Top 40 Romantic Comedy Movies To Watch With Your Girlfriend

Surprise her by asking her for a binge-watch date home. Watch romantic comedy movies with your girlfriend that will give a boost to your bonding.

By Aadil Raval
Top 40 Romantic Comedy Movies To Watch With Your Girlfriend

Feel the love, binge-watch these romantic comedy movies with your girlfriend

Nowadays, movies do have a greater psychological influence deep within our brains. Watch a horror movie and even the tick-tock of a clock will scare you. But when you are just thinking about your bae or girlfriend, everything should and must be special to her. Romantic movies are truly ice-breakers which can make her forget sorrows and be with you forever. There are many romantic and funny movies that can allow your relationship to prosper. Because love is eternal, so does your better half who has the right to feel loved and respected at all time. And who knows? It may spark a new chapter in your life. Call her on a date or ask her to stay over for binge watching. Surprise her with your awesome collection of romantic and funny movies. Want to impress your girlfriend with your collection of romantic movies? Don't waste time searching for it on the internet because you have hit a goldmine here. I collected this explicit guide for 40 romantic comedy movies that you must watch with your girlfriend.

1. Closer (2004) [Must Watch With Your Girlfriend]

No, it isn't The Chainsmoker's song but a great movie starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman and Jude Law. In turn of events, the movie depicts the parts of life when marriage, cheating, divorce, and almost every other thing related to love. But at the end, it is a great romantic funny movie to enjoy with your girlfriend.

2. Dirty Dancing (1897)

This Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze starred movie is all about being a rebel against other’s wishes to do what they want you to do. Patrick’s character is a not-so-bad boy who happens to be a great dancer which makes the whole movie a more of the romantic dancing gig when Jennifer’s character joins the wagon.

3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

It’s adorable and literally would help you to make your next move towards your girlfriend. The innocents 12-year kids are the main character of the movie who set out on a secluded beach for camping, dancing, and then fall in for one another. The innocent act by Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman will transport you and your girlfriend towards the start of your relationship or at the start of your first lovemaking scene.

4. A Woman is a Woman (1961)

Dating back more than 50 years ago, the movie appeals a feministic approach towards a woman wanting to achieve her goals and in this movie, it’s through sex. Anna Karina’s character Angela is a stripper who has a boyfriend Emile and then falls for Belmondo and the story shapes accordingly.

5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Javier Bardem is the Casanova of the movie where Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Rebecca Hall are his love interest. Yes, the movie is about Javier romanticising these three gorgeous ladies. The movie is said to be attractive based on the fact that Javier’s lifestyle attracted these three ladies to get close to him. With a small conversation in a Spanish accent, you can take your date to a new base.

6. Say Anything (1989)

A classic from 1989 where John Cusack and Ione Skye will get your heart pumping and jumping. The scene where Ione Skye is blasting a song which is referred to as boom box moment is a classic and who knows, you might be able to pull this one by blasting the favorite song of your girlfriend standing on the porch holding a boombox.

7. Paterson (2016)

Awarded 4.2 out of 5-star rating system, it is a slow paced movie about living a simple life and being loved and love someone. Adam Driver is a bus driver who actually believes in simplicity while his wife Laura is a creative person which is totally opposite to the male lead. It loves how you can triumph even on smallest things that make you happy. IMDb rated it at 7.4/10 based on approximately 37K reviews.

8. When Harry Met Sally (1989) [A Must Watch Movie]

Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally is a wholesome movie packed with romanticising elements. The story revolves around two friends who end up being lovers. What's more? Chances are you will be getting laid with this movie for sure.

9. The Big Sock (2017) [Do Watch It with your Girlfriend]

If you aren't racist, which of course you shouldn't be, then this romantic comedy flick with truly make your bond with your girlfriend strong. It is a true story about Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily V. Gordon who got separated but it was their love that made a certain change of events binding them together forever. With bits of Kumail's comedy gigs and inputs of romantic elements by Emily and Kumail, it is a great movie to watch with your girlfriend.

