Love is represented in various genres and romantic comedies get a good credit for knowing how to capture it in a different way. In this special week, we have made for you a selection of the best romantic comedies that you can find on Netflix, perfect to enjoy on Valentine's Day … or any other day!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the ex of the girl of your dreams
An essential film for more than one, and although it is more in the classification of action and comedy, it is still a fun portrait of the adventures of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and the one he considers the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Based on the series of graphic novels "Scott Pilgrim" by Bryan Lee OMalley, the rest of the film's cast is made up of renowned actors such as Brie Larson, Cris Evans, Anna Kendrick and Ellen Wong.
And you mom too
A couple of friends, Tenoch Iturbide (Diego Luna) and Julio Zapata (Gael Garca Bernal), embark on a trip to the beach, to one of the most iconic states of Mexico, Oaxaca, but they do not go alone, they are accompanied by the cousin's wife from Tenoch, Spanish Luisa Corts (Maribel Verd). What seems like an innocent road trip, gradually reveals secrets (uncomfortable and fun) of friends, so Luisa has to step in to calm things down a bit. This is one of the most representative films of what is called New Mexican Cinema, and was in charge of the award-winning director Alfonso Cuarn.
Kevin Smith uses his collaborators Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams, to tell how a creator of cmics (Affleck) begins to fall in love with a colleague, however, he did not count on her being a lesbian. The story makes some fun twists, but it does not stop telling a tender romance. The critic praised his humor, performances and direction.
Intoxicated of Love
This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson whose protagonist is Adam Sandler, who leaves his typical role in comedies to deliver a compelling performance. Sandler plays an entrepreneur who does not have the best social skills, although he manages to fall in love with a woman; In the process, you must deal with people trying to take advantage of it. The cast of the film is completed by Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis Guzmn.
Shes Gotta Have It
Written and directed by Spike Lee, this movie helped boost the career of the now renowned director. It tells how a young woman goes out with three men at the same time, each very different from the other; They seem attractive to you for different reasons, so it is hard for you to commit to just one. Ahead of his time, the film is more about the love that one can feel for oneself. In 2017, thanks to Lee, the film adapted to the series format with the same name.
It is a little known film, but it was well received by the public and critics. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann and David Cross, the story follows a comedian from stand-up that, after a loving disappointment, he spends the night with a man; Not everything ends there, she gets pregnant, but she is clear that she does not want to be a mother. The film was recognized for its ability to address a sensitive issue with maturity, honesty and ingenuity.
Sleeping with Other People
This 2015 film is considered the antithesis of romantic comedies; It stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet and Adam Scott. The story follows Lainey (Brie), who cannot establish lasting love relationships for her constant infidelities; In a meeting of sex addicts, he meets an old friend of the university, Jake (Sudeikis), who is not successful in love either. They begin a friendship relationship, despite their constant desire to sleep together.
Under the suspicion of the town, Vianne Rocher (Juliete Binoche) and her daughter Anouk arrive in Lansquenet, France, in the winter of 1959. Vianne opens a chocolate shop that soon injects new energy into the place, however, several of the inhabitants They disagree with their lifestyle. To complicate things a little more, she falls in love with Roux (Johnny Depp), who also doesn't have all the approval of the people. The film won five nominations for the Scar Awards.
Yes, it may not be a romantic comedy, but it is attractive to those who are looking for a love story that goes beyond the norm. Directed and written by Spike Jonze, and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson (voice only), the film shows how a lonely Theodore (Phoenix) falls in love with his digital assistant, thanks to his ability to learn and adapt. However, not everything can be honey on flakes for him.
Issue of time
Between the romantic comedy and on the edge of science fiction, this 2013 British film stars Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy, and narrates the adventures of a young man who discovers he can travel in time, so try Change your past to improve your love life. Thus, touching moments are shown, but also deep regrets. The film is a bit cheesy, although it also stands out for its performances and intriguing plot.
The diaryof Bridget Jones
Based on the homosexual novel by Helen Fielding, this 2001 British film, starring Rene Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, is already a genre classic. The singular Jones (Zellweger) faces difficulties in dealing with his own image, his chief narcissist Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and his suitor Mark Darcy (Firth), all in a hilarious but at the same time moving story. Zellweger earned a nomination for best actress for this role.
Also with a touch of science fiction, this film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Cris Elliot, follows Phil, a television meteorologist who is suddenly caught in time: always awake in it gives, which leads him to commit certain actions that he will not do in his normal life. As he rethinks his life, his feelings towards his producer Rita (MacDowell) begin to change.
Isn't it romantic?
The perfect romantic comedy for those who don't like genre. This film is starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine and Priyanka Chopra. Natalie (Wilson) is an architect who despises romantic comedies, until she is caught in one in which she can fulfill all her fantasies. Yes, he manages to get out of the situation, but now he has to analyze his life. It is a hilarious story.
My best friend's Wedding
Another classic for romantic comedy lovers, starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett and Rachel Griffiths. Everything seems to have its natural course for Julianne (Roberts), until one day he receives the call from his university friend, Michael, with whom he had made a pact. He tells her that she is engaged, that she is getting married, and wants Julianne to be one of her fiancee's bridesmaids. In a funny and moving story, Roberts' character must deal with all the feelings he has stuck and understand that love is also letting go.