The best rom-coms of all time

A good rom-com never fails to hit the spot. These are the top 50 romantic comedies of all time

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19. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan had already proven that they generated enough electricity to power an entire city, so no matter how dated You’ve Got Mail might be today, it still packs an emotional punch.

The setup is straight out of the rom-com playbook as Ryan’s independent bookseller and Hanks’ owner of a corporate franchise obliviously strike up an online romance despite their frosty interactions in the real world.

Hanks can do the loveable everyman in his sleep, but rom-com royalty Nora Ephron doesn’t shy away from the sentimentality, and if anything uses it to enhance the heightened romantic reality the movie creates for her characters.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”