There’s probably never been a better time for a movie marathon, and because we love a good emotional rollercoaster, we’ve rounded up the best romantic comedies to hit you right in the feels. So, grab some popcorn, get cosy and ready to giggle and sniffle along with your favourite stars as they remind us that love isn’t dead after all.
If you are having a nice night with the girls or eating your emotions after a breakup or a bad day at work, nothing just like a rom-com cure all wounds, and below are some of the best rom-com movies ever which we cannot wait to share with you.
1. Palm Springs (2020)
A recent addition but a good one to the rom-com canon, this Groundhog Day-ish comedy ticks all the boxes. It is humorous, strongly written, and provides a profoundly soulful review of the mysteries of human interaction at the end of the day. Andy Samberg is forever trapped in a one-day time loop as a wedding guest, and Cristin Milioti is the guy he inadvertently lures out of his purgatory in Palm Springs. They hate one another, then eventually they do not, and then they hate one another again, further JK Simmons’ cooked-up madman shows up with a bow and an arrow.
2. The Princess Bride (1987)
Fairy tales never have ever been more fun than this romantic swashbuckling. It has an undercard full of so much comedic talent at the god-level (cameo honours are a toss-up among Peter Cook as the Admirable Clergyman and Billy Crystal as Miracle Max) that this can afford to have the godless baddie played by Christopher Guest. The magic is created by headliners Cary Elwes and Robin Wright as lovers for the ages, Westley and Buttercup.
3. Mamma Mia (2008)
There are very few movies that are out (and perhaps even fewer musicals for movies) that encourage a sequel that is just as great, if not better, than the original, but the cut is certainly made by Mamma Mia (and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again). Meryl Streep is there, Pierce Brosnan is there, and there is a whole soundtrack of fun tunes and what is there not to adore?
4. Never Been Kissed (1999)
There are just so many films about Drew Barrymore from which to choose! In this though, she plays a copy editor who, for a big-break storey, goes back to high school secretly and falls in love with a professor in the process. For several purposes, the movie makes the list: the wardrobe, the Shakespeare comparisons, Molly Shannon’s life. Most of all, it tops the list for getting into our lives a character named Josie Glossy.
5. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
If Harry Met Sally is another one of those romantic comedies that have left an impact on every rom-com that has been released since that. It appears to remain at the top of every rom-com movie list, although it was released over three decades ago. This movie, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, had such an unorthodox layout that did not fit the conventional stereotypes of romantic comedy, making it everlasting.
6. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Set to star Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, the gold standard of romcoms is this Nora Ephron movie. A woman runs her ‘corner store’ which is challenged by a large company controlled by a business family. Meg’s Kathleen and Tom’s Joe begin writing to each other and fall madly in love in the age of pen-pals, though their relationship seems more than rocky in non-virtual existence.
7. The Prince and Me (2004)
Throughout this cult classic from the early aughts, Julia Stiles appears as a pre-med student at the University of Wisconsin who fell for a classmate who unexpectedly seems to be the Crown Prince of Denmark, disguised as a regular university student. Three sequels followed the movie, but the OG remains one of the best: a fluffy fantasy of luxury and love, all built on the dedication of one woman to pursue her career dreams.
8. To All the Boys: Series (2021)
The third and final movie in the mega-popular To All the Boys franchise on Netflix shows Lara Jean at a crossing point with her boyfriend, dreamboat Peter Kavinsky. Lara Jean, recently back from a life-changing trip to Korea and looking at her senior year, takes her college ambitions into account, with and without her boyfriend. This successful, winsome ending will profoundly please the fans of the series. The first and second movies are also loved and adored by everyone till now.
9. Ten Things I Hate About You (1999)
This romantic comedy for teens is exactly what you need for a relaxing day-in. This teen comedy, featuring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik, is based loosely on The Taming of the Shrew, by Shakespeare. As Ledger’s Patrick takes over the football field and sings “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to a sceptical Kat, the most wistful and romantic aspect of the movie is.
The IMDb rating is 7.3 out of 10, and it is one of the most liked romcom movies on Netflix.
10. How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days (2003)
Matthew McConaughey of today will not remember the guy he was at the turn of the century. He was in any other romantic comedy and, as often as not, he has been the person who, even with his bad-boy behaviour, took your soul away. In all of those days, the ‘he v/s her phenomenon’ was very often used, and this is what made this a likeable rom-com for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. The IMDb rating is 6.4 out of 10. The two main actors were as greats as their roles as Ben and Andie. It is also rated as a PG-13 movie due to the intimate scenes.