10. Friends with Benefits (2011) [Truly obliged to Watch this Movie]

Starring the beautiful Mila Kunis and the versatile and multitalented Justin Timberlake, the movie is about Jamie and Dylan who decide to have love-making encounters by as a friend which is called Friends with Benefits. After a certain period, the main cast develops emotional feelings for each other which kind of contradicts the thesis stated in When Harry Met Sally.

11. The Notebook (2004)

It starts as a fairy tale between an heiress and a working-class guy who fall in love but are subjected to discrimination due to their different social classes. He writes letters after she moves ago but her mother hides them altogether. Seems heard? Not quite right because this movie is rolling on a flashback of the main guy Ryan Gosling where he is old but his girl, the heiress is suffering from dementia. Believe it or not? This movie is an ice-breaker and probably the one which will make your ‘Day’, I mean ‘Night’.

12. Hitch (2005)

Fueled by interest from every genre of movies, Hitch starring Will Smith is exceptionally mesmerizing and truly a much watch for couples. Will Smith is playing the character where he induces in humor and pick-up lines while Eva Mendes has a socializing character showing her side of romantic comedy. The date doctor aka Will Smith is trying to get a guy impress his love interest in the movie.

13. Silver Lining Playbook (2012)

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This is a great movie where Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have their awarding and prestigious acting scene. The movie revolves around Bradley Cooper who has returned from a mental institution and then tries to reconnect with his ex-wife who has filed a lawsuit against preventing him from meeting her. Then comes Tiffany or Jennifer Lawrence, a girl who is mysterious. They both reconnect over talking and their issues and indulge in dancing towards the dancing competition where their destiny binds them not just as dance partners but as life partners. This is a truly soulful and romantically subtle movie.

14. Love Actually (2003)

The 2003 classic is all you want to watch with your girlfriend. Rated as one of the best movies to watch with girlfriend/boyfriend, Love Actually is not one but several stories of eight couples who have their own way of loving each other. Set because the auspicious occasion of Christmas which is romantic in its own sense, the movie has several hearts touching moments that will get you on your knees proposing your girlfriend towards a future where they are together forever. Infused with bits of laughter moments, the movie has certain different angles of life and events.

15. Titanic (1997) [There’s No Doubt but to Watch It]

It would be inappropriate to skip the name of Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio starrer Titanic when naming the movies in the romantic genre. Based on true events, the movie depicts a couple who hail from completely opposite social classes but yet they find themselves deeply in love with each other. The story involves the RMS Titanic which sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912. All the scenes have been perfectly mastered by these two talented actors who have defined the romance and love between a couple which is forever. There are pinches of humor, comedy, and a lot of thrillers infused in this romantic flick and not to forget, an awesome single by Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go” which is couple’s favorite to date.

16. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Leonardo Dicaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, and few others characters make this movie a must watch when you are sitting with your girlfriend. The movie is all about money, love, lust, drugs, and much more based on true events while maintaining a slight angle of romance between the lead pair. This one has received the acclaim for a must watch when you are on a date with your girlfriend since it actually increases the probability of you and your girlfriend getting closer to the next base. The movie is for winners and risks that one should take to get the best from his/her single life.

17. Secretary (2002) [A Must Watch with your Girlfriend]

A movie between a pair enjoying their BDSM encounters is a must watch between couples. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, the movie resembles a movie in 2015, however, this one fall short of popularity. The movie celebrates the fantasy of BDSM and rough lovemaking which will push off all the limits. The movie is very potent and influential for couples wanting to try out new things and be creative when making love to one another and thus, the movie is often used as the prop to get laid to be precise.

18. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) [A Must Watch Movie]

A prequel to its sequel, Fifty Shades of Grey took the world by storm when it released back in 2015. Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have won over 9 awards with 26 nominations and of course, an Oscar nomination. The movie is more potent then Secretary (2002). It revolves around a girl named Anastasia who goes for an interview and meets Christian Grey and falls in love with him. The BDSM and rough lovemaking scenes are potent and highly addictive and influential and definitely will push you closer to your girlfriend or vice versa.

19. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) [Must Watch with your Girlfriend]

Yet another top classic romantic and funny movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind managed to take away many hearts with its main star cast of four top-notched and versatile artists. The two couples have their own storyline in the movie while being confusing and multifaceted. The main cast i.e. Jim Carrey aka Joel and Kate Winslet aka Clementine have their own situation to suffer through. The movies depict how Jim Carrey tried hard to retain the memories of his love interest Clementine or Kate Winslet while it is being erased from his mind by someone he himself hired.

20. Pretty Woman (1990) [You Should Watch it]

Okay, you have seen Cinderella and other fairy tales where a girl falls in love with a prince or so. Unapologetically, this movie isn’t the same. The movie stars Julia Roberts who is known for her acting and perfection along with Richard Gere whose career took a spike after this movie. The movie depicts a hooker or Julia Roberts with a heart of gold when she stops being a hooker, sort of, after meaning a wealthy businessman who is in search of a fake girlfriend and that is where Julia sees a chance where she can turn something out of herself. The movie has additional inputs of sensual lovemaking scenes along with perfectly timed dialogue delivery and much more.

21. Adventureland (2009)

If you feel that your girlfriend isn’t being too crazy like she did in her college days, make her watch the movie Adventureland. The movie revolves around a character of Jesse Eisenberg who is phenomenal in acting. The story is a guy wanting to do something crazy and useful during his summer holidays. This top notched movie also shows how friends are and what you can do with them to make your life more lively and heartfelt.

22. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

A fairytale infused with witches and a certain degree of a thriller is enjoyable. You can watch the movie and not feel like girl-ish since it has a pretty astounding suspense story while the romance part is for your girlfriend and then it's the funny and humorous part which intrigues both of you. David Warner is a fantastic actor and that is what he portrays in the movie where he and Gemma Arterton sets out for their mission to kill witches across the globe. Eventually, they end up finding the bits about their past and the story continues.

23. The Italian Job (2003) [Must Watch with your Girlfriend]

Denzel Washington is famous for his one-liner “My Man”, while Mark Wahlberg is truly a great actor with the perfectly sculpted body and face. Women love the movie because it has Mark in it while you will love because of the never-ending stunt and action sequences, car chases, fights, criminal antics, and much more. The movie is a remake of 1969 film by the same name and has been remade as a Bollywood film too.

24. Submarine (2011) [You Should Watch it Once with your Girlfriend]

It has received much acclaim from critics and viewers with its 4.6 ratings. The movie tends to showcase almost every phase of a teenager. The movie is dark and heart-touching and comes at the top position when it comes to listing teenage romance movies. It shows how Craig Roberts’ character who is a 15-year old teenager who is struggling to lose his virginity because of his next birthday while trying to establish bonding between his ex and his mother who are not on the same page yet.

25. About Time (2013)

The 4.7/5-star movie is a romantic comedy and a pinch of sci-fi element of time travel. It is the movie where Time Lake realizes that the men in their family can travel through time while changing their own life without affecting other’s life, unlike the reality where time traveling is related to ripples in the future. The rom-com genre makes you feel funny and loves it while the sci-fi element will make you fall in love with it. It undergoes time travel and transition which causes cerebral moments. The actors have managed to give their top performances in this movie.

26. The Lunchbox (2013) [A Good Movie To Watch]

With the rating of 4.5/5, The Lunchbox is an English Bollywood movie set in Mumbai where the lunchbox delivery system which is profound in Mumbai. The Dabbawalas are the main ingredient in the movie which has faced such as Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui both of whom are the top actors in terms of acting. The movie is clean and good to watch. The undisclosed element is of drama and romance where a man and a woman tries to stay in touch with each other by sending letters in a lunchbox to each other.

