Feel good romantic comedies are up there with chicken soup when you have a cold and ice cream when you’ve broken up with your significant other. They will take you on a simple, yet smooth ride and will make you smile and forget about your worries. There’s no shame in loving romantic comedies, and there’s no shame in admitting you love them. If you’re wondering what to watch on these cold autumn days, we’ve got a list of 10 surprisingly good romantic comedies that have hit theaters in the last few years. All the movies on our list are rated PG 13.
10. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a delightful romantic comedy, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. They make a wonderful team, as they’re trying to bring salmon into the dry lands of the Yemen. Ewan’s role is particularly delightful and the chemistry between the two main stars is incredible. It’s a movie that just sticks with you.
You’ve got Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Zack Galifianakis and a captivating story. This movie is both a romantic comedy and a drama. But with these three funny people, you’ll be getting more laughs than tears. Own Wilson truly is the next Tom Hanks when it comes to romantic comedies, and there he is again, starring in the movie on our number 8 position.
8. Midnight in Paris (2011)
Woody Allen would probably have a heart attack if he heard us call his masterpiece a romantic comedy, but that’s exactly what it is. A splendid, romantic comedy about an American man (Owen Wilson) in Paris, who discovers a way to travel back in time, and join Dali and Hemingway for drinks in bars, talking about life and art.
7. The Artist (2011)
The Artist is a one-of-a-kind movie. Not a single word is spoken in this movie, yet it is immensely entertaining and it will make you smile and laugh just as much, if not more, than the traditional romantic comedies, we’re all used to. Keep an eye on the cutest dog in the world, he’s somewhat of a star, also.
IMDb has a short synopsis for one of the best romantic comedies to come out of 2011: A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. While their love story is quite lovely, the epidemic that starts robbing people of their senses (one sense at a time) is quite terrifying. The last scene, in particular, has so much weight, that it will surely haunt you for a long time.
This lovely anime film about teenagers and the power of youth tells the story of Umi, a high school girl who lives in a boarding house. She meets Shun and together they plan to clean up the Quartier Latin, the school’s clubhouse. But when a businessman and the chairman of the local high school, reveals that he plans to demolish the building, the two find themselves forced to persuade the man. Out of all the recent animes that have come out of Japan, this is, by far, the biggest hit.
As far as good romantic comedies 2012 go, Wanderlust is pretty much the best. Jennifer Aniston is a romantic comedy darling, as is Paul Rudd, who in this movie is absolutely hilarious. The whole plot is funny with loads of potential. We’re happy to say that the potential was not wasted at all with Wanderlust.
3. Don Jon (2013)
Really good romantic comedies move you, somehow. Some make you laugh, some make you cry, but they do something to alter your mood. From this standpoint, Don Jon is the perfect romantic comedy. It will make you think twice about pretty much everything portrayed in this movie. It’s Joseph Gordon Levitt’s directorial debut and it deserves to be on your watchlist.
2. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Crazy, Stupid, Love is a good romantic comedies to watch on a rainy day. It’s got humor (it’s got Steve Carrel), it’s got hotness (Ryan Gosling, need we say more?) and it’s got spunk (Emma Stone). It’s an entertaining movie that will make you laugh and completely relax, which is basically exactly what a romantic comedy needs to do.
Begin Again is number one on our list because it’s the most atypical comedy out there. The two main characters are not after each other, they’re just really good friends, who are helping each other out, living some wonderful times together, love each other, yet they don’t want to be together. What’s great is that the whole situation is not sad at all. It’s a lovely must-see movie!
Whats your favorite good romantic comedy? Do you know any new books that could be turned into really good romantic comedies in the future? Tell us in the comment section below.