It’s that time of the month. The day you either love or hate.. Valentine’s Day. But I’m not going to talk about all the romantic stuff well that’s a lie but I’m going to mention my favorite Rom-Com movies that you can watch on your own, with a partner, family, friends etc.
5. Isn’t It Romantic
This is my favourite movie. Well one of them. I might have spoken too soon but I love that this movie basically makes fun of your typical ‘Rom-Com’ sterotypes like the girl running to get the guy, the best friends have feelings for each other, you can’t swear etc.
Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine in a movie together is just a match made in heaven – their chemistry with each other is off the charts. I loved them both in Pitch Perfect so if you’re a fan of them in that movie then you would love this. Also, Liam Hemsworth and his accent maybe just maybe make this movie so much better because I could listen to an Aussie accent 24/7 if I could.
I love the dream sequences from when she realises she is in a rom-com and how her life and the plot unfolds from that. You can currently watch Isn’t it Romantic on Netflix.
This movie really did surprise me in the best way possible.
A comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ told from the point of view of Romeo’s jilted ex, Rosaline, the woman Romeo first claims to love before he falls for Juliet.
It stars Sean Teale as Dario, Kaitlyn Dever as Rosaline Capulet, Kyle Allen as Romeo, Isabela Merced as Juliet, Minnie Driver as the Nurse and Adrian Capulet being played by Bradley Whitford.
This was the first time that I was so happy that the narrative didn’t really follow the story of Romeo and Juliet because the story for the first time wasn’t told from their perspective but from a new character. I love it when a re-telling of a story switches itself up and surprises me at it’s ending. If you have had the pleasure of watching it then you will know what I am on about but if you haven’t you are in for a surprise.
I only found out about Kaitlyn Dever from Booksmart and you can really tell how good she is with comedy in this role.
3. Love Simon
I originally read the book before the film was made – I instantly fell in love with it. This felt like a story that needed to be told for this generation. The book and the film perfectly tell the story of what it’s like for someone growing up and the challenges that can come from this.
Simon Spier keeps his sexual orientation a secret from his family. However, when a blackmailer threatens to reveal it, he goes on a roller-coaster journey to come to terms with his identity.
You feel like as an audience you have gone on this journey with Simon to discover who he is. I will give no spoilers but I was a mess in the cinema watching the ending as it was just worded so perfectly.
It stars Nick Robinson as Simon Spier, Keiynan Lonsdale as Bram Greenfield, Katherine Langford as Leah Burke, Josh Duhamel as Jack Spier, Jennifer Garner as Emily Spier, Alexandra Shipp as Abby Suso and Jorge Lendeborg Jr as Nick Eisner.
2. Love Actually
You might be asking Why am I suggesting this movie for you to watch? Well, it is a movie about love after all. I might be biased enough to say that Love Actually is one of the best films to come from England (speaking from a Brit) but everything about this movie makes it magical in a way. It’s a classic that should be watched all the time and not just at Christmas.
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
I will just say three words that may convince you to watch this movie, Hugh Grant dancing. That’s it. Just Hugh Grant dancing like nobody is watching. The movie is my guilty pleasure.
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
It wasn’t until last year that I finally watched this classic rom-com and I felt like I had experienced a cultural reset.
Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn’t attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?
Heath Ledger was amazing in this movie. He was such a little baby in this movie – so young. I have to talk about the iconic scene of Ledger singing ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ to Kat at the school field. It was so romantic and it made me think that if someone doesn’t sing this song to me like in a flash mob then what is my life? This is one of my favorite movies to come from the 90’s.
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