none that we care to know about.
Any movie fan will knows the Nineties was the absolute golden age of romantic comedies. Nora Ephron’s scripts, Meg Ryan’s pre-Botox cuteness and Hugh Grant’s floppy English hair. All the ingredients for a great decade of films.
Here are just five of our faves…
1. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
This was Meg Ryan’s second Nora Ephron film after When Harry Met Sally (just one year too early in 1989!) and it’s one we come back to time and time again. If that Empire State Building scene doesn’t have you tearing up, then you simply can’t call yourself a rom-com fan.
2. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
As the name suggests, there’s a whole heap of love stories in this film – and one heart-wrenching funeral scene too. Have the Kleenex ready.
3. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunited for this iconic movie, loosely based on the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner. Watching it back now, the dial-up internet and chat rooms are adorably outdated, but any Tinder user can identify with the thrill of meeting someone new online!
4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
The late Heath Ledger is a total heartthrob in this film, long before his terrifying days as The Joker. We still smile every time we hear Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.
5. Notting Hill (1999)
We can’t decide if this or Four Weddings is our favourite Hugh Grant flick. He gets extra bonus points for this scene…