Here Are 10 Refreshing Rom-Coms That Will Give You A New Lease On Life


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)


This is a story about your typical shy teenage girl who finally ventures into the world of real romance. Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is a teenager whose love life is moving slowly — well, it’s actually kind of at a standstill. She’s into a few guys, sure, but instead of actually doing something about it, she’s gotten into the habit of writing letters declaring her love and then stowing them away at the bottom of a box. One day, her sister finds the box and decides to send each letter to their intended recipients — and pandemonium ensues.


Love, Simon (2018)

2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Simon (Nick Robinson) is a completely normal high school student who has a secret: he’s gay. He still doesn’t really know how to talk to the guys he’s into, or even open up to his friends about it. Until one day, an anonymous confession pops up online from a classmate who claims to be gay. Simon begins communicating anonymously with the boy, and a connection forms. But then a classmate ends up seeing one of their email exchanges and starts blackmailing Simon to keep him from telling all.


About Time (2013)

Universal Pictures

In this movie, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), a 21-year-old guy who hasn’t found much success in love, discovers that the men of his family are able to travel in time. He then decides to use this ability to work on his love life. However, he ends up discovering that going back and fixing everything that goes wrong isn’t always enough to win someone’s heart.


Love, Rosie (2014)

Constantin Films

Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been friends forever, even though they’re attracted to each other. That all changes when Alex ends up being accepted to study medicine abroad. This separation changes the whole dynamic of their friendship, and they end up wondering if they’re still just friends or if things have changed between them.


Nappily Ever After (2018)


In this Netflix original movie, Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) is a superwoman. She’s got perfect hair, a great job, and a successful boyfriend. But, tired of waiting for the guy to propose, she decides to break up — hoping that this will knock some sense into him. However, things don’t exactly go as planned, and in a few short weeks he is dating another woman. Violet begins to question her life choices and priorities.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)


Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are dealing with all the usual problems for a couple who’s been together for over a decade. Their teenage daughter Paris wants to spread her wings, and the relationship between them is getting heated. One day, while sorting through his genealogical records, Toula’s father Gus discovers that their marriage certificate was never signed — meaning he and his wife were technically never married. A new Greek wedding is now in the works, and the family decides whether to take this opportunity to strengthen their bonds.


The Big Sick (2017)

Lionsgate Pictures

Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) is a young Pakistani man trying to live up to his parents’ expectations. While pretending to be studying for law exams, he works as an Uber driver, goes out with girls he meets on Tinder, and works on his stand-up comedy. That’s how he meets Emily. They date for a while and get along fine, but things don’t really pan out for them. Then Emily falls ill, and Kumail is forced to confront his true feelings for her and the obstacles that keep him from pursuing what he really wants.


Set It Up (2018)


Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) work in New York for a pair of demanding bosses who make their lives a living hell. Tired from being overworked, they devise a brilliant plan to get their bosses to fall for each other. The thinking: with romance in their lives, the bosses will be less insufferable. But, of course, things don’t go exactly as planned.


A Perfect Plan (2012)

Icon Film Distribution

This film tells the story of Isabelle (Diane Kruger), a woman intent on marrying a stranger in order to break a family curse — which decrees that all their first marriages end in divorce. All she wants is to resolve the issue as quickly as possible so that she can marry the right person and break free of the spell. But curses are never quite that simple, are they?


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)


From the director of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) comes this film set in the post-war period. It tells the story of a writer who begins investigating a historic book club that served as a guise for meeting during the German occupation, and her inevitable bonds with the people she meets along the way.

This post was translated from Portuguese.