The five best rom coms on Netflix right now

Friday, January 26, 2018

Valentines plans? Whether you’ve got a hot date planned with your boyfriend/girlfriend/BFF/cat or you’re planning to boycott it all together (tempting right) we thought we’d get into the spirit a little with our rundown of THE best rom coms currently available on Netflix. Watch them on Valentines night or whatever day you fancy, girl.

Notting Hill

 

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Who knew getting covered in orange juice could end so romantically? We couldn’t love this 1999 classic any more. Hugh Grant plays William Thacker a self-effacing, babbling, impossibly polite travel book shop owner living on Portobello Road. When he crosses paths with Anna Scott, an impossibly beautiful too cool for school Hollywood actress, played by Julia Roberts, their mismatched love story begins. There’s tons of LOLs and uh-mazing outfits along the way (oh hey beret and cat eye sunnies combo in the opening scene) and director Richard Curtis captures London at it’s most gloriousย  – 100% a must-see.

This is 40

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Do you ever try to picture what your life might be like at 40? It’s possible this hilarious film could be a preview (if you move to LA, have two kids and marry Paul Ruddย ๐Ÿ˜) Seriously though, the combo of Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd – who play the same happily/unhappily married couple they played in Knocked Up (2007) – will have you ROFL, as they battle with the anxiety of being middle aged and shout inappropriate things at school kids. Despite everything, it all ends cutely and the LOLs are sure to slay any bad V day vibes.

Bridesmaids

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If you haven’t seen this yet WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY. If you have seen this already WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY. Bridesmaids is so up there with our fave films of all time, let alone our fave rom coms. The title first hit screens back in 2011, with a genius female cast and totally quashed all eye-roll inducing claims that female comedians aren’t as funny as male comedians. Kristen Wiig plays Annie, a broken hearted baker whose life spirals out of control when her BFF gets engaged. After a series of unfortunate events, a one night stand and some seriously funny bridal party moments,ย  Annie styles it out. This is the perfect film to watch with your BFF – shout out to Melissa McCarthy for every single one of her scenesย ๐Ÿ’˜

Adventureland

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Fancy something a little bit indie? Set in the ’80s? Made by Superbad director Greg Mottola and a dose of Kristen Stewart cool girl awks? Girl, Adventureland is the one. James, a geeky graduate gets a summer job in Adventureland, the dodgiest theme park going. Despite his doubts and awful pay cheque, James’ world opens up when he makes friends with all the weird and wonderful staff. He also crushes hard on Kristen and it’s cute. Full of hazy, summer feels and offbeat LOLs, Adventureland is our number one choice for date night.

When Harry met Sally

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If you haven’t seen this iconic rom com, cancel everything, grab your duvet, switch your phone to aeroplane mode and watch it right now. Sally (played by Meg Ryan) first meets Harry (Billy Crystal) when they graduate from University and share a long drive to New York. From that point on their paths cross at pivotal moments until they put their differences aside and become friends. Following painful break-ups, their friendship intensifies and then things turn sexy and complicated. It’s sweet, funny and neurotic and the on-off nature of their relationship feels super relevant in our Tinder-tastic age. A heartwarming, timeless classic best enjoyed on a lazy Sundayย ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

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