The Things Romantic Comedies Get Wrong

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Romantic comedies — better known as ‘rom-coms’ — have long been a Hollywood staple, typically serving up light-hearted fare to love-starved audiences. But the genre is also guilty of perpetuating toxic stereotypes and encouraging unhealthy behaviors. Moreover, the chances of these trends changing anytime soon are as likely as Harvey Weinstein getting out of prison and green-lighting your screenplay.

Although classics like Annie Hall, and When Harry Met Sally are universally cherished, moviegoers have also had to endure cringe-worthy films that border on crimes against humanity. Yes, Gigli,we’re talking about you.

So without any further adieu, here’s our top 10 list of things rom-com’s get wrong.


This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!


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