In the new movie 'Just Go With It,' a plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) recruits his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his estranged wife, in order to win over the supposed woman of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker).

He's not the first character in a romantic comedy to lie for love -- and he won't be the last. If we we were to take our cues on romance from these movies, then maybe the lesson is that liars CAN prosper at love ... after a messy and entertaining comeuppance, of course. (Warning: spoilers!)
Just Go With It
Based on 31 critics

A doctor (Adam Sandler) asks his loyal assistant for help in winning the woman of his dreams. Read More

Sweet Home Alabama
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A fashion designer (Reese Witherspoon) demands a divorce from her husband (Josh Lucas). Read More

Maid in Manhattan
Based on 32 critics

A senatorial candidate (Ralph Fiennes) falls for a chambermaid (Jennifer Lopez). Read More

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A smooth-talker (Will Smith) helps a shy accountant (Kevin James) woo an heiress. Read More

The Proposal
Based on 30 critics

A woman (Sandra Bullock) pretends to be engaged to her assistant to avoid deportation to Canada. Read More

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