There are plenty of great romantic comedies out there to watch between now and Valentine’s Day, but some of the most memorable romantic movies are the ones with the most complex, dysfunctional, unexpected love stories. From classic comedies to family films, here are five funny and completely unique romantic comedies to check out or watch all over again before February 14th.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
What It’s All About — This classic romantic comedy follows the complex relationship between Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) as their renewed friendship gradually transforms into romance.
Classic Quote: “You take someone to the airport, it’s clearly the beginning of the relationship. That’s why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship.”
Groundhog Day (1993)
What It’s All About — A self-centered local weatherman (Bill Murray) is sent to cover a famous Groundhog Day ceremony, only to discover that he’s cursed to relive February 2nd over and over again with no escape.
Classic Quote: “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”
What It’s All About — This whimsical French film follows the lonely Amelie (Audrey Tautou) as she begins a quest to bring pieces of joy and love to the people around her, and finally dares to pursue a love of her own.
Classic Quote: “Life’s funny. To a kid, time always drags. Suddenly you’re fifty. All that’s left of your childhood fits in a rusty little box.”
What It’s All About — A lonely robot living on an abandoned Earth becomes fascinated with a robot sent to scan for signs of life, and follows her to a space station housing the last humans in order to call them home.
Classic Quote: “Earth is amazing! These are called ‘farms’. Humans would put seeds in the ground, pour water on them and they grow food, like pizza!”
The Princess Bride (1987)
What It’s All About — Screenwriter William Goldman and Director Rob Reiner delivered a fresh take on the fairy tale genre as prince charming (Cary Elwes) attempts to rescue the beautiful princess (Robin Wright).
Classic Quote: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is: “Never get involved in a land war in Asia.” But only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!”
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