Romance Recommendations

Rom-Coms to watch


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A depiction of a couple slow dancing.

A dark, gloomy day is a perfect time to snuggle up with someone, laugh a little and maybe even shed a tear or two. So grab a bucket of popcorn, cozy on up and enjoy these classic rom-coms.

“Pride and Prejudice”

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this 2005 film follows the Bennet sisters and their search for husbands in the early 1800s. Elizabeth Bennet finds herself slowly falling in love with an aloof Mr. Darcy, who is, in fact, already married.

“It’s a classic movie that has been around for so long,” sophomore Gillian Eijchler said. “My mom introduced it to me at a young age because she loved it so much. It has been a part of our relationship ever since.”

“13 Going On 30”

The story of Jenna Rink, a girl whose 13th birthday party is ruined during a game of seven minutes in heaven. She cries herself to sleep under her dollhouse and suddenly wakes up as a 30-year-old woman. We see her find love, forgiveness and what she ultimately wants.

“I feel like it is the perfect film to describe romance,” sophomore Gillian Cato said. “The music, culture and the romance between the main characters just make it a perfect movie.”

“Notting Hill”

This movie follows a simple bookkeeper, William Thacker, and how a movie star, Anna Scott, changed his career. Scott enters Thacker’s shop and forever alters his life—both economically and romantically.

“‘Notting Hill’ is such a nice movie,” Cato said. “It is something you can fantasize about, and it just provides so much comfort to me.”