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The Top Seven Lazy-Weekend Romantic Movies You Should be Watching

I don’t know about you all, but I spend most of my weekends either doing homework in the library or laying in bed watching movies. I love curling up in bed midday with the sun streaming in through the windows and watching a romantic comedy–it always puts a smile on my fave. So, in case you are exactly like me and can’t find another romantic movie to watch, or if you want to join in, here is a list of my favorite lazy-weekend romantic movies. 

Love, Rosie

I recently discovered Love, Rosie when I was scrolling through Netflix on a lazy Sunday looking for a movie to watch. The movie is set in Great Britain and follows two best friends, played by Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, as they graduate high school and go their separate ways. This is an emotional roller coaster that tugs on every heart string in the best possible way. A must-watch.

The Switch

Starring Jennifer Anniston and Jason Bateman, this romantic comedy follows two best friends in New York City. Kassie (Jennifer Anniston), decides to get pregnant through artificial insemination, and much to Wally’s (Jason Bateman) dismay, she has someone else in mind as the donor. The two best friends lose contact when Kassie leaves New York City but are reunited years later, both single! What follows is a heartwarming story about love, family and friendship that is sure to brighten up your day. 

A Star is Born

Full disclosure, I haven’t seen it yet BUT I am dying to. Simply based on the soundtrack and the Oscars it won, I am sure it will not be a letdown. The story is about two musicians, Jackson and Ally, played by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who meet and fall in love. Jackson coaxes Ally into the spotlight, jumpstarting her career, but as she finds success their relationship struggles. 

The Notebook

The Notebook is an all-time classic that everyone should see. The movie stars Rachel McAdams as Allie, a rich city girl, and Ryan Gosling as Noah, a poor, hardworking country boy. The two meet over the summer before Allie heads off to college and fall deeply in love. But alas summer must come to end…

Crazy Rich Asians

I have already seen this movie twice in theaters and multiple times on my TV at home. Crazy Rich Asians is the epitome of a good romantic comedy. Rachel, played by Constance Chu, and Nick Young, played by Henry Golding, fall in love in the states and decide to take their relationship to the next level by traveling to Singapore to meet Nick’s family. Things take a turn from the expected for Rachel as she discovers the extreme wealth, high expectations and sacrifices that come with dating a Young. Actress Awkwafina plays Rachel’s friend from college and provides comic relief throughout the film that will have your cheeks hurting by the end. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before  

Now, I am going to be completely honest and disclose that this film is super cheesy and cliché. But if that is the mood you are in, there is no better movie out there. The story follows Laura Jean, played by Lana Condor, during her sophomore year of high school. Ever since her mom died when she was little, she has been an introvert with one best friend and her sisters. But when her older sister Margo leaves for college, and her secretive love letter written to each of her crushes are somehow sent, including on to co-star Noah Centineo who plays Peter Kavinsky, she is forced to branch out and live life to the fullest. 

Bride Wars

Bride Waris is a hilarious movie that chronicles the lives of two best friends, played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, who have both dreamed of having spring weddings held at the Plaza Hotel. When they both happen to become engaged at the same time, and a mix-up only allows for one of them to have their wedding at the Plaza, they become enemies immediately. The fierce competition and clever pranks are sure to put a smile on your face! 

This list is perfect to help you procrastinate doing homework or brighten up a gloomy day. Happy watching! 



I am a first-year at Colby College. I am an anticipated biology major with a concentration in neuroscience and a minor in computer science. I am also on the crew team at Colby.
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