I imagine it’s a situation we’ve all found ourselves in at one time or another on Valentine’s Day- especially during our adult lives. It’s February 14, you’re sitting at home after a long day of work, and there are only a few hours left in the day. While everyone else you know is sending you Snapchats and posting Instagram Stories of their dates (they’ll say they aren’t trying to rub it in, but we all know we’d do the same). You look around the room. It’s just you… and that half-eaten bag of M&M’s you bought for lunch. In 4 hours, it’ll be February 15, and you can go on living single for another year. Until then, however, you need something to pass the time.
You turn to Netflix or iTunes or Amazon and browse their extensive selection. You’re in the mood for a romantic comedy – something light and funny, with a good mixture of romance, but that isn’t so “love-focused” that you’re going to gag on the peanut butter you’re eating right from the jar.
If you’re the indecisive kind, it’s a good thing you have a friend like me because, while I’m also incapable of making quick decisions, I did take my time putting this list together, so you can rest comfortably with your boyfriend pillow, knowing that one of these 10 romantic comedy movies to get your single self through Valentine’s Day is all you’re going to need.
13 Going on 30
Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo
Starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
Starring Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy
The Devil Wears Prada
Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt
Starring Katheirne Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman
Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, and Brie Larsen
Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
10 Things I Hate About You
Starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Big Sick
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett