The best rom-coms to watch this Valentine’s Day
Grab your popcorn, put on your comfy clothes, and hit play on these rom-com classics
Love is officially in the air!
If you don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day yet, fear not because here are the best rom-coms to get you in all the feels.
After all, whether you are celebrating your relationship, it’s complicated, or just yourself, you deserve to cry a little, laugh a lot and soak up all the good vibes a rom-com has to offer.
14. While You Were Sleeping (Streaming on Disney Plus)
Sandra Bullock stars as the adorable Lucy who is a lonely fare token collector for the Chicago Transit authority. She secretly loves a man, Peter, who is a commuter but who is also a complete stranger. On Christmas Day, Lucy saves his life after he falls onto the track and ends up in a coma. In all of the chaos, Lucy inadvertently becomes this stranger’s fiancée. As she gets caught up in Peter’s loving family, Lucy realizes she’s in too deep to tell the truth. But before she knows it, she starts to catch real feelings for Peter’s younger brother, Jack played by Bill Pullman.
13. How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days (Streaming on Prime Video)
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star as Benjamin Barry and Andre Anderson. Anderson is an advice columnist, whose next story is about, you guessed it, losing a guy in ten days. She happens to bump into Barry at a bar who makes for a perfect subject for her story. However, Barry, an advertising executive, also has an ulterior motive as he has placed a bet with his coworkers that he can get any woman to fall in love with him. Fare warning though, this movie will have you cringing from ear to ear (in the best way possible).
12. 13 Going on 30 (Streaming on Peacock)
This movie starts with Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) making a wish on her 13th birthday. Her wish somehow miraculously comes true and 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman who slowly discovers that growing up is not everything it seems to be. Mark Ruffalo plays the adult version of Jenna’s love interest and the chemistry is off the chart. With an iconic dance scene and extremely relatable and charismatic characters, you will be rooting for this couple from day one!
11. 10 Things I Hate About You (Streaming on Disney Plus)
Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, need I say more? A true nineties classic that will pull at your heartstrings and maybe make you miss your high school days.
10. Always Be My Maybe ( Streaming on Netflix)
Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park) are childhood friends who have not been in touch since their teenage fling ended very badly. Years later though, Sasha is a celebrity chef who returns home to San Francisco to open a restaurant. She runs into Marcus after he and his father are hired to install air conditioning at her temporary home. Slowly, they become friends again, and surprise, surprise, old feelings die hard…
9. Palm Springs (Streaming on Hulu)
Andy Samberg(Nyles) and Cristin Milioti star as Nyles and Sarah in this fun and heartfelt rom-com. They are both wedding guests in Palm Springs who develop a budding romance while stuck in a time loop. As they keep spending the same day over and over again, they realize being stuck with each other might not be that bad after all…
9. Crazy Rich Asians (Streaming on HBOMax)
Based on a bestselling book, this movie adaptation did not disappoint. This movie follows a New York City professor Rachel Chu(Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend, Nick’s (Henry Golding) family. She’s very surprised to learn that not only does he come from an incredibly wealthy family, but he’s also one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Rachel now must contend with jealous socialites Nick’s disapproving mother played by the incomparable Michelle Yeoh.
8. Hitch (On Amazon Prime)
Dating coach Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith) mentors an awkward client, Albert, (Kevin James) who hopes to win over Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when his proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a tabloid reporter looking for dirt on Cole’s love life. When Sara discovers Hitch’s connection to Albert, it threatens their relationship.
7. Bros (Streaming on Peacock)
Bobby (Billy Eichner) is a podcast host who is seemingly happy to go on Tinder dates and not be in a relationship. However, that all changes when he meets Aaron(Luke Macfarlane), an equally detached lawyer who is keeping his options open. After they meet, both men slowly start to show their vulnerable sides as attraction turns into something that might resemble commitment.
4. Someone Great (Streaming on Netflix)
This is for anyone who is single and who is still trying to get over their ex. This follows Gina Rodgreqize as she plays a music journalist who recruits her two best friends for one last crazy adventure in New York City before she moves to San Francisco. It’s the ultimate love story for your friends.
3. Set It Up (Streaming on Netflix)
This movie stars Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell as Harper and Charlie, two overworked and underpaid assistants who work in the same building. As they are miserable and don’t have a life outside of work, they team up to set their bosses up (Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu) in the hopes that it will distract them from their work. While it initially works, their plan soon falls apart butall for each other…
2. La La Land (Streaming on Netflix)
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian. They are both drawn to each other by their common desire to do what they love. But as success starts to take over them, it threatens to rip this couple apart. You might need to emotionally recover from this movie so an honorable mention that also stars Stone and Gosling as partners is Crazy, Stupid, Love.
1. When Harry Met Sally (Streaming on HBOMax)
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star in the ultimate rom-com that has stood the test of time. After all, can men and women be just friends?