Ah, l’amour. It’s what makes the world go round. And according to the Beatles, it’s all you need. But sometimes life doesn’t work out as planned.
These romantic comedies show us that sometimes we find love in the unlikeliest of places, sometimes when we’re not even looking for it.
1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The setup in this movie is one we’ve seen before, but Jason Segel is just so darned cute and boy-next-door charming, we can’t help but hope the guy finally gets the girl he deserves.
Too busy helping nerdy, shy guys get the beautiful gal, he doesn’t notice love has slapped him in the face. Or rather, has swollen his face to epic proportions.
The combination of suave Will Smith’s character, Hitch, and adorably funny man Kevin James as Albert Brennamen, makes this a feel good heartfelt comedy where everyone wins in the end.
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
He actually likes her! Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” our hearts were stolen as Heath Ledger’s Patrick provided his rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
After that, we were rooting for Kat to let this so called bad boy into her heart.
4. I Love You, Man
It’s hard making friends in adulthood, even tougher if you’re a dude. But guys have feelings too and our hearts melted when they finally christened each other as BFFs.
5. The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Having that experience as a middle aging man provides a goofy, hilarious mess of a movie, which also includes sincere, tender moments.
And we can never say “French toast” the same way, thanks to Leslie Mann’s car scene.
6. Knocked Up
And what better way to lock that wifey down than to get her knocked up? Okay, so that wasn’t the plan, but it all worked out in the end.
“Knocked Up” showed us that despite some little road bumps, it’s all worth the morning sickness, birthing lessons, and baby books.
7. When Harry Met Sally
Harry and Sally have a surprising chemistry between them and we see well before they do what happens. The best romances have a foundation built on friendship.
8. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Kate Hudson is darling, Matthew McConaughey only gets better with age.
“How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days” might be a tad predictable but we laugh and smile nonetheless.
And Princess Sophia, Hudson’s nickname for one of McConaughey’s, uh, parts, made us double over in hilarity.
On top of that, she excels in matchmaking but seems to neglect her own relationships. In the end, Cher finds out what true friendship is, finds love, and looks fabulous the whole time doing so.
10. Silver Linings Playbook
They’re dysfunctional, irrational, and delightful all at the same time. The clincher is the sweet dance competition that they totally own.