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10 Rom-Coms To Brighten Your Weekend

I went home last weekend with a friend for fall break, and I was reminded of the many perks of being in a house: barefoot showers, home-cooked food, and an actual T.V. (to help me procrastinate, of course).  Below are some of the movies that I enjoyed from the comfort of my own couch last weekend. Enjoy!

 

1. The Devil Wears Prada

“The Devil Wears Prada” is one of my all-time favorite movies. No rom-com teaches more lessons or produces more Meryl Streep GIFs (#queen). Love love love, watch it immediately.

 

 

2. Sex and the City

“Sex and the City” is a classic. My mother watched the show religiously when I was younger and although I haven’t seen every episode, I am a sucker for the movie. Nothing makes me cry or smile more than Big and Carrie Bradshaw and a beautiful pair of shoes.

 

3. Sex and the City 2

The classic, part II. “Sex and the City 2” may not have been as good as the first movie, but I enjoyed it just as much. No one could pleasantly combine hot flashes and hot Middle Eastern men like Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda.

 

4. Leap Year

Amy Adams in Ireland is the perfect set-up for a wonderful romantic comedy, and romantic and comical it is. “Leap Year” is a wonderful tale and the scenery is beautiful. Bonus: you comfortably watch it with your mom and grandma. I know because I’ve done it, and this cannot be said about all rom-coms.

 

5. Me Before You

This film got pretty mixed reviews (particularly for its portrayal of disabilities), but it’s a story I love. It is both funny and heartbreaking.

 

6. You’ve Got Mail

I watched this movie on a weekly basis with my mother as a child, and it still brings tears to my eyes. Flowers and book stores and Meg Ryan make for the best movie ever.

 

7. How to Be Single

Chick flicks don’t have to be about being love, and this one tells the story of women who are very out of it and very into it all at once.

 

8. Letters to Juliet

“Letters to Juliet” was my favorite rom-com as a pre-teen, and it still has a special place in my heart. “Letters to Juliet” proves that love is there for everyone, young and old. Also, the Italian countryside is beautiful and so is Amanda Seyfried.

 

9. He’s Just Not That Into You

Another favorite from my middle school years, “He’s Just Not That Into You” taught me a lot about rejection when I was younger. It’s funny, it’s real, and it features a wide range of relationship. Also, Drew Barrymore is fantastic and that is all.

 

10. The Longest Ride

What would a list of rom-coms be without a Nicholas Sparks book-turned-movie? A BAD ONE. Truthfully, I have never been much of a Nicholas Sparks fan, but I have a special love for “The Longest Ride.” A movie that includes an incredible art collection and a plethora of cowboy hats is bound to be a good one. Also, just look at that wink. LOOK AT IT.

 

Looking for a new way to procrastinate? A good ol’ romantic comedy is a great way to do it. It’s good for your health, I promise.

 

Image Credits: Tumblr, Vanity Fair, Above Average, Okay Movie Quotes, Media Tenor

 

Hannah Joan

Kenyon '18

Hannah is one of the Campus Coordinators for Her Campus Kenyon. She is a Buffalo native and plant enthusiast studying English and Women's and Gender Studies as a junior at Kenyon College.    
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