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Top 10 Rom-Com Movies

The best Valentine’s Day movies that radiate a lovey-dovey mood.
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Luci DiBonaventura ’25

Looking for some romantic movies to get into the season of love? Here’s a list:

1. Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls”

On Valentine’s Day, we wear pink. Mean Girls revolves around a girl named Cady and her experience with public school. She soon falls victim to Regina George and articulates a plan for revenge. If you like romance and drama, then this is a must-watch! Get prepared for the student musical coming up in a few weeks of featuring this movie.

2. Gil Junger’s “10 Things I Hate About You”

I hate when you’re not around, I hate when you don’t call, and I certainly would if you didn’t watch this movie. Bianca Stratford is not allowed to date until her sister Kat Stratford gets a boyfriend. Kat is not one to fall for a man, but that doesn’t stop her sister from trying. This is a great movie for those who love romance and Heath Ledger. 

3. Betty Thomas’s “John Tucker Must Die”

Play the movie or get played. John Tucker is a serial cheater and once his three girlfriends find out they decide to team up and get revenge. In doing so they get a new girl to get him to fall in love and break his heart. This is the perfect movie to watch with friends and laugh!

4. Nick Cassavetes’s “The Notebook”

“The Notebook” is a classic tearjerker based on Nicholas Spark’s novel. With a heartless story by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, it’s a timeless choice for those who appreciate emotional and romantic films. 

5. Andy Fickman’s “She’s The Man”

Amanda Bynes kicks up the laughs with this movie as she pretends to be her brother in college to play soccer. It’s a hilarious movie for those who are craving a good dose of goofy movies. 

6. Luca Guadagino’s “Bones and All”

This movie is for all the horror fans out there. In “Bones and All” starring Timothee Chalamet, love is destined between these lovers but their terrible past seems to interfere between them. If you like scary movies but still want a romantic feel then this is a great watch. 

7. David Raynr’s “Whatever It Takes”

Whether you watch this movie or not, you’re missing out if you don’t. Ryan falls in love with the most popular girl in school, Ashley, who has no interest in him. Meanwhile, his jockey friend Chris has a crush on his friend Maggie. The two work as each other’s wingmans but the closer they get to their goal the more they seem to question if they’re falling for the right girls. It’s a hidden gem for those who love classic rom-coms. 

8. Kelly Asbury’s “Gnomeo and Juliet”

What’s better than some Romeo and Juliet? Gnomeo and Juliet! They may be separated by a garden fence but that didn’t stop blue gnomeo and red juliet from falling in love. Those who are in the mood for a more goofy movie this Valentines Day season should give this movie a shot. 

9. Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m a Cheerleader”

“Give me a L-E-S-B-I-A-N!” What does that spell? “Lesbian!” Despite her denial, cheerleader Megan is suspected by her family and friends to be a lesbian. She gets sent to conversion therapy to ‘turn her straight’. And to her surprise, she ends up falling in love with one of the other girls there. This is a great LGBT movie and despite its darker concept, it is still a funny movie. 

10. Gene Stupitsky’s “No Hard Feelings” 

It’s not hard to turn on this movie. Starring Jennifer Lawerence, Maddie is on the brink of losing her home and needs to make money quickly. In an attempt to make money, she works for a wealthy family to date their awkward teenage son. This movie is a refreshing addition to the comedy genre and is a great watch!

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Luci DiBonaventura '25
Luci DiBonaventura '25, Detours Editor
Luci is a junior and this is her third year writing for Panther Press. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing piano and dancing.
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