back to top
TVAndMovies

13 Underrated Rom-Coms That Will Make You Believe In Love Again

Gotta love love, amirite?

Posted on

1. Love, Rosie (2014)

The premise: Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been friends forever. Even though they're attracted to each other, they'd rather stay that way. But then Alex goes to Harvard to study medicine, and the distance starts to change everything.
Constantin Films

The premise: Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been friends forever. Even though they're attracted to each other, they'd rather stay that way. But then Alex goes to Harvard to study medicine, and the distance starts to change everything.

2. Think Like A Man (2012)

The premise: Dominic, Jeremy, Michael and Zeke are a group of friends who just can't seem to get it together in the dating scene. And when the women in their lives start taking unconventional advice from Steve Harvey's (actual) relationship advice book, their lives get even crazier as they're forced to confront their own hang-ups.
Screen Gems

The premise: Dominic, Jeremy, Michael and Zeke are a group of friends who just can't seem to get it together in the dating scene. And when the women in their lives start taking unconventional advice from Steve Harvey's (actual) relationship advice book, their lives get even crazier as they're forced to confront their own hang-ups.

3. About Time (2013)

The premise: When he turns 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his father that he's part of a special lineage of people who can travel through time. Of course, dude decides to use his special power to try and get a girlfriend, and of course it goes sideways.
Universal Pictures

The premise: When he turns 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his father that he's part of a special lineage of people who can travel through time. Of course, dude decides to use his special power to try and get a girlfriend, and of course it goes sideways.

4. One Day (2011)

The premise: This movie follows the story of Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess), who meet at college and whose lives continue to intersect for years afterward.
Focus Features

The premise: This movie follows the story of Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess), who meet at college and whose lives continue to intersect for years afterward.

5. P. S. I Love You (2007)

The premise: Holly (Hillary Swank) is happily married to Gerry (Gerard Butler). And then (okay sorry spoiler:) he dies! BUT apparently, Gerry a few letters behind to help his wife get over the tough times.
Warner Bros.

The premise: Holly (Hillary Swank) is happily married to Gerry (Gerard Butler). And then (okay sorry spoiler:) he dies! BUT apparently, Gerry a few letters behind to help his wife get over the tough times.

6. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

The premise: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie, a total jerk who works for the lab that makes Viagra. But then he meets Maggie (Anne Hathaway), who at first doesn't fall for him, and he ends up going crazy for her.
20th Century Fox

The premise: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie, a total jerk who works for the lab that makes Viagra. But then he meets Maggie (Anne Hathaway), who at first doesn't fall for him, and he ends up going crazy for her.

7. Little Manhattan (2005)

The premise: Gabe (lil baby Josh Hutscherson) falls for Rosemary (Charlie Ray), but she's about to move to another school. Obviously, he realizes he has to do something about his feels.
New Regeny Pictures

The premise: Gabe (lil baby Josh Hutscherson) falls for Rosemary (Charlie Ray), but she's about to move to another school. Obviously, he realizes he has to do something about his feels.

8. The Way He Looks (2014)

The premise: In this Brazilian movie, Leonardo (Guilherme Lobo) is a blind boy whose biggest problem is dealing with an overprotective mother. But things change when he meets Gabriel (Fabio Audi) and finds out important things about himself.
Lacuna Filmes

The premise: In this Brazilian movie, Leonardo (Guilherme Lobo) is a blind boy whose biggest problem is dealing with an overprotective mother. But things change when he meets Gabriel (Fabio Audi) and finds out important things about himself.

9. Sidewalls (2011)

The premise: In this Argentine comedy, Martin (Javier Drolas) and Mariana (Pilar López de Ayala) are two young people who live in buildings opposite to each other and end up connecting over the internet over their shared disenchantment with the world.
Eddie Saeta Co.

The premise: In this Argentine comedy, Martin (Javier Drolas) and Mariana (Pilar López de Ayala) are two young people who live in buildings opposite to each other and end up connecting over the internet over their shared disenchantment with the world.

10. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

The premise: Pat (Bradley Cooper) is trying to rebuild his life after a failed marriage and stint in a psych ward. Over dinner at a friend's house, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a woman who completely perplexes and enchants him.
Jojo Whilden

The premise: Pat (Bradley Cooper) is trying to rebuild his life after a failed marriage and stint in a psych ward. Over dinner at a friend's house, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a woman who completely perplexes and enchants him.

11. Life as We Know It (2010)

The premise: Holly (Katherine Heigl) and Eric (Josh Duhamel) are a couple that their friends tried to set up, but it didn't happen. The only thing they have in common is their love for Sophie, their shared goddaughter. But when Sophie's parents die in an accident, the two end up living together to take care of the girl.
Village Roadshow Pictures

The premise: Holly (Katherine Heigl) and Eric (Josh Duhamel) are a couple that their friends tried to set up, but it didn't happen. The only thing they have in common is their love for Sophie, their shared goddaughter. But when Sophie's parents die in an accident, the two end up living together to take care of the girl.

12. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

The premise: Will (Ryan Reynolds) is a single father to Maya (Abigail Breslin), who's curious about who her mother is. After Will recounts three romances from his past, Maya (in a very Mama Mia! fashion) decides to find out who her mother is and to get her parents back together.
Universal Pictures

The premise: Will (Ryan Reynolds) is a single father to Maya (Abigail Breslin), who's curious about who her mother is. After Will recounts three romances from his past, Maya (in a very Mama Mia! fashion) decides to find out who her mother is and to get her parents back together.

13. Serendipity (2001)

The premise: Leading up to Christmas, Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) meet at a department store. They totally connect. But since they're both committed to other relationships, Sara doesn't give him her phone number and decides to let fate bring them together if it's truly meant to be.
Miramax

The premise: Leading up to Christmas, Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) meet at a department store. They totally connect. But since they're both committed to other relationships, Sara doesn't give him her phone number and decides to let fate bring them together if it's truly meant to be.

See also:

This post was translated from Portuguese.