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Spring Recap of our Favorite Rom-Coms

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    Wed Apr 19 2023
By: Sarah Kirsch and Fiona Hatch 

Happy cuffing season!! After talking to friends and folks at WSUM, we compiled a list of fan-favorite romantic comedies and some potential new movies for your watchlist to inspire your newfound romance – or to mourn your situationship. 

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
A classic rom com, When Harry Met Sally is the story of a couple in it for the long haul. The two meet in Chicago through a mutual friend and carpool together to New York, during which tensions rise in an argument over whether men and women can ever have a purely platonic relationship. It's a decade-long buildup that makes the climax all the better – but we warned, you might feel like screaming at the screen from time to time at how oblivious Harry and Sally are to their own feelings. If you're watching WHMS, we'll have what you're having! 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Easily one of the most iconic films on Disney+, 10 Things I Hate About You is the perfect movie for anyone who loves the classic romance tropes. Our main protagonist, Kat, is notoriously averse to romance – something that Patrick is determined to change. Sort of enemies-to-loves, definitely swoon worthy, 10 Things I Hate About You is a must-watch. 

The Princess Bride (1987)
It might be your mom's favorite movie, but we promise, The Princess Bride is worth the hype it gets! Perhaps a little cheesy at times, but Buttercup and Westley's love is an adventure with sword fighting, poison, and a million charming quips that you'll be quoting for the foreseeable future. And it's available to stream on Disney+! 

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Healthily recovering from Sarah's high school crush on Lee Jong-Suk, Romance is a Bonus Book is a Korean drama about an editor-in-chief of a publishing company and a divorced mother looking for a new job who fall in love. All of the hinted-at couples end up together by the end of the series! It's available on Netflix. 

Heartstopper (2022)
Also known as “the only cheesy, happy gay plot found by Sarah,” Heartstopper is a series adapted from Alice Oseman's graphic novel. The series follows Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) as they fall in love, navigate school and hang out with their friends. Season 1 is available on Netflix, and Season 2 is rumored to be coming soon! 
(We are now accepting happy queer film recommendations!)

Crush (2022)
Crush is exactly what it sounds like: a teenager crushing on a girl. This one is quite cheesy, but it's centered around a queer girl crushing on a girl (and then ending up with her sister). This movie is available on Hulu.

Business Proposal (2022)
Business Proposal is a Korean rom-com series that's available on Netflix. Ha-ri (Kim Se-Jeong) goes on a blind date for her friend to scare off the main male lead, Tae-Mu (Ahn Hyo-Seop). It has a couple of love storylines in it, and they all end up together and happy. 

Mamma Mia! (2008)
A well-known romance musical, Mamma Mia! is a comedy about Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) inviting three men from her mom's past to her wedding in hopes of finding her real dad. With a fun soundtrack by ABBA and lots of love, Mamma Mia! is available on Prime Video and Apple TV. If you haven't watched it yet, we highly encourage you to ditch your homework and watch it now. 

Honorable Mentions include… 
– Say Anything (1989)
– 500 Days of Summer (2009)

Ranked in no particular order, these are the best romantic films on the market today (according to our standards). Happy viewing!

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