Whether you’re already in a relationship or searching for love, romantic comedies will help you get hearts in your eyes. In addition to continuing to purchase other original romantic comedies, Netflix has made it a point to create its own. Therefore, these 10 rom-coms below, are ready and waiting for you if you’re going to #netflixandchill with that special someone or just fantasise about someone with whom you can cuddle up on the couch and watch movies. Underrated romantic comedies are the ideal blend of film genres, whether you enjoy laughing at foolish gaffes or getting swept up in a beautiful romance.
1. As Good As It Gets (1997)
Director- James L. Brooks
The difficulties Melvin Udall, a compulsive writer, faced. He is given responsibility for the neighbor’s dog when his homosexual neighbour suffers a severe beating. To make matters worse, he also has a tense connection with a waitress. These three people eventually go on a weekend trip or form a triangle. During which time they all discover what “the sunny side of life” really means.
2. Desporados (1995)
Director- Robert Rodriguez
Director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a maestro of slick, glamorised ultra-violence with this follow-up to his award-winning independent prior film, “El Mariachi“. When an itinerant musician looking for job is mistaken for a hitman. He becomes embroiled in a web of love, corruption, and death, “El Mariachi” is where the story picks up. This time, he wants to get revenge for the death of his girlfriend. Hence, the injury to his fretting hand that occurred at the conclusion of the previous film.
However, the story is retold, and once more, a mistaken identity leads to a high death toll. Also includes interaction with a stunning woman who works for the local drug king. Finally, the unavoidable face-to-face meeting and violent showdown.
3. The Half Of It (2020)
Director- Alice Wu
The message of Ellie Chu, the lead character in Alice Wu’s little film about a Chinese-American high school student. Her exceptional writing abilities land her hired to assist her classmate Paul, the good-hearted but noticeably less appealing Paul, court another lady, is that love is messy. Paul is unaware that Ellie shares his unfulfilled longing for Aster and that each endearing text sent late at night. The scorching letter exchanged in class is causing Ellie to fall apart. It’s an appropriate comparison because the movie that comes in between them is about the misconceptions that underlie our tidy romantic comedy stories.
4. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Director(s)- Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
The nearly 25-year marriage of forty-something Cal and Emily, his high school sweetheart, ends over dinner for the awful little reason that she wants a divorce so she can try her luck at love with a man who doesn’t take her for granted. Cal, who is now alone, is lost, despondent, and feels like a fish out of water until he meets Jacob, a self-assured Lothario and brilliant pickup artist, who decides to take him under his wing. Now that this has happened, nothing will ever be the same again, and as the rusty and pitiful seducer in the making rediscovers his latent manliness, something entirely unexpected occurs: Jacob too is susceptible to the heady emotion of deep affection.
5. Blue Jay (2016)
Director- Alexander Lehmann
They appear really uneasy at first, and since it has been years since they last spoke, it goes without saying that they are at a loss for words. You can see the beginnings of their friendship as they go out for coffee. Jim seems more outgoing and conversational than Amanda does. In a way, the fact that they both fled their hometowns represents their apprehension about having to deal with it in the future. However, when they both return, they just so happen to cross paths.
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Director- Nicholas Stroller
When his fiancée of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a corny CSI-style crime show, ditches him, Peter, a composer and likeable sap, is crushed. He cries, rants, and complains. Peter finally decides to take a vacation after his step-brother Brian advises it. He travels to a resort on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and while checking in, he runs into Sarah and her perverse new boyfriend, Aldous. Before Rachel, a kind hotel employee who extends an invitation to a luau and to hang out, intervenes and saves Peter, the weeping and moping resume. Although he keeps bumping into Sarah and Aldous, Peter begins to re-awaken.
7. Someone Great (2019)
Director- Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Jenny, a budding music journalist, is set to relocate to San Francisco after accepting her dream position at a venerable publication. Her nine-year partner decides to dissolve their relationship rather than communicate via long distance. Jenny collects her two closest friends, Erin and Blair, for one final crazy adventure in New York City while she deals with her broken heart. A hilarious and touching tale of friendship, love, and what it means to leave your twenties behind and go into adulthood, SOMEONE GREAT is the latest film from writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
8. Forrest Gump (1994)
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Forrest Gump, a young boy from Alabama who is innocent and kind-hearted, has spent practically his whole life dealing with the cruelties of others. He has only ever known Jenny, a beautiful woman, as a friend, therefore he longs to learn about the ways of the world and sets off on a quest to discover his true calling. Forrest finds himself in downright extraordinary circumstances and at some of the most significant events of the second half of the 20th century, where he rubs shoulders with notable individuals like John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, a nice young man from England named John Lennon, and even a handsome but undiscovered Elvis Presley.
Forrest has been dealing with life’s randomness his entire life. No one, however, is unimportant on our planet. As fate flies like a feather in the wind, one creates his own position in this world simply by being present. In doing so, he inadvertently alters the course of events.
9. The Kissing Booth (2018)
Director- Vince Marcello
Elle Evans, a charming late bloomer who has never been kissed, decides to manage a kissing booth at her high school’s Spring Carnival. Unexpectedly, she ends up sharing a kiss with Noah Flynn, the ultimate bad boy, who is also her secret crush. Sparks fly, but there’s a small issue: Lee, her best friend, is Noah’s brother, and according to the terms of their friendship pact, Noah is off bounds. When Elle discovers she must ultimately choose between doing what is right and following her heart, her entire world is thrown upside down. based on the internationally popular coming-of-age book written by Beth Reekle and self-published.
10. Her (2013)
Director- Spike Jonze
In the not too distant future, lonely Theodore writes lovely handwritten letters for a business while divorcing his wife Catherine. He enjoys playing new video games and thinking back on the happy times he shared with Catherine during his free time. His next-door neighbour Amy, who is wed to Charles, is his best buddy. Theodore decides to purchase a new operating system named OS-1 after seeing an advertisement for it and learning that it is the first artificially intelligent operating system. After the installation, he speaks with a seductive female voice who answers his question about her name by identifying herself as Samantha. They fall in love as soon as Samantha starts to feel things. Theodore feels conflicted since Samantha continues to mature and change while he loves computers.