Still enjoying that romantic glow from Valentine’s Day? Or have you waited until the weekend to celebrate and need something to get you in the mood? There’s always a movie for that.
Romantic comedies don’t have to be limited to the month of February to be enjoyed, but there is something special about celebrating love this time of the month. There are some heartwarming films that always give us that warm fuzzy feeling around this time of the year. Here are a few that will make you happy to celebrate love – if that’s what you want.
If you want rom-com royalty: ‘Notting Hill’
Julia Roberts. Hugh Grant. Can it get any more rom-com than that? Roberts plays Anna Scott, a hugely famous actress who crosses paths with Will Thacker, a bookstore owner in London. A series of mishaps and misunderstandings keep pushing them together and pulling them apart in classic fashion, but in the end, Anna is “just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
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If you like Nora Ephron: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
Filmmaker Nora Ephron wrote some epic romantic comedies, including “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail,” but none compare to “When Harry Met Sally.” The film follows the developing relationship between Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) that is frustrating, complicated and ultimately romantic. Plus, it has thatdeli scene. You know the one.
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If you’re into ’90s nostalgia: ‘Clueless’
In this 1995 film, Alicia Silverstone became a breakout star as Cher, a superficial teenager trying to navigate high school and love. A modern-day version of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” the movie has an over-the-top ’90s style and sensibility with sprinklings of “As if,” and “Whatever.” Come for the fashion, stay for a young Paul Rudd before he become a comedy and superhero movie star.
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If you prefer classics: ‘His Girl Friday’
Cary Grant stars in this 1940 comedy as Walter Burns, a newspaper editor who talks his star reporter – and ex-wife – Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) into covering one last story before she leaves the paper to get married to another man. The fast-talking characters move through an investigation at break-neck speed as Walter and Hildy not only find information to exonerate a wrongfully convicted man but also find love – again.
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If want something new: ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’
The recent resurgence in rom-coms has been helped along by streaming service like Netflix with this gem, which debuted last year. The film follows teenager Lara Jean (Lana Condor), who has written secret love letters to her crushes that somehow make their way out into the real world. One of those letters is sent to Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), resulting in a fake relationship that develops into something more. Netflix has ordered a sequel for the sweet film, which will again be based on the book series written by Jenny Han.
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