It has been proven that watching comedies and especially romantic comedies during this period is beneficial for both our mental and emotional health. For those of you who are die-hard fans of action movies and thrillers… we bet if you give rom coms a try you will get hooked. The warmth and pleasure that you are about to feel are quite real. To open up your hearts for healing during these tough times we are not asking you here to meditate or do anything drastic. You are simply asked to sit on your couch and enjoy a romantic comedy of your choice … or actually ours… as we have collected for you the best rom coms of all time.
1 || When Harry Met Sally
A true classic by all accounts; When Harry Met Sally is one of the most lovable and fun rom coms of all time. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are two friends who may or may not get together in the end. There is an amazing dialogue, natural characters, and the most famous fake orgasm scene in the history of cinema.
2 || Four Weddings and a Funeral
For one there’s Hugh Grant! It was actually THE movie that made him famous. Grant plays Charles, a charming slightly naive Brit who falls for a ruthless American played by Andie McDowell. On top of that there is Charles’s group of friends who are simply a delight, making us fall all over ourselves with laughter.
3 || Crazy Stupid Love
A die hard playboy; Jacob (Ryan Gosling) meets his match in Hannah (Emma Stone) who is able to let him eventually drop his guard. In the meantime Jacob is working as a dating coach to Hannah’s dad played by none other than Steve Carell. Now you can let your imagination run wild if you haven’t actually watched this.
4 || My Best Friend’s Wedding
A Julia Robert’s classic! When Julianne’s long term friend played by Dermot Mulroney announces his impending engagement, she realises that she’s in love with him herself and sets off to break off the looming wedding. With a soundtrack to die for and good looks all around this is one movie you could keep on watching.
5 || Notting Hill
One of my most favourite movies ever is another Hugh Grant classic and it helps that Julia Roberts is here as well, in addition to colourful Notting Hill. What more could one want! Perhaps closer to a fairy tale than to real life, this is the story of a humble bookshop owner who falls for a Hollywood star played by Roberts. This is one happy-feeling movie you simply have to watch.
6 || Sleepless in Seattle
This is another absolute classic starring two of Hollywood’s favourites; Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Hanks plays a depressed man whose cute son calls up a radio station to talk about his insomniac dad. The dad is then prompted to share his story with everyone making every available and not-so-available female fall for him including a journalist called Annie. This is one movie that will keep you engaged and on-edge till the very end.
7 || How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Kate Hudson plays Andie a young journalist who’s on the serious side but is still writing a silly love column until she gets her big break. To shake things up a bit, Andie decides to write a column on how to alienate the men they love which she’s willing to demonstrate in real life. She ends up meeting a guy (Matthew McConaughey) who’s intent on making any woman fall in love with him in less than two weeks as part of an assignment as well. Now you can imagine the amount of comedy and romance that will ensue.
8 || Reality Bites
Okay so perhaps I’m a little biased here having watched this movie during my senior year, the movie and its soundtrack became connected to an important period of my life. A 90’s classic, Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder expertly navigate the murky waters of love and separation.
9 || Bridget Jones Diary
A modern spin on Pride and Prejudice starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. Zellweger is a British journalist, Grant is her womanising boss, while Firth is her stiff-upper-lipped true love Mark Darcy. This is one of the most satisfying movies to watch and it earned Zellweger an Oscar nomination.
10 || What Women Want
After an accident that is not without its fair share of laughter, Mel Gibson (Nick Marshall) is an advertising executive intent on proving his new boss wrong (Helen Hunt), gets the ability to hear what women think. Hilarious and oh-so-romantic , this is one funny love story to watch over and over.