RETRO Listeners’ Five Favorite Meg Ryan Movies
She's engaged to John Mellencamp, and she's one of America's sweethearts. Meg Ryan. We asked which of her movies is your favorite. Here are your top five.
For my 'Movie Monday' on August 12, 2019, I asked the RETRO 102.5 listeners - 'What is your favorite movie that Meg Ryan has done?' She's so popular. We got a lot of responses; here's how the results came out.
#5 - KATE & LEOPOLD
Meg and Hugh Jackman star in this one from 2001. Listener Amy Peavey from Boulder noted:
...didn't that movie end in some weird, creepy way that they were related?
Maybe that's why Rotten Tomatoes gives it only 50%
#4 - CITY OF ANGELS
Meg stars in one of the few romantic movies that Nic Cage has ever done. She's a doctor, who's an 'angel' - he's an ACTUAL angel. He falls to Earth, they fall for each other and then she just had to get on that bike. Damn.
Rotten Tomatoes gives this one from 1998 58%. Sometimes Rotten Tomatoes has no heart, at all.
#3 - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
1989 was a great year for movies, including this comedic gem. Billy Crystal and Meg play against each other so well. Plus, who HASN'T at some point now said, 'I'll have what she's having.'
Gayle Martens of Loveland put it quite well:
Meg Ryan was the it girl in the late 80's and 90's. The Queen of Romedies. I love her in everything she has done.
Her best When Harry met Sally.
Rotten Tomatoes does LOVE this one-- 90%.
#2 - YOU'VE GOT MAIL
Almost ten years after 'When Harry Met Sally,' Meg teamed up with Tom Hanks for their second feature together - A classic romance remade for modern times. Seems even truer now then it did then. Imagine Bud Fox being Jeff Bezos. Wait, nevermind.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it 68%; probably because they never liked Greg Kinnear.
#1 - SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
Another retelling of a classic romantic tale, again with two charmers of the Big Screen. From 1993. A widower with a young son, who gets on the phone and gets his dad a date. In Seattle.
Rotten Tomatoes says its pretty good - 73%.
NOTE: The actor that played young 'Jonah' is now 35. Yikes.
That is one GREAT list. If I may, a shout out to a few of the movies that were also mentioned, but just didn't get any traction:
COURAGE UNDER FIRE
JOE VS THE VOLCANO - We had a great comment from Cathryn Sanders of Loveland on this one:
Joe versus the Volcano-it’s so terrible that it’s actually funny, she plays three different characters...
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
Thanks for participating!