Good Romantic Comedies To Watch With Your Girlfriend

Monday, March 28 by Joshua Wade

This list of good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend features enchanting comedies from the early days of film like Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” and Howard Hawks’ 1940 gem “His Girl Friday,” to modern favorites like “Jerry Maguire” and the 2009 charmer “(500) Days of Summer.” Featuring excellent dialogue, funny stories and award winning performances by actors like Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, these movies are sure to please any couple looking to to spend an evening on the couch.

  1. “Chungking Express” One of the good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend to come out of Hong Kong, this 1994 film features two storylines: a romantic comedy about a girl who falls for a lovesick cop coupled with a story about a lovesick cop who falls for a fugitive. The perfect balance of lighthearted romance and thrilling intrigue, “Chungking Express” is the perfec date night film.
  2. “Grosse Point Blank” An excellent blend of comedy and thriller, this 1997 black comedy stars John Cusack as Martin Blank, a hitman who attends his high school reunion hoping to overcome a midlife crisis. The film features Cusack at his best, backed by excellent performances from Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin and a striking Minnie Driver as his long lost love, Debi Newberry.
  3. “Jerry Maguire” One of writer-director Cameron Crowe’s absolute best, this Academy Award winning film stars Tom Cruise as the titular character, a soul-searching sports agent who must climb his way back to the top after being fired. A great romantic comedy for sports fans, the film features impeccable dialogue as well as great performances from Cuba Gooding Jr. and Rene Zellweger.
  4. “As Good As It Gets” This hilarious romantic comedy stars Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall, a grumbling writer suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder who falls for a smart, sarcastic waitress. Nicholson gives an Academy Award winning performance, matched by an impressive turn by Greg Kinnear as his gay neighbor, Simon Bishop.
  5. “Amelie” One of the good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend to come out of France, “Amelie” mixes the perfect amount of sweetness with stunning cinematography to tell the story of Amelie Poulain, a girl who sees the world through rose colored glassed played by the radiant Audrey Tautou.
  6. “City Lights” One of the good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend to come out of the early days of cinema, this classic from legendary filmmaker Charlie Chaplin finds his iconic character The Little Tramp wandering the city streets only to encounter a strange drunken millionaire, scrupulous boxing promoters, and a enchanting blind flower girl immortalized by the beautiful Virginia Cherrill. One of the greatest films ever made, “City Lights” is thought to be the highlight of Chaplin’s illustrious career.
  7. “(500) Days of Summer” One of the good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend to be produced in recent years, this film features one of the more realistic depictions of modern dating as a couple share a tumultuous summer romance. The film includes exceptional performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, highlighted by a stunning, rock-infused soundtrack.
  8. “High Fidelity” This 2000 adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel of the same name is one of John Cusack’s best. Cusack plays Rob Gordon, a record store owner who seeks out his top five ex-lovers in an effort to find out how his relationships failed. The film features an excellent soundtrack as well as an early performance by Jack Black and a hilarious turn by Tim Robbins as Rob’s nemesis, Ian Raymond.
  9. “Annie Hall” One of the good romantic comedies to watch with your girlfriend to come out of the 1970’s, this film marked a turning point in Woody Allen’s career. Allen plays neurotic comedian Alvy Singer, a womanizer who hilariously navigates a relationship with the charmingly ditzy titular character, played beautifully by a young Diane Keaton.
  10. “His Girl Friday” A true classic from the golden age of cinema, this fast-talking screwball comedy from legendary filmmaker Howard Hawks chronicles the hilarious relationship between newspaper editor Walter burns and his star reporter, Hildy Johnson. A typical comedy of remarriage, this film delivers incredible performances by stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, as well as from supporting actors Ralph Bellamy and Frank Orth.
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