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The 55 Best Rom-Coms of All Time (That’s Right, ALL TIME, People)

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You know you love nothing more than snuggling up on a Friday night with a bottle of red, a friend (or significant other), and a good ass rom-com. But maybe you’ve seen the same ones a million times and you’re looking to try something new. We’ve all been there. Here are the best of the classics, and a few new ones you should definitely add to your “must watch” list.

13 Going On 30

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Columbia Pictures

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Jennifer Garner plays a 13 year old girl inside of a 30 year old’s body (who actually wants to be 30? Jenna Rink, apparently) who has to figure out how to navigate life as an adult for the first time… and realize that she didn’t actually end up with her male BFF (played by Mark Ruffalo) in the future.

Bring It On

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Beacon Pictures

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There are few things better than a good cheerleading movie, and this one — starring Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and Jesse Bradford — might just be the best one of all time with the most memorable cheers.

Always Be My Maybe

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Netflix

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Ali Wong wrote and stars in this Netflix original movie where she and her childhood best friend (Randall Park) meet up as adults and find out that they may actually have chemistry, but of course, it can never be that easy.

No Strings Attached

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Paramount Pictures

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This movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher is a solid addition to the “friends with benefits turned more” genre, especially since Mindy Kaling plays one of Natalie’s roommates.

27 Dresses

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Spyglass Entertainment

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In a world where someone actually has 27 friends as an adult, Katherine Heigl has always been the bridesmaid, but never the bride. Things only get worse when she finds out her sister is engaged to her longtime crush, but a new love might be right around the corner.

Girls’ Trip

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Will Packer Productions

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Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish all get together to road trip to the Essence Music Festival, and both hilarity and romance ensue. If you’re looking for more “com” than “rom,” let this be your choice.

Sweet Home Alabama

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Touchstone Pictures

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Imagine a world where someone would choose their high school boyfriend over a rich dude played by Patrick Dempsey, and there, you have the plot of Sweet Home Alabama, which is perfect in the same way all Reese Witherspoon movies are perfect.

Miss Congeniality

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Castle Rock Entertainment

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We’ve all likely seen this one, but it’s definitely worth another watch. Come on — Sandra Bullock playing an FBI agent who is forced to enter a beauty pageant as part of her investigation? Doesn’t get better than that.

Think Like a Man

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Sony Screen Gems

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Okay, this one is so star-studded it’s crazy. It follows four guys as they realize the women in their lives have been using Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, to get the upper hand in their relationships. They’re not happy about that, and hilarity ensues.

Mamma Mia!

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Relativity Media

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There are few movies out there (and even fewer movie musicals) that inspire a sequel that’s just as good, if not better, than the original, but Mamma Mia (and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) definitely makes the cut. There’s Meryl Streep, there’s Pierce Brosnan, there’s a whole soundtrack of catchy tunes — what’s not to love?

500 Days of Summer

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Zooey Deschanel is the antithesis of the manic pixie dream girl in this rom com. When Tom meets the quirky Summer at work, he quickly falls in love, but he imagines their love story (and his girlfriend) to be totally different than what they are in reality.

Sixteen Candles

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Universal Pictures

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Looking for a classic? This is it, because there’s truly nothing like watching Molly Ringwald freak out when everyone forgets her birthday, only to end up celebrating it in a way she never expected.

Legally Blonde

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Type A Films

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Add another Reese Witherspoon movie to the list — and this one might just be her most iconic yet. Watching Elle Woods crush it in law school and make Warner realize what he missed out on truly never gets old.

When Harry Met Sally

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Columbia Pictures

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Nora Ephron wrote a perfect screenplay — this is not up for debate — that at its heart asks, “Can men and women ever really be friends?” In the case of Harry and Sally, the answer is yes, they can be. Friends and soulmates.

Enough Said

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) starts dating Albert (James Gandolfini), and when she realizes one of her massage clients (Catherine Keener) is Albert’s ex-wife, she doesn’t tell either of them about the connection. Instead, she fishes around for information and hilarity (and heartbreak) ensues.

Jerry Maguire

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TriStar Pictures

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“Show me the money.” “You had me at hello.” “Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?” It’s no coincidence everyone you know can quote at least one (and probably all three) of these Jerry Maguire lines. The Tom Cruise/Renée Zellweger/Cuba Gooding, Jr. vehicle — about a sports agent who gets a conscience — is the kind of movie that worms its way into your brain and stay there for years to come.

