Have you ever left an epic action extravaganza with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart? Then you may have been subject to a covert rom-com hiding in plain sight. What follows are just 13 examples among many instances where a perfect romantic comedy was smuggled within an action movie.
We will detail action flicks that are really, secretly romantic comedies at their core and/or double well as such, per the familiar structural tropes of that genre. Thus, romantic subplots showcase two characters fated to get together by the time the final credits roll. In the meantime, however, they have to face elaborate obstacles, plenty of misunderstandings and/or prevarications, and other hiccups en route to a happy ending.
Which secret rom-coms are your favorite? Vote up your choices below!
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