Still, the question that needs to be asked is, what constitutes a rom-com? Surely there has to be romance and surely it has to be funny, but is it that simple? The American Film Institute defines romantic comedies as “a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations” so we’ll roll with that.
To make your summer movie nights just a little bit easier, we’ve organized our list of top rom-coms by streaming service. Whether you have Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max or Peacock, we’ve got a rom-com for you. Of course there are a few great romantic comedies which aren’t on streaming platforms that we just couldn’t resist including so we’ve linked where you can rent those as well!
From the teen centered rom-coms of the 80s, to the genre’s heyday that is 90s rom-coms, to the endless modern classics of the 21st century, these are our picks for the top-rom coms of all time.
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
One of the most iconic 90s rom-coms, My Best Friend’s Wedding’s cast is full of romantic comedy veterans. Have you ever made a pact to get married to your best friend if you’re both still single at 28? Well childhood best friends Jules (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermont Mulroney) have made such a pact. However things get turned upside down when, days before her 28th birthday, Michael announces he is engaged to 20-year old Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). After hearing the news, Jules realizes she’s been in love with Michael her whole life and plans to sabotage the wedding. The only kicker is, now Kimmy has asked Jules to be maid-of-honor.
Where to watch My Best Friend’s Wedding: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: Eat Pray Love (2010)
Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s book of the same name, Eat Pray Love sees recently divorced Liz (Julia Roberts) embark on a quest of self discovery when she finally steps out of her comfort zone. Liz begins her journey by traveling to Italy before heading to India and finally Indonesia. Along the way Liz learns the pleasure of good food, power of prayer, and of course a little bit of love. The rest of Eat Pray Love’s cast is rounded out by A-listers Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, David Crudup, and James Franco.
Where to watch Eat Pray Love: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a true ensemble film that sees its star actors mesh so perfectly together. Cal (Steve Carell) is left heartbroken after his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) informs him that she wants a divorce. In an attempt to get back into the dating game, Cal falls under the wing of new-found friend and ladies man, Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Meanwhile, Jacob may want out of the single life when he falls for Hannah (Emma Stone) and Emily tries to move on with co-worker David (Kevin Bacon). Marisa Tomei, John Carroll Lynch, Josh Groban, Joey King, and Jonah Bobo also star in this film about interconnecting love stories.
The perfect ‘falling in love’ scene in a movie is Emma stone and Ryan gosling talking in bed all night in Crazy Stupid Love.
— Millions on x92.9 (@MillionsonX) May 29, 2021
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s chemistry is unmatched.
Where to watch Crazy, Stupid, Love: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Netflix’s adaptation of Jenny Han’s novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before became a modern teen rom-com classic 2018. High school junior Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor)’s world is turned upside down when a series of secret love letters are mailed out to her former and current crushes. To make matters worse, one of her crushes is her older sister’s boyfriend, Josh (Israel Broussard). Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) begin a fake relationship in an effort to throw off Josh as well as make Peter’s ex and Lara Jean’s nemesis, Gen (Emilija Baranac) jealous.
Will I ever get tired of watching the @toalltheboys movies?
— Cristina (@_classycristina) March 21, 2021
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of the best trilogies in Netflix history.
Where to watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: Someone Great (2019)
Someone Great is a wonderful rom-com with an equally good soundtrack! What more could you ask for? The film tells the story of Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), a music journalist from NYC who just landed her dream job in San Francisco. However, things take a turn when her long term boyfriend Nate (Lakeith Stanfield) breaks up with her. To help get Jenny back on her feet, her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) take her out for one last hurrah before she leaves for San Francisco. Additionally, Someone Great is known for helping boost Lizzo’s career. After the film was released, “Truth Hurts,” which was featured in the flick, became the singer’s first song to debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
Where to watch Someone Great: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Netflix: Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Fresh Off the Boat alums and good friends Randall Park, Ali Wong and Nahnatchka Khan team up for this hilarious and adorable rom-com. Years after their teenage fling badly fizzled out, Marcus (Randall Park) and Sasha (Ali Wong) are reunited when Sasha returns home to San Francisco. The two quickly become great friends again and unresolved romantic feelings begin to emerge. With limited time left before Sasha’s work takes her to New York, will their relationship finally get the time to fully blossom? James Saito, Michelle Buteau and Vivian Bang also star while Keanu Reeves has one of the funniest cameos of all time.
