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New list of worst romantic-comedies includes handful of '80s 'classics'

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Blind date Moviefone has tackled a fun list today: the 25 worst romantic comedies of all time. Oddly enough, "ever" for them means way, way back to 1983. But who cares? Coming up with lists like these are what makes the Internet fun. Well, that and watching viral videos of Muppets singing Dust in the Wind.

Of course, several '80s movies made their list. We'll get to those in a minute. First, their top 5 list: Gigli (2003), The Hottie and the Nottie (2008), From Justin to Kelly (2003), Mr. Wrong (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997). I can honestly say the only one I've seen is Beautician, only because I have an unrequited fetish for Fran Drescher. Click here to see the full list.

Now, the '80s movies that made Moviefone's list:

17. WHO'S THAT GIRL? (1987): It has Madonna, with her squeaky voice. Her co-host, Griffin Dunne, would probably rather be ripped into a human meatloaf again (like he did in American Werewolf in London) than watch this flick again.

18. TWO OF A KIND (1983): No argument here. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John still had leftover chemistry from Grease, but it's ripped apart by one of silliest scripts of the '80s ... and Gene Hackman as "God." (I still like ONJ's song Strange Twist of Fate.)

19. HAUNTED HONEYMOON (1986): Sorry, Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner, but real-life couples fare poorly as on-screen couples. Sadly, Radner died shortly after filming was completed.

21. ARTHUR 2: ON THE ROCKS (1988): Perhaps the worst idea for sequel like Police Academy: Mission Moscow. And maybe the largest dropoff in laughs from original to sequel in movie history.

24. BLIND DATE (1987): Mixed feelings on this pick, but at least it's toward the end of the list. So many fun lines in this Bruce Willis/Kim Basinger flick, including, "Mrs Yakamoto, I have your hair. I'm going to slip it under the door."

Okay, Moviefone had its say. What other '80s rom-coms deserve to be on this list?

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