Are you ready for all of the romance films that come out around February 14th?

I know I am!

And even if you don’t have a partner or S.O. at this time, it might be even more fun to snuggle up with your girls and watch a movie with some sexy singles.

There are a number of films coming out on streaming as well as in the theaters, if you feel up for it, to check out with the best season of the year, Rom Com season.  We’re also including some classics to the list so you have all kinds of options depending on what you feel up for!

I’m running to the cinema to watch these romantic comedies with just one shoe on, I lost the other glass slipper on the steps of my apartment building, my hat is swept off as I run to make it to the theater on time, and it slams into a man buying the two last tickets to the movie.  As I grab my hat and we look into each other’s eyes, we realize that we need to see this film together.  He was just buying an extra ticket to make it look like he had a date, and I do him a solid of taking the ticket off his hands, and so goes my meet cute I’ve created for Rom Com season.

Enjoy this list and let me know what we should add!

  1. Marry Me.  JLO is back!  Jenny from the Block is gracing us with a new rom com!  The queen of romance, if you haven’t seen Maid in Manhattan or The Wedding Planner, do yourself a favor, Jennifer Lopez slays as the romantic interest in these films.  She’s back with a new rom com where she plays a pop star who proposes to a random man when she finds out her fiancé is cheating on her.  Chaos and love ensue.  Playing in cinemas February 11th.
  2. I Want You Back.  Best friends Peter and Emma decide to wreak havoc on their respective ex’s new relationships and might fall in love in the process.  Starring some hilarious actors, Jenny Slate and Gina Rodriguez are comedy superstars and worth watching anything they’re in.  Streaming on Amazon Prime February 11th.
  3. The Philadelphia Story.   Katherine Hepburn plays a woman torn between Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart and oh what a choice to make?  This is a classic cinematic love story and if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and press play.
  4. Coming to America.  The 1988 hit is a classic with Eddie Murphy about an African prince who comes to New York’s Queens borough to find his own Queen.  This hilarious tale is about loving whoever you want and doing it for the right reasons.
  5. Pretty Woman.  The Cinderella-esque story of a Hollywood hooker and a wealthy businessman delighted audiences when it first came out in the 90’s and is still a classic rom com starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  The moment where Roberts goes back into the clothing store where she tells off the woman who wouldn’t help her is oft quoted and iconic.
  6. Bridget Jones’ Diary.  The 2001 hit stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant, in a sort of adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.  The film is hilarious and spawned two sequels and will have you wanting someone to say that they love you just as you are.
  7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  The top grossing indie and rom com ever, this film is not to be missed starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett which came out in 2002.  This story of an over the top wedding had audiences smiling and thinking about their own wild family stories.
  8. Trainwreck.  The film that catapulted Amy Schumer to stardom, this hilarious comedian shines in this film about a not so perfect heroine and takes place in New York City.
  9. You’ve Got Mail.  Obviously the best film on the list, at least that’s my take on this 90’s classic with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.  Set on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, it’s a story of love that slowly develops over the course of a year.
  10. 27 Dresses.  Katherine Heigel stars in this film about always being the bridesmaid and never the bride in some of the most outlandish weddings from a goth wedding to a cowgirl wedding to a period wedding.  When she finds a man that writes about the industry, he may just be the perfect match.
  11. Casablanca.  We’ll finish this list with always having Paris, or one of the other most classic romances of all time, not necessarily a rom com at all, but something you should watch.  The gorgeous cinematography and music is not to be missed in this war time drama about love all over the globe.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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