Where to watch Always Be My Maybe: Netflix
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu: The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride is so many things. It’s a book adaptation, it’s a fantasy film, it’s an adventure film, but most importantly it’s an iconic rom-com. The Princess Bride tells the story of Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her long lost love, Westley (Cary Elwes). Years after Westley is believed to be dead, Buttercup is forced to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) who plots to have her killed. Now, with the help of Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik (André the Giant), Westley must save Buttercup from Prince Humperdinck’s villainous grasp. With the help of a stacked cast including Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Wallace Shawn, and Carol Kane, The Princess Bride is one of the most quotable movies of all time.
Who is a character that had roughly 15 minutes or less in a film but had a huge impact on it ?
— Nina Lee (@NinaSerafina) June 3, 2021
Someone needs to give Billy Crystal and Carol Kane an Oscar for their scene in The Princess Bride.
Where to watch The Princess Bride: Hulu
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu: The Wedding Planner (2001)
No two stars encapsulated the early 2000s era of rom-coms more than Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey and the movie that started it all was The Wedding Planner. After wedding planner Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is rescued by Steve (Matthew McConaughey) from being nearly hit by a car, the two instantly click during a romantic night together. However, what Mary doesn’t know is that she is currently planning Steve’s wedding… to a different woman. The Wedding Planner cast is filled out with Bridget Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer, and Fred Willard.
Where to watch The Wedding Planner: Hulu
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu: 50 First Dates (2004)
First dates in rom-coms are always so magical, so why not have 50 of them? After Henry (Adam Sandler) falls in love with Lucy (Drew Barrymore) things are on the up and up. That is until the next day when Lucy forgets who he is due to her amnesia. Henry must now treat everyday like it’s their first date in order to win Lucy over. 50 First Dates has a really sweet sentiment and is jam packed full of meet-cutes. The additional cast is made up of Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Dan Aykroyd, Missi Pyle, Maya Rudolph, and Kevin James.
Where to watch 50 First Dates: Hulu
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu: 500 Days of Summer (2009)
In a film about self discovery, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) reflects on his 500 day relationship with Summer (Zooey Deschanel) after she suddenly dumps him. Told through a non-linear storyline, 500 Days of Summer was quite the original take on the genre. Additionally, Tom’s altered perception of events allows for very interesting storytelling techniques. 500 Days of Summer received much acclaim for its stellar soundtrack as well as its cast consisting of Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Clark Gregg.
500 Days of Summer gotta be one of the best. Zoe and Joesph… what a duo.
Simply incredible movie and characters
— Scott (@ScottRichards9) May 27, 2021
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt need another rom-com together ASAP!
Where to watch 500 Days of Summer: Hulu
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu: Friends With Benefits (2011)
2011 was an interesting year in the movie matrix. Both Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached hit theaters around the same time and both consist of two friends who agree to sleep with each other before one inevitably falls in love with the other. However, we believe Friends With Benefits is slightly the better of the two. Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake)’s banter is incredibly top notch. Additionally, the supporting cast of Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Andy Samberg is top notch.
Where to watch Friends With Benefits: Hulu
Best Rom-Coms on Disney+: Splash (1984)
Young Tom Hanks was in his bag when he starred in Splash back in 1984. The acting legend starred as Allen, a man who has been in love with a mermaid named Madison (Daryl Hannah) ever since she saved him from drowning when they were kids. Now adults, the pair must choose between a life on land or in the deep blue sea. Ron Howard directs a cast also starring Eugene Levy and John Candy.
