Rom-com bracket: round one results

Image by Zoë Ryan

Image by Zoë Ryan

Welcome to the great rom-com bracket of 2019! In honor of the 30th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally, Zoë Ryan and I are setting out to determine the best romantic comedy of the past 30 years. We previously laid out the rules of the bracket, and today we break down the results from the first round.

We’ve made a significant change to the rules: based on the feedback we’ve gotten and the overwhelming number of votes we received, we have decided that our votes will no longer be weighted more heavily than yours. The people decide the bracket. Which makes us a little sad about some outcomes, but I think makes the whole thing a bit more fun.

You can also view the full bracket here.

The Annie Hall region

(1) Wall-E vs. (16) Trainwreck

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JS: Wall-E

ZR: Trainwreck

Your Votes: Wall-E (66%) over Trainwreck (34%)

Winner: Wall-E

(8) Pretty Woman vs. (9) Waitress

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JS: Pretty Woman

ZR: Pretty Woman

Your Votes: Pretty Woman (73%) over Waitress (27%)

Winner: Pretty Woman

(4) Crazy, Stupid, Love vs. (13) Reality Bites

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JS: Reality Bites

ZR: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Your Votes: Crazy, Stupid, Love (80%) over Reality Bites (20%)

Winner: Crazy, Stupid, Love

(5) Grosse Pointe Blank vs. (12) My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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JS: Grosse Pointe Blank

ZR: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Your Votes: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (70%) over Grosse Pointe Blank (30%)

Winner: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

(2) As Good As It Gets vs. (15) Two Night Stand

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JS: Two Night Stand

ZR: Two Night Stand

Your Votes: As Good As It Gets (62%) over Two Night Stand (38%)

Winner: As Good As It Gets

(7) Ruby Sparks vs. (10) Sleepless in Seattle

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JS: Ruby Sparks

ZR: Sleepless in Seattle

Your Votes: Sleepless in Seattle (94%) over Ruby Sparks (6%)

Winner: Sleepless in Seattle

(3) Love, Simon vs. (14) Top Five

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JS: Top Five

ZR: Top Five

Your Votes: Love, Simon (79%) over Top Five (21%)

Winner: Love, Simon

(6) Forgetting Sarah Marshall vs. (11) The Wedding Singer

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JS: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

ZR: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Your Votes: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (71%) over The Wedding Singer (29%)

Winner: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

The Sugar Kowalczyk region

(1) Sing Street vs. (16) 13 Going on 30

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JS: Sing Street

ZR: Sing Street

Your Votes: 13 Going on 30 (69%) over Sing Street (31%)

Winner: 13 Going on 30

(8) Crazy Rich Asians vs. (9) 50 First Dates

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JS: 50 First Dates

ZR: 50 First Dates

Your Votes: Crazy Rich Asians (60%) over 50 First Dates (40%)

Winner: Crazy Rich Asians

(4) The Big Sick vs. (13) Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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JS: The Big Sick

ZR: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Your Votes: The Big Sick (64%) over Mr. and Mrs. Smith (36%)

Winner: The Big Sick

(5) Punch-Drunk Love vs. (12) Friends with Benefits

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JS: Punch-Drunk Love

ZR: Punch-Drunk Love

Your Votes: Friends with Benefits (56%) over Punch-Drunk Love (44%)

Winner: Friends with Benefits

(2) About Time vs. (15) My Best Friend’s Wedding

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JS: About Time

ZR: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Your Votes: My Best Friend’s Wedding (64%) over About Time (36%)

Winner: My Best Friend’s Wedding

(7) The 40-Year-Old Virgin vs. (10) Adventureland

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JS: Adventureland

ZR: The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Your Votes: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (56%) over Adventureland (44%)

Winner: The 40-Year-Old Virgin

(3) Love Actually vs. (14) Set It Up

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JS: Set It Up

ZR: Set It Up

Your Votes: Love Actually (58%) over Set It Up (42%)

