Remember when all your angsty, lovelorn woes could be solved by a delightful (and Julia Roberts-infused) rom-com? Well, thanks to films like Bridget Jones’s Baby and La La Land, it seems like this genre is making a bit of a comeback. (There’s even a new Nancy Meyers movie starring Reese Witherspoon due out this fall.) That’s why we’re recapping the timeless O.G.s of the rom-com era. Here, ten that will never get old.

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Hollywood Pictures

‘While You Were Sleeping’

Sandra Bullock is delightful as the token-taking "L" train employee who comes to the rescue of her crush (Peter Gallagher) after he falls on the tracks.

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TriStar Pictures

‘Jerry Maguire’

Before Tom Cruise jumped on a couch, he stole the heart of Renée Zellweger—and all of us—in this film about a sports agent in search of authenticity at work.

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TriStar Pictures

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’

From the Dionne Warwick family sing-along to the oversize flip phones, this Julia Roberts classic had us replaying the movie soundtrack for weeks.

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TriStar Pictures

‘Sleepless in Seattle’

This Meg Ryan movie makes us miss the days of dialing into radio shows—and witty Nora Ephron dialogue.

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Columbia Pictures

‘When Harry Met Sally’

Speaking of Meg Ryan and Nora Ephron, this rom-com about a pair of quirky New Yorkers (Billy Crystal included) who believe to their core that men and women can’t be friends changed the way we think about relationships. (And orgasms.)

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‘Notting Hill’

More Julia. This time with Hugh Grant—the best Horse and Hound reporter there ever was—by her side.

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20th Century Fox

‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’

Angela Bassett escapes reality for a vacation in Jamaica and meets the one, the only, Taye Diggs. Paradise found.

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Universal Pictures

‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’

A bumbling (and completely adorbs) Hugh Grant encounters the same woman (Andie MacDowell) on five separate social occasions. Romance—the British kind—ensues.

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Touchstone Pictures

‘Pretty Woman’

Last Julia Roberts appearance on this list. Like we could omit this flick about a prostitute and a businessman (Richard Gere) who fall in love. Most importantly, we’d like to thank it for this line we reference on the regular: “Big mistake. Huge.”

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Columbia Pictures

‘13 Going on 30’

You’ve got Jennifer Garner and all the '80s tunes. Yessss.

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