Where to watch Splash: Disney+
Best Rom-Coms on Disney+: While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Any list about rom-coms wouldn’t be complete without including Sandra Bullock at least once. Transit worker Lucy (Sandra Bullock) has long had a crush on Peter (Peter Gallagher) despite never having a conversation with him. Things escalate very quickly when Lucy saves Peter from an oncoming train, however the result of the accident leaves him in a coma. After Peter’s entire family arrives to visit him at the hospital, they all assume Lucy is Peter’s fiancée. Lucy, too embarrassed to correct them, goes along with it before falling for Peter’s brother Jack (Bill Pullman).
Where to watch While You Were Sleeping: Disney+
Best Rom-Coms on Disney+: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You is one of the most beloved movies on this list. From it’s iconic poem scene to Heath Ledger’s legendary serenade, there is so much to love about this flick. After their dad says that Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) can’t date until her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) finds a boyfriend, Bianca begins to plot for Kat to fall in love. Enter Patrick (Heath Ledger), a new student who may be Kat’s knight in shining armor. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz, Gabrielle Union, and Allison Janney also star.
thinking about the cinematic masterpiece that is ‘10 things i hate about you’ x
— emily🧋 (@emilyjean_xo) May 28, 2021
Honestly, aren’t we all.
Where to watch 10 Things I Hate About You: Disney+
Best Rom-Coms on Amazon Prime: Mystic Pizza (1988)
Set in Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Pizza tells the story of three waitresses during the summer after high school. Daisy (Julia Roberts), Kat (Annabeth Gish) and Jojo (Lilli Taylor) find love as they dream of escaping their small town. Despite a small role, the film also marked the debut of actor Matt Damon.
Where to watch Mystic Pizza: Amazon Prime
Best Rom-Coms on Amazon Prime: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
After Peter (Jason Segal) is left dumped by TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), he flies to Hawaii to get over his heartbreak. However, once Peter arrives at the hotel he finds that Sarah is also there with her new boyfriend Aldous (Russell Brand). Peter quickly becomes friends with the hotel staff and fellow guests and begins to develop feelings for the resort’s receptionist Rachel (Mila Kunis). Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Jack McBrayer, Paul Rudd, and Jason Bateman round out Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s stellar cast.
Where to watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Amazon Prime
Best Rom-Coms on Amazon Prime: I Love You, Man (2009)
Jason Segal and Paul Rudd teamed up again a year later in 2009’s I Love You, Man. With no male friends and a wedding around the corner, Peter (Paul Rudd) must find a best man fast. However, Peter’s bond with new best friend Sydney (Jason Segal) begins to strain his relationship with his fiancée Zooey (Rashida Jones). I Love You, Man has an A-list supporting cast of Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jaime Pressly, Jon Favreau, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, and David Krumholtz.
Where to watch I Love You, Man: Amazon Prime
Best Rom-Coms on Amazon Prime: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Wes Anderson’s take on rom-coms is the incredibly cute Moonrise Kingdom. Set in the year 1965, 12-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) run away together after falling in love. However, an approaching storm forces a group of zany adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand) to save the pair of lovebirds before the storm strikes. This ensemble is rounded out with minor roles from Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, and Lucas Hedges.
MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)
Dir. Wes Anderson pic.twitter.com/MLSJ1nWmnN
— The Epilogue (@Epiloguers) May 27, 2021
The cinematography in Moonrise Kingdom is top-tier.
Where to watch Moonrise Kingdom: Amazon Prime
Best Rom-Coms on Amazon Prime: The Big Sick (2017)
Loosely inspired by his real life, Kumail Nanjiani stars as Kumail, a man who develops a deep relationship with his girlfriend’s parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) after she falls ill and is eventually in a coma. The script, which was written by Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. The Big Sick’s cast also stars Zoe Kazan and Bo Burnham.
