So Valentine's Day is nearing, and many of us are going to be alone on this wonderful night of love. Never fear, though, because there will always be RomCom's that you can eat chocolate to and laugh at
1. 13 Going on 30
Run Time: 97 Minutes
Director: Gary Winick
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis and Kathy Baker
This quirky film follows a 13-year-old girl who dreams of being popular. During her birthday party, she and her friends play "Seven Minutes in Heaven". When she finally comes out of the closet after the game is over, she is suddenly thirty years old and has to navigate life as well as the dating scene.
2. A Case of You
Run Time: 89 Minutes
Director: Kat Coiro
Starring: Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, and Evan Rachel Wood
This independent drama follows the love story of two rather odd people in New York City. It has a modern twist to it, which provides a relatable modern romance for most viewers. Flirting via the internet has never been so cute before.
3. Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Run Time: 95 minutes
Director: Jim Hayman
Starring: Raven-Symoné and Joanna García
This hilarious revenge movie will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Sure it isn't the best film, but what can you expect with a straight-to-TV movie starring Raven Symoné?
4. I Hate Valentine's Day
Run Time: 98 minutes
Director: Nia Vardalos
Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Judah Friedlander
"A florist, who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man, finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town." Also, this movie stars the same woman from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," so how could it not be wonderful and hilarious!?
5. The Prince & Me
Run Time: 111 minutes
Director: Martha Coolidge
Starring: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Miranda Richardson
This one is probably one of my favorite bad movies. Come on, writers, a senior in Organic Chemistry and she's supposed to be PreMed? Give me a break! Plot holes aside, this adorable RomCom will have you blubbering and also laughing at just how corny it is.
*note: there is a sequel
6. One Small Hitch
Run Time: 105 minutes
Director: John Burgess
Starring: Shane McRae, Aubrey Dollar, and Daniel J. Travanti
On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh's dying father happy. Things quickly get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and a series of events causes them to pretend to be a couple and start planning a phony wedding.
So predictable, it's embarrassing, but it's such a good movie to make you feel good inside.
7. Valentine's Day
Run Time: 125 minutes
Director: Garry Marshall
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, and Anne Hathaway
THE quintessential Valentine's Day movie to make you face-palm, aww, and laugh your head off all in one movie. Sadly, this one isn't on Netflix, but it's worth the rent.
Run Time: 110 minutes
Director: Randal Kleiser
Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing
Hilarious because it's good. Hilarious because it's corny. Wonderful because it's classic. I dare you to watch this movie without laughing and smiling an embarrassing amount. Also, I bet you can sing along, so go ahead and watch it already!
Run Time: 103 minutes
Director: Michael Lehmann
Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty
In all honesty, this movie is just so weird, it'll have you hooked! Complete with crime and high school cafeteria scenes, what more could you ask for in a 1980s RomCom?
10. Not Another Happy Ending
Run Time: 102 minutes
Director: John McKay
Starring: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, and Iain De Caestecker
"When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked, he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realizes he's in love with her."
1. How can you not love a film with Kara Gilliam?
2. Defying stereotypes while also being stereotypical? count me in!
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