Rom-com Recommendations

By Safia Osoble

What is a rom-com? Rom-com is a genre of light-hearted stories which blend romance and comedy.

Personally, I enjoy watching rom-coms. In fact, it is one of my all-time favorite genres. I feel that this time of year is best for watching them, so here are some of my top picks, in no specific order (I love all of these!) *

* all synopses were found by Google Search

  1. 27 Dresses

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, Jane is shocked when her younger sister announces her engagement to the man she loves. Meanwhile, she also meets a cynical journalist with a hidden agenda.

2. 10 things I hate about you

A high-school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her antisocial older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend. So, Cameron pays a mysterious boy, Patrick, to charm Kat.

3. The Proposal

When New York editor Margaret faces deportation to Canada, she convinces her assistant Andrew to marry her in return for a promotion. A trip to his hometown, however, brings many surprises her way.

4. Can’t Buy Me Love

Ronald, a nerdy outcast, is struggling to make his presence felt in college. He approaches the most popular girl and pays her to be his girlfriend.

5. Sixteen Candles

Samantha faces a lot of embarrassment on her sixteenth birthday when her parents conveniently ignore her and the answers she wrote for a private quiz end up in the wrong hands.

6. Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel, a professor, dates a man named Nick and looks forward to meeting his family. However, she is shaken up when she learns that Nick belongs to one of the richest families in the country.

7. Made of Honor

Tom Bailey and Hannah are best friends from college. When she tells him she is engaged, he realises that he is in love with her. He resolves to win her over. 

8. 13 going on 30

Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

9. Confessions of a Shopaholic

Rebecca Bloomwood is addicted to shopping and accepts a job as a finance columnist to be able to pay a huge debt. Amidst the struggle, she finds herself falling in love with a wealthy entrepreneur.

10. Clueless 

Cher is a rich high-school student who is learning to cope with adolescence and its problems. She also helps a new student gain popularity and in the process discovers her own feelings.