Say what you will about rom-coms, but they are some of the most quotable movies out there. Only the hopelessly romantic will be able to ace this rom-com quotes quiz, which will test your knowledge of everything from black-and-white declarations of love from Roman Holiday to the sharp witticisms of ‘90s Meg Ryan rom-coms. Deeply devoted fans who have rewatched classics like 13 Going on 30 about 30 times will be able to match these quotes to the feel-good movies from which they’ve been pulled.
Rom-Coms go way, way back. In fact, many of the rom-coms we enjoy today are based on Shakespeare plays of the past. Do you love the trickery-turned-reality of 10 Things I Hate About You? Well, turns out that is based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. How do you feel about the anger that slowly turns into admiration and affection in You’ve Got Mail? You might want to give Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice another read since this movie is a modern adaptation of the classic. It’s possible you might love Shakespeare and Jane Austen more than you thought you did in high school.
Thanks to more modern romance writers like Nancy Meyers, Nora Ephron, and Nicholas Sparks, we have a wealth of classic rom-coms to enjoy today. And it seems like every day, a new rom-com is added to Netflix’s library. The streaming platform has delivered cult hits like The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. These new rom-coms may even appear in this quiz! Hopefully, you’ve done your homework and watched them. If you’re a fan of older rom-coms, no need to fear! This quiz spans a couple of different generations. You’re bound to see some familiar quotes and faces here.
Do you think you know more about this sappy and satisfying genre than anyone else? Take the quiz above so you can get back to reciting the entire script of Love Actually. And remember: love actually is….all around us.
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