27. Absolutely Anything (2015)

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A group of intergalactic aliens decides to lend the powers to do absolutely anything because destroying the planet Earth for being too irritating and not complying with the norms. The comedy movie has certain signs which are romantic while being funny at all time. It is because two English actors who had proved their excellence and acting performance in this movie. It isn’t a slow or fast pace movie and thus, it connects with the viewers who want to do anything and everything to impress their love interest. But love cannot be done, it should come from within and therefore, I listed movie in this list of top romantic comedy movies to watch with your girlfriend. Kate Beckinsale and Simon Pegg will show you the way to make your relationship good and strong with love.

28. Once (2007)

Does your girlfriend love music? Watch Once starring Hugh Walsh, Glen Hansard, and Marketa Irglova. The movie is based on when a boy meets a girl and makes music kind of music with great music to enjoy along with the influential story that will escalate your friendship, love, and any type of relation. While watching the movie with your girlfriend, make sure you can strike few chords on a guitar to get to the next base.

29. Sleepless in Seattle (1993) [A good movie to watch out for]

The synopsis of the movie is a son trying to find a partner for his father. The lead pair Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have a great chemistry. The story shows how the talk show works and how Meg meets Tom on top of Empire State Building. The ambiance becomes romantic and the setting is influenced with the theme of “An Affair to Remember Swells” which was a movie back in 1957.

30. Juno (2007)

A Good story was written by Diablo Cody, the movie stars Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner among others where the lead character, Ellen Page goes through an unplanned pregnancy and that is what makes her decide the fate of herself and her child.

31. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Another classic from the 80s era, the movie stars Richard Gere and Debra Winger. The plot is full of twists and turns. The main pair is a Naval Officer (Richard) who plays the role of Zack touted as the most handsome man on the planet back in the days. The movie shows a fairy tale ending where he picks up Debra’s character off her feet which is christened in many good romantic movies ever since especially in Bollywood movies.

32. Knocked Up (2007) [Top Performance by Seth Rogen]

Seth Rogen is at his top & best performance with the movie Knocked Up along with Katherine Heigl where both have their fate of story that turns out to be the bonding factor between these two who are opposite in every sense. Katherine conceives mistakenly, however, as the story proceeds, the couple comes together and becomes truly in love with each other.

33. Love Story (1970)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal are in the movie which is truly overwhelming since the plot is promising and very emotional. The plots dictate how Ryan and MacGraw meet and get married. Fast forward when Jennifer continues her education at Harvard Law while O’Neal earns the bread and butter for the family and education. However, the fate isn’t at their side when Jennifer gets ill and dies eventually. The movie is heart-touching and a great to watch with your girlfriend or boyfriend to make them work towards strengthening their relationship.

34. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Must Watch for Adam Sandler’s fans]

A great funny movie where Adam Sandler is at his best. The movie stars both Emily Watson and Adam Sandler as lead pair named Lena and Barry respectively. Barry has seven sisters who are manipulative and abusive which makes his life hell. To aggravate the situation, he is trapped in a phone-sex company. This is the point where he is at the weakest and when he meets Lena played by Emily Watson and falls instantly in love with her. She is the one who stands for him against the phone-sex company and his sisters.

35. Zac and Miri Make a Porno [Watch it With your Girlfriend for sure]

As the name suggests, the plot of the movie is same as the title. However, not without twists in the story when the couples fall in love with each other. The funny and romantic genre of the movie is properly used by Seth Rogen who is known for his excellent comedic timing and acting. The movie has weird scenes full of humor that will keep you both happy and engaged.

36. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

A common concept where one falls in love with another from a different social class. Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keira Knightley, the lead pair Darcy and Elizabeth fall in love with each other but has to decide something over the difference in class. The movie is badass and with make, you tickle through its suspense plot. It has been rated 7.8/10 on IMDb.

