The Eagle’s Cry Reviews MORE Rom-Coms


Kate O’Callaghan, Reporter

Since the ‘80s, rom-coms have been widely enjoyed among people of all ages. The Eagle’s Cry made a list of the best ones to watch. 

1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

First on the list is the very popular, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days. This movie came out in 2003, but as of 2022 the movie gained a whole new audience of viewers and was trending for a while, regaining its former popularity. The movie stars Kate Hudson and Mathew Mcconaughey, following an interesting plot of Hudson trying to drive a guy away in ten days. Meanwhile, Mcconaughey is trying to get a girl to fall in love with him in ten days. 

2. The Notebook

The famous Nicholas Sparks Novel, The Notebook, tells a story of two young people in love who lose each other, but find eachother again and see if they should really be together. This novel became loved and later turned into the movie which came out in 2004 and starred Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

3. 10 Things I Hate About You

This movie came out in 1999 and focuses on the love story between Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. The plot follows the classic storyline of the guy making a bet to get a girl to fall in love with him, but as time goes on he realizes that it is more than a bet, and she is completely in the dark on how it all started for them.

4. When Harry Met Sally

The 1989 movie starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, highlights the fan favorite friends to lovers movie trope. The movie starts as Ryan and Crystal drive home from college together as they bicker with each other. Later, they find each other and become friends and by the end of course more than that. As Harry says, “No man or women can ever just be friends,” and for them this seems to be true.

5. 13 Going On 30

This 2004 film takes a different approach on the friends to lovers trope. As Jenna (Jennifer Garner) loses her way and becomes 30 in the blink of an eye at her 13th birthday party, she is determined to find her best friend Matt (Mark Ruffalo). However, what she dails to realize is since that day, they stopped being friends.

6. Dirty Dancing 

The classic 1987 film, starring Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze, shows the lead going on a summer vacation with her family and finding love within a place she never felt she would. The two become dance partners and they cannot seem to fight the spark between them.

7. Mama Mia

This very famous 2008 film follows a daughter in love while struggling to find out who her father is. The film is a whimsical joy and gives nothing but amazing vibes as it is set in Greece with beautiful scenery. 

8. Blended

Adam Sandler just had to be included in this list. This movie is so funny and sticks to the theme of finding love where you least expect it. It involves a whole family and doesn’t just focus on the main couple involved. It shows two families going to Africa, coincidentally together, and having the two bond and grow very fond of each other throughout the trip. 

Although the list stops there, there are many other amazing rom-coms out there that are just as enjoyable to watch.