There’s nothing like watching a great romantic comedy. Whether you need some cheering up or just want to get a good laugh, these movies always seem to have a way of putting us in a good mood! While at times these films may be cheesy, they still manage to make us laugh (and that’s what matters). Read on to discover some of our favorite romantic comedies with their side-splitting and heart-warming tales. Got one of your own that didn’t make our list? Add it in the comments section below!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This is not like typical romantic comedies. Loosely based upon a graphic novel and comic series, this movie is part action and comedy, with a romantic twist in and out of the movie. You can’t help but feel for Scott, as he has to defend himself from Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends if he hopes to capture her love.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
In true Judd Apatow form, this movie borders the line of raunchy and potty mouth humor with some of the best out there. Any movie starring Jason Segel as the main character is sure to contain plenty of quirky, odd humor, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall is no exception. This is the perfect romantic comedy for someone with an offbeat sense of humor who doesn’t take life too seriously.
Kate & Leopold
This is a classic romantic comedy, containing two of our generation’s finest actors: Meg Ryan and Jude Law. It adds a bit of science fiction and time travel to make it stand out a little bit different from the rest of the pack.
About a Boy
Hugh Grant is London’s most eligible bachelor and gets some lessons in growing up from a maladroit 12-year-old boy. Grant plays a thirty-something nice guy living a posh, carefree lifestyle off father’s fortune who meets a bright but awkward youth who’s tired of his mom depressed, lonely state. Their paths collide when the bachelor fabricates a two-year-old son and joins a group called “Single Parents Alone Together.” The boy is wise to the scheme and blackmails the bachelor to date his mother. Though he doesn’t hit it off immediately with either of them, he begins to open up to the people around him to the he attracts the attention of another attractive single mom.
Grant is back, this time with Julia Roberts as they charm in this tale where an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner has the world’s most beautiful woman enter his shop. A little later, he still can’t believe it himself and runs into her again, this time spilling juice on her. She changes in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which surprises her more than him. They eventually get to know each other better over the months, but being with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy.
It Happened One Night
The story follows a spoiled heiress who has married a fortune-hunting aviator, despite her father’s objections. To keep Ellie from marrying, her father has been holding her prisoner aboard his yacht. But Ellie bolts from the yacht, swims ashore in her clothes and eventually slips onto a bus bound for New York. Aboard the bus is newspaper reporter, played by Clark Gable, who has recently been fired. The two must share the last seat on the bus, and when Ellie has her purse stolen and she refuses to report it, Peter begins to suspect something. The next morning, they both miss the bus after a leisurely breakfast, and Peter reveals that he knows her identity. She makes a deal with him that if he helps her get to New York, he can write a story about her for his paper. But as they travel and engage in a series of mishaps, the snippy journalist and the spoiled rich girl, thrown together by chance, fall in love.
The cinematic techniques and beautiful storytelling in one of the best romantic comedies make this film a no-brainer. Even though some of the cultural implications weren’t always followed, the colorful storyline make it a wonderful viewing experience.
Director Judd Apatow does it again, only this time the movie is more about romance and real life problems. It follows the lives of two ordinary people, who meet at a bar and have a one-night stand that leads to a pregnancy. At the time, the man, played by Seth Rogen, is nothing more than a deadbeat. However, after learning of the impending pregnancy, he realizes he must quickly grow up in ways he’s never imagined possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Romantic comedies don’t get much better than When Harry Met Sally. This classic stars a young Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, whose on screen chemistry is timeless and magical. It follows the traditional plot lines of boy meets the girl, boy falls in love with the girl, but leaves you not so sure that he will get the girl in the end. It is worth watching just to see what happens in this true feel-good film.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Romance, comedy, humor, embarrassment, laughter, pain and awkwardness are only some of the emotions this brilliant film evokes when you watch it for the first time. The sense of humor in this movie may be an acquired taste, but if you are a fan of raunchy romantic comedies, you are going to find this movie not only hilarious, but also deep and moving in the end.