Time to start ticking off those classics.
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
As they travel northward from Miami to New York City and engage in a series of misadventures, a gruff newspaperman and spoiled rich girl, thrown together by circumstances, fall in love with each other. Hilarity ensues (no, it really does this time).
So this is the original rom-com, and one of the only films to win the Big Five Academy Awards – my hopes were high. And I wasn’t disappointed. I’d never seen a Clarke Gable movie: now I get what all the fuss was about. Yeah, it’s a bit dated but it’s funny as fuck – dry, silly, zingy. You look at this and then you realise that the shit Richard Curtis churns out is It Happens One Night distilled a billion times over into nothing. 8/10.