1. Silver Linings Playbook
It certainly was the best one to come out in recent years. Bradley Cooper played a man just out of the wacky shack for assaulting his wife’s lover. He tries to put his life back together and win his wife back. Things change when he meets Jennifer Lawrence and the two agree to participate in a dance competition. It is this collaboration that brings them closer. Their acting is phenomenal and the screenplay is something to remember.
2. When Harry Met Sally
The movie is based on the perennial question- Can men and women ever be friends? The subject matter makes for one of the best films of all time. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan (Harry and Sally respectively), met in college, bump into each other years later and befriend each other. Initially their relationship is platonic but later on matters of the heart get in the way. So it’s a must watch.
3. Shuddh Desi Romance
It’s a Bollywood flick that follows the journey of three young people who try to figure out what infatuation and love mean to them? Movie is based on a triangle between Gayatri, (played by Parineeti Chopra), Raghu (played by Sushant Singh Rajpoot)and Tara(played by Vaani Kapoor). The first two are commitment-phobic lovers and Tara is the third leg but she’s no wilting wallflower either. She’s feisty, but knows what she wants. The movie Shuddh Desi Romance makes for a standard bearer for romantic comedy.
4. Chupke Chupke
The Bollywood flick is an all time favourite and belongs to a genre of feel good films which made the audience laugh. Chupke Chupke had Dharmendra playing a witty botany professor who has to impress on his new wife s relatives by posing as a driver. His wife’s role is played by Sharmila Tagore; Amitabh Bachchan plays a professor of English (and Dharmendra s friend). Jaya Bachchan plays Dharmendra s sister-in-law who later, Amitabh falls in love with. Chaos and confusion befalls, but in the bargain gives us a great film.
5. Chennai Express
Chennai Express is an Indian romantic action comedy film, based on story of Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town, in order to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. On his way he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) and finds love through a journey in the exuberant lands of South India. The protagonist finds himself in estranged situations, baffled with an unfamiliar language (that adds to the humour quotient).
6. Love Actually
The movie is based on seven loosely interlocking stories about a group of Londoners and their love lives. Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones Diary. It’s funny yet heart warming, with famous names like Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson to name a few. So go ahead and indulge in a breathtaking tour of love s delightful twists and turns. Fall under the magic spell and share the laughs with your loved one.
7. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The musical romantic comedy starred Shahrukh Khan and Kajol and has gone on to become one of Bollywood’s most successful romantic comedies of all time. It’s a romantic anecdote of second-generation Indians based in Britain who are strongly attached to their culture. The frolicking of the lovers in Europe is followed by Raj s (Shahrukh Khans) struggle to win over the hearts of every member of Simran s (Kajol) family, in order to win her hand.
8. Jab We Met
It’s a story of two strangers who have an opposite personality, but are destined to be on the same train. Changing fortunes await wealthy but heartbroken industrialist Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) when he meets a spirited girl named Geet (Kareena Kapoor) in this breezy romantic comedy. As the movie progresses, the cupid eventually strikes them. Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor have done an amazing job, so it makes for a perfect rom-com this Valentine.
9. Valentine s Day
The movie follows the intertwining stories of a group of Los Angelinos. It’s based on their romantic journey especially (co-incidentally) on Valentine s Day. Couples and singles often find themselves amidst the ebb and flow of companionship (to have it or leave it) which many of us can relate with.
10. He’s Just Not That Into You
The movie revolves around a group of interrelated Baltimore-based individuals. It covers their journey as they navigate through their relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the testing waters of married life, trying to analyse the opposite sex.