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March Madness may be canceled, but here at ET, we made our own bracketology!
With everyone looking for TV and movies to watch as they self-quarantine and practice social distancing, we rounded up some of the best romantic comedies you can watch on streaming, ranked them, and ran though a rom-com Sweet 16, single elimination-style, letting you pick the winner.
After several shocking showdowns, which saw iconic fave Clueless getting trounced in the first round, match-ups between two pairs of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts' most popular flicks and a Cinderella story from a no. 13 seed, ET's Twitter followers have voted, and we have a winner: 10 Things I Hate About You! (Ironically enough, the final vote took place on the film's 21st anniversary.)
While there can only be one rom-com to rule them all, everyone has their own personal favorites. See how the voting played out below!
THE CHARMING CHAMPIONSHIP
10 Things I Hate About You vs. Love, Actually
Did anyone see this coming?! Love, Actually entered the final round having beat out fellow Christmas classic The Holiday, British buddy Notting Hill and early aughts fave How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. But that was nothing compared to the Cinderella story of its competitor, 10 Things I Hate About You, which trounced Clueless, Crazy, Stupid, Love and no. 1 seed When Harry Met Sally to reach the ultimate matchup!
After a pretty shocking round of eight, which saw no. 1 seed When Harry Met Sally winning the Meg Ryan matchup, and 10 Things I Hate About You continue its Cinderella story by taking out Crazy, Stupid, Love, we were down to the Final 4. One semifinal matchup was late-'80s vs. late-'90s classics, while the other was a showdown between two surprisingly dominant favorites.
When Harry Met Sally vs. 10 Things I Hate About You
Truly the Cinderella story of the tournament, 10 Things I Hate About You took out retro fave Clueless in its first matchup, and followed it up by besting top-ranked new-schooler Crazy, Stupid, Love in the round of eight. Will it have enough steam to defeat the no. 1 seed and make it to the finals?
Two somewhat surprising entries in the Final 4 -- Love, Actually won the Christmas-off and the Battle of the Brits to claim its spot, while How to Lose a Guy pushed past favorites like 13 Going on 30 and Friends With Benefits. Which one deserves a shot at rom-com supremacy?
After a somewhat surprising first round, which featured 10 Things I Hate About You trouncing retro fave Clueless and Notting Hill claiming a shocking victory in the Julia Roberts showdown, the round of eight included a hotly-debated Meg Ryan-off, a battle of the Brits and more!
When Harry Met Sally vs. You've Got Mail
It's a second round Meg Ryan-off! Is she better with Billy or more terrific with Tom? Is it better to start off as friends or rivals? Make your pick!
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vs. Friends With Benefits
A perfect encapsulation of the difference between the early '00s and early '10s rom-com trends: Dating a guy on assignment from your job at a very important fashion magazine, vs. sleeping with your friend and swearing not to catch feelings. Guess what? You're gonna fall in love either way.
From a Julia Roberts '90s showdown to a face-off between those two films that both came out in 2011 and both star one half of a now-married couple and are both about "friends" trying to have "benefits" without getting any "strings attached," the first round of voting was full of interesting showdowns.
1. When Harry Met Sally vs. 16. Definitely, Maybe
It's a Cinderella story to be sure, but these two have more in common than it might seem. Both movies are told over the course of several decades (and relationships) and both center their final confession of love around the ever-romantic notion of meeting the right person years before you realize that they're actually the one. Swoon.
What's a love story without a little family interference? These two "crazy" films navigate the question of soulmates, the way intergenerational drama plays out in modern romance, and, on a much shallower note, the undeniable perks of having a super-hot, super-wealthy beau.
Barring maybe Meg Ryan, there's no one person who encapsulates the power of the '90s rom-com better than Julia Roberts. This matchup is a tough one, but go with your heart: Are you a runaway bride who's ready to make it to the end of the aisle, or are you just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her?
In another timeline, The Holiday is one of the subplots included in Love, Actually's adorable anthology of holiday romances. (Think about it: an unlucky-in-love Brit and an uptight American swap houses and find romance, with swoonworthy accents and heart eyes abounding.) But in this reality, you have to choose your Christmas charmer -- so, which is it?
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vs. 10. 13 Going on 30
You can't get much more early-'00s than these two. Charming female lead, whose character works at an Important Fashion Magazine™, a hunky love interest who will be an Oscar nominee in a few years, and an unconventional love story that's just never going to work out...until it does! If it's possible to already be nostalgic for this era, we totally are.