13. The Bachelor (1999)
Director: Gary Sinyor
Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Renee Zellweger, Artie Lange, Ed Asner, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Mariah Carey, Sarah Silverman, Brooke Shields
Lame Love Song: "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)," Jackie Wilson
Love Conquers: Money-grubbing scheming
There have been many awful romcoms through the ages, but, every so often, a love story emerges that is so distasteful all traces of love are absent. How do you do that?
Well, one way is to tell the story of an avowed bachelor and selfish prick (O'Donnell) who needs to find a bride in one day or lose his massive inheritance. Then, in a true stroke of mastery, have the climax involve dozens of money-grubbing would-be brides clawing over each other to marry said douche bag and then attempt to tear him limb from limb after being scorned.
But, at the end of the day The Bachelor was only one small step in the history of awful romcoms, and was truly a giant defeat for feminism.