Sabrina, 1954: If you go bonkers for a guy, his hotter smarter older brother will marry you.
Pillow Talk, 1959: Lying to a lover about your identity is a good idea.
Working Girl, 1988: Lying about your identity at work is a good idea.
When Harry Met Sally, 1989: That guy you hated in college is your best bet.
Pretty Woman, 1990: Capitalism.
The Cutting Edge, 1992: Lying about your feelings is the only way to start a lasting relationship.
Groundhog Day, 1993: Andie MacDowell has excellent hair.
Sleepless in Seattle, 1993: You should drop everything when you think you might be in love with a stranger you heard once on the radio.
Speechless, 1994: Insomnia = true love.
The American President, 1995: The traffic in Dupont Circle is a nightmare.
French Kiss, 1995: Lying about your identity and criminal behavior will lead to true love in a vineyard.
While You Were Sleeping, 1995: Lying about your relationship with a man will lead his brother to fall in love with you.
Sabrina (1995): Going bonkers for a hot guy means his older hotter smarter brother will move to Paris with you.
Clueless (1995): It sucks when you fall for someone who isn’t into your gender.
One Fine Day, 1996: People who hate each other should be together forever.
The Truth About Cats and Dogs, 1996: Lying about your identity is a good idea if you don’t look like Uma Thurman.
My Best Friend’s Wedding, 1997: Screwing up your best friend’s wedding means your other best friend — the gay one — is going to have to come bail you out.
Ever After, 1998: Lying to a prince about your identity is a good idea.
You’ve Got Mail, 1998: When a women learns a man’s true identity, capitalism.
10 Things I Hate About You, 1999: Grumpy people deserve each other.
Never Been Kissed, 1999: If you lie about your identity when you’re a reporter, it’s fine as long as you write a story explaining what you did.
Notting Hill, 1999: We are supposed to believe Hugh Grant is only a mild asshole.
She’s All That, 1999: It’s okay to lie to someone about your intentions — really, it’s fine as long as you fall in love at the end.
What Women Want, 2000: The only way a man will ever treat a woman right is if he is struck by lightning while using cosmetics for the first time.
Serendipity, 2001: Just don’t go to 59th Street, okay?
Kate and Leopold, 2001: True love is a sham.
Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001: Renee Zellweger gained a bunch of weight to look normal, because skinny women aren’t neurotic.
The Wedding Planner, 2001: J. Lo can be in rom coms too.
Maid in Manhattan, 2002: Capitalism. Lying about your identity is a good idea, particularly if you’re a hotel maid, because eww.
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, 2003: Rich people lie about their intentions all the time. Also true love is a sham.
500 Days of Summer, 2009: This is not even a movie.