This genre is all about love; love stories that is. The term chick-flick is often associated with the romance genre, because guys assume that any film starring a woman should only be seen by other women. But that’s only true in some cases, like Sex and the City (2008). The rom-com (romantic-comedy for those of you not in the know) is a sub-genre or genre mashing of the romance film and the comedy film. Which is worth mentioning because they represent a good portion of films in the romance genre. Without further ado, here’s a list of things you can expect to see in film trailers for romance films: kissing, cuddling, crying, embracing, sex, star-crossed lovers, doomed love, opposites attract, jealous lovers, gay lovers, teenage lovers, first loves, miscommunication, arguments, marriage proposals, weddings, asexual confidants, gay confidants, guys holding boom-boxes above their head, John Cusack, people essentially stalking the person they are in love with, people with incurable diseases, people talking to their lovers on the phone, people writing letters to their loved ones, love conquers all, sweeping scores, pop music, stories based on William Shakespeare, beautiful girls ending up with beautiful guys, beautiful girls ending up with ugly guys, and ugly girls ending up with beautiful guys (just kidding, that never happens).