omance and comedy are definitely subjective. While one person might be reeling with laughter and have their hearts swelling in response to a perfect love story, another person would be staring poker faced wondering what in the world is going on. So if one of your favorite romantic comedies do not make this list, we apologize in advance. It really took a lot of sentimental effort because romcoms hit different.
What makes romantic comedies tick remain a riddle. Maybe it’s the fairytale escape they offer from our not-so-great love lives, or the emotions they spring up. Regardless of whatever it may be, romcoms are guilty pleasures many are not ready to give up in this lifetime and the times to come.
Check out 10 romantic comedies that’ll not be forgotten…ever!
1. He’s just not that into you (2009)
If a man doesn’t call you back or is stalling to make you his woman, then he’s just not that into you. When a man wants something, he stops at nothing to get it. This romantic comedy features different people who struggle with finding true love and dealing with the countless heartbreaks along the way.
2. How Stella got her grove back (1998)
We find love in the strangest places and by now it should be an established fact that age is just a number. Stella is a 40-year-old financially successful woman who takes a trip to Jamaica. During that time, she has a supposed fling with a 20-year-old guy, but they get stuck on each other.
3. Pretty woman (1990)
What are romantic comedies without a happily-ever-after-worlds-apart story? Nothing. A rich man hires a beautiful prostitute to be his social handbag. You know the look beautiful, bat your eyelids, get-necks-turning-and-nothing-more drill, but he gets more than he expected. Love truly finds us in the most unexpected places.
4. Legally blonde (2001)
Don’t we all love to watch that vengeful ex trying to prove a point? Unless she becomes a serial killer or crazy stalker, we’re good. Elle’s boyfriend breaks up with her to be with a smarter woman. However, things take a shocking turn. This movie is a classic cliché blonde girl story but we love it.
5. Coming to America (1988)
A rich African prince gets bored of the monotonous regal lifestyle and decides to journey to America in search of the love of his life. He chooses to disguise as a broke commoner and this strategy works perfectly as he finds his missing rib with a lot of laughter along the way.
6. 50 first dates (2004)
If you didn’t cry watching romantic comedies, then you’re an alien. A beautiful likable lady loses her memory in an accident. As a result, she’s unable to remember most things after every 24 hours. Guy meets girl and they get married but he has to keep finding new ways to make her fall in love with him everyday. So beautiful. Look at you, you’re already smiling.
7. Last holiday (2006)
A woman who has worked hard all her life gets misdiagnosed with an illness and is expected to die. Consequently, she throws caution to the wind, withdraws her savings, and decides to live out the last days of her life in grand style. Then love happens.
8. 13 going on 30 (2004)
If wishes were horses, wouldn’t we all want to be teenagers again in order to change some wrong choices we made? 13 year old Jenna Rink makes a wish on her birthday, and with an unexpected twist suddenly becomes a 30 year old lady the following day. Consequently, she gets the chance to see life from the futuristic perspective.
9. 27 dresses (2008)
How frustrating it gets when you keep accepting the “will you be my bridesmaid?” proposal. Finally, when you look in your wardrobe, it’s not just 5 but 27 dresses. Oops! To make matters worse, your sister then struts in with your major crush as her fiancé. It couldn’t get worse than that. Or could it?
10. I feel pretty (2018)
Amy Schumer stars in this romantic comedy as a young insecure woman who after a fall, becomes very confident and believes she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. This confidence is surely contagious and intimidating. This might not be a very old movie, but it deserves to be on this list. Be your own kind of beautiful but don’t wait to hit your head first.
If you put these romantic comedies in your annual to-watch list, it’s pretty sure you won’t be bored. They are a classic and who gets tired of perfect love stories? Your life may not be perfect but your movie life can be. Work that imagination!
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