They say that laughter is the best medicine, and when it comes to romantic comedies, that couldn’t be more true.
Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or somewhere in between, there’s nothing quite like a good rom-com to lift your spirits and remind you that love is out there.
From the classic “When Harry Met Sally” to the contemporary “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, there’s a romantic comedy for everyone. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best rom-coms of all time and explore why we love them so much. So grab your popcorn, settle in, and let’s fall in love all over again.
1. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)
Directed by Rob Reiner, this classic romantic comedy stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as two friends who struggle to navigate their feelings for one another over the course of several years. The film features memorable scenes and iconic lines that have become synonymous with romantic comedies.
2. “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)
Based on the bestselling novel by Helen Fielding, this film follows the titular character (played by Renée Zellweger) as she navigates love and relationships in London. The film also stars Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
3. “The Proposal” (2009)
Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, this romantic comedy follows the story of a high-powered book editor (Bullock) who forces her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid deportation. The film is filled with laughs and a heartwarming romance.
4. “500 Days of Summer” (2009)
This indie romantic comedy, directed by Marc Webb, tells the story of a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who falls for a woman (Zooey Deschanel) who doesn’t believe in love. The film uses a unique non-linear narrative to tell its story and features a fantastic soundtrack.
5. “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011)
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, this film stars Steve Carell as a middle-aged man who, after his wife asks for a divorce, seeks the help of a young pick-up artist (Ryan Gosling) to help him learn how to date again. The film also stars Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Marisa Tomei.
6. “The Big Sick” (2017)
Written by and starring comedian Kumail Nanjiani, this film tells the true story of his relationship with his now-wife, Emily V. Gordon. The film also stars Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, and it was directed by Michael Showalter.
7. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018)
This popular Netflix original film, directed by Susan Johnson, is based on the bestselling novel by Jenny Han. It stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean, a high school student who writes secret love letters to all of her past crushes, only to have them accidentally mailed out to the recipients. The film also stars Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, and John Corbett.
These are just a few of the many great romantic comedies out there. Whether you’re in the mood for something classic, indie, or contemporary, these films are sure to bring a smile to your face and a flutter to your lonely heart.
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