Love is in the air and we’re feeling the urge for a rom-com movie marathon. From the classics to the latest hits, we’ve rounded up the top seven romantic comedies that you should watch! Dim the lights, pop the champagne, grab a date or your friends and enjoy these hilariously sweet films!
A struggling musician named Peter Bretter, played by Jason Segel, is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall, played by Kristen Bell. After she dumps him for a new guy played by Russell Brand, Peter feels lost and alone but makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going to Hawaii. To his surprise, Sarah and her boyfriend are also staying at the same hotel, which leads to chaos and maybe a new love for Peter. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is full of laughs -- perfect for your next ladies night.
Starring Jennifer Garner, 13 Going on 30 is about a girl who's tired of being a teenager and is transformed into an adult overnight. Although her wish to be a grownup came true, Jenna is now faced with the challenges of womanhood and how to conquer love as an adult. She discovers that her childhood best friend Matt, played by Mark Ruffalo, is exactly what she needed even though she didn’t see him as anything more than a friend when they were teens.
A cynical TV weatherman, played by Bill Murray, relives the same day over and over again when he goes to film a report about the local town’s annual Groundhog Day celebration. His predicament drives him almost insane until he finds a way to make each day that he ends up reliving memorable and meaningful for his love interest. This story takes you through all of the emotional highs and lows of discovering your true love to actually capturing their heart.
Leading as one of 2018’s best films of the year, Crazy Rich Asians is about a wealthy young man named Nick who’s new girlfriend Rachel is quickly learning how to navigate a world with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and even worse, Nick's disapproving mother. This sweet film about a modest woman catching the eye of a wealthy prince-type figure is not a new trope, but we love this take on a classic tale.
Starring Kumail Najiani, The Big Sick is loosely based on his real life love story with his now-wife, Emily. During the film, Kumail ends up meeting Emily, an American graduate student, at one of his stand-up comedy shows. As their relationship blossoms and they start to fall in love, Kumail worries what his traditional Muslim parents will think of his new girlfriend. He quickly finds himself developing a bond with her mom and dad after Emily suddenly gets sick and enters a coma. This film is a sweet twist on a modern love story.
Filled with a stunning cast, Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the best rom-coms that depicts our generation. Cal Weaver, played by Steve Carell, is living the American dream with his stellar good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. However, his life quickly unravels when his wife shares that she had an affair and wants a divorce. As he tries to balance his newly single life and try out dating again, Cal gets help from Jacob Palmer, played by Ryan Gosling, who is a stylish ladies’ man that takes Cal under his wing. If you’re a fan of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s charm or love Steve Carell’s witty humor, you will absolutely love this movie.
“I’ll have what she’s having.” When Harry Met Sally is probably one of the most iconic rom-coms of all time, which is why it takes first place on our list. Released in 1989, the film is about two college graduates, Harry Burns (played by Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (played by Meg Ryan) that argue about whether men and women can really be just platonic friends or if the relationship will always become more complicated. Ten years later, they are reunited and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), try to stay friends without sex becoming an issue in their relationship. You can never go wrong with this one!
If you’re in the mood for a good love story, we hope you watch all of the seven films on our list of hits! Romantic comedies are great choices for practically any movie night. Whether you need a good laugh or a reason to cuddle up with someone special, popping in your favorite rom-com is never a bad idea. If you liked what you read -- subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media for more movie recommendations!