Best Rom-coms to Watch During Weekend

It does not matter how old we get; we all want to hang on to the narration of love and romance in our monotonous mandate lives. The idea of love and its revamped counter attempts entangled with sheepish humor and underlaying drama has always been one of the favorite genres of the American audience.

With winters rounding us up, cozying up by the fireplace sipping hot cocoa, and watching our favorite romantic comedies seems like the perfect setting. The ease that the newest technology has brought to us with the inclusion of streaming services in our lives is commendable although the thing about these classic romantic comedies is that you can catch them on cable TV as well as streaming platforms. For people who are a fan of surprise and mistletoe-stricken love, Optimum cable might just do wonders with its vast channel lineup and 4K supported experience.

This article shares, with no particular order, the best romantic comedies to watch during the weekend to elevate hope and positivity.

  1. 10 things I hate about you (1999)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Gil Junger

Box office: 53.5 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 69%

No list comprising of best romantic comedies be ever completed without the mention of this classic starring ever-so dashing Heath Ledger starring as the bad boy ‘Patrick Verona’ and the obnoxiously adorable Julia Stiles as super grumpy outcast ‘Kat Stratford’. The storyline is a mixture of opposites attract and love starting as a form of a crazy bet. With the appealing performances, epic direction, and genre-defining plot, this teen movie is a must-over-and-over watch.

Heartfelt dialogue: I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. – Kat Stratford

  1. 27 Dresses (2008)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Anne Fletcher

Box office: 162.7 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 41%

Who doesn’t like being a part of weddings! I mean, we are all Chandler when it comes to weddings, we have to be a part of them and this movie takes us to more than two sssssdozens of weddings. The story revolves around Jane Nichols played by ever-so beautiful Katherine Heigl, who flaunts her love for weddings and being a bridesmaid with absolute perfection. This movie shows a high level of expression and emotions and is filled with humanity and humor of nature.

Heartfelt dialogue: Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind. – Kevin Doyle

  1. My best friend’s wedding (1997)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: P. J. Hogan

Box office: 299.3 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 73%

This movie takes your heart, shakes it through and through, and places it back with the finest craft and utmost care. Julia Roberts plays the role of a bitchy best friend who realizes her love for her best friend, Dermot Mulroney when he is about to get married to a lovely girl, Cameron Diaz. The movie goes around how she tries to ruin the perfect relationship between the happy couple. What starts with audiences rooting for Julia Roberts to find her love, turns around rather fast in the plot, and then everyone cheers for Cameron Diaz till the end.

Heartfelt dialogue: If he were feeling what I’m feeling then he would know how it feels. – Julianne Porter

  1. Pretty woman (1990)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Garry Marshall

Box office: 463.4 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 63%

This dazzling movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is still commemorated and referenced in movies and TV shows. The iconic shopping scene has been mimicked several times and is still one of the best. The plot of the movie grows around when a rich entrepreneur, Edward Lewis, hires Vivian, a prostitute to accompany him as his date to some social events.

Heartfelt Dialogue: Do you have anything in this shop as beautiful as she is? – Edward Lewis

  1. Notting Hill (1999)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Roger Michell

Box office: 364 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 83%

Back to back up listing up Julia Roberts’ movies is proof of why she is hailed as the queen of romantic comedies. The most heartfelt movie with the best soundtracks is easily one of the top ten best romantic comedies of all time. Hugh Grant playing William Thacker is an absolute treat for eyes and ears. The movie focuses on the unpredictability and uncanny dilemmas that breed off a relationship between an A-lister and a common bookseller, although he was not so common!

Heartfelt dialogue: After all … I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. – Anna Scott

  1. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Sharon Maguire

Box office: 281.9 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 80%

Plenty of writers owe their success to this movie that instilled the passion to write amongst ourselves. One of the best-modernized adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones’s Diary takes a toll on how modern age relationships can be. 32 years old Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is shown falling for Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) granted his dashing looks and smooth talk skills but ultimately falls in love with the right guy, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).

Heartfelt Dialogue: I’ve been going crazy. I can’t stop thinking about you and thinking about what an idiot I’ve been. Christ, is that blue soup? – Daniel Cleaver

  1. two weeks notice (2002)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Marc Lawrence

Box office: 200 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 42%

Sandra Bullock playing Lucy Kelson is a dedicated and honest environment lawyer starts with a billionaire, George Wade played by ever-so dreamy Hugh Grant. The dependability of George on Lucy grows exponentially from legalities to personal matters. As Lucy’s time comes to an end in George’s firm, the movie picks up emotions like passion, jealousy, and love.

Heartfelt dialogue: I used to be afraid of being alone, then I got married. Now I’ll never be alone again… – Meryl Brooks

  1. HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (2003)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Donald Petrie

Box office: 177.4 Million USD

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 42%

Starring Kate Hudon and Matthew McConaughey, this movie is a whim of love, romance, competitiveness, and humor. A movie about the power play between Andie Anderson, an advice columnist, who needs to write up a column about the things that lead to breakups and needs to do a little experiment, and Ben Berry, a confident ad executive who ensures everyone that he can make anyone fall in love with him in 10 days. When they both meet, their plans seem a little out of place.

Heartfelt Dialogue: I understand you’ve been an inspiration to Ben in more ways than one. And I must say, you look rather inspired yourself. There isn’t a diamond in the room that sparkles like a woman in love. – Philip Warren