Valentine’s Day is around the corner on Feb. 14, and what could be a better way to spend the holiday than watching a romantic comedy! There are many classic romantic comedies out there, but here are five favorites:
“10 Things I Hate About You” was released in 1999 and stars Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Patrick Verona and Larisa Oleynik. The plot is simple: Cameron James attends a new high school in the Seattle area where he immediately falls in love on the first day of school. However, it is a challenge for Cameron to date Bianca because her overprotective father forbids dating until his undateable daughter Kat goes out too. Cameron hires a student named Heath Ledger to take Kat out on a date so that he can have a chance with Bianca.
“The Holiday,” made in 2006, stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. This rom-com is set during the holidays when two women swap houses for two weeks to escape their relationship troubles. Iris is from England living in a small and quaint countryside home when she switches houses with Amanda living in a Hollywood California mansion. The change in scenery allows both characters to find happiness and love after experiencing heartaches from their previous relationships.
The 1999 film, “Notting Hill,” stars Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. William Thacker owns a little bookstore on the streets of Notting Hill, England when one morning at work, William encounters a famous American actress named Anna Scott, with who he immediately falls in love. A relationship soon sparks between the bookstore owner and actress but is met with struggles on how to navigate their completely different lifestyles among each other.
“Legally Blonde” was made in 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blaire and Matthew Davis. Elle Woods is a fashionable sorority queen who desperately wants to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. However, Elle is met with disappointment when Warner breaks things off because she is too blonde, immature and wants to focus on Harvard. Determined to win Warner back, Elle applies to Harvard and gets accepted so that she can be in the same law school as Warner. Harvard makes Elle realize her true potential and that there is more to her than just her looks.
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” was made in 2003 and stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. Andie Anderson is an advice columnist who wants to spice up her column and write about something different from her typical stories. She decides to write a piece on how to lose a guy in 10 days, and her editor loves the idea. Andie finds a guy named Ben Berry who she can use for her experiment, but Andie’s article does not go as planned and leads her to regret it.