Valentine’s day is upon us and while some like to go the full hog with a fancy candlelight dinner, gifts, dancing etc., to celebrate the day of love, some would rather prefer a quiet date, curled up on the couch with their partner and watching back to back romantic movies.
If you belong to the latter category, we have the perfect treat for you. We have compiled a list of five classic romantic comedies of all time that will leave a sweet smile on your face.
So, get your player out, it’s time to cuddle up with your sweetheart and celebrate love with these rom-coms…
Notting Hill (1999)
Cast: Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
Directed by: Roger Michell
Backed by Hollywood’s two charming actors, believable chemistry and a fairy-tale like setting — Notting Hill is an agreeable rom-com that is sure to set the perfect mood for your V-Day. This love story between a famous American actress and a British bookstore clerk is laden with memorable scenes and is extremely charming.
Roman Holiday (1953)
Cast: Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
Directed by: William Wyler
This monochromatic romantic comedy with its perfect balance of humour and romance is sure to touch a chord like never before. Set in the city of Rome, Roman Holiday boasts of beautiful visuals and has a witty screenplay that gets you hooked on from the very first scene. This film undoubtedly is romance at its best!
Annie Hall (1977)
Cast: Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
Directed by: Woody Allen
A humorous take on the ups and downs of a relationship, Annie Hall is a timeless classic that is sure to light up your Valentine’s day. Hilarious, quirky, thoughtful and romantic this unconventional drama has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments as well as some aww-inducing scenes.
His Girl Friday (1940)
Cast: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Cleverly written and anchored by strong performances, His Girl Friday is certainly the funniest rom-coms you will ever see. This one is perfect if you want to watch a fast-paced film with superb chemistry and timing between its lead stars. Believe us, this is a masterpiece that you would want to watch again and again.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Cast: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Directed by: Nora Ephron
This one is a typical film for those who are hopelessly romantic and believe in the idea of soulmates. Sleepless In Seattle has one of those beautiful ends that makes you all choked up with emotions. Sweet, funny and riding high on emotions this one is all about love and romance.
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