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5 rom-coms for the perfect Galentine's movie night

According to the OG Galetine's Day inventor herself, Parks and Rec's Leslie Knope, today is "only the best day of the year." And what better way to celebrate than by catching a rom-com with your girls? Break out the popcorn and candy hearts...bc these adorable flicks will have you kicking your feet all year long. 

The Proposal  


For all the hopeless romantics out there, The Proposal is a staple. The only thing better than the enemies-to-lovers trope is enemies-to-lovers and fake dating combined. When editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) learns she's in danger of being deported, she asks her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. If you're looking for a lighthearted and entertaining comedy, the chemistry between these two will leave you swooning. 

Notting Hill


Anne Scott (Julia Roberts) is just a girl standing in front of William Thacker (Hugh Grant) asking him to love her in Notting Hill. What are the chances that a spilled orange juice encounter leads to a kiss that sparks romance? Not only will this film make you fall in love with the characters' charm—but you'll be adding London to your travel bucket list ASAP. 

Crazy Rich Asians 


This is one of those films that will make you wish you could watch it for the first time again. It follows Chinese American professor Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family for the first time. The love story between Nick (Henry Golding) and Rachel (Constance Wu) will make you feel allll warm 'n' fuzzy. Plus, there's a wedding scene that will be sure to make you laugh and cry. 

Mamma Mia!


Who doesn't want to run around a Greek Island in the sunshine singing to ABBA? Mamma Mia! will take you on a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. Donna (Meryl Streep), a single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island, is about to marry off her spirited young daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). The energy and cast are top-tier and will be sure to brighten your day. Did we mention that there is a second installment that you can watch after the first one?

Imagine Me and You


For those who want a movie to give them butterflies, Imagine Me and You *is* that movie. During her wedding ceremony, Rachel (Piper Perabo) notices Luce (Lena Headey) in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two become close friends—and despite her marriage with Heck, she falls for Luce. It's clear that these two are absolutely meant to be...and the ending scene gives you all the feels. It really doesn't get more romantic than standing on top of a car in the middle of a traffic jam to get the attention of the girl you love. And yes, this one has a happy ending.

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by Fran Au | 2/13/2024