There’s no better way to spend the weekend than eating pizza, pouring up a few glasses of rosé, and gathering with your best friends for a great night of chick flicks. This a perfect opportunity for your group to decompress and unwind, while spending time with the people that know you better than anyone else. If you all have no clue as to what to watch for the weekend, we’ve curated the best underrated rom-coms and feel-good films that will either have you crushing on the hot lead or crying your eyes out by the end.
- Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
In this film, a postgraduate living in New York City tries to support her shopping addiction while working as a financial journalist. Could I sell this movie any harder? This reminds me of those broke times in college where I was trying to live my best life, all while having $3 in my account.
This movie will have you envying every item stuffed into Isla Fisher’s closet while teaching you how important it is to be financially responsible post-grad.
- Letters to Juliet (2010)
Mamma Mia star Amanda Seyfried plays a fact-checker who goes on a pre-honeymoon with her busy fiancé in Verona, Italy. She joins the “Secretaries of the Juliet” where she helps an elderly woman find her long lost love, and ends up finding a new love of her own along the way.
- Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
Julia Roberts plays a woman who had everything, until she lost herself amidst a mid-life crisis. While on a journey to figure out her purpose in life, she experiences pleasure while eating in Italy, spirituality in India, and finds her happily ever after following falling in love in Indonesia.
Roberts’ character teaches us a lesson about how important it is to be an individual outside of a relationship. If you or a friend are coming out of a relationship, this movie will probably feel extra cathartic.
- The Last Song (2010)
A rebellious teen spends a summer in Georgia with her father and stumbles upon new love in the process. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, upon finding out that her father is terribly ill, she stays behind to take care of him, in order to make up for long lost time.
This film has stars some of my absolute favorites, like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, and it shows that love finds us when we least expect it.
- Monte Carlo (2011)
Selena Gomez, Kat Cassidy, and Leighton Meester all take a well-earned “girls’ trip” after graduation to Paris, and run into several mishaps that begins with a crappy hotel room and finish with the trio missing their tour bus, leaving them stranded. Things take a positive turn when Gomez is mistaken for British heiress, Cordelia Winthrop-Scott. Always dreamed about being a princess for a day? Monte Carlo makes dreaming about roaming a royal palace and catered to so much easier.
- The DUFF (2015)
High school student Bianca has two really popular best friends, and she’s feeling desperate to change her social standing. On her journey to self-love, she deals with bullies, bad crushes, and learns to not let high school drama determine her worth. This film will make you feel powerful as hell, and will also have you laughing about the nonsense of your teen years.
- Trainwreck (2015)
Amy Schumer is an actual mood in this rom com. She portrays an uninhibited magazine writer with a life free of commitments. While writing a profile about a sports medicine doctor, she ends up falling in love with him—and the rest is history. If you’re a wild party girl with habits that just won’t quit, this movie might just be a great fit for you. Party on, girl.
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
You ever get that (very valid) feeling that your boyfriend’s family doesn’t like you? Well Rachel Chu can relate, and little does she know, her boyfriend is also secretly wealthy. Chu has to combat his domineering and very disapproving mother every step of the way, in this film that teaches you to own your story.
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Lana Condor plays a shy high school junior defined by numerous crushes. Her character eventually overcomes her shyness when her private love letters are mailed out to all the boys who she admires from afar. Get ready to be in your feels as you experience the emotional rollercoaster that comes with having a first crush.
If you love this movie, get ready to hit the couch for an amazing sequel because To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You will be released February 2020.
- Someone Great (2019)
In this movie Gina Rodriguez plays a determined music journalist who experiences a rough breakup with her boyfriend. Gina’s character, Jenny Young convinces her two best friends, Blair and Erin, to embark on one last adventure together before she moves to California to follow a longtime dream of hers. This movie delivers a real message that every love story isn’t granted a happy ending.
Make sure to laugh, cry, and cherish every moment while watching these movies.