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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

4/17/2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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Ten Years of 'The Big Lebowski': The Dude Still Abides

3/7/2008 11:36am EST
The Big Lebowski
Ever had one of those days when nothing went your way? This was the Dude's life. At least during the now cult classic "The Big Lebowski." In Joel and Ethan Coen's unforgettable and oft-quoted tale of mistaken identity, Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is beaten by a pair of idiot thugs who have mistaken him for the other Jeffrey Lebowski: the "Big" Lebowski (David Huddleston), a local millionaire. They are looking for his wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), who owes money to a lot of seedy characters. As one thug plunges the Dudes head into the toilet, he asks, "Where's the money, Lebow...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

2/28/2008 3:00am EST
Robert Sean Leonard
Happy Birthday to Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones (1942...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

12/4/2007 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

6/20/2007 3:00am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez; 1971), "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez (1968), "Eyes Wide Shut" star Nicole Kidman (1967), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (1960), Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony (1954), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Goodman (1952), The Commodores singer/solo artist Lionel Richie (1949), "American Graffiti" actress Candy Clark (1947), Canadian singer Anne Murray (1945), actor Danny Aiello (1936), actress Olympia Dukakis (1931), guitarist Chet Atkins (1924), and legendary "Robin Hood" star Err...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

2/28/2007 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

12/4/2006 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

6/20/2006 3:00am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez; 1971), "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez (1968), "Eyes Wide Shut" star Nicole Kidman (1967), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (1960), Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony (1954), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Goodman (1952), The Commodores singer/solo artist Lionel Richie (1949), "American Graffiti" actress Candy Clark (1947), Canadian singer Anne Murray (1945), actor Danny Aiello (1936), actress Olympia Dukakis (1931), guitarist Chet Atkins (1924), and legendary "Robin Hood" star Err...
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T-Bone Burnett Releases First New Album In 14 Years Along With Retrospective

4/27/2006 10:00pm EDT
T Bone Burnett
T-Bone Burnett is an American original. A songwriter and performer steeped in our nation's deep musical heritage, T Bone has emerged from a self-imposed 14 year hiatus as a recording artist to release two highly-anticipated collections of music simultaneously: The True False Identity, his first album of new original songs since 1992, and 20/20: The Essential T Bone Burnett, a 40-song retrospective spanning Burnett's entire career of music-making. T Bone says of his extended break, "After the last record (1992's The Criminal Under My Own Hat), I felt I could write some new songs and go ar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

2/28/2006 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

12/4/2005 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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