From old school classics to new Netflix originals, get ready to binge…
April 11, 2020 7:00 AM
Nothing warms the heart like a good romantic comedy. Always here to bring us love and laughter, it’s the one film genre anyone can get into – even if you have to claim it as a guilty pleasure.
So to help you prep for your next movie night, we’ve made a list of some of our favourites to stream now. All you have to do is grab the popcorn and take your pick…
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves. After a teenage fall out, childhood sweethearts Sasha and Marcus lose contact for 15 years. However, the two are brought together again by fate when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. They soon find out that their old spark is still there and naturally reconnect but with two very different lives (and new partners in the way), can they make it work? Expect a hilarious cameo by Keanu Reeves.
Set It Up (2018)
Cast: Zoey Dutch, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Glen Powell. When two overworked and underpaid assistants scheme up a plan to set their single bosses up in hopes that they will find love and become nicer people to work for, things take an inevitable romcom turn as they end up falling for one another too.
To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You (2020)
Cast: Lara Condor, Noah Centineo The sequel to hit Netflix teen flick and Jenny Han’s book of the same name, To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved, PS I Still Love You picks up where we left off as Lara Jean is faced with more drama in her love life. She’s happy in her relationship with long-time crush Peter but becomes conflicted when she hears back from another recipient (John Ambrose) of one of her old love letters.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, Lakeith Stanfield. Music journalist Jenny is blindsided when she’s dumped by her long-term boyfriend. But after she gets enough of wallowing in self-pity, she gets her two best friends together for a night out in New York City before moving to San Francisco for a new job. Of course, the night takes many unexpected twists and turns.
Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes The classic early noughties flick is the epitome of romcom. It follows dating guru Alex Hitchen – who is usually the one giving his clients all the expert tips on how to woo the woman of your dreams – as he struggles to follow his own relationship rule book when he meets gossip columnist Sara. Will Smith is the lad so that’s a guaranteed laugh already.
Made of Honor (2008)
Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan. When Hannah tells her college best friend Tom that she is engaged, it immediately hits him that he has been in love with her the whole time. She makes him her Made of Honor but in true romcom form, he sets out on a mission to win her love so they can live happily ever after. If you’ve seen Julia Roberts’ ‘90s classic My Best Friend’ Wedding, expect a similar plot from this 2008 release.
Think Like A Man (2012)
Cast: Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Taraji P Henson, Regina Hal, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Terrence J, Romani Malco, Jerry Ferrara
This romcom flips the switch on the male and female perspectives of relationships. A group of men just can’t seem to do anything right with the women in their lives after a new book titled ‘Think Like A Man’ is released and becomes a hit among women in America. After reading the book, the ladies start to apply its advice to their own love lives, which ends up creating hilariously messy situations in their current and future relationships.
Notting Hill (1999)
Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant Another ‘90s classic, Notting Hill is the type of film you can watch over and over again – especially if you’re a hopeless romantic. For starters, it’s got Julia Roberts and Hugh Grants as its leads, need we say more? The brilliant romcom follows British bookseller William who meets and falls in love with a famous American actress and while the feeling is mutual, the two find it hard to navigate a relationship due to their opposing social statuses. But will true love conquer all? Enjoy a few laughs as you find out.
Life As We Know It (2010)
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Melissa McCarthy Eric and Holly can’t stand one another. However, their lives take a dramatic turn as they’re both given legal custody of their friends’ orphaned child forcing them to raise the baby together. The experience makes them grow closer but not without many ups and downs.
Home Again (2017)
Cast: Reese Witherspoon When Alice Kinney separates from her husband, she decides to start over again by moving back home to Los Angeles with her two daughters. While out for her 40th birthday, she meets Harry, George and Teddy, three young filmmakers who need a place to stay.
Two Weeks’ Notice (2002)
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant Activist and lawyer Lucy is forced to put her morals aside as she ends up working for big shot corporate businessman George Wade. At first, she grows tired and frustrated in her new role and decides to quit as George treats her like a nanny rather than letting her use her professional skills but during her two week notice period, the two grow closer than ever.
Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth New Yorker Natalia is fed up with her job and lifestyle. One day, during a typical New York subway mugging, she gets knocked over and hits her head. When she wakes up, she’s in an alternate universe and things get even weirder when she finds out that she is the leading lady of a real life romcom. We know. It’s a bizarre one but hey, you can always count on Rebel Wilson for laughs.