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Poll: Clichés in Romantic Movies

Which of these clichés in romantic movies is the most overused?

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    Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook (2004)

    In the rain

    A lot can happen in the rain when it comes to romantic movies...

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Sara Ramirez in You've Got Mail (1998)

    Frenemies

    Two attractive people fight over silly things and fall inlove to each other.

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    Daryl Hannah and Shane West in A Walk to Remember (2002)

    Opposites do attract

    Whether he's a bad boy and she's a good girl, love will find a way.

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    Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    They don't realize they're in love

    Hey, you're in love! How come you don't realize it?

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    Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)

    Misunderstanding - Break up - Get back again
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    Rachael Leigh Cook in She's All That (1999)

    An unpretty girl becomes gorgeous

    They put an obvious gorgeous girl and make them into an unpretty one and becomes only more gorgeous.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

    A rich girl and a poor guy fall in love

    or vice versa.

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    Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

    Advisor Friends

    Since they’re too dumb to plan and think for themselves, the couple’s buddies jump into the picture and act as the saviors of the moment - only it turns out that their suggestions are for all for the worst.

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    Anne Hathaway and Adrian Grenier in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Coincidental Bumping into each other

    It's a small world after all!

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    Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (2009)

    Hardcore Career Woman Whose Heart Melts

    These hard-hearted women learn what really matters through a series of highly convoluted circumstances.

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    Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan (2002)

    Falling In Love With The Help

    These movies were mostly Cinderella fantasies, spiced up with power differentials.

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    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert in Roman Holiday (1953)

    Quirky Girl Brings Adventure

    In the place of the ugly duckling came the nominally indie, self-consciously quirky girl with the adventurous streak

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    Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    Forbidden Love

    They're in love but their parents want to keep them apart. Aww, how sad.

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    Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson in About Time (2013)

    Time Travel with romance

    The main character goes back in time and finds love all the way.

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    Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Just Go with It (2011)

    Let's pretend we're a couple

    So that I could trick my girl/boyfriend into believing we're actually a sweet couple.

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    Katherine Heigl and James Marsden in 27 Dresses (2008)

    Wedding Theme

    A lot of romantic things can happen during a wedding.

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    Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, and Brittany Snow in John Tucker Must Die (2006)

    Romance Revenge

    A group of characters who wants to take revenge on their ex-girl/boyfriend whose actually a cheater.

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    Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits (2011)

    We're just friends

    Two characters are just friends — but they get along so well that they never even notice the right person for them has been there all along.

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    Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers (2005)

    Hidden Agenda

    One character has a secret they're trying to hide (usually an assignment or a bet), and after the other character falls for them, they find out the secret, and break up. But don't worry, they always work it out.

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon (2013)

    The Reformed Player

    A player/casanova/bad boy finally meets the right girl — who he just needed all along!

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    Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer (1998)

    Songs

    The main character fall in love with him/her it's because he/she sings.


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