#6. The Meet Cute – The Fault in Our Stars
THE STORY: Two young teens meet in a cancer support group, and embark on a coming-of-age journey.
THE SCENE: Augustus (Ansel Elgort) asks Hazel (Shailene Woodley) about her story – not her “cancer story” but her real story.
This film has flaws, and isn’t among my most favorites (because tragic!), but I do really like Gus and Hazel together, including their initial meeting which has a great sense of “magnetism.”
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#7. The Meet Cute – Marry Me
THE STORY: Following being dumped by her boyfriend (in pursuit of researching frogs no less), a perpetually single woman suddenly receives three marriage proposals.
THE SCENE: Rae (Lucy Liu) meets Luke (Steven Pasquale) on a blind date.
The witty banter and hilarious arguing that ensues makes this a memorable first meeting scene as does Luke’s off-the-cuff remark he’s going to marry Rae as she walks out of the restaurant.
#8. The Meet Cute – The Nine Lives of Christmas
THE STORY: A perpetually single fireman and veterinarian student become roommates and fall in love.
THE SCENE: Marilee (Kimberly Sustad) rambles on about the proper cat food when she meets (Brandon Routh) in the supermarket.
Things start out well for the perpetually single Marilee but go from good to worse in a matter of seconds when the poor thing lets her nerves get the best of her. Or maybe it was the whole guy-in-a-uniform that flusters her. Don’t let the very un-romantic title fool you; this film is darn cute – and appropriate no matter the time of year.
#9. The Meet Cute – A Princess for Christmas
THE STORY: An American woman takes her orphaned nephew and niece to meet their wealthy grandfather in Europe for Christmas.
THE SCENE: Jules (Katie McGrath) runs into (quite literally!) her sister’s brother-in-law, (Sam Heughan) and manages to break a priceless antique in the process – which inspires her to ramble about antiques.
One of the cutest Hallmark films, this one is also known as Christmas at Castlebury Hall.
#10. The Meet Cute – Something Borrowed
THE STORY: Two law school friends, Rachel and Dex, realize they’re in love as he’s about to marry Rachel’s best friend.
THE SCENE: Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is teased about her fixation on having enough pens (which promptly fall off her desk just as class begins) for her torts class by Dex (Colin Egglesfield).
This film has plenty of flaws and isn’t what anyone would coin a great romantic-comedy, but I do love the scene when Rachel and Dex meet. The set-up is romcom bliss not to mention being a great way to show us Rachel’s personality.
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