Romantic Comedies are seemingly almost perfect for any occasion whether it is your turn to pick a light-hearted film to watch with your significant other or having a humorous girl’s night with your friends.
We are all familiar with the classics like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” for so many reasons. The interlocking concepts including the theme of work vs love, the humor within Andie Anderson’s (Kate Hudson) crazy personalities, and Benjamin Barry’s (Matthew McConaughey) swooning charm, created a movie with something there for everyone!
Did you love the 2003 film “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?” Are you a big fan of romantic comedies in general? Do you want to know what new romantic comedies are worth watching? Well look no further, here we have five new Romantic Comedies that you can stream from your home!
1. “A Perfect Pairing” (2022)
Did you love the purposeful aspiration of Andie and Ben in their careers? Did you find this aspect inspirational towards your work life or find it relatable? Well, if this was one of your defining concepts of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” then you should check out Netflix’s “A Perfect Pairing.”
Lola Alverez (Victoria Justice) is astounding at her job within Mythos Wine due to her go-get-her nature and determination to become Regional Sales Director. She is perfect at saving those clients that were about to leave the business due to her ruthless boss. But when Lola can’t deal with the horrible workplace, she starts her own company, driven to secure a highly prized wine company, Vaughn Family Wines. Making the trip to Australia, she meets hardworking and attractive Max Vaughn (Adam Demos). Watch “A Perfect Pairing” to find out if Lola is able to steadily navigate both her work and love life in this funny film.
“A Perfect Pairing” is available to stream on Netflix.
2. “The Hating Game” (2021)
Separating work and feelings can be rather difficult. This is highlighted in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” after Andie and Ben realize their true emotions towards the other. It caused a great inner battle between the two characters as they had to choose the morally right thing to do in their best to progress through their career. “The Hating Game” features this hardship within its characters, Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale) and Joshua Templeman (Austin Stowell).
After a merger among their publishing companies, Lucy and Joshua are faced with not only working together but directly across from one another. This causes many issues between the two and soon they become fierce competitors for the same job as Managing Director. In their career and identity rivalry, they make a deal: if one of them secures the job, the other has to quit. Yet, the two seem unable to get over this underlying sexual desire between them. Find out if this attraction is merely physical or if there is an emotional pull as well in this amusing movie!
“The Hating Game” is available to stream on Hulu.
3. “Father of the Bride” (2022)
Bringing a future partner to meet the family can be a nerve-wracking experience but also provides wonderful insight. It isn’t until Ben brings Andie back home to his family that the two fully connect without the shenanigans of work and everyday life. But “Father of the Bride” demonstrates that sometimes warming up to the family is not always this easy.
This romantic comedy follows the journey of not only the newly engaged couple, Sofia Herrera (Adria Arjona) and Adan Castillo (Diego Boneta), but also of her father, Billy Herrera (Andy Garcia), and his wife, Ingrid (Gloria Estefan). Billy is a comical character, to say the least, as he struggles to accept his daughter’s fiance and wedding plans. On a much deeper level, the acceptance of conflict is a much more felt subject in his personal life with Ingrid as they struggle with the probability of divorce. Can he find a way to embrace both his marriage and his daughter’s engagement? Join Billy as he travels the ups and downs of marriage and family life in this hilarious movie.
“Father of the Bride” is available to stream on HBO.
4. “I Want You Back” (2022)
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” has one of the biggest heart-wrenching breakups for romantic comedy lovers. But one of the great things about breakups is that they are the last plot twist before the couple finally reunites! “I Want You Back” takes the storyline of a horrible breakup to the next level in their exciting movie.
This movie opens with the lives of two different characters, Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate), both of whom are dumped by their significant others and take the news devastatingly. The significant others’ reason for breaking up with Peter and Emma: they have found a new love interest. As fate has it, the two meet each other hearing the other crying hysterically about their losses in the stairwell of their work building. As they share their stories, the two decide to form an allegiance with one another as well as a plan to break up their exes with their current partner. But what will all this lead to?
“I Want You Back” is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
5. “Your Place or Mine” (2023)
One of the best qualities of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days” is the casting! If you are a fan of a hot blonde, like Kate Hudson, and a steamy brunette, like Mattew McConaughey, maybe try out Netflix’s “Your Place or Mine!” This movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Auston Kutcher whose acting and looks make for an excellent romantic comedy!
After a spontaneous hook-up, Debbie Dunn (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter Coleman (Auston Kutcher) have been the best of friends imaginable. Although their lives have been pulled in separate directions, Debbie in Los Angeles and Peter in New York, their paths conveniently cross again as Debbie makes her way to New York to finish her degree and get some time for herself. Yet when she is left with no one to care for her son, Jack (Wesley Kimmel), Peter offers to swap homes for the week to look after him. Debbie and Peter are now living almost in each other’s shoes. Dip into “Your Place or Mine” to witness the untangling of their unspoken love in this winding yet entertaining journey.
“Your Place or Mine” is available to stream on Netflix.
So regardless of the time of day from sitting in bed, and eating ice cream to having a wine Wednesday with your friends, you can count on us here at TV Tea to give you the best recommendations! Keep up with TV Tea for more reviews, updates, and suggestions for your film and comedy needs!