Where to watch The Big Sick: Amazon Prime
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
One of the most timeless rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally… sees Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan deliver performances of a lifetime. Set over the course of ten years, the film raises the question, “can men and women ever just be friends?” When they first met, Sally and Harry were repulsed by one another, when they met again Harry didn’t even remember her, and when they met for a third time they became best friends. However, can they stay friends without one of them wanting something more?
Just began watching When Harry Met Sally and already laughing. Love this movie. pic.twitter.com/qJgEjIOApR
— Melanie 🩴👜📚 Jezabel 🐱~Isobel 🐶~Zula 🐱 (@BookDiva43) May 30, 2021
When Harry Met Sally… is hilarious from the first frame.
Where to watch When Harry Met Sally…: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Nobody saw the impact of My Big Fat Greek Wedding coming when it was released in 2002. The independent film tells the story of Toula (Nia Vardalos), a Greek American woman who falls in love with the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Ian (John Corbett). The pair attempt to overcome their cultural differences on their way to one big, fat, Greek wedding. The film was met with commercial and critical praise, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay and a sequel titled My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Where to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: 13 Going on 30 (2004)
What 13 year old hasn’t dreamt of transforming into being a well-adjusted adult overnight? Luckily for Jenna (Jennifer Garner), her wish came true. 13 Going on 30 sees Jenna timetravel from a middle schooler in 1987 to a 30 year old woman in 2004. Now, set up with her dream job and a whole lot of questions, Jenna must balance the fast paced life that is adulthood. Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, and Brie Larson also star.
Where to watch 13 Going on 30: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: Sex and the City (2008)
Did you just finish binging Sex and the City the TV show? No need to worry because you can catch up with Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) in Sex and the City the movie! Released in 2008, Sex and the City was a massive hit and spawned a sequel in 2010.
Where to watch Sex and the City: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: 27 Dresses (2008)
You know the phrase “always the bridesmaid, never the bride?” Well that unfortunately is the case for Jane (Katherine Heigl) who has been a bridesmaid in 27 weddings. However Jane begins to reevaluate her role after her younger sister (Malin Akerman) gets engaged to her secret crush (Edward Burns). James Marden also stars in 27 Dresses as a journalist who is cynical about marriage. Maybe opposites attract?
Where to watch 27 Dresses: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: 17 Again (2009)
At 17, Mike (Zac Efron) chose love over a potential basketball career. Now 37 and on the brink of a divorce, Mike (Matthew Perry) desperately regrets his decision. Given a second chance at life, Mike is transformed back into his 17-year-old Zac Efron body and once again hopes to become a professional hooper. However, after a few days in his 17-year-old body, Mike begins to realize that maybe he was sent back to reconnect with his family instead. 17 Again also stars Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Sterling Knight.
matthew perry channeled his 17 again zac efron alter ego in the friends reunion pic.twitter.com/SZpH76Wdb4
— alison (@monkeyslut666) May 29, 2021
And he rocks it!
Where to watch 17 Again: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect follows Beca (Anna Kendrick), a talented singer and DJ who joins one her college’s many a cappella groups. At first hesitant, Beca soon becomes close friends with her Barden Bellas teammates and begins to grow a passion for a cappella. Meanwhile, Beca’s growing relationship with rival Treblemaker member Jesse (Skylar Astin) causes tension within the Barden Bellas. Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks star in the first film of the Pitch Perfect trilogy.
Where to watch Pitch Perfect: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on HBO Max: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Based on Kevin Kwam’s book of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. However, she is surprised to learn that Nick is secretly extremely wealthy and one of the country’s most sought after bachelors. Now Rachel must weave past jealous ex-girlfriends and Nick’s disapproving mother as the couple attempts to blend their two different worlds. Crazy Rich Asians was an incredible success and currently has two sequels in development. Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pane and Jimmy O. Yang also star in the film.
she truly was the best character in crazy rich asians pic.twitter.com/oJvY9IIOTM
— lem (@kazsleo) May 27, 2021
Aren’t we all just tryna live like Astrid?
Where to watch Crazy Rich Asians: HBO Max
Best Rom-Coms on Peacock: Pretty Woman (1990)
In perhaps her most recognizable role, Julia Roberts stars as Vivian in Pretty Woman. A quintessential 90s rom-com, Pretty Woman follows Vivian, a prostitute working in LA, who is hired by wealthy businessman Edward (Richard Gere) to accompany him to many savvy business and social events. However, during their weeklong arrangement, the pair begin to fall for each other. The film’s title is a reference to the 1964 Roy Orbison song “Oh, Pretty Woman.” How old was Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman? Click here to find out!
Where to watch Pretty Woman: Peacock
Best Rom-Coms on Peacock: Jerry Maguire (1996)
One of the most quoted films on this list, Jerry Maguire is responsible for giving us “you had me at hello” as well as “show me the money!” Tom Cruise stars as Jerry, a top tier sports agent who is suddenly fired by his agency. As he starts his own sports agency he is joined by his co-worker Dorothy (Renée Zellweger), a single mother. Before the two know it they begin to fall in love. Cuba Gooding Jr. earned an Oscar for his role in the film while Kelly Preston, Jerry O’Connell, Bonnie Hunt, and Regina King co-star.
Where to watch Jerry Maguire: Peacock
Best Rom-Coms on Peacock: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Rarely do you see a rom-com where one partner is testing how fast they can make the other partner dump them. But then again, that’s what makes How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days so special. Composure columnist Andie (Kate Hudson) is writing a “how to” article on ways to make your man leave you in 10 days. Her victim for the experiment is Ben (Matthew McConaughey) who just so happens to have made a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. What could go wrong?
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS IS SO GOOD ROMCOM EXCELLENCE YUP
— div (@amysprfct) May 28, 2021
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is rom-com at its finest!
Where to watch How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Peacock
Best Rom-Coms on Peacock: Mamma Mia! (2008)
In an adaptation of a series of ABBA songs, Mamma Mia! sees young bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) invite three men who might be her father (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard) to her upcoming wedding. As the men arrive they each attempt to reconnect with Sophie’s mother Donna (Meryl Streep), who was oblivious to Sophie’s scheme. Mamma Mia! is known for its wonderful filming locations in Greece as well as for its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
I am a simple woman: someone mentions Mamma Mia! in any context, I rave for five minutes straight.
— bed bath and beyonce (@itsabsaf) June 1, 2021
Mamma Mia! is one of the most fun movies in Meryl Streep’s entire filmography.
Where to watch Mamma Mia!: Peacock
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles is one of the most popular and recognizable 1980s movies and it’s a pretty good rom-com too! The film follows Samantha (Molly Ringwald) whose sixteenth birthday is currently being overshadowed by her older sister’s wedding. As Samantha attempts to peak the attention of her crush Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling), she must also fight off the repeated flirtations of the geeky “Farmer Ted” (Anthony Michael Hall). The film’s soundtrack is legendary with songs from AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Wham!, Billy Idol, and David Bowie.
Where to Watch Sixteen Candles: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Pretty in Pink (1986)
Also starring Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. The 80s classic follows Andie (Molly Ringwald) as she begins to date the rich and popular Blane (Andrew McCarthy). However, as their relationship progressive she begins to learn that dating someone from such a different social clique is hard work. Meanwhile, Andy’s best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) attempts to muster up the courage to confess his love for her. Additionally, James Spader co-stars in Pretty in Pink as a bully who secretly has feelings for Andie.
Where to Watch Pretty in Pink: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Say Anything… (1989)
The 80s teen rom-coms keep rolling in! Lloyd (John Cusack) is head over heels in love with Diane (Ione Skye) and everything seems to be going well in Say Anything. That is until Diane’s dad disapproves and forbids the relationship. John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Joan Cusack and Eric Stoltz round out Say Anthing’s cast.
