Review: Five romantic comedies to stream this Valentine’s Day

Looking for something to watch on Valentine’s Day? These cute, cheesy rom-coms will make you giggle and go “aww!”

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Sometimes, the best romantic comedies aren’t from this decade, but from the not-so-distant past. Movies like “10 Things I Hate About You” show that not much has changed about romance in the past 20 years.

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer

“The Kissing Booth” has become a staple for Valentine’s Day movies, but there are so many amazing romance movies out there that seem to be forgotten this time of year. If “Kissing Booth” is your go-to romance movie, you might want to try branching out to one of these!

 

1. “10 Things I Hate About You”

This film is from 1999 but is still an iconic romance movie. It is about a quite unapproachable girl. Due to this fact, many boys don’t try to ask her out on a date. This unapproachable girl’s younger sister tries to set her up with someone. The question is, will she let her guard down enough to fall for this boy?

This movie is charming and definitely a feel-good movie. It is a romantic comedy that is funny as well as interesting. The characters are so intriguing and so life-like. It should definitely be at the top of someone’s list for romantic comedies. Stream this on Disney+.

 

2. “Love, Simon”

This movie from 2018 is one of the most amazing LGBTQ+ romance movies. It focuses on a young man who is in love with another anonymous boy who goes to his school. They had fallen for each other over email…that is until another student gets involved. 

This is a feel-good romance movie with a splash of drama. The comedy and life-like characters make this movie so fun to watch. The filming of this movie is also stunning and if you have read the book, “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” the movie follows it pretty well and is definitely worth the watch. 

 

3. “She’s All That”

In this movie from 1999, a high school boy whose popularity is on a decline decides to take on something that’s considered an impossible feat: He makes a bet that he can befriend the outcast, nerdy girl who goes to his school. 

This movie is really funny, though it is kind of on the cheesy side, it should definitely be a Valentines Day favorite. If you like the movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” odds are you will also love “She’s All That.”

 

4. “The Fault In Our Stars”

This movie was a staple of romance movies in 2014. In this movie, a sixteen-year-old girl slowly falls for a guy in her cancer support group. They both end up reading the same book and end up traveling together to meet the author. This is sure to be the adventure of their lifetimes. 

“The Fault in Our Stars” is a stunning movie with great actors and actresses including Shailene Woodly (who also plays Tris in “Divergent”). This movie has so many things rolled into one. It can fall into the comedy, drama, and romance categories. It is definitely worth the time it takes to watch it. 

 

5. “All The Bright Places”

The movie “All The Bright Places” came out in 2020 as a Netflix original film. Usually, people don’t expect much from Netflix originals, which makes sense. This movie though deals with more than just romance. “All The Bright Places” deals with teens who are struggling with their mental health and how love can help the healing process. 

This movie is very relatable and has very life-like multidimensional characters. “All The Bright Places” is a movie filled with drama and with romance. If you read the book, you will definitely like the movie version.