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Romantic comedies to make your Valentine’s Day special

Mihika Sane

Romantic comedies to make your Valentine’s Day special

“When Harry Met Sally” tackles the question of whether men and women can be “just friends.” Although the actual answer to the question is subjective, this movie paints a sweet picture of a friendship that gradually turns into something more. The New Year’s kiss at the end of this movie is heartwarming and makes the film a great watch for anyone looking for a fluffy film to lift their spirits.

“Love Actually” never gets old. Every year when the holiday season rolls around, it plays on almost every network channel on TV, and it’s a tradition to watch it at least once. What makes “Love Actually” such a great rom-com is that it’s enjoyable all year round, as it radiates comfort and includes a silent confession of love. With an incredible ensemble that features Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant, “Love Actually” is a love story for everyone.

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” should be considered one of the best Netflix rom-com movies of all time. The film’s protagonist, Lara Jean Song Covey, is a loveable, hopeless romantic, and love interest Peter Kavinsky is a dream boyfriend. This movie utilizes the “fake dating” premise, leaving viewers rooting for Peter and Lara Jean from the moment her letters are mailed to the moment of their first (fake) kiss on the high school track.

Some of the best rom-coms come from Shakespeare plays, and “10 Things I Hate About You” is no exception. Based on the play “The Taming of The Shrew,” “10 Things I Hate About You” features iconic standout scenes including a charismatic Heath Ledger, who plays Patrick, singing on a soccer field and main character Kat Stratford reading a dramatic poem at the movie’s end. The
enemies-to-lovers genre is at its peak with Kat and Patrick, and no one can resist the happy ending.

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