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Top 10 rom coms to watch

By: Crystal Mobaraka

Let’s cut to the chase.. Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than a couple of days. Many people already know what they are planning to do and some are completely clueless. Although many people dislike Valentine’s Day or think it is cheesy, here is something to make it more fun. You can go through this list with your partner, loved ones, or even by your lonesome. Or you can simply just pick and choose based off of the descriptions. It is totally up to you! So enjoy and hopefully you enjoy these movies just as much as we do :)

*These movies are ranked in no particular order*

1. 10 Things I Hate About You 1999

Because Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is attractive, intelligent, and somewhat abrasive to most of her peers, she doesn't draw a lot of attention from boys. House norms state that Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), Kat's younger sister, cannot date until Kat has a lover, therefore efforts are made to put the gloomy damsel up for a relationship. Soon Kat runs into beautiful newcomer Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down long enough to be seduced by the affable Patrick?

2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003

Unbeknownst to the ladies man, the woman he is dating is actually a magazine columnist working on a new column called "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," and she is doing everything she can to drive the guy she is dating crazy. He bet his friends that he can get a woman to fall in love with him in 10 days.

3. 13 Going on 30 2004

A girl who is tired of the social pressures of junior high is suddenly converted into an adult. In this uplifting fairy tale, teenager Jenna (Christa B. Allen) fantasizes about growing up to be a happy adult because she wants a lover but can't seem to find one. Suddenly, her long-held dream comes true, and she is changed into a 30-year-old woman (Jennifer Garner). But adulthood isn't as simple as it seems because it comes with its own set of male-female difficulties.

4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 2010

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), the bassist for a garage-rock band, has never had problems finding a girlfriend; usually, the issue is getting rid of them. Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), however, skates into his heart, and he discovers that she has the most difficult baggage of all: a legion of ex-boyfriends who will do whatever it takes to remove him off her list of suitors.

5. Crazy Rich Asians 2018

Rachel Chu is excited to travel to Singapore with her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to attend his best friend's wedding. She is also shocked to discover that Nick is one of the nation's most eligible bachelors and that his family is immensely affluent. After being thrust into the spotlight, Rachel now has to deal with envious socialites, eccentric relatives, and something much worse: Nick's judgmental mother.

6. Crazy Stupid Love 2011

The American dream is being lived by Cal Weaver (Steve Carell). He has an excellent job, a lovely home, wonderful kids, and a stunning wife named Emily (Julianne Moore). Nevertheless, when Cal finds out that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce, his seemingly ideal existence begins to fall apart. Cal, who is over 40 and recently single, is lost in the erratic world of dating. Cal is taken under the wing by self-styled player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who shows him the ropes on how to score with the ladies.

7. When in Rome 2010

Kristen Bell's ambitious New Yorker character Beth (who is disillusioned with romance) travels to Rome in search of magic coins, which she finds in a unique fountain. Many strange suitors, including a sausage vendor, a street magician, and an artist, are drawn to the coins. But when a relentless reporter (Josh Duhamel) enters the picture, Beth questions whether his devotion is genuine.

8. Legally Blonde 2001

Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, is wealthy. Nothing would make her happier than to become Mrs. Warner Huntington III. She is too blond, which is what is holding him (Matthew Davis) back from popping the question. Elle gathers all of her resources and enrolls at Harvard with the goal of bringing him back.

9. Boys and Girls 2000 (my personal favorite <3)

Ryan and Jennifer are polar opposites who do not click. They have at least always had that belief. They didn't get along when they first met when they were twelve years old. They hated each other when they ran into one other again as teenagers. However, when the rigid Ryan and the free-spirited Jennifer first meet in college, they discover that their differences bring them together, and a special bond grows between them.

10. The Longest Ride 2015

Luke (Scott Eastwood), a former bull rider champion, and Sophia (Britt Robertson), a college student, are in love, but their divergent paths and ideologies threaten to separate them: Luke plans to return to the rodeo circuit, while Sophia is about to start her dream position in the New York art scene. The couple finds motivation in Ira (Alan Alda), a retired man whose long-lasting love affair with his adored wife endured the test of time, as they consider their future romantic relationship.

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