Love & Basketball

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Newline Cinema

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This is more of a sports-rom than a rom-com, but it’s a love story for the ages regardless. The movie follows Monica and Quincy as they go from ball-playing kids to ball-playing teens to ball-playing lovers to ball-playing exes to “Play me.” “For what?” “Your heart.” Epic.

Never Been Kissed

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20th Century Fox

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There are so many Drew Barrymore movies to choose from! In this one, she plays a copy-editor who goes back to high-school undercover for a big-break story — and falls in love with a teacher in the process. The movie makes the list for many reasons: the wardrobe, the Shakespeare references, the existence of Molly Shonnon. Above all, it makes the list for bringing a character called Josie Grossy into our lives.

Pretty Woman

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Buena Vista Pictures

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If you think about the plot for too long — sex worker falls in love with arrogant rich man — it can start to feel icky. So don’t do that! Just enjoy it for what it is: an iconic movie that showcases the uncanny charm of one Julia Roberts.

Someone Great

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Netflix

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Admittedly, this is another one that’s a little bit light on the “com,” but when music journalist Jenny gets the perfect job that requires her to move across the country, she and her boyfriend break up on the eve of her move. Her friends decide she needs one last crazy night out in New York City, and their shenanigans do not disappoint.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

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TriStar Pictures

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Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney play best friends who made a pact to marry each other if they didn’t find the love by 28 (lol, yes, 28). With her birthday fast approaching, he announces an unexpected engagement — and she realizes she’s in love with him and must sabotage the wedding. Spoiler-ish alert: It doesn’t end they way you think it would.

There’s Something About Mary

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20th Century Fox

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Cameron Diaz plays the title character, a woman who has an incredible effect on the men in her life — all of whom are (pretty inappropriately) competing with each other for her attention. It’s brought to you by the Farrelly Brothers, the guys who did Dumb & Dumber, which is why you’ll recall some truly batshit scenes, like the one where Mary puts ~ejaculate~ in her hair thinking it’s gel.

Sleepless in Seattle

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TriStar Pictures

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Another Nora Ephron classic (co-written and directed by her). The story follows a widower named Sam (Tom Hanks) who calls into a radio show to discuss his heartbreak and attracts the attention of countless female listeners. Among them is a woman named Annie (Meg Ryan), who’s engaged to be married but feels like something is missing in her relationship. With a little scheming by Sam’s son, Sam and Annie eventually meet at the top of the Empire State Building.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Miramax

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We’ve all been Bridget Jones at one point in our life: single, fretting over men, and utterly disgusted by the thought of working out. Renée Zellweger brings the character to life perfectly, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as her love interest are not too shabby themselves.

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Hitch

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Columbia Pictures

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It literally does not get more classic than this. Will Smith is hilarious in this movie as he tries to help every other guy figure out their love life while simultaneously fumbling in his own.

Obvious Child

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A24

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The premise of this movie doesn’t sound comedic — young woman has an abortion after a one-night stand leaves her pregnant — but writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s hilarious script brings a lot of light to a plot that could easily end up feeling dark. It helps that Jenny Slate is perfect as Donna, a hapless comedian/bookstore clerk who has some very relatable thoughts on what women’s underwear looks like at the end of the day.

Before Sunrise

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Columbia Pictures

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Richard Linklater’s iconic tale of Jesse and Celine isn’t *technically* a comedy, but it certainly delivers in the romance department. After meeting on a train in Europe, Jesse and Celine spend all night walking and talking in Vienna. They part ways at the end of the movie, but fear not — their story continues in the sequels Before Sunrise and Before Midnight.

About Last Night

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Netflix

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Take two couples, one whose relationship is just starting and another whose is very much about to end, and put them together in one movie. That’s basically the plot of About Last Night, and the contradictions between the two pairs make it absolutely hilarious.

10 Things I Hate About You

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Buena Vista Pictures

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There have been countless movie adaptations of Shakespeare over the years, but this 1999 classic remains the platonic ideal of Shakespeare adaptations. This one has everything — a fantastic cast (Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Gabrielle Union, Joseph Gordon-Levitt), an amazingly ’90s soundtrack (Letters to Cleo, Save Ferris, the Cardigans), and what must be the only successful attempt in cinematic history to make paintball look romantic.

Knocked Up

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Universal Pictures

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Like Obvious Child, Knocked Up tells the story of a woman who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, only in this one, she decides to keep the baby. At first Alison (Katherine Heigl) and Ben (Seth Rogen) don’t seem to work, but by the end of the movie, you’ll be sold.

