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Entertaining Rom-Com Movies Everyone Can Enjoy on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and for some, this is the holy grail of holidays. They love celebrating their love with mushy cards, chocolates, and dinner out with the one they love. Others, want to just get the day over with. What if we laugh the day away with some romantic movies, that you can even watch with your significant other. Let’s start a new tradition of laughing our way through this holiday – and really any other day you need a good laugh these movies could work for you.

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The Proposal (2009) – PG-13

I’m going to admit that I didn’t even get the top ten lists I normally consult for this one. The Proposal is my all-time favorite romantic comedy and I’ve seen so many, I should be considered an expert. Ryan Reynolds doesn’t even speak in one of the funniest moments of this film, but his eyebrows make you laugh anyways when he is caught off guard. And the scary killer cotton ball dog causes a naked scene that is so cringeworthy you will be rolling on the ground. If you haven’t seen this one, DO NOT WAIT! Oh yeah, and just in case I hadn’t sold you already – one of Betty White’s funniest later movies – need I say more?

Pretty Woman (1990) – R

This is a classic of a powerful man in need of a no-strings business escort for the weekend. This is pure magic Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere that made a generation sit up and take notice of this modern-day princess story. There are definitely some big laughs, touching moments, and some amazing performances by a cast that is definitely unforgettable.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) – PG-13

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Must be included on the list is, 10 Things I Hate About You. Maybe you aren’t aware, but this is actually a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” That’s not why we love it though. Why do we love it? Well, it does feature some fantastic performances from Julia Stiles and an awkwardly geeky Joseph Gordon Levitt. That’s partially why we love it. But most of the credit can be summed up into two words: Heath Ledger.

50 First Dates (2004) – PG-13

What would you do if you found your perfect match, had a great time together, then realized that they don’t remember you the next day? Well, you find out in this love story between Henry and Lucy. This one with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler is hysterical from the first scene to the last, with just a touch of the sweet to keep you hooked to the last scene.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – PG

The big-screen pairing of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks is always a winner. Enter a cute kid who just wants to help his widowed father find love via a radio talk show and you have rom-com perfection. The film was even nominated for two Oscars and a number of other big awards. It is a definite must-see at least once with memorable performances that will stay with you.

The Ugly Truth (2009) – R

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This one is a tad bit raunchier than some of the other romantic comedies on the list but worth a watch. Definitely not one to see with the kids though. This is a battle of the sexes between Katherine Heigl’s character Abby and Gerard Butler’s character Mike Chadway. This is a battle of wills as each character argues their theory about what makes men and women tick. It is a fun watch that definitely makes lists of good romantic comedies for a mindless evening of movie watching.

We some of your favorite rom-com’s on the list, or did you find a new one or two that must be added to your streaming watchlist? Most of these the romance is just a sidenote to sweeten the pot, and the comedy truly takes front stage. Enjoy! Have fun! And Let’s get to movie watching, Suncoast.

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