Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies You Need to Watch

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for multiple movies.

         When you think of a night in, what are your plans like? Do you turn in early, read a book, take a bubble bath, or browse social media? If you are burnt out on some of these, a movie night is a classic way to wind down in the midst of a busy life and get some much needed “me time.” Romantic-comedy is a popular genre which has created so many of society’s standards of life and love (they are also the perfect amount of cheesy).

Here is a list of some of the best romantic comedies available on streaming services so you can get your romance on and enjoy a night in with yourself or with friends!

(Movies on Streaming Services as of April 2018)

 

Netflix

 

1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

With stars like Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, there is no doubt that this movie with off to a good start. With the classic archetypal “bet” we see in many romantic comedies, you get the humor, unlikely pairing, competitive, and end all be all romance in this early 2000’s movie.

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 2. 50 First Dates

Bachelor, fear of commitment, and not wanting to settle down is a quick summary of Henry Roth (portrayed by Adam Sandler) in this movie. Missy (portrayed by Drew Barrymore) changes his perspective and easily gets him falling for her. The catch: she has short term memory loss. Watch and find out the many ways Henry Roth tries to steal her heart and retrieve her memory.

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         3. Love Actually

Love Actually is closely associated with the term “romantic comedies.” If you think 4 weddings and a funeral is too much to pack in a film, think again! The film is set during the holiday season, but it is a film you can watch during any time of year. From royalty to young boys, everyone in the movie has a chance at humiliating, risk taking, love.

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Hulu

  1. Hello, My Name is Doris

It is unusual, funny, and heartwarming. Doris is an older, lively woman looking for a candle to rekindle, and becomes infatuated with a younger man in the workplace. The eclectic clothing, hilarious humor, and sorrow backstory, you won’t want to stop watching!

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2. Miss You Already

With Drew Barrymore (see the trend?) and Toni Collette starring in this film, it is worth watching. The story of two lifelong friends budding into their marital lives, the struggles of motherhood, relationships, and life create this film into something more.

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Amazon Video

  1. The Big Sick

This movie is the real-life story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani meeting and falling in love with his wife Emily, who is portrayed by Zoe Kazan. The topics of Islamic culture, American society, love, and sickness play huge roles in the buildup of this film. This movie is just plain funny - and will make you cry.

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2. Forces of Nature

Ben, portrayed by Ben Affleck, is on a plane to meet his fiancee, but meets Sarah, portrayed by Sandra Bullock. You heard me right! On the plane, a minor wreck happens, and the duo is forced to drive down to Savannah, GA - but not without crazy instances and obstacles coming their way. This is a fate driven, universe bringing two people together situation Watch this if you’re feeling like laughing until your stomach hurts, or if you are in the mood for an opposite attract love.

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