We took off a little time this summer, but our vacays didn’t exactly resemble the exotic escapes of Hollywood films. For one thing, we never managed to get perfectly tousled beach hair. Nor were we swept off our feet by a dashing leading man we met while traveling solo. Allegedly romantic situations occur in almost every movie where a woman steps onto a plane — and somehow, that sex-charged interlude has the power to make or break her vacation. (Conversely, as an audience member on a plane, you could sit through a sad excuse for a film such as The Holiday, and almost have your own vacation ruined before it begins – or at least hurl into your barf bag.) But forget history, landscapes, and foreign cultures. If there’s no dude, even for a little while, Hollywood ain’t interested. Just check out our gallery of 11 escapist movies with so-called romantic twists.