Clueless

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Paramount Pictures

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Clueless isn’t the first movie the comes to mind when you think of “classic rom-coms,” but there’s no question that it has deep roots in the genre. Jane Austen, author of Emma (on which the movie is based), was the original rom-com queen. Even if you feel a little odd about the fact Cher — spoiler alert — ends up with her ex-stepbrother Josh, you can’t deny that young Paul Rudd is a treasure.

A Lot Like Love

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Buena Vista Pictures

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In this underrated gem, Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet) go from friends with occasional benefits to just friends to lovers over the course of several years. These kinds of relationships rarely work out in real life, which is one reason they’re so fun to watch on screen.

Nobody’s Fool

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This list wouldn’t be complete without yet another Tiffany Haddish movie. She plays Tanya, a woman who just got out of jail and discovers her sister is definitely, one hundred percent being cat fished.

Just Friends

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New Line Cinema

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Most people don’t carry flames for their high-school classmates for ten years, but most people don’t look like Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart. Ryan plays Chris, a former nerd who returns to his hometown to find himself still struggling with feelings for Jamie (Amy Smart), the woman who didn’t return his sentiments in his younger days. Also recommended if you’re still pining for Chris Klein’s glory days — he plays the other guy competing for Jamie’s affection.

Away We Go

Focus Features

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When Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) find out that they’re expecting a child, they can’t decide where to raise it. Their solution? Visit friends and family all over the country to see what might suit their new family. Come for Verona and Burt’s quirky and sweet relationship, stay for an incredible supporting cast that includes Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Carmen Ejogo, and Catherine O’Hara.

Along Came Polly

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Universal Pictures

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A lot of Jennifer Aniston movies get a bad rap, but this one is a gift. Jen plays Polly, a long-lost middle-school classmate of Reuben (Ben Stiller), a buttoned-up insurance underwriter. The pair start dating after Reuben’s acrimonious split from his wife (Debra Messing), and free-spirited Polly shows Reuben how to live a little.

You’ve Got Mail

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Warner Bros.

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That “you’ve got mail” voice may have gone the way of the 56K modem, but this second Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks team-up remains eternal. She wanted it to be him! She wanted it to be him so badly!

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Waiting to Exhale

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20th Century Fox

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Based on the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale was lauded for featuring an all-African-American cast led by Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and the great Loretta Devine. When their lives are rocked by the men in them, the four women realize the power of their friendship (and the power of fire, which is nice if you want to burn your soon-to-be-ex’s things). Fun fact: Waiting to Exhale was directed by Forest Whitaker, who also directed Whitney in the “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” music video.

The Cutting Edge

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MGM

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What happens when you pair a recently retired hockey player with a figure skating star who’s spoiled AF? A dream team that actually might have a shot at gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics. No, really.

Overboard

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MGM

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The king of rom-coms Garry Marshall directed real-life lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in this sweet movie about an obnoxious heiress who falls off her yacht (hence the title) and quite literally into the arms of the local carpenter (Russell) while suffering from a bad case of amnesia.

Look Who’s Talking

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Tri-Star Pictures

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What’s cuter than a talking baby voiced by Bruce Willis? Watching Kirstie Alley and John Travolta figure out how to take care of said baby in a sweet, sweet film from Amy Heckerling in her pre-Clueless days. The sequels, Look Who’s Talking Too (directed by Heckerling) and Look Who’s Talking Now (produced by Heckerling) are also great fun.

The Break-Up

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Universal Pictures

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If you break up with someone, do not continue to live with them, no matter what, otherwise you will end up like this movie, basically. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play these lovers-turned-roommates, and things go from bad to worse.

Moonstruck

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MGM

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Nicolas Cage has a prosthetic hand and Cher has great hair in this over-the-top but delicious film about an Italian-American woman falling for her fiancé’s younger brother while the fiancé visits his dying mother in Sicily. The movie also popularized Dean Martin’s version of “That’s Amore,” which will now be playing in your head for the rest of the week.

Trainwreck

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Universal Pictures

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With Amy Schumer’s writing and Judd Apatow’s directing, this film perfectly captures the butterflies and dangers of taking things to the next level, ie. beyond the morning walk of shame. Bill Hader plays the guy Amy seriously falls for, even though her instincts tell her otherwise. LeBron James, Brie Larson, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cena, and a slew of other famous people are in this.

