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Top Rom-Coms to Watch From Every Decade

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To fuel your Valentine’s Day movie watchlist

Watch them & weep

I mean… will we ever be over Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone landing the lift while dancing to “I’ve had the time of my life”? Or Elle Woods finally ending up with the colleague we knew truly loved her all along? The passionate anthem of “Bennie & The Jets” in 27 Dresses is somewhat all-time, in our opinion. In case you needed a blast from the past, or you’re planning a party for Galentine’s, or you honest-to-goodness are just craving a dose of timeless love to keep the dream alive. A movie list of our top romantic comedies, compiled from the decades. If you’re thinking about how to throw a party at home and keep the girls entertained, see hours of love stories and laughs below. From us to you, sealed with love.

80s rom-coms:

  1. When Harry Met Sally (1989 Meg Ryan)
  2. Tootsie (1982)
  3. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  4. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  5. The Princess Bride (1987)

90s rom-coms:

  1. You've Got Mail (1998 Meg Ryan)
  2. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
  3. Pretty Woman (1990)
  4. The Wedding Singer (1998)
  5. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Early 2000s rom-coms:

  1. The Notebook (2004)
  2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
  3. Legally Blonde (2001)
  4. Hitch (2005)
  5. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
  6. The Proposal (2009)
  7. P.S. I love You (2007)
  8. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
  9. Princess Diaries (2001)
  10. Just Friends (2005)
top rom com movies to watch

The 2010s to today:

  1. Bridesmaids (2011)
  2. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  3. 27 Dresses (2008)
  4. About Time (2013)
  5. Easy A (2010)
  6. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  7. Trainwreck (2015)
  8. La La Land (2016)
  9. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
  10. Book of Love (2022)
best rom coms for valentines

There’s truly nothing more to say here. Do we advise watching them all in one sitting? We’ll let you answer that.

P.S. Looking for what to pair with your rom-com? We think a popcorn bar is in your near future…
P.P.S. Still planning your Galentine’s party? Look no further: Galentine’s Brunch

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