23 Of the Best Rom-Coms to Watch
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Optimum has compiled a list of some of the best romantic comedy movies just in time for February-the unofficial, official month of love. Among these movie titles include some classic love stories you may have already fallen in love with 100 times. Shall we go for 101?
From unforgettable romantic scenes to fairytale endings, this collection of films will have you feeling all the feels. So, grab the popcorn, your coziest blanket, and the box of tissues (just in case), because love is in the air! P.S. If you ask us, we think this may be one of the best things to do for Valentine's Day this year. Happy streaming! ?
23. Friends with Benefits (HBO Max)
A young man and a young woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.
22. Mr. Malcolm’s List (Showtime)
When a young woman is jilted by London's most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm, she convinces her friend to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he's found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax.
21. About Last Night (STARZ)
A couple begins an affair that is soon put to the test - including the disapproval of their hilariously frank best friends. A rowdy, ribald romantic comedy. Disclaimer: About Last Night © 2014 SCREEN GEMS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Screen Gems, Inc.
20. Sweet Home Alabama (Freeform)
A young woman who has reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband after seven years of separation. (Available 2/2 6:00pm EST)
19. Mr. Deeds (AMC)
Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is a sweet, lovable guy leading a simple but happy life in the tiny hamlet of Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. Life is good at the small-town restaurant until two corporate execs bring news that Deeds is about to be rolling in a different kind of dough. A long-lost relative has left him an inheritance of 40 billion dollars along with the largest media company in the world. It's a fish out of water, rags to riches story that has local tabloid reporters salivating.
18. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (HBO Max)
A young, Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and her cultural identity.
17. Jerry Maguire (AMC)
When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.
16. Sweeter Than Chocolate (Hallmark Channel)
A local chocolatier is rumored to have the secret recipe to finding true love on February 14th, drawing in a TV reporter to investigate. Stars Eloise Mumford, Dan Jeannotte, and Brenda Strong. Premieres Sat Feb 4 8/7c, part of Hallmark's Loveuary.
15. The Proposal (Freeform)
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. (Available 2/2 3:30pm EST)
14. John Tucker Must Die (STARZ)
Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken. Disclaimer: John Tucker Must Die © 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Dune Entertainment LLC and TCF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation Limited Liability Company
13. Sixteen Candles (AMC)
With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling) but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her.
12. The Nanny Diaries (Showtime)
A recent college graduate becomes a nanny to the spoiled, bratty child of a demanding, wealthy Manhattan couple in this comedy based on the best-selling novel. Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti star.
11. Father of the Bride (HBO Max)
The film tells the story of a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban American family.
10. The Wedding Veil Inspiration (Hallmark Channel)
Emma's life plan is thrown off course when Paolo must return to Italy to take care of his father and she discovers a new passion for making art accessible to all. Stars Autumn Reeser and Paolo Bernardini. Premieres Sat Jan 14 8/7c, part of Hallmark's New Year New Movies!
9. Valentine's Day (HBO Max)
An incredible lineup of stars populates this ensemble romantic comedy revolving around five relationships in Los Angeles – all of which intersect and are put through the paces during the course of the titular romantic holiday.
8. 10 Things I Hate About You (Freeform)
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (Available 2/21 8:00pm EST)
7. Silver Linings Playbook (STARZ)
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when he meets a mysterious girl with problems her own. Disclaimer: Silver Linings Playbook © 2012 SLPTWC Films, LLC.
6. A Paris Proposal (Hallmark Channel)
Emily and Sebastian travel to his hometown of Paris to land the Ad account of famed Durand Diamonds and end up in a tricky situation when the client mistakes them for a happy couple. Starring Alexa PenaVega, Nicholas Bishop.
5. Moonstruck (Showtime)
Loretta Castorini (Cher), a 37-year-old widow who still lives at home, falls in love with her timid fiancé’s brother (Nicolas Cage), a hot-headed and passionate baker with a love of opera and life.
4. Groundhog Day (AMC)
Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.
3. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (STARZ)
An attractive forty-something financial executive from San Francisco is convinced by her girlfriend to take a much-needed vacation in Jamaica, where she develops a steamy romance with a younger man in his twenties. Disclaimer: How Stella Got Her Groove Back © 1998 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved
2. Pretty Woman (Freeform)
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (Available 2/2 3:30pm EST)
1. The Holiday (Showtime)
Two women on opposite sides of the globe, Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) find themselves in a similar predicament. They meet on the internet and swap houses, discovering that a change of address really can change your life.
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