Winner: Love Actually

(6) Submarine vs. (11) While You Were Sleeping

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JS: Submarine

ZR: Submarine

Your Votes: While You Were Sleeping (74%) over Submarine (26%)

Winner: While You Were Sleeping

The Princess Ann Region

(1) Amelie vs. (16) The Five-Year Engagement

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JS: The Five-Year Engagement

ZR: The Five-Year Engagement

Your Votes: Amelie (67%) over The Five-Year Engagement (33%)

Winner: Amelie

(8) Knocked Up vs. (9) Wedding Crashers

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JS: Knocked Up

ZR: Knocked Up

Your Votes: Knocked Up (53%) over Wedding Crashers (47%)

Winner: Knocked Up

(4) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World vs. (13) You’ve Got Mail

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JS: You’ve Got Mail

ZR: You’ve Got Mail

Your Votes: You’ve Got Mail (66%) over Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (34%)

Winner: You’ve Got Mail

(5) 10 Things I Hate About You vs. (12) It’s Complicated

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JS: 10 Things I Hate About You

ZR: 10 Things I Hate About You

Your Votes: 10 Things I Hate About You (81%) over It’s Complicated (19%)

Winner: 10 Things I Hate About You

(2) (500) Days of Summer vs. (15) What Women Want

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JS: (500) Days of Summer

ZR: (500) Days of Summer

Your Votes: (500) Days of Summer (84%) over What Women Want (16%)

Winner: (500) Days of Summer

(7) Four Weddings and a Funeral vs. (10) Obvious Child

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JS: Obvious Child

ZR: Four Weddings and a Funeral

Your Votes: Four Weddings and a Funeral (77%) over Obvious Child (23%)

Winner: Four Weddings and a Funeral

(3) Rushmore vs. (14) She’s the Man

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JS: Rushmore

ZR: She’s the Man

Your Votes: She’s the Man (60%) over Rushmore (40%)

Winner: She’s the Man

(6) Definitely, Maybe vs. (11) Bridget Jones’s Diary

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JS: Definitely, Maybe

ZR: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Your Votes: Bridget Jones’s Diary (70%) over Definitely, Maybe (30%)

Winner: Bridget Jones’s Diary

The Princess Bride Region

(1) Groundhog Day vs. (16) Sweet Home Alabama

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JS: Groundhog Day

ZR: Groundhog Day

Your Votes: Groundhog Day (68%) over Sweet Home Alabama (32%)

Winner: Groundhog Day

(8) Enough Said vs. (9) The Holiday

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JS: Enough Said

ZR: The Holiday

Your Votes: The Holiday (63%) over Enough Said (37%)

Winner: The Holiday

(4) Garden State vs. (13) Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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JS: Garden State

ZR: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Your Votes: Garden State (64%) over Zack and Miri Make a Porno (36%)

Winner: Garden State

(5) Jerry Maguire vs. (12) Hitch

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JS: Jerry Maguire

ZR: Jerry Maguire

Your Votes: Jerry Maguire (68%) over Hitch (32%)

Winner: Jerry Maguire

(2) Moonrise Kingdom vs. (15) Going the Distance

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JS: Moonrise Kingdom

ZR: Moonrise Kingdom

Your Votes: Moonrise Kingdom (90%) over Going the Distance (10%)

Winner: Moonrise Kingdom

(7) Notting Hill vs. (10) Clueless

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JS: Notting Hill

ZR: Notting Hill

Your Votes: Notting Hill (55%) over Clueless (45%)

Winner: Notting Hill

(3) Silver Linings Playbook vs. (14) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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JS: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

ZR: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Your Votes: Silver Linings Playbook (71%) over How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (29%)

Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

(6) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before vs. (11) The Proposal

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JS: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

ZR: The Proposal

Your Votes: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (56%) over The Proposal (44%)

Winner: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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