Top 10 Romantic Comedy Male Love Interests

July 13 20:14 2014

What better way to spend your summer than to curl up with a bowl of popcorn—or box of chocolates—and watch all of your favorite romantic comedies with all of your favorite hotties?

Romcom binge-watching is a timeless sport that requires high levels of emotional endurance, a comfortable couch, and a box of tissues. It is an activity for all to enjoy—the happy, the sad, the confused, the all-of-the-above. And those men who refuse to watch the so-called “chick flicks” are missing out on an educational opportunity to learn from the best, the characters written to make us fall in love with each perfect line and every smooth move. Not to mention their incredibly good looks. But, hey, it’s more than that. Our love for these guys is deep.

Well, if you happen to be at a loss for which movies to turn to for these hot and heartwarming men, look no further. We took the liberty of selecting our top 10 male love interests from the movies we’ll never get sick of. You’re welcome, and enjoy as we count down from 10.

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10. Hugh Dancy in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2007)

Assuming the role of Luke Brandon, Hugh Dancy is charming and modest as he takes one fiscally clueless Rebecca Bloomwood (played by Isla Fischer) under his wing and turns her into a financial journalist.

Adorable from the beginning, Brandon becomes full on hot when he gets into a tuxedo for the magazine conference. Oh, and he thinks spidery long legs are “vastly overrated.”

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9. Patrick Dempsey in Made of Honor (2008)

We’d fall in love with our maid of honors too if they were Patrick Dempsey. Dempsey takes on the role of Tom, who realizes that he is in love with his best friend Hannah (played by Michelle Monaghan), the soon-to-be bride of another man. On a mission to win her over before the bells are rung, Tom tries tirelessly to confess his love to Hannah.

If he didn’t have us from the dessert dates at the very start of the movie, he certainly did when he put on a “fetching wee minikilt” and tossed a tree—or tried to, at least. Hey, it’s the effort that counts.

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8. Will Smith in Hitch (2005)

Ah, the date doctor. Will Smith, as Hitch, is sensitive and smart throughout as he teaches his clients how to win over women. We just can’t look away from his handsome self. Except, oh wait, when he shares the screen with Eva Mendes…in a scuba suit. Talk about a good-looking couple.

And more than that, we can’t help but fall in love when he teaches the adorable Albert (played by Kevin James) how to restrain his dancing bug and keep the deviation from “home” to a minimum.

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7. Ben Affleck in He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Anniston as Neil and Beth. Now that’s one side plot we wish was its own movie. Beyond Neil’s scruffy hotness and perfect-boyfriend tendencies, our emotions get the best of us when Beth finds him in the kitchen doing the dishes after her father passes.

And his initial stubbornness about marriage only makes his end-of-the-movie proposal to Beth that much more heartwarming. Let’s all pray for a spinoff sequel.

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6. Durmot Mulroney in The Wedding Date (2005)

Durmot Mulroney plays Nick Mercer, who becomes the wedding date—and perfect date—of Kat Ellis (played by Debra Messing) for her sister’s wedding. After hiring Nick to escort her, Kat finds herself pleasantly surprised by how incredibly sexy and charming Nick is.

It isn’t long before Kat realizes that she needs Nick for reasons beyond putting on a show for her family. And as he meets these emotional needs, the two, of course, fall in love. Sigh.

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5. Ryan Reynolds in Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Ryan Reynolds, as Will Hayes, presents to us three different versions of himself by taking us through three past relationships. And we love them all.

We’re not sure if it’s his adorable father-daughter relationship with Maya (played by Abigail Breslin), his seemingly cool job as a political consultant, or his end-of-movie kiss with April (played by Isla Fisher), that leaves us drooling over Will Hayes at the end of this movie.

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4. Jason Segal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Yes, the Dracula musical earned Jason Segal, as Peter Bretter, a spot on this list. Despite his post-breakup state of melancholy, Peter quickly finds himself falling for Rachel Jansen (played by Mila Kunis), who works at the Hawaiian resort that he’s staying in.

Rachel reintroduces Peter to a world without ex-girlfriend Sarah Marshall (played by Kristin Bell), and we find ourselves uplifted as the two go on adventures and find comfort in one another. Sweatpants or no sweatpants, we fall in love with Jason Segal as he brings us laughter from beginning to end. Not to mention that he wrote the movie!

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3. Jude Law in The Holiday (2006)

Of course, we mustn’t forget Mr. Napkin Head. In this largely underrated movie, Jude Law plays Graham, the brother of a woman who swaps houses for the holidays with Amanda Woods (played by Cameron Diaz).

Between his British accent and his unbearably cute daughters (and unbearably cute self), Graham has us envying Amanda from his very first knock on her door—or his sister’s door.

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2. James Marsden in 27 Dresses (2008)

James Marsden is irresistible as Kevin Doyle, who writes wedding announcements for the New York Journal. Kevin becomes intrigued by Jane (played by Katherine Heigl) when he discovers how many weddings she’s attended, and for how many of them she’s been a bridesmaid.

As we sing along with Kevin and Jane to “Bennie and the Jets”, we find ourselves falling for the sensitive, scruffy writer. And thankfully, so does Jane. “Always, always, always a bridesmaid,” Jane finally becomes Kevin’s bride, and we find it in our hearts to forgive him for completely humiliating her in the New York Journal.

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1. Matthew McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Who, but Benjamin Barry, could be Number 1 on this list?

Opposite Andie Anderson (played by Kate Hudson), Matthew McConaughey assumes the role of an advertising executive trying to win Andie’s love. Little does he know that all the while, she’s trying to get rid of him.

We didn’t need 10 days to fall head-over-heels in love with Ben. From his boyish charm, to his adorable, sweet family in Staten Island, to his six-pack (before hidden beneath that infamous Burberry button-down), Benjamin Barry takes the win as our Number 1 romantic comedy male love interest. And he’s so not vain about it.


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