Grab your popcorn and fleecy blanket because it’s about to get real steamy in here (with a few good chuckles along the way of course!). If you’re staying in tonight, browsing Netflix and not sure what to watch, rom-coms are always the go-to!
When romance meets comedy, you know you’re in for a good time. Yes, we know exactly how the storyline plays out, but there’s something so comforting about the heart-warming familiarity of knowing that we’re guaranteed a happy ending.
So sit back and get comfortable as we unpack some pretty cool rom-coms to uplift those Monday blues:
Friends with Benefits
An all-time favourite. Jamie (Mila Kunis), a recruiter and Dylan (Justin Timberlake), an art director take us on a hilarious adventure as they grapple with the consequences of take their to friendship to another level by adding ‘beneficially’ casual sex into the mix … with no emotional attachments.
While physical pleasure without any entanglements seem like an ideal situation, the two soon find themselves questioning where they stand with one another. We all know what happens in the end.
Music journalist, Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), lands her dream job at the same time that her long-time boyfriend, Nate (LaKeith Stanfield), breaks up with her. In an attempt to keep herself together amidst these major changes in her life, Jenny gathers her two besties Blair (Brittany Snow) and Erin (DeWanda Wise) for one eventful last night out.
What an emotional roller-coaster of a movie. Filled with laughs, tears, a whole lot of second-hand cringe, and some words of wisdom that perhaps most of us needed to hear at some point in our lives.
The Ugly Truth
This 2009 fave explores the life of Abby (Katherine Heigl), a lovesick TV producer with some pretty high expectations for her future ideal man. On the other hand, Mike (Gerard Butler), an obnoxious TV show commentator tries to prove the relationship theories on his show called “The Ugly Truth”.
Of course their paths cross, and Mike offers Abby some ‘great’ advice on what he believes men want. Abby accepts the advice but – as we would expect in a classic rom-com – the tables start to turn with unexpected results that will stun anyone watching.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
If you’re looking for a sweet, fun, high school romance to get you giggling while simultaneously hitting you in the feels, you won’t need to look much further.
The movie follows Lara Jean (Lana Condor), a teenager whose worst nightmares come to life when five letters she wrote to her secret crushes over the years are unknowingly sent out. Long story short, Lara Jean and her old-time crush, Peter (Noah Centineo), enter into a contractual fake relationship so they can each fulfill their own agendas. We all know how that ends.
If you’re in for a rom-com marathon, there’s a second and third instalment to the To All the Boys franchise.
Think Like a Man
If Kevin Hart’s in the mix, you know you’re guaranteed a good laugh or seven. Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their partners when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey’s relationship advice against them.
This rom-com is bound to have you in stitches while feeling the love and the heartfelt moments in between. The perfect recipe to fight any Monday blues you might be feeling and if you don’t want the giggles to stop, fear not, there’s Think Like a Man Too.