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    Just 26 Great Rom-Coms You Can Watch Right Now

    Sometimes you just need to escape to a world where happily ever after exists.

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    If your blood pressure starts to rise every time you open social media and turn on the news, IT'S OKAY. There's a lot going on and sometimes you just need a break and to watch two completely opposite people fall in love with each other. I gotchu.

    Here are some great options that are all available on streaming services:


    1. Bridget Jones Trilogy

    Universal Pictures

    Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is a MOOD always, but especially now. You can watch not only the original, but then turn it into a marathon (no running involved, thankfully) with the second and more recent third addition as Bridget juggles the love triangle between Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Just don't forget your comforter and a pint of ice cream for ultimate viewing.

    2. Leap Year

    Universal Pictures

    Do you remember a few weeks ago when we had Leap Day? Yes, that really was only a few weeks ago! It might feel like a lifetime at this point, but not for Anna (Amy Adams), who decides to take matters into her own hands and propose to her boyfriend on February 29 (because it's apparently an Irish tradition, who knew??). Of course, it doesn't go as planned and she ends up in a remote part of Ireland with inn owner Declan (Matthew Goode). Just let the breathtaking landscape of Ireland relax you as you watch the pair bicker until they fall in love (obv).

    3. What Men Want

    BET Films

    Hearing the inner thoughts of people right now might seem like an actual nightmare. But after sports agent Ali (Taraji P. Henson) doesn't get the promotion she deserves because she "doesn't connect well with other men" (her male boss's words, of course), she drinks a strange concoction from a psychic that gives her the ability to hear the inner thoughts of men. She uses this new skill to her advantage, and to prove that she's just as good as the men around her.

    4. Hitch

    Columbia Pictures

    While dating looks a bit different right now (at least we have technology, right?), there's really no dating problem that "date doctor" Hitch (Will Smith) can't solve when it comes to getting his clients up to snuff. That is, until he meets gossip columnist Sara (Eva Mendes) and his moves aren't as smooth as he's used to.

    5. My Best Friend's Wedding

    TriStar Pictures

    If only your best friend getting engaged and *then* realizing you loved him was your biggest problem. But you can pretend it is as you watch Julianne (Julia Roberts) ~vow~ to break up the wedding of her BFF Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). I mean, I think we could all use a little group rendition of "Say A Little Prayer." I'm pretty sure you might even get up and start singing and dancing along.

    6. No Strings Attached

    Paramount Pictures,

    Adam (Ashton Kutcher) bringing Emma (Natalie Portman) a bouquet of carrots instead of flowers is one of the sweetest moments in rom-com history (don't @ me). But this movie brings more than just this moment. When these two childhood friends decide to start sleeping together and nothing else, they think it will be simple, but we all know they're going to fall in love and complicate everything. Plus, you probably forgot Mindy Kaling and Greta Gerwig star in this movie as well. It'll almost feel like you time-traveled back to 2011.

    7. Say Anything

    Twentieth Century Fox

    TBH, Lloyd (John Cusack) standing outside your window with a boom box would be extra romantic today. Maybe your neighbors would even come out and start dancing along. But Lloyd isn't outside your window, he's outside Diane's (Ione Skye) window during their whirlwind summer romance after graduating (she's valedictorian and he's class clown, naturally) before she heads off to England for school.

    8. When Harry Met Sally

    Castle Rock Entertainment

    Look, even Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) were social distancing way back in 1989! Well, not really, but you can go back in time and witness the two throughout the years as they tackle love, life, and friendship while living in New York City. And in the end, my guess is that you'll want what she's having.


    9. Set It Up

    Treehouse Pictures

    Honestly, this was one of my fave recent rom-coms and deserves just as much respect as every other one on this list. When assistants Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) both realize their bosses are workaholics, they devise a plan to get them to start dating so they can have a life and leave work at a normal hour. It's funny, charming, and a great mood booster.

    10. Monster-In-Law

    New Line Cinema

    Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) is trying to shake some sense into her future mother-in-law Viola (Jane Fonda). Viola's not too happy with who her son Kevin (Michael Vartan) has picked to be his future wife and tries to break them apart. But she doesn't really know who she's up against when Charlie decides to fight back. May the best woman win.

    11. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Awesomeness Films

    This is the rom-com that introduced us to Noah Centineo and his eyebrows, and we should all be thankful for that. You can watch and pretend that your biggest problem currently is sending out three love letters to your crushes like Lara Jean (Lana Condor) does, and then pretend to date one of them to make his ex jealous. Doesn't that sound heavenly right now?

    12. Sleepover

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    This movie will probs be the closest you'll get to an actual sleepover anytime soon, but it will bring you some nostalgia for your high school days when you had friends over to "sleep" (like any sleeping actually happened). Julie (Alexa PenaVega) and her best friends battle the popular girls on an epic all-night scavenger hunt to win the prime high school lunch spot by the fountain. Oh, and I can't forget the part where Julie falls in love with her crush Steve (Sean Faris) and gets to dance with him. Swoon!

    13. Failure to Launch

    Paramount Pictures

    A 35-year-old man living at home with his parents doesn't seem crazy at this exact moment (maybe he's just making sure his parents don't leave the house!), but that's beside the point. Professional motivator Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) is hired to woo Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) and get him to move out. The only problem: (you guessed it) the two fall in love and have some crazy adventures along the way.

