March Madness may be canceled, but here at ET, we're making our own bracketology!
Everyone's looking for TV and movies to watch as they self-quarantine and practice social distancing, so we've rounded up some of the best romantic comedies you can watch on streaming, ranked them, and are running a rom-com Sweet 16, single elimination-style, and letting you pick the winner.
After several shocking showdowns, we've reached the championship! Perennial holiday fave Love, Actually enters the final round having beat out fellow Christmas classic The Holiday, British buddy Notting Hill and early aughts fave How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. But that's nothing compared to the Cinderella story of its competitor, 10 Things I Hate About You, which trounced Clueless, Crazy, Stupid, Love and no. 1 seed When Harry Met Sally to reach the ultimate matchup!
There can only be one rom-com to rule them all, cast your vote below!
THE CHARMING CHAMPIONSHIP
10 Things I Hate About You vs. Love, Actually
Did anyone see this coming?! Love, Actually enters the final round having beat out fellow Christmas classic The Holiday, British buddy Notting Hill and early aughts fave How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. But that's nothing compared to the Cinderella story of its competitor, 10 Things I Hate About You, which trounced Clueless, Crazy, Stupid, Love and no. 1 seed When Harry Met Sally to reach the ultimate matchup! Who will win it all?
THE FEEL-GOOD FINAL 4
After a pretty shocking round of eight, which saw no. 1 seed When Harry Met Sally winning the Meg Ryan matchup, and 10 Things I Hate About You continue its Cinderella story by taking out Crazy, Stupid, Love, we were down to the Final 4. One semifinal matchup was late-'80s vs. late-'90s classics, while the other was a showdown between two surprisingly dominant favorites.
When Harry Met Sally vs. 10 Things I Hate About You
Truly the Cinderella story of the tournament, 10 Things I Hate About You took out retro fave Clueless in its first matchup, and followed it up by besting top-ranked new-schooler Crazy, Stupid, Love in the round of eight. Will it have enough steam to defeat the no. 1 seed and make it to the finals?
Love, Actually vs. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Two somewhat surprising entries in the Final 4 -- Love, Actually won the Christmas-off and the Battle of the Brits to claim its spot, while How to Lose a Guy pushed past favorites like 13 Going on 30 and Friends With Benefits. Which one deserves a shot at rom-com supremacy?
THE EMOTIONAL ELITE 8
After a somewhat surprising first round, which featured 10 Things I Hate About You trouncing retro fave Clueless and Notting Hill claiming a shocking victory in the Julia Roberts showdown, the round of eight included a hotly-debated Meg Ryan-off, a battle of the Brits and more!
When Harry Met Sally vs. You've Got Mail
It's a second round Meg Ryan-off! Is she better with Billy or more terrific with Tom? Is it better to start off as friends or rivals? Make your pick!
Crazy, Stupid, Love vs. 10 Things I Hate About You
This one's a face-off of overbearing fathers and hunky male leads. Plus, Hannah Weaver and Kat Stratford would have totally been BFFs, right?
Notting Hill vs. Love, Actually
Battle of the Brits! Do you prefer your Hugh Grant as a bumbling-but-charming book shop owner or a bumbling-but-charming prime minister? Tough call, but someone's gotta make it.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vs. Friends With Benefits
A perfect encapsulation of the difference between the early '00s and early '10s rom-com trends: Dating a guy on assignment from your job at a very important fashion magazine, vs. sleeping with your friend and swearing not to catch feelings. Guess what? You're gonna fall in love either way.
THE SWEET & SAPPY 16
From a Julia Roberts '90s showdown to a face-off between those two films that both came out in 2011 and both star one half of a now-married couple and are both about "friends" trying to have "benefits" without getting any "strings attached," the first round of voting was full of interesting showdowns.
1. When Harry Met Sally vs. 16. Definitely, Maybe
It's a Cinderella story to be sure, but these two have more in common than it might seem. Both movies are told over the course of several decades (and relationships) and both center their final confession of love around the ever-romantic notion of meeting the right person years before you realize that they're actually the one. Swoon.
2. You've Got Mail vs. 15. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Send it in an anonymous email like Shopgirl, or hand-write a love letter like Lara Jean, this old-school/new-school matchup is all about finding literary love where you least expect it.
3. Crazy, Stupid, Love vs. 14. Crazy Rich Asians
What's a love story without a little family interference? These two "crazy" films navigate the question of soulmates, the way intergenerational drama plays out in modern romance, and, on a much shallower note, the undeniable perks of having a super-hot, super-wealthy beau.
4. Clueless vs. 13. 10 Things I Hate About You
It's Jane Austen vs. William Shakespeare in this battle of the modern-day literary adaptations. Too good to be true? As if!
5. Runaway Bride vs. 12. Notting Hill
Barring maybe Meg Ryan, there's no one person who encapsulates the power of the '90s rom-com better than Julia Roberts. This matchup is a tough one, but go with your heart: Are you a runaway bride who's ready to make it to the end of the aisle, or are you just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her?
6. The Holiday vs. 11. Love, Actually
In another timeline, The Holiday is one of the subplots included in Love, Actually's adorable anthology of holiday romances. (Think about it: an unlucky-in-love Brit and an uptight American swap houses and find romance, with swoonworthy accents and heart eyes abounding.) But in this reality, you have to choose your Christmas charmer -- so, which is it?
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vs. 10. 13 Going on 30
You can't get much more early-'00s than these two. Charming female lead, whose character works at an Important Fashion Magazine™, a hunky love interest who will be an Oscar nominee in a few years, and an unconventional love story that's just never going to work out...until it does! If it's possible to already be nostalgic for this era, we totally are.
8. Friends With Benefits vs. 9. No Strings Attached
No, they're not the same movie. Yes, one is better -- but no one can agree which. We can only imagine that this is an ongoing point of contention in the Kutcher-Kunis household.