looking for romantic songs in funny movies
June 17, 2014 4:35 AM   Subscribe

For our 10th anniversary, I'd like to present movie buff Gnik Nus with a list of sweet songs sung by the actors in modern (say, the last 30ish years) comedy movies. So far I've come up with "Tonight You Belong To Me" from The Jerk, "I Was Born To Love You" by Chevy Chase in Caddyshack, and "I Wanna Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi singing 'This Much Is True" in The Wedding Singer. Bonus points for sweet moments and then something funny happens, like when Bernadette Peters pulls out the trombone while they're softly singing on the beach.
posted by Neeuq Nus to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Diane Keaton sings "It Had To Be You" in Annie Hall.
posted by billiebee at 5:07 AM on June 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Pearl Harbor Sucked...and I miss you from Team America
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 5:08 AM on June 17, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: How about I Say a Little Prayer for You from My Best Friend's Wedding? Or La La La La La La La Means I Love You from The Family Man?
posted by cider at 5:28 AM on June 17, 2014

Moulin Rouge - the medley where Ewan convinces Nicole to love him. Includes "I was made for loving you" and "all you need is love"
posted by St. Peepsburg at 5:36 AM on June 17, 2014

Best answer: Heath Ledger singing You're Just Too Good to be True in 10 Things I Hate About You?
posted by chaiminda at 5:39 AM on June 17, 2014 [3 favorites]

Jack Black's rendition of "Let's Get It On" in High Fidelity
posted by Fig at 5:55 AM on June 17, 2014 [3 favorites]

Michelle Williams sings two songs in The Baxter — I don't know the titles. As in Annie Hall, the song near the end is better.
posted by John Cohen at 6:18 AM on June 17, 2014

I really liked Hugh Grant's song Don't Write Me Off Just Yet from Music & Lyrics.
posted by littlegreen at 6:22 AM on June 17, 2014

Tom Hanks playing the ukulele and singing to a comatose Meg Ryan on a raft made of luggage, in Joe Versus the Volcano was touching.

Both the moonlight and bovine themes link it nicely with with George and Mary singing "Buffalo Gals", in It's A Wonderful Life. Not a modern firm but a recognizable one.
posted by Kakkerlak at 6:30 AM on June 17, 2014

Best answer: The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful from Robin Hood: Men In Tights fits the bill, I think.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:45 AM on June 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: There's always the Afternoon Delight scene from Anchorman.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:04 AM on June 17, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: The soundtrack from Juno has some and Love Actually too.
posted by BoscosMom at 7:34 AM on June 17, 2014

How about I Got You Babe from Ground Hog day.
posted by BoscosMom at 7:49 AM on June 17, 2014

A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow and When You're Next to Me by Mitch and Mickey from "A Mighty Wind" <3
posted by Madamina at 8:04 AM on June 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

James MacAvoy sings a very spirited version of You Are My Sunshine in Penelope. It's funny and adorable because he plays a lot of instruments, badly.
posted by mochapickle at 8:05 AM on June 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Alabamy Bound/My Baby Loves Me; Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow from The Purple Rose of Cairo.
posted by Pallas Athena at 10:15 AM on June 17, 2014

Bill Murray singing More than This in Lost in Translation.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:31 PM on June 17, 2014

Response by poster: Thank you thank you for some wonderful movie scenes that I'd forgotten. There's some really great stuff here. And thank you for not pointing out my gaffe- Bernadette Peters played the trumpet.
posted by Neeuq Nus at 7:29 PM on June 17, 2014

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