    14. A Cinderella Story

    Warner Bros.

    Remember when your biggest WTF moment was trying to figure out how Austin (Chad Michael Murray) didn't recognize Sam (Hilary Duff) in her eye mask at the Halloween Homecoming dance? Well, don't worry, now you can go back in time and relive one of the best (in my opinion) early 2000s rom-coms and take your mind off every other WTF moment currently happening. PrincetonGirl818 and Nomad609 will be there for you to relive their online relationship through a flip phone and desktop computer. Ahh, the simpler days!

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    15. What If

    No Trace Camping

    In my opinion, this is an underrated rom-com. When Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), he thinks he might have found the one; until she tells him that she lives with her boyfriend... The two become friends, but we all know that it doesn't last forever. Regardless, it’s still fun.

    16. Book Club

    Apartment Story

    If your virtual book club needs a break from actually reading books, you can turn to this movie with an all-star cast. When four lifelong friends decide to read 50 Shade of Grey, it shakes up their lives and causes them all to be a little more adventurous in the love department. Just be sure to pour yourself a glass of wine before you start.

    17. The Big Sick

    Apatow Productions

    Any rom-com based on a true story gets an extra little "aww" in my opinion. Kumail Nanjiani stars in this as himself, and his now-wife Emily is played by Zoe Kazan (whoops, spoiler alert, sorry). As the two begin to fall in love, Emily ends up in a medically induced coma and Kumail has to navigate it all.


    18. Long Shot

    AG Studio

    TBH, when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it would be awful. But a friend told me how much she enjoyed it, so I gave it a chance while on a flight. And she was so right. As Charlotte (Charlize Theron) prepares to run for president, she runs into Fred (Seth Rogen), who she used to babysit. Even though they're complete opposites (that's the cardinal rule of a good rom-com, duhh), Charlotte hires Fred to be her speechwriter and the two form an unlikely bond (of course). Now, it's not life-changing, but it is cute and fun if you're looking for a rom-com you might not have seen yet.

    19. Isn't It Romantic

    BRON Studios

    Three words: shirtless Liam Hemsworth. Yep, that's really all you need to know. In this story, Natalie (Rebel Wilson) hates rom-coms, but after getting knocked unconscious, she wakes up to find herself in one. The movie pokes fun at this style of movie in a way that will make you smile and realize it's okay to escape to this world for a bit when you need a little enjoyment.

    20. Bridesmaids

    Universal Pictures

    Whenever I need to laugh, I turn on this movie, so it’s been on for the past 20 days in my home. Just kidding...maybe. Who can forget the epic wedding dress shopping scene? Or the bridal shower? Or the puppies??? Okay, so this movie is full of gems that will keep you entertained and smiling, and that’s all that matters.

    21. Notting Hill

    Polygram Filmed Entertainment

    "I'm just a girl standing in front of the fridge trying not to eat all her quarantine snacks in one day." —Me doing my best to re-create this ICONIC scene right now. William (Hugh Grant) is the luckiest man in the world when actress Anna (Julia Roberts) wanders into his Notting Hill bookshop. The two have a connection (obv) and you'll want to revisit again and again, and maybe even contemplate opening your own little bookshop in London when this is all over.

    22. Crazy Stupid Love

    Carousel Productions (II)

    I have another three words for you: Ryan Gosling shirtless. I really can't decide which is better between him and Liam, but it's a good thing I'm not writing about that right now. I recently rewatched this, and if it's been a while for you too, it's def time to revisit. It's got a complicated web of love triangles, plus Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone to warm your heart. (It's even better if you watch it with someone who's never seen it before and doesn't know about the big twist at the end. Trust me.)

    23. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Lynda Obst Productions

    How could Ben (Matthew McConaughey) let their love fern die??? Ugh, a question I still have. But this movie will be a great distraction from everything that has happened in the past 10 days and make you want to make a bet with a friend to lose a guy in 10 days. That could be a fun challenge.


    24. The Princess Diaries

    Walt Disney Pictures

    The GIF above is me in the mirror every morning as I put on leggings and a sweatshirt for the 23,948th day in a row. The world fell in love with Mia (Anne Hathaway) back in 2001 when her grandmother (Julie Andrews) showed up and told her that she was a princess (shut up!!). With an epic makeover scene and an all-star cast (I mean blonde Mandy Moore as the mean girl, come on!), there's really nothing to stop you from having this movie on loop for the next month.

    25. 10 Things I Hate About You

    Touchstone Pictures

    "Not even close... not even a little bit... not even at all." Ughhhh my heart. This is one of my favorite rom-coms ever. Not only is it a modern take on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, but I love the chemistry between Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. And the peak '90s/early '00s outfits are amazing as ever. Watch it and tell me otherwise.

    26. Freaky Friday

    Casual Friday Productions

    If you've been having a rough time being quarantined with your family, maybe switching bodies will help. Well, that's what helped Anna (Lindsay Lohan) and Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis), at least. The mother and daughter find themselves at odds, and a fortune cookie causes them to switch bodies and see how the other half lives (literally). Plus, don't forget you get to see Chad Michael Murry belting Britney Spears with the long hair we all dreamed about when we were younger.