WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
The year: 1989
The deal: Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) are clearly made for each other but - over 12 years of chance meetings and near-misses in New York City - they never quite manage to get together.
Best look: Sally in a love-heart blouse, grey blazer and wide-brimmed bowler hat in an autumnal Central Park.
Best scene: When Sally fakes an orgasm in Katz's Delicatessen, after which another customer tells the waiter: 'I'll have what she's having.'
Soppiest line: 'When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.'
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
The year: 1994
The deal: Bumbling Brit Charles (Hugh Grant) has a fling with mysterious American Carrie (Andie MacDowell) during a summer of high-society weddings.
Best look: Carrie's ginormous black hat is the last word in upstage-the-bride headgear.
Best scene: Really, it's the little moments we adore - mainly when Charles accidentally insults various old duffers at weddings. Also, the funeral will have you in bits.
Soppiest line: 'Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed,' says Andie MacDowell, while rain pelts into her eyes.
THE WEDDING SINGER
The year: 1998
The deal: Set in 1985 - so everyone's rocking huge hair, gigantic shoulder pads and fingerless gloves - this is the story of bitter, recently jilted wedding singer Robbie (Adam Sandler) and his attempts to love again. Julia (Drew Barrymore) is the object of his affection.
Best look: Kooky best friend Holly (Christine Taylor) gets all the good ensembles. Her tributes to
Lucky Star-era Madonna are consistently amazing.
Best scene: When Alexis Arquette's George does a dramatic rendition of Culture Club's
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? to a room full of horrified wedding guests. And every scene involving Steve Buscemi.
Soppiest line: 'I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad, carry you around when your arthritis is bad, all I wanna do is grow old with you.' Yes, this is a song.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
The year: 1995
The deal: Lonely Lucy (Sandra Bullock) works on the subway and has a major crush on one of the commuters. One day, she rescues him from an accident, he falls into a coma, she is mistaken for his fiancee, she hits it off with his family, then she falls for his brother. Yes, that old chestnut.
Best look: Sandra Bullock does excellent mid-90s bedside vigil, in 'mom' jeans and stumpy boots.
Best scene: The dramatic wedding denouement.
Soppiest line: When Lucy reveals her feelings for Peter's family and says, 'The truth was that I fell in love with you all. I went from being all alone to being a fiancee, a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister and a friend.'
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
The year: 2001
The deal: Renee Zellweger plays perennial singleton Bridget, a disastrous woman caught between two seemingly terrible men - suave cad Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and cold, pompous Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).
Best look: Bridget's Playboy bunny fancy-dress costume, accessorised - as all of her outfits are - with a v. early-noughties Tiffany heart necklace.
Best scene: The ridiculous posh-boy fight between Cleaver and Darcy. And all sightings of Bridget's enormous pants, obvs.
Soppiest line: 'I like you very much. Just as you are.'
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
The year: 1999
The deal: This modernisation of Shakespeare's
Taming Of The Shrew centres on the fractious relationship between two high-school outcasts, Patrick (Heath Ledger) and Kat (Julia Styles).
Best look: Styles' screamingly 90s prom look of strappy shift dress and Medusa-influenced (well, possibly) curled topknot.
Best scene: When a baby-faced Ledger swallows his pride and sings
Can't Take My Eyes Off You from the school bleachers.
Soppiest line: 'But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all.'