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Don’t write them off as chick flicks. Just because a movie might centre on a woman’s comic misadventures in the dating world doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by a wider audience. After all, romantic comedies have launched the careers of some of Hollywood’s most famous leading men, too. (Think: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Gosling and, inexplicably, Woody Allen.

But rom-coms are also the ring in which prizefighting Hollywood actresses traditionally vie for the title of America’s sweetheart, duking it out to see who can make audiences love them the most. So, who’s the all-time champ? Contenders Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and Reese Witherspoon were selected by a committee (of one) and will henceforth be subjected to a super-scientific method to determine which of them is the heavyweight of our hearts. Here it goes:

Bravo’s New Year, New Love Marathon begins December 31 and runs through January 3. Catch our contenders in movies like Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, You’ve Got Mail, Sweet Home Alabama, When Harry Met Sally and more.