Top 5 Rom-Coms

For Valentine’s Day, we are all looking for ways to “get in the feels,” whether we are single or not. For some, this might mean a candlelit dinner for two and a trip to the movies to see the latest “lovey-dovey” movie. Others might just want to kick back at home, curl up under a blanket, and watch a romantic comedy. There is a growing list of amazing rom-com movies that are worth checking out if you are planning on having a cozy night in. Listed, are five movies worth watching this V-Day.

1. Ten Things I Hate About You (1999)

 An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew based in a high school in the 1990s. It contains a well-written script that is filled with bits of nostalgia and wit. We are able to witness the early talents of Julie Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

2. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

In this film, we see three different variations of love stories, middle-aged, young adults, and of a boy’s first love along with all the various shades of gray that connect all the characters together. The movie is sweet, hilarious and has something for everyone. It includes an all-star cast that includes Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone along with several other big-name actors. haroldandmaude

3. Harold and Maude (1971)



It would be crazy to count this, almost, 50-year-old film out for your Valentine’s Day movie night. It is a dark romantic comedy that still holds a devoted cult-style fan base. The audience gets to witness grim minded Harold fall in love with a much older Maude. The story shows 

4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)themes of life and romance, which is sure to keep you thinking long after the movie has ended.

 A post-breakup story that is written by and star’s Jason Segel as Peter Bretter. Produced by famed Apatow Productions. Peter goes to Hawaii to mourn the loss of his relationship with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) only to find her staying at the same resort with her new boyfriend. The movie presents in a similar comedy style to other Apatow films such as 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. It has many outrageously funny moments along with a heartwarming plot about love and forgiveness.

5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

 Advice columnist Andi (Kate Hudson) purposely sabotages a new relationship with Ben (Matthew McConaughey) for the sake of writing an article on the common mistakes women make in relationships. It is a classic golden age rom-com that pokes fun of the stereotypes between men and women’s dating behaviors. We even get to cringe watch the song battle between the two leads as they perform “You’re So Vain’’ by Carly Simon.