The 10 Best Romantic Comedies for Couples

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Looking for a good romantic comedy to watch with your partner? Here are our 10 favorites! These films are sure to make you laugh and swoon, and they’re all perfect for watching together. Grab some popcorn and cozy up on the couch – you’re in for a treat!

Hitch

Hitch (2005) - Trailer

Will Smith and Eva Mendes star in this tale of a professional matchmaker who falls for his most challenging client yet. Will they survive the rocky path to love? Watch Hitch and find out.

When it comes to modern rom coms, you can’t get much better than Hitch. Will Smith plays the titular character – a dating consultant specializing in helping hopeless romantics find love. Unfortunately, he’s struck by his lack of romantic success and still spends countless nights alone playing video games and eating pizza. To give him a taste of his own medicine, he agrees to help a client – played by Eva Mendes – find love.

This film is one of the genre’s best, a romantic comedy with plenty of laughs, great acting, and a cute storyline.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Official Trailer #1 - Nia Vardalos Movie HD

Do you have a dream of following in your parents’ footsteps and settling down with Mr. Right? My Big Fat Greek Wedding might just inspire you!

Toula Portokalos is 29 years old and still unmarried. Worrying that she’ll be doomed to a lifelike her parents, an overbearing mother, and a passive father, Toula takes drastic measures to find her soulmate. While planning her wedding, she is attracted to Ian Miller – a handsome, gentle giant. Will this big, fat Greek wedding finally lead to the perfect happily ever after?

This classic rom-com is a favorite among couples and is an excellent choice if you’re new to the genre. While you may have to deal with some cheesy acting and over-the-top sentimental moments, you’ll also find yourself laughing all the way through.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill Official Trailer #2 - (1999) HD

This classic movie is one not to be missed! Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant star in Notting Hill, a romantic comedy showing what can happen when worlds collide.

Hugh Grant stars as the bumbling owner of a bookstore who falls for the world’s biggest movie star – played by Julia Roberts. Despite their differences, can love win out?

Will Thacker is a quiet bookstore owner living in London who is head over heels in love with America’s biggest movie star, Anna Scott. When Anna unexpectedly drops into his store one day, Will’s world turns upside down – but will Anna feel the same way?

Notting Hill is a fun and quirky rom-com that will have you rooting for Will and Anna all the way.

When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally (1989) - Official Trailer (HD)

Can men and women ever just be friends? When Harry Met Sally tackles this question and more, it tells the story of Harry and Sally’s cross-country journey from friends to lovers.

Harry Burns is a writer living in New York City, while Sally Albright is an aspiring actress. When the two meet at a diner after not seeing each other for several years, sparks fly. They decide to give friendship a shot despite their obvious romantic feelings for each other, but it’s not long before they realize that their relationship is destined for more.

A comedy-drama that will make you laugh and cry, When Harry Met Sally has great acting and a great storyline. You’ll be so invested in Harry and Sally’s journey that you’ll want to watch it again as soon as the credits start to roll.

The Proposal

The Proposal (2009) Trailer #2 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

When her visa is about to expire, and she’s set to be deported, an uptight book editor agrees to marry her assistant in The Proposal – but will the assistant ever find out why she’s going through with it?

A hilarious romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal conveys that love can happen when you least expect it.

Margaret Tate is a high-strung book editor who has just gotten engaged to Andrew Paxton – a handsome but somewhat dimwitted man. Unfortunately, things go sour when the book’s author visits and Andrew overhears her insulting him. Andrew breaks off the engagement, kicks Margaret out of the house, and threatens to have her deported if she doesn’t agree to marry him and stay in the country.

Can Margaret and Andrew’s fake marriage survive? Will the truth ever come out? Will they both find love? Find out in The Proposal.

The Wedding Planner

The Wedding Planner (2001) Official Trailer 1 - Jennifer Lopez Movie

Fairy tales seem to come true when you least expect them, as Mary Fiore learns in The Wedding Planner.

Mary Fiore is a wedding planner living in San Francisco who has put her personal life on hold for her career. She’s been happily planning weddings for several years, but things get complicated when she starts helping out the gorgeous and charming Dr. Steve Edison. As it turns out, Steve is getting married – to none other than Mary’s rival wedding planner at Bev’s Wedding Planners, Inc.

Steve and Mary soon find themselves attracted to each other, but Steve has already put a deposit down on Bev’s Wedding Planners for his wedding. Will Steve break off the engagement to be with Mary? Can Mary find happiness when her fairytale romance is literally around the corner?

The Wedding Planner is a fun and lighthearted rom-com perfect for couples nights. It also serves as great inspiration if you’re currently planning a wedding.

Love Actually

Love Actually (2003) Official Trailer - Colin Firth, Emma Thompson Movie HD

The holidays are a time for love and cheer – but that’s not always the case in Love, Actually.

Love Actually tells eight interconnected stories about love in December, set against the backdrop of Christmas. Stories include a young boy falling in love with his best friend’s mother, a newlywed couple splitting up when the husband has an affair, and so on.

It is a heartwarming film about love in all its forms; Love Actually is the kind of movie you want to watch while decorating your Christmas tree.

English actor Hugh Grant displays yet again why he’s a Hollywood great in this film, and his performance is just one of several reasons to watch Love Actually.

Kate & Leopold

Kate & Leopold (2001) Official Trailer # 1 - Hugh Jackman HD

Kate can’t believe it when she meets a man from the past at her sister’s engagement party in Kate & Leopold.

Kate is a career-driven businesswoman from New York who’s just about to get engaged when she meets a man named Leopold. Leopold is an interesting fellow who says he’s from the 19th century – and Kate doesn’t believe him at first. When she tells him to prove it, he whisks her away to his time period – and things don’t turn out as planned.

Kate & Leopold is a quirky and interesting modern-day fairy tale about a woman and a man from two different centuries falling in love.

Kate & Leopold stars Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan, making for a romantic movie night.

Heartbreakers

Heartbreakers (2001) | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

Can love be found when you least expect it? Heartbreakers answers that question in a hilarious comedy.

Heartbreakers stars Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who portray mothers trying to find husbands for their daughters. The girls’ plan is to find men, marry them, and then break their hearts for profit in a year or two.

One day, the daughters meet two charming but mysterious men – and both girls fall for them. Can their mothers win over these handsome strangers? Will they get scammed in the process? Find out in Heartbreakers.

Heartbreakers is the perfect movie to watch when you’re looking for something that’s lighthearted but still offers a great story.

The Holiday

The Holiday (2006) Official Trailer 1 - Kate Winslet Movie

Another great American rom-com, The Holiday, stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, who meet in a chance encounter while housesitting for relatives.

The Holiday tells the story of two women, Iris and Amanda, who meet while housesitting for their respective relatives – who live on opposite sides of the country. Each is unhappy in her relationship with a man, so they decide to swap homes so each can have an affair with the other’s man.

What follows is a series of adventures for Iris and Amanda that includes meeting the men they’re seducing, having to buy houses in one year, and finding out what they’re looking for in a relationship.

The Holiday is an exciting film that’s great to watch with your partner or friends. It’s an awesome movie to take someone on a date to – you’ll have loads of fun together!

Conclusion.

As you can see, there are tons of great movies out there if you’re looking for something to watch with your partner. From lighthearted comedies to romantic dramas, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat.

Don’t worry about whether or not you’ll agree on a movie – you might be surprised. The best thing about watching a movie is that it’s an excellent opportunity to get to know your partner better. What better way to find out what your partner likes than by seeing if they like the same movie as you!

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