You laugh; you cry; and you can't help but feel a little bit better about the world after watching. Romantic comedies might not take themselves too seriously, but that's part of the reason we love these hilarious takes on amor.
Take a moment to laugh along with these clips from The Wedding Planner, Clueless, and more:
2. My Best Friend's Wedding
You have to admire Kimmy Wallace's (Cameron Diaz) moxie in this scene from My Best Friend's Wedding. It takes a lot of courage display her lack of singing talent in front of her fiancé (Dermot Mulroney) his envious best friend, Julianne (Julia Roberts), and a crowd of drunks, but she dazzles everyone with her girl-next-door charm.
3. Maid in Manhattan
Move over, J.Lo! We all know the real star of Maid in Manhattan was future Teen Wolf stud Tyler G. Posey. When this adorable little kid grilled his mother's love-interest, a senatorial candidate played by Ralph Fiennes, it became crystal clear they were meant to be familia.
Everyone always remembers Cher's (Alicia Silverstone) romance with her former stepbrother, played by Paul Rudd. But, let's take a moment to appreciate the love affair between Stacey Dash's Dionne and Donald Faison's Murray. We knew it was true love when he sweetly coached her through her first traumatic freeway experience.
A round of applause for Sara Melas (Eva Mendes) — a gossip columnist and fierce mujer who turns down a persistent admirer only to find herself smitten with the smooth-talking Hitch, a dating doctor played by Will Smith. It might be not be knee-slapping funny, but these two compete in a game of wits that we can't help but love.
6. Fools Rush In
In an all-too-relatable scene, Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) brings her new love interest Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) home to meet her Latino brothers and cousins... only to discover that they just can't resist the urge to mess with him a little.
7. Love Actually
When British writer Jamie (Colin Firth) gets dumped by his longtime girlfriend, he unexpectedly falls in love with his Portuguese maid, Aurelia (Lúcia.) Despite their inability to communicate in the same language, the two become wildly attached to each other — which results in one of the sweetest, craziest proposal scenes of all time.
Before Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) can marry the man of her dreams, she'll have to get past his overbearing mother, Viola (Jane Fonda) and her trusted sidekick, played by Wanda Sykes. As evidenced by their first meeting, that could prove to be more difficult than it seems...