I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies, but Valentine’s day is around the corner, so it’s a good time to watch some romantic comedies. Here’s a list of 10 my favourite comedies about love.
10. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. One day he meets Lila, an environmental researcher, who seems too good to be true. Eddie marries Lila after only 6 weeks. However, as he almost instantly discovers, his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She’s immature and foolish. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly, and Eddie falls for her.
9. I Hate Valentine’s Day (2009)
Genevieve Gernier owns a flower shop in Manhattan, and has a personal dating rule: a limit of five dates with a man to avoid a relationship. When Greg Gatlin buys a restaurant nearby her shop, they decide to date. However, after five dates, Genevieve is not happy with her rule and does not know how to meet Greg again.
8. 27 Dresses (2008)
Jane never says no to her friends (she’s been a bridesmaid 27), and she’s in love with her boss, George. One day she meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane’s attention and has an idea that may advance his career.
7. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive competing with two female co-workers for a major campaign for a diamond merchant. He cuts a deal with his competitors that the account is his if he can make a woman of their choice fall in love with him in 10 days. In comes Andie Anderson who, in turn, is writing a story on how to lose a guy in 10 days as a bet with her boss to be allowed to write more substantial stories.
6. Just Friends (2005)
Chris has always been friends with Jamie, but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be ‘Just Friends’. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James, he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than ‘Just Friends’ this time.
5. Keeping in Faith (2000)
Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest. Anna, whom they knew when they were younger, comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn’t make his appointment any easier. Jake finds himself attracted to Anna but because she’s not Jewish, he can’t marry her as it would make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood doesn’t allow that.
4. A BIG Love Story (2012)
Sam is a former college football star whose chance to play in the NFL abruptly ends with a blown out knee. Seven years later, he finds himself alone, working a minimum wage job and weighing a deadly 413lbs. The time has come for some change! The time has come for some weight loss! Enter Cassie, a personal trainer who not only helps him lose weight but find love.
3. The Proposal (2009)
For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew – he agrees if she’ll promise a promotion.
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who’s devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. His step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, he meet Sarah and her new boyfriend, Aldous.
1. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends.
What’s your favourite movies for Valentine’s day? Let me know!