Monday, June 3, 2019

20 romcoms that give a jolt of happiness

Sometimes I need a mood boost, something uncomplicated to make me happy and forget my woes or stress. It's not always easy to find. A good movie can give my spirits a lift, but it needs to be sweet and fun, with no sad ending or violence to bring me down.

That's where romcoms come in to save the day! But when I'm feeling like I need perking up, I can't always decide what will do the trick. That's why I made a list of go-to movies to provide a much needed pick-me-up, just to keep in my back pocket for a rainy day (rainy days being perfect, of course, for snuggling up on the couch under a plush throw to watch a lovely, happy, romantic comedy. Preferably with a glass of wine and chocolate). These are my favorite go-to romcoms; I know there are some hugely popular ones not on this list, but I'm just adding ones that ring my bell. Augment at will!

These are in no particular order, and include some oldies but goodies. And away we go!
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Bridesmaids
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Pretty Woman
  • Top Five
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Barefoot in the Park 
  • 13 Going on 30
  • The Big Sick
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (OK, this has a small touch of sad, it's in the title. But so good and extremely funny!)
  • Working Girl
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • About Time (This also has a bittersweet piece to the storyline, but such a beautiful story with lots of heart and laughs. If it's a day you can NOT handle even a hint of a sad storyline, cruise to other picks from my list.)
  • Always Be My Maybe (This is the only title on the list I haven't seen yet, but it looks so good, and with such a great cast, that I had to include it!)


  1. I love lists like this and this is a great one!

    1. Thank you! I love lists too, be it books, movies, TV shows. Always fun to browse and find ideas.