Silver Linings Playbook

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The Weinstein Company

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Pat and Tiffany’s worlds collide all for the better after he’s released from a mental institution and she deals with the fresh death of her husband. They become friends, rehearse for a dance competition, and for some reason, Bradley Cooper can’t stop wearing a garbage bag.

The Wedding Planner

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Columbia Pictures

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For a chunk of the 2000s, Matthew McConaughey couldn’t stop making romantic comedies, and it was a blessing. In The Wedding Planner, Matthew plays an engaged man who falls for his… WEDDING PLANNER, played by J.Lo, who can’t seem to find “the one” despite her profession. Watch for brilliant performances from the always underrated Bridgette Wilson, Judy Greer, and a BB Justin Chambers, who would star on Grey’s Anatomy four years later.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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Paramount Pictures

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Would you ever buy a magazine called Composure? Doesn’t matter. Kate Hudson’s Andie Anderson writes for Composure and while she’d much rather tackle ~real topics like politics and poverty, her editor wants something juicy, giving birth to the movie’s silly, silly title. The guy she tries to lose (for journalism) is rom-com king Matthew McConaughey, who also has a scheme of his own when he bets he can make any woman fall for him. Look, it’s not hard IRL either, Matthew.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Netflix

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Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) has a habit of writing love letters to her crushes in order to get over them. When the letters get sent out by accident, all (good) hell breaks loose. Enter: Noah Centineo’s Peter Kavinsky. Based on Jenny Han’s YA novel of the same name, TATBILB has a movie sequel in the works, aptly titled P.S. I Still Love You.

Book Club

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Paramount Pictures

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Four friends (played by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen) read Fifty Shades of Grey for their long running monthly book club. Need we say more?

Crazy Rich Asians

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Warner Bros. Pictures

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Girl meets guy. Guy turns out to be secretly rich. Like, crazy rich. Girl finds out while en route to meet guy’s seriously loaded family in Singapore, complete with the gossipy relatives and one mother who thinks she knows best for her son. Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and a cast of incredibly talented people star in this groundbreaking film based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name.

Set It Up

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Lucy Liu plays a big time editor who gets set up with a venture capitalist (Taye Diggs) who works in the same building. Such is the work of Harper and Charlie (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, respectively), two assistants who hatch a plan to make their bosses fall in love so they can have a social life that begins at a respectable time.

Friends with Benefits

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Sony

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Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are — you guessed it — friends with benefits, AKA they hook up and vow to not fall in love while doing so. Which backfires, obviously, but that’s where the romance comes in. Oh, and there are several flash mobs, which, let’s be honest, make the movie.

The Proposal

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Touchstone Pictures

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Sandra Bullock plays a Canadian book editor facing deportation, that is until she devises the ultimate scam of claiming to be engaged to her hot AF assistant played by Ryan Reynolds. Which only leaves us wondering: Can I almost be deported if I get to end up with Ryan Reynolds? LMK.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Universal

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Jason Segel gets dumped by his up-and-coming actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell) who also starts immediately dating Russell Brand. All three (+ Segel’s love interest, played by Mila Kunis) end up in Hawaii together … at the same resort. Chaos ensues. New love follows. And there’s a Paul Rudd cameo. Ahh, romance.

50 First Dates

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Happy Madison Productions

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It doesn’t get more rom-com than an Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore combo. Henry (Sandler) wants to win over Lucy (Barrymore), but he doesn’t realize she has short-term memory loss, meaning he has to repeatedly win her over every single day. If the ending of this film doesn’t make you cry, plz seek a professional.

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Disney Plus Mulan Fails to Make an Impact

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Disney Plus’s most anticipated movie of the year was Live-Action Mulan, the infamous remake of the 1998 version of the Disney classic Mulan. With a budget of almost $200 million and alot of hard work involved, the film release’s expectations and excitement were at an all-time high. Disney’s marketing team left no stone unturned in promoting the film throughout the world as Mulan was one of the most influential female protagonists in a Disney movie. 

Mulan was known for her power and courage to take a step towards change and create a name for herself instead of becoming a burden for her family. She brought them honor but not through finding a compatible suitor, but through her bravery in fighting amongst the opposite gender when it was considered a taboo. 

But did the real Mulan walk in the footsteps of the animated one? Did it create an impact as strong as the classic version, which people love and adore even after 23 years? Sadly, no. The live-Action Mulan was nothing like the 1998 Mulan because it was not supposed to be that way. 

The old Chinese folklore inspired the Live-Action Mulan. The Balad of Mulan, which was different, more serious, and portrayed a much more feminist approach by eliminating any romantic or cartoonish elements or characters from the remake. 

The elimination of the character of Mushu came as a surprise for all the die-hard Mulan fans who were anticipating the voice-over of Eddie Murphy in a better-animated dragon who is by Mulan’s side, aiding in tough times. We did see a dragon, but it was a silent companion only coming in need. The remake also got rid of all the eventful songs which were hummed as we watched the animated version all the time.

Another setback was the mediocre release of Mulan during the Pandemic, which basically ruined the official March release. Mulan eventually made the screen on September 4 on Disney+ Premier Access, a pay-to-view for $30 across the US. In contrast, countries where Covid-19 was under control, saw a theater release like China. But that hardly made 50% of the total movie budget. Disney hoped to make some dollars in China by accurately depicting the Chinese culture and actors, but that didn’t happen either. 

Viewers with access to Disney+ also did not venture enough on the Premier Access service. What further disappointed the release was Mulan’s availability on multiple torrents and platforms for free in HD quality on its release. VPN users worldwide watched the movie for free without paying a whopping amount of $30 for a single film, while the whole service along with other streaming services cost ⅓ of the price. 

Live-Action Mulan was also under scrutiny for shooting in the Xinjiang, the region of China where Uighur Muslims were detained and imprisoned in concentration camps. This sparked outrage over the entire social media, where Muslims worldwide protested against the Chinese government’s actions. Disney+ did not state an official apology on their platform, nor did they acknowledge their wrongdoings, probably to stay clear of the Chinese government’s atrocity. 

Meanwhile, even within China, Mulan failed to impact the Chinese audience as they have a much better take and approach to recreating any Chinese epic or myths. Their cinema is far more advanced in portraying their culture with local actors and a local production house. As we all know, China has a strict censorship policy on international content, and they have an alternate of their own. It applies here as well. 

Lastly, the ill-natured tweet of the lead actress Liu Yifei, openly supporting the Hong Kong Police’s atrocities when China was implementing new security policies on Hong Kong, claiming it as a part of the Chinese government. The Hong Kong police came under fire for mistreating peaceful protestors and using harsh means to disperse the crowd. This tweet leads to #boycottmulan across the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. 

Liu Yifei made no outright apology. 

Despite so much anticipation, live-action Mulan came under alot of controversy and failed to make a solid impression on the audience, despite holding a strong message for its feminist audience. Wrong timing and a few wrong decisions cost Disney millions of dollars and somewhat tarnished the reputation of their remake sagas. 

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5 Underrated Shows on Netflix USA You Must Watch Right Now!

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American Netflix is home to hundreds of TV shows across multiple genres. Still, it could be hard at times to find something binge-worthy on it. Now we all have that one friend that’s perfectly content with re-watching their favorite TV series, but the rest of us normies find it a tad boring. We’re on a never-ending hunt for the next big show hoping to inject some excitement into our otherwise mundane existence. However, with so much to choose from, it’s only natural that a few gems go unnoticed when scrolling through the recommendations. 

Don’t sweat it! After spending endless hours of research, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 underrated shows on Netflix USA that are definitely worth your time.

Can’t access US Netflix in your home country? There is an easy way around. Just download a Netflix VPN, connect to a US server, and start streaming. 

  1. 1994

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 5 episodes

Year of release: 2019

1994 is a modest 5-episode docu-series offering the perfect guilt-free, binge-watching experience. The show revolves around a promising presidential candidate in Mexico who stands to threaten the status quo. Seen as a threat by the powerful elite, he gets shot during one of his televised political rallies. If the events of the first episode seem unusual, then what follows is downright bizarre. 

Viewers are in store for surreal events backed by actual interviews and real-life footage that ups the ante with each passing episode. 1994 is a fascinating, informative, and rich account of one of the most turbulent times in Mexico. It not only gives viewers a glimpse of the past but also a story that follows a narrative very close to what we’re seeing in our present political climate.

  1. Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Genre: Drama

Season(s): 1 season; 6 episodes

Year of release: 2020

Following the wildly popular show Ertugrul—at least in the eastern part of the world—Rise of Empires: Ottoman features a historic mix of immaculate production value and dramatic re-enactment of the 1453 fall of Constantinople. A Turkish production, the show is entirely in English and revolves around the life of a young Ottoman Sultan named Mehmet. It shows how the 21-year old leader risks everything to conquer a city his father and so many others failed to take before him.

This point marked a crucial juncture in history: The fall of the Roman Empire and the transition of a local regional entity to that of a global superpower. While the show does have its set of drawbacks (such as the frequent History Channel-type flashbacks), the appeal of our protagonist is sure to have viewers in for a memorable ride. 

  1. Wild Wild Country

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 6 episodes

Year of release: 2018

The mere mention of Wild Wild Country in front of veteran Netflix viewers is sure to garner you some respect points. Based on a true story, Wild Wild Country tells the tale of an Indian cult that’s decided to relocate to Oregon. What ensues is a series of unusual events as the locals struggle to come to terms with the new inhabits and in particular, the eccentric leader of this cult: Bhagwan. This mini-series manages to capture and re-tell a significant—albeit unusual—event in American history and media and retell it in a way that’s sure to leave some viewers scratching their heads!

  1. Lenox Hill

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 9 episodes

Year of release: 2020

For those looking to embark on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, look no further than Lenox Hill. While we do recommend this docu-series especially if you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy or ER, Lenox Hill is not your average watch. It’s a far cry from what you’d call a feel-good series as it reveals the brutal reality associated with people diagnosed with really bad things.

Set in New York, the show follows the story of an ER physician, an OB-GYN, and two brain surgeons that are part of a small-time hospital competing with bigger establishments. It lifts the curtain from the otherwise romanticized emergency-ward that we’ve grown accustomed to and accurately depicts the struggles of both patients and doctors.

This highly emotional series might not sit well with everyone but if you want to watch a story about individuals that sacrifice everything to save others then this one’s for you.

  1. Borderline

Genre: Comedy

Season(s): 2 seasons; 12 episodes

Year of release: 2016

The Office is the most viewed show on Netflix according to Chicago Tribune which is a pity because its contract is set to expire on January 1, 2021. Enter Borderline, a British comedy series and ‘mockumentary’ of sorts that follows a similar pattern and humor as The Office. Set in the fictional Northend Airport instead of an office, viewers are quickly introduced to a slew of funny and ridiculous personalities.

The best part of the series is that it has its own version of Pam, Dwight, Jim, and a Michael type-boss. It also doesn’t try too hard to resemble its more popular counterpart and a few episodes are enough to make you wonder why more people aren’t watching it!

Agree with our list? Know of some underrated shows that need more love? Let us know in the comments section below!

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When it comes to online gambling, the industry is thriving in 2020. Although casinos are banned in many countries, people still find ways to enjoy their favorite games of chance. However, considering the level of competition on the market, it may be difficult for a beginner to find a good online platform and take advantage of all offers. In this article, you will learn the benefits of casinos’ welcome bonuses.

What Is a Sign-Up Bonus?

As we have already established, the industry is growing rapidly and companies are desperately looking for new ways to attract customers. A welcome bonus is often used by online casinos to get new leads and players in the future. However, the best casino bonuses can be easily used to the player’s advantage. Here are the main reasons you should not neglect this offer.

  1. It saves your money

Quite obvious, right? Well, this is the main reason why you should always use welcome bonuses in online gambling: it is always better to not risk your own money. It is especially true for beginners. Since they have no experience, it is fairly common for beginners to lose their initial investment and be done with gambling for good. However, if you use your welcome bonus as a way of getting the basics skills, the chances of success will rise significantly.

  1. It allows you to try several games

Another common issue beginners face is a lack of understanding of which types of games they want to try: slots, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, etc. If you use your sign-up bonus, you will be able to play several games and choose the ones you like better. Moreover, you can take advantage of a welcome bonus on several online gambling platforms. That way you will try out even more options.

  1. It will make future gambling more profitable

Besides beneficial sign-up bonuses, good online casinos usually have great loyalty programs. For instance, the company may double up to five first deposits on the platform. If you invest 100 USD, you will get 200 USD to your account. More money — more games — more chances of winning.

Although a welcome bonus is a great way of upping your gambling game, there are a few things you should pay attention to. Firstly, a good bonus does not equal a good platform. Before choosing a casino, make sure that the company is legal and trustworthy. Since there are many scams right now, it is essential if you want to save your money. Moreover, check the available deposit/withdrawal methods and their terms.

We hope that this article has shown the true power of online casinos’ welcome bonuses and how you can use them to your own advantage. Follow our tips while choosing a platform and enjoy the best gambling experience.

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