7 Classic Romantic Comedies for Your next Movie Night

Are you in the mood for love?

Meet cutes, grand gestures and kissing in the rain are some of the essential ingredients that go into making the best classic romantic comedies.

The 90s and early 2000s were a golden age for romantic comedies that gave us some of the most celebrated hits from Clueless to Mamma Mia. While sometimes criticised for feeding into unrealistic expectations of love, there is often more to rom-coms than what meets the surface. The beauty of rom-coms lies in their emotional depth within light-hearted exteriors, swoon-worthy moments and cheesy dialogues. Looking deeper, we are likely to take away some meaningful messages along the way.

Valentine’s Day may be over, but let’s face it, you never need an excuse to enjoy a good rom-com! In the spirit of celebrating love and friendships, we have rounded up some of our favourite films that capture the essence and heart of the beloved genre.

 

Discover your next watch with these classic romantic comedy films :

1) How to lose a guy in 10 days

 

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First on the list, we have an all-time favourite starring Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcoughney. This hilariously heartwarming film follows Andie Anderson, a writer set to write a column on how to lose a guy in 10 days, and Benjamin Barry, who makes a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. In the midst of completing their respective tasks, Andie and Benjamin find themselves falling in love.

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2) Mamma Mia!


Days away from her wedding, Sophie secretly invites three men from her mother’s past to walk her down the aisle in hopes of uncovering the identity of her father.

From its picturesque Greek Island setting to its stellar cast and extravagant musical number, Mamma Mia highlights the beauty of love, friendship and family.

3) What happens in Vegas


Following an eventfully wild night in Vegas, resulting in their accidental wedding and a three-million-dollar jackpot win, Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher play Joy and Jack, who find themselves forced to navigate their new life together for the sake of their prize money.

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4) Nottinghill


When the owner of a quaint bookstore in Nottinghill and a Hollywood starlet cross paths by chance, their out-of-the-ordinary love story is put to the test by their contradicting lifestyles.

5) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

 

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When Lara Jean has a crush that is too intense to handle, she pours her heart out on paper but keeps the letter tucked away in a box. When five of these letters get mysteriously mailed out to each of her crushes, chaos ensues as Lara Jean navigates the rollercoaster that is teen romance.

6) Clueless

 

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In this iconic 90s rom-com, Beverly Hills beauty Cher Horowitz takes it upon herself to matchmake and give makeovers. In the process, however, she finds herself questioning the world around her and embarks on a journey beyond the gates of popularity, clothes and social status.

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7) Crazy Rich Asians

 

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American-born Chinese professor Rachel Chu is excited when her boyfriend Nick Young suggests spending spring break in Singapore to attend his best friend’s wedding. Along the way, Rachel discovers that Nick hails from one of Singapore’s wealthiest families and is regarded as one of the most eligible bachelors in town. Thrown into uncharted waters of glitz and glamour, Rachel must navigate society, gossip and Nick’s displeased mother, Eleanor.