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11 Movies All Rom-Com Fans Should Actually Watch

If you're a sucker for The Notebook and 10 Things I Hate About You, then you'll love these movies.

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1. When Harry Met SallyBrown Sugar

Both When Harry Met Sally and Brown Sugar depict the sparkling romances that blossom between two long term friends. The former sees Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) attempt to become, and stay friends without sex coming between them. The latter, starring Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs, documents the lives of Sidney and Dre, who each come to realise their best friend may also be the love of their life.

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2. My Big Fat Greek WeddingJumping The Broom

If you loved the family-oriented vibe of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which centres around the struggles of falling in love with a man your family doesn't approve of, then you'll probably love Jumping The Broom. Starring Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, the story shows the chaos that ensues when the bride and groom's families don't get along. It also features the fabulous and ever-entertaining Angela Bassett as a particularly formidable matriarch.

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3. Crazy, Stupid, LoveThink Like A Man

In Crazy, Stupid, Love, Cal Weaver (Steve Carrell) enlists the help of renowned ladies' man Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) in the dating world when he suddenly finds himself divorced. In a similar bid to learn the tricks of the dating trade, the ladies of Think Like A Man use a book written by Steve Harvey (we know, not exactly the best person to take relationship advice from), to control their love lives.

Watch the trailer here.

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4. The NotebookSomething New

The Notebook is the classic tale of forbidden love and deciding between the one you (and your parents) think you should be with and the one you actually want. Likewise, Sanaa Lathan as Kenya McQueen must put aside her preconceptions in Something New, and choose between the man she thinks she's always wanted and the man she truly loves.

Watch the trailer here.

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5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysTwo Can Play That Game

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, whose characters fight to execute their respective plans of making a man leave and a woman fall in love in 10 days. Antics in love also take place in Two Can Play That Game, which follows Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox), a woman who prides herself on her ability to keep her man committed. However, when her boyfriend's loyalty begins to waver, Shanté uses her "Ten Day Plan" to get him back in line.

Watch the trailer here.

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6. Friends With BenefitsAbout Last Night

Friends With Benefits and About Last Night both portray the lives of individuals hell-bent on avoiding commitment. In the latter, a remake of the 1986 movie starring Rob Lowe, Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) are warned against becoming a couple by their friends, played by Kevin Hart and Regina Hall. However, despite their own advice, Kevin and Regina's characters begin to experience an attraction of their own.

Watch the trailer here.

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7. The ProposalDeliver Us From Eva

If you're a fan of The Proposal because it's about finding love in the least likely of circumstances, Deliver Us From Eva is the film for you. A sort of update of Shakespeare's the taming of the shrew, it stars LL Cool J as Ray, a man enlisted to woo Eva (Gabrielle Union) in a bid to keep her away from her sisters' affairs. However, the plan soon takes a turn and havoc ensues.

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8. Sleepless in SeattlePoetic Justice

Sleepless in Seattle and Poetic Justice share similar DNA: they are about individuals attempting to open their hearts and experience love again after the death of their loved ones. Watch Poetic Justice if you like a good love story or for the simple fact that it stars both Tupac Shakur AND Janet Jackson.

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9. Music and LyricsLove Jones

In Music and Lyrics , Alex (Hugh Grant) and Sophie (Drew Barrymore) bond over making music together, which of course results in a beautiful romance. In Love Jones, Darius (Larenz Tate) and Nina (Nia Long) are also brought together by their love of the arts, and they begin a torrid affair. However, when Nina moves away to rekindle her relationship with her ex, the couple's relationship is put at risk.

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10. Notting HillJust Wright

When William Thacker (Hugh Grant) meets famous actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) by chance in his Notting Hill bookshop, they begin a surprising affair. However, their hugely different lifestyles threaten to cause trouble in their relationship. In Just Wright, physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) lands the perfect job of working with basketball superstar Scott McKnight (Common). After spending some time in his company, Leslie begins to fall in love with him, but he focuses his attention on Leslie's gorgeous friend, who's in love with the idea of being a trophy wife.

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11. 10 Things I Hate About YouLove and Basketball

10 Things I Hate About You has everything: young love, a nuanced feminist lead, and​ Heath Ledger. If you loved that film, Love and Basketball should be the next movie at the top of your list. Starring a young Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, it follows a young couple whose love of basketball brings them together – and threatens to tear them apart. As well as a wonderful black female cast, the offscreen talent is badass black feminist – it was written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who recently made the excellent Beyond The Lights.

Watch the trailer here.

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