No Valentine’s Day is complete without a host of romantic comedies to warm your heart and wet your eyes. Whether you prefer a little more romance or a little more comedy, these five movies are destined to provide the cherry to a perfect Valentine’s Day. Grab some popcorn, pop open the bottle of wine, and enjoy these rom-coms for Valentine’s Day.
Meg Ryan is one of the quintessential 90’s Rom-Com staples, so it’s obvious that no Valentine’s Day is complete without Ryan’s particular je ne sais quoi. The audience of this movie can’t help but have their heartstrings tugged when Sam’s son, Jonah, calls in to the radio show wishing for his dad to find a wife.
The relationship that ensues is precisely the kind of romance every girl is looking for: cross-country meet-ups at the top of the Empire State Building? It’s a hopeless romantic’s dream come true. This story is about coming to your senses when true love starts knocking on the door, and we’re glad that Meg Ryan chose to take that elevator ride and wait for Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are clearly made for each other; they just can’t stay away from co-starring each other when it comes to romance. This particular movie is definitely a throwback to the 80’s and 90’s – when dial-up and AOL existed (I.E. the dark ages).
Who doesn’t dream of having a romantic pen pal that you can say anything to? Part of the power, and the draw, of the Internet is that you feel as if you can say and do anything. This becomes increasingly true throughout this movie, as these two characters complain about these two horrible people in their lives – each other. They are unknowingly perfect for each other (of course), but start off as friends long before they wind up happily ever after.
If you’re looking for classic rom-coms for Valentine’s Day, check out Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks – you can’t go wrong.
Two members of Rom-Coms Royalty, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullocks star opposite each other in this hilarious film about a woman avoiding deportation to Canada. We’ve all had horrible bosses, but Margaret Tate is the Satan of the publishing world. Andrew Paxton, her assistant is forced into a fake marriage to prevent this, and is promised a much-deserved promotion once all is said and done.
However, throughout their trip to Sitka, Alaska, these two manage to realize that they never knew each other at all. Margaret is a real human being that has become hard because she’s had to work hard for everything she has. Andrew’s family basically owns Sitka, but he wanted to branch out on his own and find a life for himself.
This movie, full of Betty White’s classic humor and half-naked encounters, is definitely a must on rom-coms for Valentine’s Day.
Oh, the good ol’ days – when a boy like Patrick Verona ends up anywhere but prison. This movie features the classic tale of a strong, independent woman falling head-over-heels in love with the bad boy of the school. However ‘tried-and-true’ this plot may seem, this story is a very loose adaption of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
With the late Heath Ledger starring beside Julia Stiles, this movie is sure to delight anyone who is seeking characters that exchange witty banter and romantic lip-locks. With the addition of a father who is terrified his daughters will become pregnant out-of-wedlock, this will leave you rolling from laughter.
This little gem is not as popular as some of the others on this list, but it stands up against them due to the fact that it isn’t as typical as many other rom-coms for Valentine’s Day. This quirky film stars Rachel McAdams and time travel (not to be confused with the Time Traveler’s Wife).
The main character is faced with a choice of how he wants his life to turn out, and given the power to make it happen. This film is about making the most of your life, taking hold of every chance with both hands, and finding a love story that, literally, transcends time.
Whether you pick one that you’ve seen about a hundred times, or try for a new spin on a classic tale, these movies are classics for your rom-coms for Valentine’s Day.