Top Ten Rom-Coms

Looking for some movies to watch this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a list of my top ten recommendations for rom-coms actually worth your time, in no particular order because I am a very indecisive person, and I can’t pick a favorite. Watch more than one of these, and you won’t be able to either!

 

1. Flipped

This movie is an absolutely adorable story between two teenagers navigating family problems and finding their identities, and with a bit of luck, each of them hope to find a little bit of iridescence.

2. About Time

A film by Richard Curtis, one of my favorite screenwriters, About Time is a hilariously sweet story about how a young man with the power to travel through time goes through his life, from dating to marriage to children. Plus, Rachel McAdams is in it, but it’s way better than The Notebook.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Many of you have probably seen this one, but I think next Thursday is the perfect time to rewatch Peter Kavinsky smile! And for those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s the story of a girl whose secret love letters are sent to her previous crushes and how she handles the consequences of putting stamps on secret love letters. The book series is a trilogy, and I highly recommend it.

4. Notting Hill

Of Julia Roberts’ and Hugh Grant’s many romantic comedies, this is my favorite one for both of them. This movie is hilarious every single time I watch it, and that’s a lot. The jokes are always funny, Grant’s character is a dorkily cute bookstore owner who falls in love with a famous actress, but really, she’s just a girl.

5. Bridget Jones’s Diary

The first film in a trilogy, Bridget Jones’s Diary is a funny start to the story of a girl looking for love and finding it in a place she least expected. Loosely-based on Pride and Prejudice, Colin Firth is forever Mr. Darcy.

6. The Proposal

One of two Sandra Bullock rom-coms on this list, she and Ryan Reynolds are a comedic duo in this story of a green-card relationship that might become something more at a weekend in amongst dangerous Alaskan birds..

7. High Society

As one of my favorite movies of all time, I had to put this oldie on the list. A musical with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Louis Armstrong, this musical-comedy is sure to make you laugh, cry, sing, and yearn for the Golden Age of Hollywood.

8. Something’s Gotta Give

I watched this movie accidentally on a Sunday when I should’ve been doing homework, and I fell in love with this little known gem. It is so heartfelt, unique, and funny; Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson shine in this story about finding love and not really knowing what to do about it.

9. Roman Holiday

Another oldie that I just couldn’t resist, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this incredibly quirky story about a princess who spends a day in Rome with a journalist. Notting Hill definitely has echoes of a similar plot, so if you like that one, this classic is sure to impress you.

10. The Princess Bride

This iconic, absurd fairytale contains all of the following: a fire swamp, sword fighting, wrestling, kissing (but not too much kissing), true love, a battle of wits, inconceivability, a six-fingered man, the Pit of Despair, Miracle Max, pirates, eels, and last but not least, Inigo Montoya. Not having seen this movie is inconceivable!