It’s monsoon time! The cold winds and drizzling rains make this the perfect weather to pop some buttery corn and watch a few rom-coms while you snuggle up with your loved one. If sweet romance and light-hearted comedy is what you are looking for then here’s a list of 25 hollywood movies you will love. From the clichéd Pretty Woman to the cute Little Manhattan, these movies are just what you need to liven up a gloomy day. Go on, let the binge rom-com marathon begin.
- Just go with it
Here’s one of Adam Sandler’s better movies. Jennifer Aniston shares the screen with the stunning Blake Lively. Jennifer not only shows off her incredible bikini body, she also steals the show with her funny sense of humour. Blake has us drooling over her flawless curves. Must watch!
- A lot like love
Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star in this light rom-com. A fun and quirky look at what happens when two mismatched people have undeniable chemistry. If you haven’t seen this one already, then make sure you get it right away. With a brilliant soundtrack, this is one movie you will watch over and over again.
- 27 Dresses
Katherine Heigl plays Jane, a young woman who has always been the bridesmaid and never a bride. Katherine does a fantastic job playing the woman that everyone has felt like at one time. The fight-and-kiss chemistry between her and James Marden is funny without going over-the-top.
- The Ugly Truth
No rom-com list is complete without Gerard Butler, especially when he looks hot and talks naughty. Reluctant Abby (Katherine Heigl) has to work with Mike (Gerard) in order to save her show from going off the air. This is a funny, naughty and romantic comedy that’s a treat for men and women.
- 50 First Dates
A cute and sweet romantic comedy of how Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) woos Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) every day. Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss. A movie that will make you smile and cry at the same time. A feel-good film that’s highly recommended.
- Love Actually
Set in England during Christmas, this movie follows the love lives of 8 different couples through loosely interrelated tales. There’s a fair amount of humour, love, irony and heartbreak. The Indian version, Salaam-E-Ishq, failed to capture the characters so well. The soundtrack of the movie also plays on the strings of your heart.
- Confessions of a Shopaholic
To support her shopping addiction, the perky Rebecca (Isla Fisher) lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City. Isla Fisher is charming, funny, adorably goofy, yet undeniably attractive. The movie has its moments of laughter and social conscience. If you love fashion and fashionable outfits, this one is right up your alley.
- The Accidental Husband
Emma (Uma Thurman), a hit radio talk show host, thinks she has relationships all figured out. When she is all set to marry her fiancé, Richard (Colin Firth), she finds out that she is already married to a man she’s never met before. Emma embarks on a journey to find this mystery husband to get an annulment. Don’t miss the sweet and believable chemistry between Patrick (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Emma.
- The Holiday
Two women facing guy problems decide to swap their homes in each other’s countries. The Holiday is a story of how these women each meet a local guy and fall in love. The movie has good direction, a well-written script, great performances by the entire cast and awesome original score.
- 10 Things I Hate About You
What many don’t know is that this teen flick is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The movie has some funny moments, a talented cast and occasional dirty jokes. Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Heath Ledger are convincing in their roles. Watching Heath perform to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You is a visual treat.
- Friends with Benefits
Ever wondered what would happen if two independent and smart people, who are friends, decide to have sex with no emotional strings attached? Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) decide to start having sex without the complications of a messy relationship. Mila and Justin have a fun onscreen chemistry and both deliver good performances.
- Pretty Woman
A wealthy, handsome businessman, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), hires the feisty, good-hearted hooker, Vivian Ward (Julia Robert), as an escort for a few social events. Julia steals our hearts with her innocent, charming, amusing, curious and honest performance. She carries off her hooker clothes just as well as her red gown. Like Edward, anyone who watches this movie develops a genuine fondness for Vivian’s character.
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
In order to deal with the recent break-up with his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), Peter (Jason Segel) decides to go to Hawaii on a vacation. Unfortunately, he bumps into Sarah who coincidentally happens to be at the same resort with her new rock-star boyfriend, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a funny movie with guaranteed laughs.
- The Proposal
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), a pushy boss, hatches a scheme and forces her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid deportation to Canada. Andrew agrees to play along if she gives him a promotion and allows him to spend the weekend with his family in Alaska. A sceptical INS agent (Margaret) is bent on finding the truth and decides to tag along on this trip. The wonderful comedic timing and chemistry between Sandra and Ryan are terrific.
- Along came Polly
Reuben (Ben Stiller), a risk management assessor, tries to get his life on track after he discovers his wife cheating on him with a scuba instructor on their honeymoon. On a night out, Reuben bumps into his old school friend, Polly (Jennifer Aniston) and feels a connection right away. What makes this movie work is the combination of wacky humour and romance.
- Sleeping with other people
This new age rom-com follows the lives of two emotionally messed up individuals. Lainey (Alison Brie, a serial cheater, and Jake (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured womanizer, try to stay friends and keep their relationship platonic while they keep denying the physical attraction to each other. This is a surprisingly funny and profound movie about two individuals and their romantic entanglements.
Though this movie doesn’t fall into the romantic genre, it is a hilarious watch. Looking to recapture their glory days, two sisters, Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey), decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. The movie is crude, unexpected and absolutely hilarious.
- The DUFF
Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns that the student body calls her The DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – to her prettier, more popular friends. This movie is a must watch for all the “third wheels”. This new, fresh genre of rom-com comes as a refreshing break.
- Little Manhattan
You can’t miss this adorably sweet and innocent romance between 10-year-old Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) and 11-year-old Rosemary (Charlie Ray). The emotions and feelings evoked by the whole affair in the situation are realistic and hilarious. A delightfully heart-warming and aww-inspiring tale of young love.
- What’s your number?
Anna Faris plays Ally Darling, a woman who has had many ex-boyfriends. In an attempt to control this rising number, she looks back at her past lovers in hope that one of them might be her true love. She asks her neighbour Colin (Chris Evans) to help her locate her exes. Excellent character development by both actors. You get to see them grow and change through the course of the movie, and their onscreen chemistry is just right.
- The Girl next door
Matthew (Emile Hirsch) meets the girl of his dreams who happens to move in next door unaware of the fact that Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) is actually an ex-porn star. Matthew is confused on how to take the news about Danielle as he is torn between infatuation and raging hormones. A movie worth the watch for the achingly gorgeous and hot Elisha Cuthbert.
- The Bounty Hunter
Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). The script is witty and has its funny moments. Gerard and Jennifer share good chemistry. It’s always a treat to watch the battle of the exes.
- Crazy, Stupid Love
Middle-aged Cal’s (Steve Carell) life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob (Ryan Gosling), by learning to pick up girls at bars. The script brings out the best from the cast. Watch the smouldering Gosling with the funny Stiller who make this movie a bittersweet, emotionally uplifting and distinctly hilarious watch.
Amy (Amy Schumer), who has grown up believing that monogamy isn’t realistic, meets the quirky but sweet Dr. Aaron Conners (Bill Hader). Written by Amy Schumer, you will love this movie if you like her sense of humour. Trainwreck showcases the life of a commitment-phobic career woman. If you are looking to have a great laugh and a good time this movie is for you.
- Kate & Leopold
Leopold (Hugh Jackman), a man living in the 1870s, follows Stuart (Liev Schreiber) back through a gap in time into the 21st century. Leo is clueless about his new surroundings and gets help and insight from Charlie and Kate (Meg Ryan). Leopold tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences he encounters. A movie worth watching for Hugh Jackman fans and for those who still believe in old-school romance.