In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve created a Rom-Com movie roundup. I’m going to be real, I’m not a fan of romance movies but I love me some romantic comedies. They’re light-hearted, comical, and just the right amount of cheesy to pull at the heartstrings. So here is my line up of films to complete a perfectly romantic yet comical movie marathon to celebrate Cupid’s day whether it’s a cozy night in with your loved one, a galantine’s celebration, or just party of one with a tub of ice cream (No judgment).
1. Notting Hill
This unlikely romance between an unsuccessful bookshop owner and a movie star is a fairytale of sorts with memorable lines like “I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her”.
2. 27 Dresses
Jane is the definition of always a bridesmaid never a bride, and after serving as a bridesmaid 27 times she wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.
3. Shakespeare in Love
In this fictional story, a young William Shakespeare meets a young noblewoman who inspires him to write the most famous love story of all—Romeo and Juliet
4. Shallow Hal
The best types of rom-coms are the ones that teach a valuable lesson. Enter Shallow Hal, a story about a shallow man who falls in love with a 300-pound woman because of her “inner beauty”
As if! Based on Jane Austen’s Emma, this Valley Girl classic is a not only about unexpected love but also about how relationships evolve with your best girlfriends, too. The majorly quotable script and over-the-top 90s fashions are totally a plus.
6. When Harry Met Sally
Can men and women ever truly just be friends? That’s the question this film by rom-com queen Nora Ephron attempts to answer.
7. I Married a Witch
As the basis of one my all-time favorite sitcoms, Bewitched, this hilarious supernatural romp stars Veronica Lake as a witch whose plan for revenge goes comically awry when she falls for a mortal.
8. Bridget Jones Diary
With both a sequel and third movie under its belt, the original remains one of the favorite rom-coms of all time thanks to Renée Zellweger‘s charming performance as modern heroine Bridget, fighting her feelings between her flirtatious boss and an adorably awkward family friend.
9. Funny Face
Take two of the best actors of the mid-century, throw in some musical numbers and gorgeous Givenchy gowns, and you’ve got one remarkably lush film. Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn are magic on screen and you’ll be humming George Gershwin’s tunes, like the iconic “S’Wonderful,” days after viewing.
10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
A Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek man. No big deal? Think again. Romance is a family affair in this movie that shows in-laws can be a hilarious challenge.
11. The Proposal
With the acting chops and comedy duo of Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, I dare you not to laugh as Margaret (Bullock) coerces her employee, Andrew (Reynolds) into an impromptu wedding to avoid deportation.
12. Valentine’s Day
Obviously, a Valentine’s Day movie lineup could not be complete without this film dedicated to the holiday. Complete with a star-studded cast, in this movie intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.