When Harry Met Sally – Harry and Sally meet when a mutual friend suggests they split the gas on the ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. Initially there’s some tension and they both agree that friendship isn’t in the cards for them. The film follows the pair as they move in their lives, occasionally coming across each other during the course of their relationships and career. Eventually they form an actual friendship that they both value, but the constant question of whether or not straight men and women can actually just be friends keeps coming up. “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”
New Years Eve – This movie employs the Love, Actually model of storytelling, following several people with intertwining but independent stories on New Years Eve in New York. The pressures of the night crack our characters as they confront their issues with unlikely but amiable companions. It’s saccharine and there are lots of kissing scenes and corny moments and that is all just fine with me.
Bridget Jones’ Diary – Bridget Jones is an average British woman who, as her New Years resolution, decides to tackle her flaws head on. In order to keep all her major life changes straight she starts to keep a diary of the year as it progresses. Bridget’s friends and romantic interests struggle to connect with her as she travels her hilarious journey to self-improvement and self-love.
An Affair to Remember – The story of Nicky Ferrante and Terry McKay as they both cheat on their fiancés while on a cruise from Europe to New York. They decide to meet on the top of Empire State Building in six months if they still can’t keep each other off their minds. As you can imagine, the plan doesn’t go exactly as intended. Can love conquer all?
Sex and the City – The follow up film to the absolutely wonderful and still controversial HBO series Sex and the City finds Carrie and Mr. Big engaged to be married. Their wedding goes from an intimate affair to a blowout event in record time. Miranda says exactly the wrong thing to Mr. Big the night before the big event and he decides his feet are just too cold to go through with another wedding. Carrie and the girls fly off to Mexico, on what was meant to be a honeymoon trip, to try to crack Carrie’s romantic problems once and for all.
Ghostbusters II – This sequel shoots five years into the future after the events of Ghostbusters. Our heroes find themselves under a pile of legal action that has bankrupted the business and torn their company apart. Dana is also back, with a new baby, and her supernatural issues pull the Ghostbusters out of retirement. Watch out for all the slime!