Top 5 Rom-Coms You Should Watch This Valentines Day

Emma Weber

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Rom-Coms are known for being cheesy and over-the-top. Most of the movies that fall into this genre over exaggerate, and are sometimes hard to watch, or great to joke about with your friends, but every once in a while, one that’s actually good is released.

  1. The Big Sick (2017)                                                                                                                              The Big Sick is the true story of Kumail Nanjiani, a stand-up comedian from Pakistan who meets an American grad student named Emily at one of his shows. As their relationship develops, Kumail becomes concerned about what his very traditional parents will think of not only Emily but his career choice as well. The movie is a refreshing look into what it’s like to be in a modern-day and cross-culture relationships.
  2.  10 Things I Hate About You (1999)10 Things I Hate About You is a modern remake of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Kat Stratford is a teenage girl who doesn’t get along with most of the people at her school. This makes it hard for her to get a boyfriend, and unfourtently her younger sister Bianca isn’t allowed to get a boyfriend until Kat gets one. So, Bianca sets her sister up for romance with the new boy at school.
  3. Love, Actually (2003) Love, Actually is a movie about nine different stories of romance that are intertwined in some way. The movie follows so many stories that it would be too complex to explain in one short summary. It’s entertaining, funny, and heartwarming. All in all, it’s a very good movie.
  4. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)Crazy Rich Asians follows the story of Rachel Chu, an economics professor, and her boyfriend Nick. Nick invites Rachel to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, and she agrees to go. When she arrives though, she’s shocked to find that Nick’s family is one of the richest and most famous in Singapore. In this movie, Rachel has to find out how to not only win his family’s favor but as well as the rest of the country.
  5. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Four Weddings and a Funeral follows the story of a British man named Charles, who seems to be unable to find love, but while at a wedding, he meets an American woman named Carrie, he thinks things might be changing. Throughout the movie, their paths keep crossing, and when he meets her again at a funeral, he begins to think it’s fate, despite the circumstances.