37. Fireproof

This movie is dubbed as a couples movie which you and your girlfriend must watch together. The story revolves around the male lead who is ready to cross any hurdle and do whatever it takes to get the love of his life i.e. the female lead. The movie also depicts some tough situations we all face in a relationship and it also gives the moral boost to overcome it and save our relationship by strengthening it. The moral of the movie, relationships isn’t always sunshine and flowers.

38. 50 First Dates

Adam Sandler has a particular set of skills (Wink!, Liam Neeson) when it comes to acting in a funny and romantic movie touted as romcom. This movie stars Drew Barrymore against Adam Sandler where he tries to woo her every day and eventually wins her heart only after failing a number of attempts.

39. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

This one has Tom Hanks in it. Do you still need an explanation? The Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan who plays the character of Joe and Kathleen is an internet love story. It shows how you can fall in love even without seeing each other. The story progresses with both lead artists involving in email exchanges where they fall in love unknowingly and for good. A classic case of issues with online dating is what you will be seeing in this movie. However, both the actors have performed their best and it has a good screenplay for sure.

40. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) [Must watch for SNL fans]

This romantic movie is amongst the good ones by Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Jason Segel. The movie shows how Jason chases the wrong girl in his life leaving the right soulmate. The movie has other characters played by none other than Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, etc. The movie is basically a spin-off on Saturday Night Live characters.

Other Romantic Movies

Since we can't name each and every romantic and funny movie in this list, we tried to allocate at least few of the classics and modern movies that will win your heart. There are many other movies such as When Happened in Las Vegas starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise which is also a romcom action movie. Other movies that couldn’t make it to the top 40 are The Wedding Banquet, What’s My Number?, Sixteen Candles, etc. If you have likeness towards Bollywood movies, every second movie is about love which means you have a pretty large collection of romantic movies to watch out for in Hindi or with English Subtitles.

Few Romantic Non-English Movies that you can enjoy -

- Raanjhanaa (2013) [Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush] - Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013) [Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone] - Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) [Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma] - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) [Shahrukh Khan and Kajol] - Fanaa (2006) [Aamir Khan and Kajol] - Il Postino (Italy) - A Very Long Engagement (France) - Omar (Palestine) - Casa Grande: The Ballad of Poor Jean (Brazil) - Veer Zaara (India) - Keinohrhasen (Germany) - Strangers (Israel) - The Barber of Siberia (Russia) - Lust, Caution (China) - Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Spain)

Bonus Tips -

Now that you are going to opt for a movie marathon comprising of these 40 romantic comedy movies, but you can pick some of yours or her’s favorite movies to watch it first. If it’s a date, celebrate it as such. The very first thing to keep in mind is to dress up neat and tidy and comfortable. Next is to prepare the couch or sofa where you will be binge-watching the movies and wherever you feel right. Decorate the place with candles, rose petals, and fragrance so that the ambiance becomes romantic. Prepare popcorns and soda if it is required. Now you are good to go.

How to Choose the Best Romantic Comedy Movie to Watch With Your Girlfriend?

If both you and your girlfriend are interested in going for a movie marathon which basically means binge watching several movies back to back, then give it a shot by choosing some of these movies. If you want to shortlist any one or two or so movies, then you have to do some research first. Randomly ask your girlfriend about the movie she would love to watch when with you. It must not be obvious that you are planning something like that so you will have to make sure she doesn’t come to know about it if you are planning a surprise for her. Believe me, these movies can allow you to seek another level of intimacy that you wished. Next is to know the actor and actress she likes so that you can narrow the search results and then choose the right movie accordingly. If she loves classic and old movies, you can do the same since there are many classic romantic movies in this lists. There are new movies as well which you can watch if she has an interest in new movies. Now that you have narrowed down the search, you can pick a movie from the resultant list and play it once she is home or if you have an amphitheater, Wink! Hopefully, these movies will ignite the feeling within your relationship thus giving you a boost to propose her for the next big step in your life or whatever you have planned for. These are some romantic comedy movies that you can watch with your girlfriend.