The world’s obsession with romantic comedy movies, coupled with Hollywood’s greed, sometimes causes filmmakers to churn out rom-coms so fast that plot holes run rampant - so much so that “plot holes” and “rom-com” are practically synonymous.
Most of the time romantic comedy plot holes are unrecognizable, but sometimes they're so hilariously silly that nobody cares about them one way or another. The rest of the time they add that much more charm to the film. No matter what the case, the worst rom-com plot holes are listed below, and need your votes! Vote up the biggest and most distracting plot holes in romance films, or vote down any that you can forgive.
Film: Beauty and the Beast
At the beginning of the beloved animated classic Beauty and the Beast, we are told that the Prince is cursed by an enchantress when he refuses to give her shelter and show her kindness. But if you do the math – Lumiere says the castle has been under the spell for 10 years and the prologue states that the rose will start to wilt when the Beast is 21 – that means this witch is cursing an 11 year old for being rude.
#14 on The Best Animated Films Eversee more on Beauty and the Beast
Film: Coming to America
In Coming to America, before his servant Semi almost gives up the secret of Akeem’s royal blood, the prince posing as a custodian offers to make dinner for his beloved Lisa as a date. But how was Akeem supposed to cook for Lisa if his apartment never had a kitchen?
#12 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on Coming to America
Film: The Mummy Returns
The first Mummy film begins in the year 1923, where we see Rick O’Connell’s (Brendan Fraser) first encounter with the Mummy. Three years later, in 1926, he meets the woman who will be his wife, Rachel Weisz’s Evie. The Mummy Returns begins in 1933, seven years after the end of the first film. If their son is eleven in the movie, that means he would have been born four years before Rick and Evie first met.
#99 on The Best Fantasy Movies
#39 on The Best Movie Sequelssee more on The Mummy Returns
Film: Edward Scissorhands
One of the more lovely moments in Tim Burton’s modern fairytale Edward Scissorhands is watching Johnny Depp’s eponymous hero carve an angel out of ice. After he is excommunicated from his dreamy Florida neighborhood, he hides in the mansion on the hill, carving more ice sculptures. But if he lives in such a warm state and never interacts with other people, where is he getting all of that ice?
#99 on The Most Rewatchable Moviessee more on Edward Scissorhands
Film: About Time
When Tim brings his sister back to the present after changing a crucial element of her past in About Time, she instantly has new memories of meeting a new boyfriend and having feelings for him. But if you have new future memories after changing the past, then how does Tim not know that his daughter was never born and that he has a son instead?
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Film: Bring It On
The East Compton Clovers may win the competition at the end of Bring It On, but there's a snafu that probably would have lost them the national title. If you look closely, you can see two of the cheerleaders run face-first into each other.
#30 on The Best Teen Romance Movies
#63 on The Greatest Chick Flickssee more on Bring It On
Film: Wedding Crashers
When Sack becomes suspicious of John and Jeremy in Wedding Crashers, he calls up a friend and asks for him to do a background check on the brothers. But considering he only had their fake last name, there is no way Sack’s friend would have been able to find out they were wedding crashers, especially in such a short amount of time.
#89 on The Greatest Movies for Guyssee more on Wedding Crashers
Film: Tin Cup
During the last round of the US Open in Tin Cup, Kevin Costner’s Roy removes his ball from the hole and the crowd goes wild. Everything seems fair and square except that Don Johnson’s Dave never got to finish his last round.
#33 on The Best Sports Movies
#55 on The Best Movies of 1996see more on Tin Cup