What Rom-Com Should I Watch? 6 Best Valentine's Day Movies To Rent On YouTube

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The day of all things love is approaching and one of my personal favorite things to do is rewatch any romantic comedy I’ve seen hundreds of times. Since I was a child, I had an intense love for these films not only for the lovey-dovey factors but they never failed to make me laugh uncontrollably.

Whether they were an old-time love story from the ’50s or an early 2000 film, these romantic movies have been a huge part of life on and around Valentine’s Day.

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Maybe this year you and your valentine want to save your money for the big summer getaway (definitely recommend). After all, making reservations for Valentine's Day is excruciating — especially if you’re a wait-until-the-last-minute type of person, like me. Hundreds of restaurants will be packed like sardine cans, the city will have an overflow of traffic from 5 p.m. until midnight, and those chocolate making classes will cost upwards of $300 for two people. Trust me, I checked.

There is an almost never-ending story of couples near and far trying to plan the perfect date night for Valentine’s Day. I never quite understood the idea of spending loads of money in one night just to express how much someone means to you. It seems quite silly when you put it into perspective, doesn’t it?

Sometimes it is best to stick with simple plans. This does not mean you and your partner are cheap, and certainly does not mean they love you any less! Setting a day aside from both of your hectic work schedules to buy your preferred bottle of wine, or tequila (if you’re both crazy animals), ordering your favorite food and picking a set of movies to watch can be one of the best nights of your life.

Wondering which rom-com you should watch for a Valentine's date night in? I’ve made a list of six of my favorite romantic movies to rent on YouTube and romantic comedies that will make for endless laughs, kisses, and appreciation for your special someone.

1. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

This film follows Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) who is a “How To” columnist for Composure magazine. We are also introduced to Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) who is an advertising executive and all-around ladies man. Shortly after Anderson’s boss proposes she writes an article about losing a man in 10 days, Barry suggests to his colleagues he can make any woman fall in love with in the same amount of time.

The two meet one another at a bar the same week and the rest is history.

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2. Something’s Gotta Give

Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are the pair I never thought I needed until I saw this movie. Something’s Gotta Give is about two older people falling in love even though their lives have already been set in stone.

Nicholson plays Harry who works in the music industry and just so happens has the hots for younger women; Keaton plays Harry’s girlfriend’s mother (so messy) who is dating a doctor. After Harry suffers a heart attack and is hospitalized, the two begin to fall in love which is both heartwarming and hilarious.

3. 50 First Dates

Everyone should watch this movie at least 50 times. Henry (Adam Sandler) works at a zoo in Hawaii and tries to win the heart of a girl named Lucy (Drew Barrymore) despite knowing she has memory loss. In an effort to form a relationship with her, Henry stops at nothing to make sure Lucy remembers who he is every. single. day.

This romance receives extra points in my book because of the stunning scenery!


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4. The Proposal

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Bettie White. Need I say more? This movie revolves around a lady-boss stickler named Margaret (Bullock) who forces her employee Andrew (Reynolds) to marry her to avoid deportation to Canada. Soon after the pair fly to Alaska to meet Andrew’s family, they quickly realize they might have feelings for one another.

Again, Bettie White. Watch the movie!

5. Pretty In Pink

This ‘80s film is the perfect example of why going with your gut is always the best choice! Andie (Molly Ringwald) is the not so popular girl in school who becomes interested in Blane (Andrew McCarthy) the boy with the looks and money to make any girl fall in love.

A lot of viewers would have preferred Andie to date her nice friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) but we can’t always have nice things, can we?

6. Singin’ In The Rain

After watching this movie for the first time a year ago, I can confirm it is one of my favorites. This film follows the big move of a silent film production company transitioning from silent films to making movies that are more of age.

The stars of the film are Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) whose romance blossoms through their vigorous tap dancing and heartfelt duets.

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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and religion.