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WHAT TO WATCH ON VALENTINE'S DAY: 25 BEST ROMCOMS OF ALL TIME

Written by Pink Positive

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Posted on February 13 2021

This Valentine’s Day could be fully indoors due to lockdown but baby it’s really cold outside anyways. It won’t be easy to leave the leggings and chunky jumpers but you, might want to get dressed for a romantic dinner at home. We created an easy listening Spotify Playlist for the night and also a best of RomCom movies list. Get your favourite drinks, snuggle on the couch to select your romantic comedy for a perfect valentines date night!


ABOUT A BOY / 2002
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 93% / Audience Score: 55%
Will Lightman (Hugh Grant) is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up. About A Boy is the irresistible comedy smash that Time Magazine says is "smart, funny and winsome."

ABOUT TIME / 2013
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander
Director: Richard Curtis
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 69% / Audience Score: 81%
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life - so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. From filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral), About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

ALONG CAME POLLY / 2004
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing
Director: John Hamburg
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 27% / Audience Score: 47%
Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston) is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben's world is turned upside down, as he makes an uproarious attempt to change his life from middle-of-the-road to totally-out-there! Along Came Polly is the most hilarious comedy smash to come along in years!
AMELIE / 2001
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better. From then on, Amelie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?


AS GOOD AS IT GETS / 1997
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Director:  James L. Brooks
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 85% / Audience Score: 86%
Jack Nicholson plays Melvin, a hostile, reclusive, obsessive-compulsive romance writer who lives his life eating with plastic flatware, avoiding stepping on cracks, and steering clear of dirt, human contact, or disorder. The film follows the intersecting lives of Melvin, his gay artist neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear), and a local waitress, Carol (Helen Hunt), the mother of a chronically ill child. After a brutal attack on Simon, Melvin is forced to disrupt his orderly life to care for his neighbor's dog (and in the process Simon). Ultimately, the film examines the trio's initial disdain for each other and the ways in which their circumstances can assist them in achieving physical and mental well-being.

BRIDESMAIDS / 2011
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
Director:  Paul Feig
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 90% / Audience Score: 76%
"Gut-bustingly funny. Bridesmaids gets an A!!!" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling "brazenly hysterical!" (Alynda Wheat, People) Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY / 2001
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Director: Sharon Maguire
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 80% / Audience Score: 81%
Bridget Jones is a busy journalist and singleton lost amid a sea of smug-marrieds in London. After vowing to abandon her many vices, Bridget turns over a new page by channeling her opinions and insecurities in a journal that becomes a hilarious chronicle of her misadventures. Soon, Bridget finds herself stuck in the sights of not one, but two men: her dashing boss Daniel, who thrives on bad behavior; and the brooding Mark, who she despises but somehow can't get away from.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS / 2018
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
Director: Jon M. Chu
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 91% / Audience Score: 76%
"Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.​

DIRTY DANCING / 1987
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Director: Emile Ardolino
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 68% / Audience Score: 90%
Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig demonstration. Suddenly, all of that changes when she meets Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. With Johnny, Baby learns the steps to a new dance--a dirty dance--that allows her to discover new strengths and new talents in order to define her place in a rapidly changing world. Under the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Baby can now express herself and her love for Johnny.

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL / 1994
Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet
Director: Mike Newell
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 96% / Audience Score: 74%
In Britain, slightly bumbling and always tardy Charles (Hugh Grant) and his closest group of friends seem always to be attending weddings, but are never the bride nor groom, and as such, each, with the exception of gay couple Gareth (Simon Callow) and Matthew (John Hannah), is looking for love. At the wedding of their friends, Angus (Timothy Walker) and Laura (Sara Crowe), where Charles is acting as best man, Charles meets an American woman named Carrie (Andie MacDowell). For him, it's love at first sight. She too is attracted to him. Although they spend a memorable evening together, that's all it ends up being. Over three more successive weddings - some of the brides and grooms who are very near and dear to Charles' heart - and one unfortunate funeral, Charles runs into Carrie, but something always seems to prevent the two of them from getting together. He also runs into a plethora of old girlfriends, one of whom he may believe is really the one he was meant to end up with, especially if Carrie seems to remain unobtainable. Will Charles settle for who in his heart is second best, or will fate finally bring Charles and Carrie together?


