The romantic comedy adventure film The Lost City is familiar territory for star Sandra Bullock. The world loves her in something that makes us swoon and laugh. And her comedic ability is clearly suited for these types of stories. So, let’s do some ranking and talk about her top five rom-coms, perfect for a night of rewatching and just getting lost in worlds full of tropes, love, and cheesy goodness!
1. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this film is one that every romantic comedy lover enjoys. Bullock‘s relatable performance as a Chicago transit worker makes the improbable plot work. I mean, wouldn’t you believe it if she said she was engaged to the guy in the coma? And then forgive her when she fell for his brother instead? Of course! I think the most outstanding aspect about this one is the humor. From sight gags to one-liners, it is consistently good. This one also taught us all about “leaning” so to the top of the list it goes.
While You Were Sleeping is streaming on Disney Plus.
2. The Proposal (2009)
Bullock’s character here is a closed-off career woman but she makes the cliche work with many laughs. It helps that she’s doing it alongside another appealing performer in Ryan Reynolds. When she’s the book editor who needs to be engaged to stay in the country and keep her job and he’s her assistant, you know it will entertain. Add in the beloved, inimitable Betty White in a supporting role and this film almost isn’t playing fair! The growth of Bullock’s character over the course of the story is really a testament to her performance in this one. She opens up as she connects with Reynolds’ character and it’s wonderful to watch.
The Proposal is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
3. Two Weeks Notice (2002)
In this film, Bullock gets a co-star with experience in the genre to match her own: Hugh Grant. He’s the wealthy businessman and she’s the lawyer he treats like an on-call assistant. When she finally decides to quit, things get interesting between them. These two together manage to make this feel unique and at least one moment is gut-bustingly funny.
Two Weeks Notice is streaming on HBO Max.
4. Miss Congeniality (2000)
This film is more of a comedy with a significant romantic subplot but I’m counting it. Bullock’s character is an FBI agent undercover in a national beauty pageant. Benjamin Bratt plays a fellow agent and they spark. There is plenty of humor here, while the chemistry between Bullock and Bratt is strong. And just try to stop yourself from repeating the, “You like me, you wanna date me” joke at some point. The romance here was so memorable, it was a bummer when the sequel ended it. And it was over the phone and not even in person. Let’s just stick to the original. Fun is the operative word for this one.
Miss Congeniality is streaming on HBO Max.
5. Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
The silly premise of this film is inspired by the novelty song of the same name but Bullock is appealing from the beginning. Two scientists deal with the fallout of using a love potion and maybe fall for each other in the process. Paired with Tate Donovan, the romance works no matter what other problems the script might have. I specifically remember one hilarious wish-fulfillment moment that might be worth watching this entire film. Bullock and Donovan have nice energy together. So much so that when the final scene comes, you hold your breath until you know she’s come to meet him.
Love Potion No. 9 is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video.