Where to Watch Say Anything: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s first rom-com collaboration, Sleepless in Seattle was a massive hit in 1993. The film follows Sam (Tom Hanks), who has moved to Seattle following his wife’s death. A year and a half later, Sam’s son Jonah (Ross Malinger) calls a talk-radio show in an effort to find Sam a partner. Meanwhile, Annie (Meg Ryan), who has been listening in, begins to fall in love with Sam as he talks about his feelings on the show. Bill Pullman, Rob Reine and Rosie O’Donnell co-star in Sleepless in Seattle.
Where to Watch Sleepless in Seattle: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Clueless (1995)
Clueless is a modern day retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma. Set in 1990s Beverly HIlls, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is the most popular girl in school. After Cher befriends new girl Tai (Brittany Murphy), she quickly helps Tai become as popular and well-dressed as herself. However, once Tai shows romantic interest in Cher’s step brother Josh (Paul Rudd), Cher herself realizes she’s actually in love with him. Clueless’s cast is rounded out by Stacey Dash, Dan Hedaya, Wallace Shawn, Donald Faison, and Breckin Meyer.
i stan cher from clueless pic.twitter.com/wZGEXhMtNt
— ✶ Livs ✶ (@katszszsz) May 28, 2021
Is there any movie moment as iconic as Cher saying “ugh! As if!”?
Where to Watch Clueless: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: The Holiday (2006)
Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) trade homes and find love in this Christmas themed rom-com. The Holiday follows both Iris and Amanda after they’ve arranged a home exchange during the holiday season. As they both hope to escape the stresses of their love lives back home, they each find love in Miles (Jack Black) and Graham (Jude Law) respectively. Eli Wallach and John Krasinski appear in small roles while Dustin Hoffman, Lindsay Lohan, and James Franco cameo.
Where to Watch: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: What Happens in Vegas (2008)
During a wild drunken night in Vegas, Joy (Cameron Diaz) and Jack (Ashton Kutcher) tie the knot. The next morning they soberly agree to divorce the moment they return home however before they can do so they win the jackpot at their casino. Now they must wait out their marriage for six months in order to share the prize money, but who knows maybe they’ll actually fall in love before then! Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Krysten Ritter, Jason Sudeikis, Billy Eichner, Zach Galifianakis, and Queen Latifah also star in What Happens in Vegas.
Where to Watch What Happens in Vegas: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
He’s Just Not That Into You is a big budget ensemble rom-com that sees Neil (Ben Affleck), Beth (Jennifer Aniston), Mary (Drew Barrymore), Janine (Jennifer Connelly), Conor (Kevin Connolly), Ben (Bradley Cooper), Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), Anna (Scarlett Johansson), and Alex (Justin Long) all attempt to find love in Baltimore.
Where to Watch He’s Just Not That Into You: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Just Go With It (2011)
Just Go With It follows Danny (Adam Sandler), a plastic surgeon who pretends to be unhappily married in order to get women to sleep with him. His plan works for years until the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) refuses to date a married man. Danny insists that he and his “wife” are getting a divorce and enlists the help of his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his fake soon-to-be-ex-wife. Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews, Keegan-Michael Key, and Nick Swardson all appear in this lighthearted rom-com.
Where to Watch Just Go With It: Amazon
Best Rom-Coms to Rent: Love, Simon (2018)
17 year old Simon (Nick Robinson) hasn’t come out to his friends or family yet. To make high school even more stressful, a blackmailer is also threatening to out him to the entire school all while Simon attempts to discover the secret identity of a fellow classmate that he has fallen in love with online. Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Keiynan Lonsdale star in the warm-hearted Love, Simon.
Love, Simon. It makes me love the concept of a wonderful romantic love 🥺😊 https://t.co/gdmlv1goTU
— Tlotlo (@DignityBoikany1) May 27, 2021
Love, Simon is undoubtedly a modern rom-com classic!
Where to Watch Love, Simon: Amazon
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