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5 Of The Best Romantic Comedies For Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for the best romantic comedies to watch when Valentine’s Day rolls around? With the perfect balance of humour and heart-warming a romantic comedy can win over even the most cynical viewer.

No matter how your love life is shaping up, the right romantic comedy will put a smile on your face whether you are watching or looking for “Mr or Mrs Right”. 

See below for our guide to the best romantic comedies that you should watch for Valentine’s Day.

Bridesmaids (2011)

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If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day movie, then look no further than Bridesmaids. This hilarious movie features a staggeringly-awesome cast.!

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph all excel in roles that make the most of their comic timing and delivery. Even the smaller parts roles are filled by actresses like Ellie Kemper, who was (at the time) an up-and-coming actress best known for her role on The Office.

This movie mainly follows Annie (Kristen Wiig) who’s down on her luck and whose life is a bit of a car crash. She’s always relied on her friendship with Lillian (Maya Rudolph), but Lillian gets engaged causing their relationship to change. 

Annie accepts the role as maid of honour but quickly realises that she’s in over her head. Not only in trying to plan events for the bride-to-be but she also finds herself in competition with the other bridesmaids.

The movie is a non-stop laugh-fest with quotable lines all the way around. We feel that this is an alternative Valentine’s Day movie in the same way you have alternative Christmas movies.
Director: Paul Feig

Failure to Launch (2006)

This movie never received much love from the critics (it currently has a 24-per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but don’t let that deter you… this is a great Valentine’s Day romantic comedy.

First off, who doesn’t want to look at Matthew McConaughey for an hour and a half? This movie features a collection of actors and actresses right before they hit the big time – such as Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper.

Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) is a gorgeous, dream of a man who still lives with his mom, Sue (Kathy Bates), and his dad, Al (Terry Bradshaw). After realizing their 35-year-old son has no plans to ever leave the nest, mom and dad start taking things into their own hands.

Al and Sue decide to hire Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) to win over Tripp’s heart and encourage him to leave the comfy confines of mom and dad’s home for good.

The plot might be a bit predictable, but the movie itself is filled with so many great lines and hilarious moments. We’re positive you’ll enjoy sitting down to watch this one on V-Day.
Director: Tom Dey

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

More Matthew McConaughey! Before he won an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club he was pretty much the go-to guy for romantic comedies.

This timeless comedy follows Andie (Kate Hudson) as she tries to give her readers advice on how to make a guy dump you in 10 days. To legitimize her column, she becomes her own guinea pig and tries to get a successful executive named Ben (Matthew McConaughey, again) to dump her in 10 days.

Little does she know that Ben is experimenting on his own. He wagers his buddies that he can make Andie fall in love with him within 10 days. As you might expect, these two plans collide in a fateful crash that has Ben and Andie both falling for the other unexpectedly.
Director: Donald Petrie

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

We’ve all had those Valentine’s Days where you’re spending it trying to get over that guy or girl that just ended it. Why not have a bit of fun with that and watch a movie that understands what you’re going through?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as the name would imply, follows Peter (Jason Segel) as he tries to get over his famous TV star girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, abruptly ending their relationship.

He decides to treat himself to a recovery trip in Hawaii, but guess who’s also staying at the same hotel that week… you guessed it: Sarah Marshall. Even better… she has a hot new boyfriend (Russell Brand) that came with her.

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Mean Girls (2004)

We’d be surprised if you hadn’t seen this movie before, but why not revisit this early 2000’s classic for Valentine’s Day this year?

Mean Girls follows Cady (Lindsay Lohan) as she transfers from a life in Africa with her scientist parents to a cutthroat US high school. Upon joining the most popular clique in school, “The Plastics”, she then looks into ways to tear it down from the inside.

Unfortunately, Cady quickly works out she’s bitten off more than she can chew. She quickly loses herself to high school politics and has to fight her way back to the surface. Can she find her sense of self?
Director: Mark Waters

Watch All of The Best Romantic Comedies for Valentine’s Day

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on all of the best romantic comedies by our grade, be sure to watch these during Valentine’s Day!

Take the time to read this article as well for a list of 10 magical movies like The Princess Diaries that you should watch. Check back often for many other awesome listicles of great movies.