GROUNDHOG DAY / 1993
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Director: Harold Ramis
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 96% / Audience Score: 88%
Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn't get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again.

LOVE ACTUALLY / 2003
Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
Director: Richard Curtis
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 64% / Audience Score: 72%
"Get ready for fun!" (Leah Rozen, People) with the "feel good movie of the year!" (Clay Smith, Access Hollywood) Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible and heartwarming, an all-star cast (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson, to name a few!) will take you on a breathtaking tour of love's delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again.
MOONSTRUCK / 1987
Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis
Director: Norman Jewison
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 94% / Audience Score: 81%
No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.


MUSIC AND LYRICS / 2007
Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter
Director: Marc Lawrence
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 63% / Audience Score: 68%
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore star as washed-up '80s pop star with a chance for a comeback and his quirky plant lady with a knack for lyrics. Alex Fletcher has been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs & amusement parks. The charismatic & talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) invites him to write & record a duet with her, but there's a problem--Alex hasn't written a song in years; he's never written lyrics and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher, Alex's beguilingly plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship with the newly famous novelist Sloan Cates, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. Now, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears--& the music--to find the love & success they both deserve.

NOTHING HILL / 1999
Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe
Director: Roger Michell
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 83% / Audience Score: 79%
Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.

ROMAN HOLIDAY / 1953
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Director: William Wyler
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 97% / Audience Score: 93%
One night, Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn), tired of her publicized life decides to sneak out while on a royal tour to experience the city of Rome by herself. After falling asleep on a park bench she meets American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who eventually offers to show her room not knowing that she is a princess.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK / 2012
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Director: David O. Russell
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 92% / Audience Score: 86%
Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. After eight months in an institution, he lives with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro), huge Philadelphia Eagles fans. Pat remains positive and plans to reunite with his wife. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany agrees to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll return the favor. An unexpected bond begins to form, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name and written and directed by Oscar® Nominated David O. Russell (THE FIGHTER).

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN / 1952
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 100% / Audience Score: 95%
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of "talkies," this film classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE / 1993
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger
Director: Nora Ephron
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 75% / Audience Score: 75%
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron's wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He's an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam's story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it's her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie's engaged to someone else and Sam doesn't know yet that they're made for each other. Co-starring Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Riener.

THE BIG SICK / 2017
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Director: Michael Showalter
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 98% / Audience Score: 88%
Kumail is a Pakistani comic, who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

THE HOLIDAY / 2006
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black
Director: Nancy Meyers
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 49% / Audience Score: 80%
In Nancy Meyers' The Holiday, a romantic comedy from the director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want, two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives. Iris (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Diaz), realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham (Law) and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur (Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Black).

THE HUNDRED - FOOT JOURNEY / 2014
Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
Director: Lasse Hallström
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 68% / Audience Score: 81%
Helen Mirren stars in a movie bursting with flavor, passion and heart. Worlds collide when a culinary ingénue opens an Indian restaurant in southern France-100 feet away from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by a chilly chef proprietress.

THE WEDDING SINGER / 1998
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
Director: Frank Coraci
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 69% / Audience Score: 80%
It's 1985 and Adam Sandler is the ultimate master of ceremonies...until he is left at the altar at his own wedding. He starts to pick up the pieces of his heart after meeting Drew Barrymore but she's about to have a wedding of her own.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY / 1989
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Director: Rob Reiner
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 91% / Audience Score: 89%
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

YOU'VE GOT MAIL / 1998
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear
Director: Nora Ephron
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Tomatometer: 70% / Audience Score: 73%
Strangers Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly live and work near each other on New York's Upper West Side. Though involved in seemingly satisfying relationships, Joe and Kathleen meet anonymously in an Internet chat room and find themselves confiding their innermost secrets everything except their identities. But back in the real world, the opening of Joe's new Fox Books superstore a few blocks away from Kathleen's little family-owned bookstore threatens their burgeoning romance.​