The weather is starting to get colder, making this the perfect time to get cozy on the couch and watch a good movie. Whether you’re wanting to laugh or cry, romantic comedies can evoke a variety of emotions and bring a general feel-good energy to any movie night. Here are five great and classic romcoms to watch!
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), director Donald Petrie
Benjamin Barry (McConaughey) is an advertising executive who makes a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. At the same time, Andie Anderson (Hudson) must write an article for her magazine detailing how to end a relationship in 10 days. Luckily enough, the two meet and set their sights on each other for their goals. This leads to lots of silly shenanigans between the two. The pair of actors are charming together, resulting in a funny and heartwarming film.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999), director Gil Junger
Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a high school boy who is madly in love with Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik). However, Bianca isn’t allowed to date until her older sister, Kat (Stiles) does. Unfortunately, dating is the last thing on Kat’s mind. Cameron decides to hire the mysterious Patrick Verona (Ledger) to date her so that he can date Bianca. This ultimately leads to much drama and feelings, arguments and resolutions. This film is one of my all-time favorites, as it’s full of humor and romance.
The Proposal (2009), director Anne Fletcher
Margaret Tate (Bullock) is an executive at a major book publisher who discovers that in order to avoid being deported to Canada, she must find a way to stay in the country. She decides to have her assistant, Andrew Paxton (Reynolds), marry her to gain a visa. The two travel to Andrew’s hometown in Alaska to meet his family, resulting in pressure for the couple to marry while they’re there. Feelings get confused, and the couple must decide if this is what they really want to do.
13 Going on 30 (2004), director Gary Winick
13-year-old Jenna Rink (Garner) makes a wish on her birthday to be “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” The next day, she wakes up as a 30-year-old woman. Determined to figure out what happened and how to get back, Jenna seeks out her childhood friend Matty (Mark Ruffalo) for help. The two must navigate their adult lives while trying to figure out how to return Jenna to her younger self.
When Harry Met Sally… (1989), director Rob Reiner
Harry Burns (Crystal) and Sally Albright (Ryan) graduate from college together, both in separate relationships. They have an argument in the car about whether or not men and women can just be friends. Years later they reunite and agree to become friends. Throughout their messy lives, the two awkwardly get together and must figure out how to remain friends in their situations.
Corinne Regan is a junior studying political science. She has been working at Media Services for 2 ½ years and loves films ranging from “Juno” to “The Descent.” In addition to working at Media Services, she enjoys baking and hiking.